Free Microsoft app converts iOS and Android smartphones into document scanners

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We’ve just posted the following news: Free Microsoft app converts iOS and Android smartphones into document scanners[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/04/Office-Lens-1-v2-1024x466-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Microsoft’s mobile document scanner app, Office Lens, is now also available for Android and iOS.

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#2

There’s already a bunch of similar apps available.


#3

[QUOTE=CDan;2751408]There’s already a bunch of similar apps available.[/QUOTE]

Name some, and how they are different and/or better please.


#4

There’s a couple dozen in PlayStore. I use Droid Scan and it seems to work fine for what it is. You won’t get professional quality scans from a phone/tablet camera, these are all tools to use on the move when a scanner is not available. Microsoft is just playing catch-up again.


#5

Well I DL’ed Office Lens and was immediately put-off by the requirement to have a MS account. Not sure what it was for, maybe OCR cuz the next app I looked at was Scanner Pro by Readdle, which seems to get very good reviews but also doesn’t do OCR!

I like the iPhone scanner concept but want one that would output a searchable (having OCR’ed the scan) PDF file to Dropbox…


#6

[QUOTE=DukeOfUrl;2751502]Well I DL’ed Office Lens and was immediately put-off by the requirement to have a MS account.[/QUOTE]
Is this a serious problem?

If you use OneDrive or any MS email service you already have an MS account. [Same probably also applies if you use Skype which has been owned by MS for some time.]