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Microsoft Office Lens|PDF Scan
Description
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.
Utterly useless
by CableX1 on 2019/11/11 19:16
Downloaded to use the OCR capabilities. No explanation how to use them seems to be available anywhere in the app. I assume you have to save it to Word...which A-HA!!! I can’t do unless I have or create a Microsoft account. I have an account that I used for Skype, but the app won’t take it...maybe it’s not the right account. Dunno, don’t care. So I create a new Microsoft account, but it still won’t take. Created and verified the account, but I go to add it to the connected accounts section, it never adds...just takes me back to the connected accounts section. About typical for a Microsoft product...works, but the features you really want to use...don’t...and cuz some other unnecessary, idiot feature doesn’t work.
Doesn’t work with MFA
by beanie144 on 2019/11/11 13:51
I can’t add my work account that requires mfa when I’m using the Authenticator App
Works but export UX is pretty horrible
by domoritz on 2019/11/11 06:01
The export process is super painful. Why can’t I simply add a file to iCloud? Or quickly share via airdrop? The export dialog is also broken in dark mode.
My go to scanner app
by MJR72 on 2019/11/11 04:41
Works well, good integration with One Drive. One thing and the app would be perfect... Please stop trying to guess which way is up! Autorotate is wrong at least half the time. Just leave them how I take them or make autorotate an option I can turn off. Thanks for the great app!
App Crashes on iPhone 11 Pro
by MRK49 on 2019/11/10 15:52
Can’t really rate it as the app crashes every time I open it.
Truly Wretched
by BrooklynChris on 2019/11/03 21:11
- one by one by one by one ... - No batch processing. - No multi- image support. - Images from camera roll with valid text get arbitrarily auto-cropped, even in document mode, losing half the content. - What a mess.
Can’t upload to OneDrive
by Ariel Christy on 2019/11/01 00:22
Chose to upload to onedrive. Couldn’t find it anywhere on my onedrive. There’s no way in the app for me to browse my onedrive folder and chose which subfolder to save my file. It just give one option “upload to one drive” and ive been searching everywhere can’t find the file. So annoying. Need to improve the user experience.
Was the greatest, no filters in 2.30.1
by Jester4212 on 2019/10/31 14:15
This app was perfect! In version 2.30.1 the ability to apply filters to your scans was removed. Now it’s functionality is useless. Please return the filters!
defect
by greenpou on 2019/10/31 07:46
its very usefull but has a big trouble systemic defect. the user must add picrures one by one -so if i have 90 documents picture i have to add every pictures like a turtle. its not good. i had to use an alternative app (CS)
Love it but where has the “speak” button gone?
by coldluz on 2019/10/30 18:25
The speak feature has disappeared on iPad with latest update. Bring it back please!
Does not work all the time
by Tals3553 on 2019/10/28 21:19
This would be the most amazing app IF it worked all the time. It’s hit or miss. When it does work it’s amazing. However I take a picture of a document and have to log into Microsoft 10x and it still goes back to the main menu. It works maybe 1 in 20 times for converting to a word document.
No longer get the filter options
by Crazy prince on 2019/10/28 16:22
Used to be able to see the filters and apply. Has stopped. Removed the app and reinstalled it. No luck :-( Also over the past few months the app has been inaccurate in its ability to detect borders.
Wish I could select multiple items!
by Tina wu樺姊姊 on 2019/10/27 14:40
This app is amazing! However, it is really frustrating that user can’t select multiple files to upload or share. This app is so great I’m willing to pay for that 😂
Filters Feature Removed, Useless app
by No More Bad Coin Games on 2019/10/26 16:30
They removed the filters feature, completely obviating it's function for illustrators. Now there's no reason to use this app over any other one.
Filters
by heck you want a nickname on 2019/10/25 20:23
It was working fine and could use filters to brighten the documents and photos scanned. But it stopped working in the latest version. Moreover, if you reinstall the app all the old documents and photos are gone for ever too! Beware
Please fix these two things:
by charlesd99 on 2019/10/21 23:36
-I don’t know if a recent update changed this, but my documents no longer scan out to be the same size, resulting in a pdf file with a bunch of different page sizes. -Allow us to rearrange the order of our scanned pages. Otherwise good app.
Used to work
by Gnrmcmr on 2019/10/21 18:22
This scanner app used to work very well for documents, paintings and other applications. They must have updated it - now it is useless. I cannot get a document to scan with any accuracy at all. I have deleted it.
