Office Lens – The One App You’ll Ever Need

Office Lens iconPortable scanners aren’t a thing yet in the market, but we’ve almost all got smartphones, either in our hands or sitting in our pockets. Office Lens takes your smartphone’s camera a step further, by turning it into a scanner that scans almost everything (yes, even that nice wallpaper your friend has)

Office Lens is a portable smartphone scanner app by Microsoft that uses your phone’s camera to find and adjust documents for readability. Unlike similar counterparts like CamScanner, Office Lens is totally free, and does its job pretty well. Being made by Microsoft of course means that you won’t expect Material Design guidelines being implemented, but personally I find the user interface still pretty well thought out. It is clean, and extremely easy to use. Snap a photo, crop it nicely, and profit.

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Pros:

  • Does its job perfectly, all for the price of nothing!
  • Editor is easy to use
  • Saves to gallery, OneNote, PDF, and other Office apps

Cons:

  • App size is humongous
  • Does not save to Google Drive, or other cloud services
  • No Material design

 

You can download the app from the Play Store, and begin scanning right away. If you do not have access to the Play Store, you can also sideload the APK using evozi’s APK downloader.