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Microsoft Lens FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Lens offer?

Microsoft Lens has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free

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Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Lens?

Microsoft Lens has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Microsoft Lens support?

Microsoft Lens supports the following languages:
English, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)


Q. Does Microsoft Lens support mobile devices?

Microsoft Lens supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Microsoft Lens offer an API?

No, Microsoft Lens does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Microsoft Lens integrate with?

Microsoft Lens integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Word


Q. What level of support does Microsoft Lens offer?

Microsoft Lens offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base

Microsoft Lens product overview

What is Microsoft Lens?

Microsoft Lens (formerly Microsoft Office Lens) is an optical character recognition (OCR) solution designed to help businesses of all sizes capture and record information from images, documents, notes, whiteboards, business cards and more. It allows users to scan and create digital copy of any printed or written text, facilitating exchange of information across systems.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Knowledge Base

Training options

Documentation

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Microsoft Lens features

Functionality

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Total features

18

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Third-Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
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Microsoft Lens users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

266

Positive reviews

94

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.7/10
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Pros
I have used and fell in love with this software that I find it difficult to pinpoint a thing I least like about it. Generally, the software has been wonderful and a time saver and stress reliever.
It's also a recommended software for taking random shots whose quality are at par with those of other top applications out in the market, or maybe better.
I use it to scan images with texts that I want to keep saved (newsletters, documents, etc.). The repositioning of the photo is great and helps to make all text readable.
Cons
Sometimes on my android phone it lags and fails to save scanned documents. Also on minor occasions the app failed to recognise the document.
It can be a bit confusing to set up, especially if you have both a personal Microsoft account and a Work or School account (Office 365) on your mobile.
Sometimes it fails to recognize the right shape of the paper.
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Heath H.

Manager

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating

We Rely On Its Scanning.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Harlan E.

Practice Administrator

Medical Practice, 1-10 employees

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Extremely useful app

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Jim Paul B.

E-Learning, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Scanning Made Easy with Office Lens

Reviewed 4 years ago

Microsoft Office Lens is a reliable tool that provides scanning services for free but with maximum quality. On top of all these perks, it's just a click away from your smartphone. I use it during meetings when I don't have with me my laptop, or at moments when I need to take a super clear shot on any document such as memos, announcements, or even receipts at supermarkets or hardware stores which I could use as a proof of purchase or for reimbursements. Thanks, Microsoft!

Pros

Microsoft Office Lens solves the day whenever a need for crystal-clear scanning of photos or documents arises. It's the go-to application when you're out and suddenly feel the need for a handy mobile scanner, realizing that it's an application in your smartphone. The tool is easy-to-use although the walk-through tutorial upon installing it is of great help too. The buttons' functions are simple yet so powerful. I use it a lot in scanning documents and taking snapshots of words written on a whiteboard. It's also a recommended software for taking random shots whose quality are at par with those of other top applications out in the market, or maybe better.

Cons

The scanning feature is one of the best and it's so reliable when used. If I may suggest though, the focusing task is sometimes a little annoying especially if the correct shape or outline is not easily met. But overall, it's best at what it does which is performing like an actual scanning machine.

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Manohar M.

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Lens: A tool for capturing and converting

Reviewed a year ago

A helpful instrument for capturing pictures and documents is the MS lens. However, it can be challenging to manage a lot of scanning papers.

Pros

Any form of file, including images, a board, a company card  is able to be quickly scanned. The documents can be converted to PDF, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc. or saved in OneNote . The interface is easy to use. The ability to instinctively identify the file's page during scanning and edit is its strongest feature.

Cons

I really like the majority of this application, though I hope it was capable of converting more types of documents than simply images. Then it would serve as a one-stop shop.

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Jessica B.

Hospital & Health Care, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Confusing Set-Up

Reviewed 5 years ago

Took months to get set-up all the way completed as there was an issue with the Microsoft customer service reps not being able to assist with set-up or integration. Very frustrating experience.

Pros

Microsoft is one of the world's leading software's, so it integrates with most other products nicely.

Cons

The customer service for set-up was awful, took weeks to get everything properly set up and the customer service reps don't seem to know what they are talking about.

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Alejandro Y.

Retail, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 5 years ago

Excellent software to take quick pictures and share as professional documents and scans.

Pros

Absolutely 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...

Cons

Sometimes 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.

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Esad S.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Streamline your workflow with the power of OCR in Microsoft Lens

Reviewed 2 years ago

The platform's OCR technology allows the users to accurately extract text from images and documents, and the platform's integration with other Microsoft apps, such as OneNote and Word, makes it easy to organize and share scanned documents and images. Microsoft Lens is a valuable tool for anyone looking to digitize and manage physical documents and images.

Pros

OCR allows Microsoft Lens to accurately extract text from images and documents, even in cases where the text is partially obscured or has unusual formatting. This makes it an invaluable tool for digitizing physical documents and converting them into digital formats, such as PDFs and Eod documents. The accuracy and reliability of the OCR technology are what make Microsoft Lens a standout tool in my opinion.

Cons

Microsoft Lens allows users to extract and analyze data from images and documents, but the visualization options may be somewhat limited. Adding more advanced charting and graphing capabilities could make it easier for users to communicate insights and trends derived from the extracted data.

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