Microsoft Office Lens for Windows Phone lets you scan to OneNote


Yesterday, Microsoft has made many OneNote related announcements and now in continuation to that the company has released Office Lens for Windows Phone. Office Lens is essentially a scanner that sends everything you take a picture of directly to OneNote. Office Lens for Windows Phone app is now available for download from Windows Phone Store.

When you scan something with Office Lens, it will make it more readable by trimming and enhancing the photo. The scanned image in OneNote can be synced across all your devices courtesy of OneDrive. If the scanned image has printed text, OneNote for Windows PC use optical character recognition (OCR) to recognize text within and lets you search for words, edit the text, or copy and paste them. Microsoft has listed some scenarios to get a better idea of the app:

  • Capture pictures of whiteboards and share your meeting notes with co-workers.
  • Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards or posters. The text will be automatically recognized (using OCR) so you can search and edit it.
  • Take pictures of menus, shopping lists, or children’s sketches so you never have to worry about forgetting or misplacing them.

SOURCE: Windows Phone Store

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