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
Sep 26, 2023

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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
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

Ratings and reviews

859K reviews
June 22, 2023
Great for digitizing documents. I use it all the time for signed documents I need to send. Replaces what faxes we're for. I especially like how I don't need to square up to the document as it somehow accounts for me holding my phone at a angle. I also love how I can create a number of formats such as image, PDF, or even a OneNote page. I then can share a link to the document which allows someone to download the document without even having a Microsoft account. There are so much more. Love it!
176 people found this review helpful
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Katherine M
August 18, 2023
I really love this app!! It's not only free to use, but it works wonderfully to take pics with my cellphone of documents and paperwork and things like that, and it actually takes very clear and legable pics of them and you can save them to your phone or somewhere else as a pic or pdf whatever you like. And you can share with the share button to email or text message, or wherever you like. Its the only app I use to do this with. Prints clear pages!!
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A Google user
October 31, 2018
If you scan a lot of documents on your phone, this app is amazing. I hate when try to "scan" my documents and my phone casts a shadow on my pages. With this app, you can take the shot from an angle and it will automatically flatten the image out as if you scanned it normally. It even fills in parts of the page if you accidentally cut off page in your shot!
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What's new

Ability to rename scanned files
Bug fixes and performance improvements.