Microsoft has announced that it will rebrand Office Lens, a mobile scanning app, to Microsoft Lens. As part of the name change, the app also gets a new logo.
In addition, Microsoft Lens gets new features such as Image to Text, Image to Table, Image to Contact, Immersive Reader and QR Code Scan. These features are coming to Android first and will be coming to iOS in the coming months, Microsoft said said.
Microsoft said the update will also include an improved scanning experience. Users can now rearrange pages, re-edit scanned PDFs, apply a filter to all images in the document, and scan up to 100 pages as images from PDFs. The update will also allow users to easily switch between local and cloud storage locations when saving PDFs, along with an easy way to identify local and cloud files.
Microsoft Lens supports the camera in Microsoft 365 mobile apps, which means you can count on the app to “capture and intelligently enhance your documents, photos, and videos with the same ease and reliability as the Microsoft Lens app, and with it.” works for them”.
Mobile scanning apps are a convenient way to scan documents, text, images and more with your phone. They’re a great alternative to using a dedicated computer that your home office might not even have room for. And the best part is that you always have a mobile scanning app with you that allows users to easily and quickly digitize important information.
Microsoft is pushing Lens as a service that can help users get organized and also improve productivity at work and school. For example, you can scan text on a whiteboard and send it to colleagues. Or you can scan a teacher’s handout and save it for future reference. If you’re heavily invested in Office 365 — or if you’re not — Lens is a great option.
Microsoft Lens requires Android 6.0 and higher.