Microsoft’s Office Lens app turns phone/iPad into a powerful scanner

Office Lens is effectively a portable scanner in your pocket, allowing you to capture pictures of whiteboards, documents, and receipts to save and edit them digitally. 

Office Lens will covert images into Word and PowerPoint files, and even PDF documents. If you take a picture of a document then Word will preserve the layout of the paper document and use optical character recognition (OCR) to convert the image into text. You can also do the same with business cards to generate contacts on a phone.

If you’ve taken a photo of a whiteboard then there’s some truly powerful things Office Lens will do. Images can be automatically cropped and rotated, and PowerPoint will even convert hand-drawn whiteboard images into objects that can be moved, resized, colored, and edited fully.

HUGELY USEFUL APP for anyone using Office365 or OneNote

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/office-lens/id975925059 ;

 

Source: www.theverge.com

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