Microsoft Office Lens Features

Microsoft Office Lens

OCR solution for businesses of all sizes

4.46/5 (100 reviews)

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Microsoft Office Lens Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Office Lens's features:

Ronit N.

Great tool to scan useful documents on the go

2020-10-14

Microsoft lens allows me to seamlessly scan all important data that I need to send to my clients and the image to text feature has helped me to scan numerous business card without a hassle.

Pros

Seamless integration with One Drive.

Cons

Bit of a learning curve when compared to the Google alternative.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Logistics and Supply Chain company, 1001-5000 employees)

Another tool amongst all the other document scan tools

2021-05-25

It works

Pros

It's part of Microsoft office suite, so reliable and secure. Also handy for sharing the scanned documents on microsoft office platform.

Cons

There isn't much of AI capabilities or data retrieval features like in Kofax, so quite limited functionality

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Felipe R.

Simple and practical

2019-10-18

Is good, is nice and simple

Pros

I like specially the feature of taking pictures to whiteboards and projections.

Cons

In my case use to much space in the data stores in the phone

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve B.

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

2019-10-19

When 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.

Pros

Auto-corrects pictures taken from a phone to look more like they were scanned and not taken with a phone camera

Cons

Office 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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohnish K.

No more paper!

2021-06-03

I'm always trying to eliminate paper from my life and this app assists immensely.

Pros

- Converts any image to PDF without any hassle. - Integrates with one drive seamlessly.

Cons

- I only experienced a couple of issues where the pdf did not successfully upload to my one drive, but this could've been down to my data/wifi.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hassan Z.

Helpful tool in our day to day tasks

2019-11-20

It is really good and quick way to get our documents printed in no time and also very helpful in sharing with others

Pros

-It is very easy to use -Easy to share -Its results' quality is almost same as printer

Cons

-It takes too much space on mobile -Its predicting engine is not as good as it should be to replace printer

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bharti O.

A useful mobile tool for scanning on the go

2019-11-20

I use this app for keeping a soft copy of my work meeting notes.

Pros

I appreciate the ease of use and the tight integration with OneNote.

Cons

The mobile interface was sometimes a bit clunky, but its improved with time.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, myself only employees)

scan and print easily

2021-05-17

I would like a better design and that within the same software the print queue could be organized and thus be able to schedule and print them automatically

Pros

What fascinates me the most is the ease of use that I have available at any time without the need for a computer, besides that we can export a document directly to Microsoft Word to modify it quickly

Cons

I would only like small improvements in terms of appearance and accessibility of some tools, but in general terms it is very good software

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kosara K.

"Great document scanning app"

2021-05-04

It is simple to use.I can simply save to my photo Gallery,so there's no requirements to use any Microsoft cloud services.

Pros

I can quickly scan my paper documents,and export them as multi-page PDF files.I have been utilizing Microsoft Office Lens focal point for a long time,and I am very satisfied.

Cons

The only drawback is that it takes a long time to load,otherwise it's fantastic.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sandipan C.

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

2020-11-14

Pros

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

Some peer apps have the option of regulating the contrast, sharpness, details and brightness as soon as the pictures are clicked and cropped.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1-10 employees)

Microsoft Office Lens Review

2019-12-08

It is a reasonable product that works as advertised. I find that I use it occasionally in the course of my everyday tasks.

Pros

I like that I can take pictures of whiteboards during our company meetings and then be able to convert to a PDF.

Cons

Sometimes, I feel as though I needed to search for the tool I was looking for for quite a bit of time.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Amna M.

Useful app for scanning printed or handwritten notes

2019-11-21

I use this application for recording the notes that I’ll be needing later.

Pros

I like that Office Lens can easily scan any printed material and makes it searchable within OneNote.

Cons

I think the application can be improved by making it more stable as sometimes it can hang while processing my scanned notes.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Betssy M.

Very Simple Review of Microsoft Office Lens

2021-04-27

Can be accessed through both laptops and mobile phones, which is the best part of it.

Pros

I also use Office Lens to capture clear images of official documents.

Cons

I feel that a more pleasant appearance should be provided with customisable themes.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael B.

Most Well Known Word Processor Service: Microsoft Office Lens

2020-11-09

I used this service multiple times to create book reports and to write college English papers.

