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

890K reviews
Derek Abbott
May 6, 2024
Update 2: Stopped working again. Update: the issue has finally been fixed, so I'm happy to change my review. Used to be great, but now it keeps giving an error anytime you try to extract text from a document or image. Reached out to the support team, but they're completely unresponsive. Too bad.
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Henrique Mota
April 21, 2024
I used this app since July of last year. There's some thing bad that happened a few months ago, perhaps after an update. The previews are entirely inconsistent with the pdfs that are generated. The edges just eventually go crazy and look horrendous, missing completely the purpose of margin adjustment the app seems to do. It's very sad of what happened to this app. I think it's time for Microsoft to improve the quality control of this software. It is really awful and below their standards.
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Keil Hubbard