Microsoft Office Lens|PDF Scan

Microsoft Office Lens|PDF Scan

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-04-02
  • Current Version: 2.37.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.57 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 12.0
Score: 4.44803
From 2,944 Ratings


Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too. Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket. Like magic, it will digitize notes on whiteboards or blackboards. Always find important documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Don't lose receipts or stray sticky notes again! Scenarios: - Capture and crop a picture of a whiteboard or blackboard and share your meeting notes with co-workers. - Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards or posters and trim them precisely. - Printed and handwritten text will be automatically recognized (using OCR), so you can search for words in images and then copy and edit them. Features: - With Whiteboard mode, Office Lens trims and cleans up glare and shadows. - With Document mode, Office Lens trims and colors images perfectly. - Pictures can be saved to OneNote, OneDrive or other cloud storage. - Business Card mode can extract contact information and save it into your address book and OneNote. This feature works best with the following business cards: English, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. Support for more languages is coming soon. - Choose to convert images to Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf) files that are automatically saved to OneDrive.



  • I keep trying others and keep coming back to Office Lens

    By LongStrangeGame
    Not being a Microsoft fan I keep trying other scanning apps in hopes of shifting. For better or for worse, I download and use other apps for a little while, get fed up with their quirks, and reinstall Office Lens. It’s solid and they actually keep improving it (more than can be said for way too many apps). It’s become very smart about document borders and provides far more output options than most (into photos, pdf, mail, etc, etc). All in all, the most useful doc scanner app yet.
  • Mediocre, crashes every time

    By calvinbrodice
    Used this for years because it has some good features. Problems include frequent crashes during file save and lack of options and defaults for users.
  • Add option to scan to B/W 1

    By Alexander Michel
    This is ridiculous. By far the most sophisticated border detection tech of all scanning apps, but you don’t let me use black and white without selecting all the pages MANUALLY?!?!?!
  • PDFs no longer work

    By jnwarp
    I used to love this app, but scanning documents to PDF does not work anymore. I found this out the hard way when I tried to scan in my final exam for school. I had to ask the prof for extra time to go find a scanner instead. I trusted this app to work and it just let me down. This is a month later and the issue still has not been fixed. I'm sad to let it go, but it looks like I have no choice.
  • KISS

    By EV-traveler
    Keep it simple stupid. Microsoft seems to love software bloat, even after three decades. Their app is extremely useful, and I hope they don’t goof it up by adding more features that you have to work to ignore. It would be great if they worked on getting trapezoid pieces of paper to easily look rectilinear.
  • Can’t upload to OneDrive!

    By Warthorius
    This type of app should make a tedious, frustrating job easier. Office Lens makes it more tedious and more frustrating. Since first installing the app I was always on edge if I will be able to upload a document with dozens of pages. It randomly asks me to sign in again (even when I am already signed in to multiple Microsoft apps on the same device). Right now I am stuck in a loop where it prompts me to sign in every time I try to upload this document to One Drive, and this is it for me. I am not scanning another 10 pages if I am not sure that I will be able to save them anywhere as a pdf document. This is awfull.
  • I want to love this app but

    By The Alpinist Frog
    I want to love this app, but Evernote’s Scannable is just better at scanning. What makes Lens great is the integration with Office. I kinda hope Microsoft just buys Scannable.
  • Incredibly Unreliable Tool

    By The frosty guy
    If you are looking for a tool to help you crop pictures, then this should work fine, but past that it falls apart. For one, when used as a tool to submit files to other apps, which is especially relevant to a college student like myself, it has significant troubles. Often the system will repeatedly fail to submit files to the proper location, or even submit files to the wrong location entirely for seemingly no reason. This causes much confusion, especially when multiple files need submitting to multiple areas, and this is the tip of the iceberg with software issues. Honestly, you should expect more from a company as large as Microsoft.
  • Genuis Scan is much better

    By Hypoponera
    This app is quite clunky and seems outdated compared to other scanning apps available. Lacks important features like any kind of text enhancement.
  • Terrible update

    By lwlarson
    I used to love office lens, but the new update is terrible. I hate the manual crop feature that it now goes to automatically after I take a picture. And the text function is gone. I now have to save the picture to my files and then go in to my photos and text the picture or email it. It used to have the function to share to text or email apps, or save to photos. I’ll be looking for a new app.