Microsoft Office Lens|PDF Scan

Microsoft Office Lens|PDF Scan

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-04-02
  • Current Version: 2.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 45.54 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 8,109 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.



  • Doesn’t function with Outlook contacts

    By Manu-Tej
    To be very useful for business use, this app needs to allow you to import scanned business cards directly into you outlook contacts from your iPhone. Currently you have to load them to OneNote, then open the file up on you pc to load the contact into your outlook contacts.
  • Great pictures, sketchy OCR

    By GirlgeekIT
    Pictures with LENS are always clearer than when standard pictures with the iPhone camera. OCR, not so great. Doesn’t retain format at all and reverts perfectly written letters to gibberish.
  • Works!

    By Madilynn Grace
    I actually really enjoy this app. It does what I need it to. I used it so I wouldn’t have to retype my English paper. Life saver! However, it would be better if I could take multiple photos and send them at the same time to one place instead of individually.
  • Microsoft Math Integration

    By Bugani4
    This app would be an easy 5 stars if there was an export to MS Math Solver feature. Pleas add this, and you will get an easy 5 stars.
  • Issue with Work account

    By EnzorX
    This is a great app! Great for quickly turning paper digital information. However, we can no longer use Immersive Reader with our work accounts. You have to create a Microsoft account for the function to work. Please restore this feature!
  • Faulty

    By Joeakuaku
    After trying to export to my personal onedrive instead of school one, it has seemingly stopped exporting to either of them. The only things I can seem to export to are onenote (which I do not use) and my on-device photo library. Also, lacks support for 2018 ipad pro screen size, despite multiple updates since.
  • Just takes pictures? Does not OCR

    By aaronphughes
    Maybe it only converts the image to text if you share to Microsoft office? I dont have that installed. So this app is useless.
  • Good but not enough.

    By Mysubscription
    There is no option to clean way keep front and back of a scan in one file or separate. Like if I scan a ID card and want to keep front and back of that ID card in one PDF or image for the ease of printing on a single page there is no way to do so. If I want 3 pages in single file as a scan copy and other 4 in another there is no easy way to do it or make it. The auto recignize of the scan is good but some ID cards where they have some black strip or something doesn’t work well. loud but same time keep copy on the device.
  • Crashes on iPhone X

    By aniket.vats
    Can not open the app. It’s getting crashes. It’s been like this for months. Please fix it.
  • Won’t Open PDFs Anymore

    By VeeSable
    This app used to be great. Now it doesn’t work. When I scan to PDF it won’t allow me to click on the file to open it anymore. The PDF cannot be accessed by any other means either. I’m running iOS 13.1.3 on an iPhone 6S. This used to be a great app I relied on. When you got to “get app support” it leads you to a directory of help topic for every Microsoft product except this one. What the heck?!!