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Optical character recognition tool that enables businesses of all sizes to convert whiteboard data, documents, and pictures into PDF files that integrates with OneNote and OneDrive.

Product Details

Cloud-based solution that enables businesses to convert pictures, documents, and whiteboard content into PDF files.

Contact Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded in 1975

Located in United States

No Media

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor
  • Available as a free product.

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours

Microsoft Office Lens Features

Batch Processing
Convert to PDF
ID Scanning
Image Pre-processing
Indexing
Metadata Extraction
Multi-Language
Multiple Output Formats
Text Editor
Zone Selection Tool

Microsoft Office Lens Reviews

Showing 5 of 6 reviews
Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
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Alejandro Y.
Programmer Analyst
Retail, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 24, 2019

“A completely free sw to store images of important data like blackboards, documents and pictures”

OverallExcellent software to take quick pictures and share as professional documents and scans.
ProsAbsolutely free, no need for Office 365 to use it. You just have to have a normal outlook or live account. Or a Microsoft account. Great alternative to AdobeScan and CamScanner. Automatic recognizance of documents, blackboard, pictures and business cards to store it to the optimum quality. Automatically fix the document angle in the picture to make it look like Cut or fix the picture to the size you want. It uses snaps to easily and faster image cutting. For business cards, the infomation is extracted and can be shared as .vcf or store it in your phone. All the pictures can be store in OneDrive as .docx (as OCR document), jpeg/png (in your phone gallery), .pdf, pptx, or in OneNote. When saving to a document, the original and if it applied, the layers of the picture are saved. For blackboards, the images are saved as picture and as drawings /stencils, so they can be copied and pasted to other documents or emails. View the images saved in your phone and share. Take pictures in bulk. Change the resolution of the picture to take. By default it uses a medium resolution. Around 5mpx.
ConsSometimes slow but I can accept it because it is recognizing a lot of information in the picture, figuring out what is. No document can be saved locally, only the pictures.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 24, 2019
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Verified Reviewer
Asistant Engineer
Chemicals, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 23, 2019

“Life saver app!”

ProsAs a worker in which paper works basically occupies half of the practical work you do, Microsoft Office Lens is a totally life saver app. It saves lots of time of your scanning stuff and never let you down. The quality of the PDF files it produces are always great. Lastly, it is such a good thing that the app is not forcing you to put watermarks on your scanned pictures in every mod like other similar apps in market.
ConsFirst of all, the editing options are limited in this app. There should be more editing features on the pictures you scanned. Even the brightness is prefixed. Also, there should be saving option to google drive as well, not everyone is using the same cloud.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 23, 2019
Katherine R.
Estudent
Architecture & Planning, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 9, 2019

“Totally love it”

OverallLove it
ProsI used to use cam scanner but this are so much better in so many ways, i can take pictures to whiteboard at my collage and save them in pretty high quality!
ConsNothing i love how it sincronize with my one drive cloud and i dont lose anything
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 9, 2019
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Steve B.
User Experience Lead
Financial Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 19, 2019

“A fantastically-simple tool for getting all of those receipts for business travelers for expenses”

OverallWhen traveling for work, I use Office Lens to take pictures of all of my receipts in near-real-time and then have them available in a "scanned" look that is acceptable for accounting when I submit my expense reports.
ProsAuto-corrects pictures taken from a phone to look more like they were scanned and not taken with a phone camera
ConsOffice Lens is a fantastic tool if using Microsoft products or companies that align with Microsoft; if you're not using such a product, it becomes a fancy photo editor.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 19, 2019
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Fabian D.
digital marketer
Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 16, 2019

“My Microsoft Office Lens Review”

OverallIt is a great addition for Microsoft Office as you can just take Photo's of business cards and receipts while saving them all to one folder. This way you have your contacts in one place and your receipts in one place during Tax Season.
ProsThis software/app integrates easily with your mobile office and various applications such as One Note, PowerPoint, PDF etc. It was easy to install and use. On the whiteboard option it really clears up your pictures for a presentation. It easily saves your Photo or Document to multiple platforms. Great for taking Photo's of business cards and receipts and keeping them in one folder.
ConsIt takes a while to save to PowerPoint and it fails at converting all documents to text in the Mobile Word Platform. Needs some work converting documents to Word text.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 16, 2019