Not good compared with old version
by Brucewang1130 on 2019/10/15 04:12
When you want to scan paper, you need to place the paper exactly in the square line, or you will need adjust it manually. For old version, you don’t need to be so precise to place the paper in the square. Even the square line include some background, it will delete the background and only reserve the paper in the area. You need to change it back so that it can take less effort for us to use this software.
Revised
by johninononon on 2019/10/13 16:55
I gave this app one star awhile back ago and since then I’m revising my review. This app is not perfect but it’s free. The developers are doing their best and everything works. I have a slight problem with filters and the orange box thing but other than that everything works. I appreciate the hard work and thought put into the app by the developers, thank you.
Will not let me save items
by f.fry on 2019/10/10 13:20
When I scan pages into a .pdf file and then try to save it to my one drive, it keeps redirecting me to login it and retry the picture. However, when I push retry, it redirects me to login in all over again and it’s just a cycle over and over again. Please fix this!!!!!
Crashes in iOS 13
by czoum on 2019/10/05 14:31
Crashes in iOS 13
Needs better upload reliability
by dp99dp99 on 2019/09/29 17:41
Please test with 10 page pdf uploads on slower WiFi. If I go close to router they upload. From downstairs they don’t despite web browsing working fine. Also please increase 10 page limit.
Muito limitado
by Antenor Ferreira on 2019/09/13 11:28
Como faz pra acrescentar mais páginas? Só pode scanear 10 páginas em um documento??
Fails to connect to OneDrive
by Che_edgar on 2019/09/12 00:19
It used to work flawless and sync easily to my windows computers but now I can’t even send a pdf to my onedrive, any, neither work or personal. I really want to fix this. Help!
App just Crash every single time I open it on my iPhone XSMax
by Ashish-iPhone on 2019/09/07 03:41
I used to love and use lens regularly. Since last few weeks or more it stopped working completely. I am on latest iOS and latest version of the app, but it crashes every single time I open the app.
Multi select
by kangaroofist on 2019/09/04 07:10
Would give it 5 if it had a multi select feature when you upload from your library. It’s annoying to click and upload 1 by 1.
Great but needs one add-on
by B007Cyber on 2019/09/03 17:02
This is a great App and the integration with Office 365 helps a lot. Please add a scan option from printer as this will add a huge boost to OneDrive.
Doesn't work for color pictures etc
by Chan765 on 2019/08/09 16:14
This one works good for black and white, but for colors..it is messing up very bad and even visiting cards of various styles is messing up. I've pics to show..don't see an option to upload so that developers can see and fix it. Till that point my rating remains 1
Won’t log into my office 365 account
by wsmorg25 on 2019/08/08 19:02
It redirects to the page and I sign in but the account doesn’t show up
Was a favorite app...
by NoRadioForMe on 2019/08/08 18:08
After being a user and fan of the app for years, the app recently began popping up a selection window for my current account and an old account that hasn’t been active in over a year and will not let me proceed unless I select one. Upon selection of either, the app crashes. Reinstall did not help. HELP!
Great for capturing
by drewz$ on 2019/08/03 20:47
App works seamlessly. For a free app it’s good and gets job done. Integration with other apps also good.
Ap stopped working
by bonstrat on 2019/07/22 13:02
This used to be such a great app for catching meeting presentations and saving printed documents and even pictures. It simply stopped working. Photo files all show up as deleted. In fact I wasted several hours assuming I was saving a project that I now have to do over on some other ap. Using iPhone 10 IOS 12.3.1
Keeps crashing
by nik.cys on 2019/07/19 02:40
I was a fan of office lens. Helped me capture all my notes and whiteboarding discussions effectively. Moved to iOS and app keeps crashing over and over.
Love this app - but....
by gr8.m9d on 2019/07/08 00:36
Great app, simply works... If the developers are listening, here is my wish list to move this app from 4 stars to 5 : (1)IOS Camera integration (2) Output (file type) options. Not everything is compatable with PDF. If I want JPG I have to shoot whiteboard mode, but then it seams to loose formate sizing (letter, legal, tabloid) (3) watermarks. Would love to be able to watermark it as a copy and maybe ad my logo.
a small bug
by chisiyuan on 2019/06/27 00:34
works fine. But when save as image to nextcloud, the filename is with colon, which is not supported in Windows. As a result, the file cannot be syncd to my laptop. Hope the default filename can be changed.
