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Microsoft just unveiled another great-looking iPhone app

Published Apr 2nd, 2015 7:15PM EDT
iPhone Office Lens App
Image: App Store

Microsoft on Thursday launched the Office Lens app for iOS. The scanning app has been available on Windows Phone for about a year, but it is now the latest Windows app to make the transition to iPhone and iPad, following the release of the mobile Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook apps late last year.

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With Office Lens, you will be able to capture and crop images of your work to share with others, make digital copies of documents and business cards and with the app’s OCR text recognition capabilities, you can search for words and phrases within the images.

Here are a few of the app’s features as they are listed on the official App Store page:

  • 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 your preferred cloud storage.
  • Choose to convert images to Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), or PDF (.pdf) files that are automatically saved to OneDrive.

Office Lens is free to download on the App Store. You can get it here and start scanning right away.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.