Microsoft Lens - PDF Scanner

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About this app

Microsoft Lens (formerly Microsoft Office Lens) trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable.
You can use Microsoft Lens to convert images to PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files, digitize printed or handwritten text, and save to OneNote, OneDrive, or your local device. You can even import images that are already on your device using Gallery.

• Scan and upload all your notes, receipts, and documents
• Capture whiteboard at end of the meeting to keep those action items on track
• Scan printed text or handwritten meeting notes to edit and share later
• Keep your business networking contacts handy by scanning business cards and saving them to your contact list
• Choose to save as PDF, Image, Word or PowerPoint formats into OneNote, OneDrive, or local device as location

• Scan classroom handouts and annotate them in Word and OneNote
• Scan handwritten notes to digitize and edit later (works with English only)
• Take a picture of the whiteboard or blackboard to reference later, even if you're offline
• Keep class notes and your own research organized with the seamless integration with OneNote

By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions:
Updated on
Apr 10, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
788K reviews
Evan Beall
March 24, 2022
By far the best document scanner I have found. Simple to use, has many nice features, and plenty of amazing filters. There is always at least one filter that works perfectly with the document I'm scanning, including pencil and whiteboards. And it isn't limited to Microsoft Onedrive, you can save it as an image or a pdf to your phone.
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Ed Lem
February 7, 2022
I really like the auto cropping feature and since my desktop scanner is not working now, this has been a good replacement. The longest document I had was 12 pages and was pretty easy to do, just make sure you use a contrasting background so the app can easily pickup the borders of the paper. What's cool is, you can just add another scan and it can create a PDF document too which is amazing!
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Hannah Traggis
January 3, 2022
The app is very good, when it works. It worked fabulously until this past fall/late summer. Now, I am having a lot of trouble with it freezing up my entire phone and not loading when I try to open it. I updated the app hoping that would help, but it didnt. It worked this morning for the first time in months and I was able to make 2 scans to pdf. But is now not working again. I have an older Samsung Galaxy S8, so maybe my phone is just not able to utilize this app anymore?
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What's new

Ability to rename scanned files
Bug fixes and performance improvements.