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 14, 2024

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
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data isn’t encrypted
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Ratings and reviews

879K reviews
Keil Hubbard
April 14, 2024
Cannot cancel a Scan, bigger problem now that 80+% come out much blurrier than before the September update, on the same Samsung S22+. Once you click the shutter and set the borders, you cannot cancel the scan no matter how bad or blurry it is, you are forced to follow all the way through to save/ upload the file to delete later by going to another app. This was great before the latest update, but I reccomend starting to look for alternatives. (5 stars on prev version, 2 stars now)
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Bloom Lily Flowers
February 11, 2024
Works great. Pretty good at cropping the paper automatically and you can save the file as an image or a PDF making saving multiple images as one file in your OneDrive super easy. It's also dead simple to use. Open the app, look at the thing you want to scan, and shoot. If you want to put multiple in the same file or do multiple at once that's super easy, just hit the little button next to the camera button.
47 people found this review helpful
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Meg B (Megz)
March 28, 2024
With dark mode enabled on my phone, the button to take photo is almost invisible - a slightly lighter grey. Took me forever to realise that's why the app "wasn't working" as without a button I thought it would snap pic automatically on recognising the doc. I like that you can choose pdf/image, and where to save (phone, OneDrive etc), but would be better if you could select specific folder in OneDrive too.
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What's new

Ability to rename scanned files
Bug fixes and performance improvements.