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Microsoft Office Lens

OCR solution for businesses of all sizes

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Microsoft Office Lens Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Microsoft Office Lens product overview

What is Microsoft Office Lens?

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

Microsoft Office Lens pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

100

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Microsoft Office Lens features

Functionality

4.4

/5

100
Total Features16 1 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Multi-Language
Search/Filter
Data Capture and Transfer
Document Imaging
Receipt Management
Convert to PDF
ID Scanning

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Microsoft Office Lens users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

100

Positive reviews

90%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.66/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

57

33

9

1

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Pros
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.

Jim Paul B.

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.

CE

Chikadibia E.

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.

Jamesson T.

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.

YT

YASSEEN T.

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.

SL

Sebastian L.

Sometimes it fails to recognize the right shape of the paper.

Adil A.

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

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What I think about Microsoft Office Lens

Reviewed 5 months ago

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.

Pros

Easy to use, good filters and scaling to scan images. Direct and effective storage and sharing.

Cons

Perhaps the theme and layout could be made more interesting, customizable and with a more pleasant appearance.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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I have been using this app for a long time. The auto detection feature during clicking is awesome

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

I have been using Microsoft office lens for more than two years now. I find it is a great improvement to what I was previously using. The Best feature that I like about this app is that it auto detects and crops the subject during picture clicking and saves time, unlike other apps where auto cropping is done as a post processing part. Being a free tool, office lens offers OCR feature for exporting to text format in PDF and Word, which is often missing in the free versions of peer apps . Thirdly, It doesn't add a watermark to the output files.

Cons

The user should be allowed to tweak the parameters that control the picture quality. Some peer apps have the option of regulating the contrast, sharpness, details and brightness as soon as the pictures are clicked and cropped. Second, office lens should support more options than scanning from just documents, business cards, etc (for example, powerpoints and greeting cards offered in peer apps).

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

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Very good pocket scanner

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

It is very easy to use and very fast snapshots. It will automatically detect pages and very high quality.

Cons

That sometimes it takes a few seconds to reach the exact corners of my scanned paper.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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The PDF scanner for Microsoft users

Reviewed 15 days ago

The application itself can be found in mobile stores, I would recommend using other types of scanners, as this one is a bit slow and can heat up the device a lot, but if it is for something very fast like scanning 1 or 2 documents, this one can get you out of trouble and more if you are a Microsoft user.

Pros

The biggest advantages we have in this document scanner, is that it is designed mainly for users who have the Office service, as it has direct connections to their applications, because when scanning your document with the camera on your phone, you can convert it to PDF or simply pass it to a Word document, PowerPoint or other Microsoft product, you can even digitize it or also in the case of students, scan the class blackboard and pass it as a document to save it to your OneDrive. Similarly, you can choose a document or image from your phone's camera roll and then share it or convert it to a Microsoft product.

Cons

When opening the application, I find it a bit slow, or it can even crash and restart itself. When scanning the document, it does not manage to finish scanning the document well and some parts are left on the top and bottom edges. It can also consume a lot of battery life, as the application relies purely on your phone's camera.

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

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Gosto bastante do aplicativo Microsoft Office Lens por ser bem completo por dia só.

Reviewed 21 days ago

A minha experiência dentro do aplicativo foi incrível, visto que eu utilizava outro aplicativo que não possuía todas as funcionalidades no Microsoft Office Lens e, quando eu descobri esse aplicativo revolucionário, percebi que esse é o melhor que eu havia encontrado até então.

Pros

O que eu mais gostei no aplicativo foi sua variedade de funções, uma vez que ele possui leitor de QR code, escaneador de documento, dentre suas outras funcionalidades, o que faz com que não seja necessário baixar vários outros aplicativos com uma única função cada um.

Cons

O que eu menos gostei no aplicativo Microsoft Office Lens foi o seu design interno (dentro do aplicativo) o qual poderia ser mais organizado e bonito.

Microsoft Office Lens FAQs and common questions

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


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


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


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


No, Microsoft Office Lens does not have an API available.


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


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

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