Microsoft’s Office Lens Leaves Preview and is Now Officially on Android
People are using their phones for much more than communication now. Smartphones are being used in meetings, as organizational tools and as note taking devices. With our smartphone cameras getting better and better, it’s no wonder Microsoft has decided to turn our devices into a scanner.
With Office Lens, Microsoft puts the scanner in your hand and lets you turn white board notes, receipts and more into neatly cropped and organized files. Microsoft has made it really simple to do this. You open the app, point your device’s camera at the item that you wish to save and take a picture. Then Office Lens automatically crops and lines up your picture and essentially turns it into a neatly scanned image. You can do the same with receipts and printed pages, as well. Microsoft’s Office Lens makes it easy to share your information by saving to OneNote or OneDrive. You can also share via email or save it as a PDF which can easily be searched for when it’s needed. The Office Lens team has also made it so that you can take a picture of a business card and save the information as a contact . Microsoft has released a quick video on how to use Office Lens and its capabilities. You can check out the video here.
Office Lens is available on the Google Play Store for devices running Android 4.1 and up. It’s free and has around a four star rating so far. Download the app on your Android device here. Will you be using Office Lens to organize your notes and other information?
Source: Microsoft Office Blog