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Office Lens for iPhone and Android now available

For those fans of the Office Lens app for Windows Phone that captures receipts and business cards and automatically crops and stores them on your phone, here’s some good news for you — they’re now available for iOS and Android.


In addition to receipts, you can also use this productivity app for menus, whiteboards, and sticky notes. Below are more features of the Office Lens for iPhone:


  • Recognizes the corners of a document and automatically crops, enhances and cleans up the image.
  • Identifies printed text with optical character recognition (OCR) so that you can search by key word for the image in OneNote or OneDrive.
  • Converts images of paper documents and whiteboard notes into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and PDF files for easy editing and reformatting.
  • Captures business cards and generates contacts that you can add to your phone.
  • Inserts images to OneNote or OneDrive (as DOCX, PPTX, JPG or PDF format) and gives you options to save, export and share the image.


As for Android users,you can access a preview of Office Lens with similar features to that of the iPhone’s. In order to do so just follow the following steps:

  1. Go to Office Lens Android Preview in the Google+ community.
  2. Click Join community in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Under About this community, click the Become a Tester link and then follow instructions on the page.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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2 Responses

  1. Glenn says:

    What’s the difference of this to CamScanner and Scannable?

  2. Steven says:

    On my windows phone it allows me to take 5 pics at most. It saves both edited and not edited pics in my library. If internet connection is available or whenever you connect to the internet is process your saved images into a OneNote page(optional you may cancel this). And creates a pdf, word, and/or powerpoint copy in your OneDrive account(optional). And there are 4 modes on what it does with the picture. Photo mode: plain no editing of image. Business Card mode, Whiteboard mode, and Document mode can’t really tell what’s the difference with these modes.
    Hope that helped.

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