Microsoft’s Office Lens scanner app for Android leaves beta

May 28, 2015

Via: itCurated

Microsoft’s Office Lens scanner app for Android came out of beta Wednesday and joined the Google Play Store after almost two months of testing, marking the next step in the company’s push to bring its services to a wide variety of platforms beyond Windows.

The app, which was released as a preview in early April, allows users to turn their smartphones into scanners that connect to OneNote and OneDrive. Once opened, the app will detect the corners of a document, screen or other rectangular media (even those placed at an angle) and then allow users to capture them. After scanning a document, Office Lens will use optical character recognition (OCR) to recognize printed text and make the resulting image searchable.

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