Pros

The word processor is very detailed and so much more easy than type writers, without delete buttons or cloud storage providers.

Cons

The cost of Microsoft Lens is the only negative aspect. It is only used if purchased usually within Microsoft Office Suite which contains multiple computer programs within.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Abdul F.

Why Microsoft Office Lens

2021-07-05

To be Honest MS Office Lens is really saving time by its text extracting tools and scanning feature.

Pros

following features really impressed me; 1. by taking picture of any written form you can easily extract the text and simply copy it to MS words and save the time of typing 2. one can scan the documents and adds pages by scaning others by using camera and then convert it to desired format either PDF, DOCX, WORD, EXCEL 3. one can extract the tables as well

Cons

only thing that i least like about MS Office Lens is, some of its features are to purchased which are bit expensive

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Awesome tool to scan documents!

2021-05-26

I have the app of Lens on my phone, and it is great tool to take quick pictures and transform it to professional looking documents.

Pros

The UI is very simple and easy to use, during the pandemic lockdown, when everything was closed in our country, and of course not everyone has a scanner/printer at their households, this saved us each time we needed to sign and scan a document,.

Cons

Well, I cannot really think of something that I don't like about Microsoft Lens, maybe the first time was a bit difficult to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Max B.

Easy to use and functional, but needs refining

2020-04-14

Pros

The interface is really easy to use, simple in its features and very navigable to a first time user - like many of Microsoft's tools.

Cons

Some of the automatic functions are a bit rough - the program isn't the best at, for instance, automatically finding the shape of your document. It also doesn't sync up that well if your main email app is gmail...

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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ISMAILA S.

Review Microsoft Office Lens

2020-02-04

Overall satisfactory, very good user experience. Truly served the purpose

Pros

Excellent quality images and ability of scanned images to be exported to virtually any application.

Cons

None that I can think of or noticed from the usage so far

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrés W.

The photocopy room in my hand

2020-01-07

I keep all my documents into OneDrive, so the workflow is really easy.

Pros

It has the function to export it directly to the Microsoft Office ecosystem.

Cons

You can't save the scanned documents directly into the gallery. Sometimes it fails or crashes. Nothing else bad to say about it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jim Paul B.

Scanning Made Easy with Office Lens

2020-11-05

Microsoft Office Lens is a reliable tool that provides scanning services for free but with maximum quality.

Pros

The tool is easy-to-use although the walk-through tutorial upon installing it is of great help too.

Cons

But overall, it's best at what it does which is performing like an actual scanning machine.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dianne R.

Microsoft Lens user

2020-08-20

I'm able to export into the Microsoft ecosystem.

Pros

The features i think are most impactful is being able to turn your computer of smartphone into a scanner that puts in business cards, documents and receipts into OneNote.

Cons

Only missing feature is not being able to save scanned documents into the gallery.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Andre L.

Interesting tool, but, it doesn't justify

2020-11-04

Coming from Microsoft it could only be something fantastic, however, for me, a real use has not yet appeared.

Pros

The idea of being able to get information from anywhere, without losing quality and still "improving" this information, is fantastic, but, I still couldn't find its practice.

Cons

I have nothing to complain about, I just couldn't use it completely.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 10001+ employees)

Ultimate mobile scanner

2019-11-23

It is very easy to use and capture information.

Pros

It has special scanning features such as capturing information from a whiteboard or business card or passport photo.

Cons

It does not gives you an option to save output to a non-microsoft app on my phone although I can email whatever I scan.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lydia T.

Office Lens for Focus and Clarity

2021-01-04

Office Lens helps me take clear images of documents so that I can keep an efficient record of important information.

Pros

I use Office Lens to capture clear images of documents.

Cons

Every now and again the image will be captured at a slight angle so that the desk or surface beneath the document will be seen to one side the image captured, however it is a small issue, since I am given the option to crop and align the photo before saving it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Abhijeet S.

Scanner on your phone.

2021-06-29

I highly recommend office lens as the defacto software for its ease of usage.

Pros

Easy to use, Auto selects the document area using AI Colors are correct Documents get almost zero glare even when using flash

Cons

It forces you to login into Onedrive every now and then. Pdf can't be created offline.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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