Microsoft Office Lens for Android

Microsoft continues to expand its Android support with today's official launch of its Office Lens app. The app was previously released for Windows Phone and the iPhone. Microsoft held a public preview of the Office Lens Android app to test it out for over a month before today's official release in the Google Play Store. Here's a look at its features:

  • Converts images of paper documents, electronic screens and whiteboard notes into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and searchable PDF files for easy storage, editing and reformatting.
  • Enables images to be sent via email, making it easy to share whiteboard notes with work colleagues, submit scanned business expense receipts or ensure family and friends have copies of important paper documents.
  • Captures business cards and generates contacts, which can be sent to OneNote and added to your phone.
  • 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 keyword for the image in OneNote or OneDrive.
  • Inserts images to OneNote or as DOCX, PPTX or PDF files in OneDrive, providing options to save, export and share the image.

Microsoft announced that 70,000 people downloaded the Android preview version, while 1.3 million downloads have happened for the iPhone version, which launched in early April. 3.5 million Windows Phone users have downloaded Office Lens since it launched in March 2014.

Source: Microsoft