They made it worse
by Nj2348 on 2019/06/20 13:21
This was, even a few weeks ago, a reasonably good app. I think it was recently updated a couple times, and now it is garbage. It is crashing constantly. It’s also struggling to identify pages (I think it used to be better at this). I hope they fix it, but until then it’s pretty awful.
Horrible
by SMXSteve on 2019/06/16 19:52
Must be Microsoft people who like it but this is horrible. I copied a few pages with my iPhone, selected word doc, had to create a login then it said done. Where the hell is it?
Crashing as of now every single second!!
by mattdmrc on 2019/06/15 20:58
App cannot even run for a minute. It’s keep crashing while you’re trying to take a picture or upload it. IOS 12.3.1. iPhone XS Max 256GB. Used with office 365 subscription. It takes 1 second to crash right after the application is launched.
Can’t save to Sharepoint. Can’t control file size
by ebuhrendorf on 2019/06/13 11:47
This app and OneDrive can’t save files to sharepoint!!! Why???!!! Cannot control image size either.
Text box option disappearing
by Mekaneck84 on 2019/06/07 17:39
This app used to be fine for my use case, which is taking pictures, annotating them, and then saving them directly to OneDrive. However, recently the app has eliminated the option to add a text box to an image. Now, the only option to mark up an image is the freehand pencil. Not great when trying to annotate my pictures. Which I do for literally every picture I take for my job. Now I have to find a new (not business approved) app and then transfer the pictures to OneDrive later. Thanks Microsoft.
No se puede escribir en la diapositiva como antes
by Noelia Fraser on 2019/06/07 17:22
Por qué motivo ahora no figura la opción de agregar un texto sobre la diapositiva? A mi me servía para captar la imagen y poder hacer reseñas sobre la misma en clases? Se puede volver a escribir?
Where did the text option go
by localemployee on 2019/06/07 13:13
Good morning Our corporation was using this app for in the field inspections with the ability to use the text option to add critical details to the photos or pdf creations. Now that the feature is gone the app is not useful as it is. Can we please have the feature text added back apart of the app and it will get 5 stars from me. Christian
Please bring back an old feature!
by ,,,,,,,,.......Jack on 2019/06/06 11:44
Please bring back the ability to change filter type after the picture is taken. It was mysteriously removed after an update a while ago. Edit: The feature is still not present. I am using a 9.7” iPad Pro, iOS 12.3.1, running OfficeLens v. 2.25.
Unusable now...
by quanterous on 2019/06/05 01:31
Loved this app, but now when I open the app it asks which Microsoft account I want to use and upon selection the app crashes. Can’t reset the app either.
Please change the app icon
by qiulingewasi on 2019/06/02 06:01
The icon of this office app looks different from other office apps. Please design a new icon.
Was Great... Once
by Left Angle on 2019/05/31 14:10
Maybe it’s because my ancient 3 year old iPhone SE updates are interfering; maybe it’s because Microsoft’s updates are making bad things happen, but this once perfect app is no longer so wonderful. The orange outline disappears the moment the shutter button is pressed and the result is haphazard at best. The image captured may be what the entire viewfinder was showing, a portion of what was outlined the split second before the shot was taken or if you’re lucky, you got what you expected. It now takes at least 3 or 4 tries to make a usable image and more than once, I’ve discovered too late that an image I thought had covered the entire document was in fact, cut off at some random line of text. Time for me to start seeking another app. 2 stars because it kinda works... if you’re patient, willing to make several attempts and stay aware.
No resolution control
by NiteRunnr on 2019/05/26 17:02
Why are we wasting data on scans that likely don’t need hi rez? This app created a 1.5mb file for the exact same scan as a 0.3mb file on another scanner app.
Makes my phone worth more to me
by Jim (NHHacker) on 2019/05/24 18:31
If you use Microsoft-*anything (at work and/or at home) this is a must have utility. Capture everything from receipts to whiteboards. It squares up the images. It makes getting the image (or even multi-page pdf formatted results) to your OneDrive-connected devices so easy you might not realize it's already done. I use this app almost daily as a matter of habit. My phone would be so much less without it.
Was great, now it keeps crashing
by jake-jones on 2019/05/14 04:31
Crashes, before I can do anything... worked great for months until it didn’t.
Cannot find exported photo
by #MacJim! on 2019/05/12 05:27
Weird. After I choose to export my photo to my photo library I cannot find it in the photos app. What’s going on?
Terrible app
by Nexus jziabshsjbsjs on 2019/05/09 16:10
Used to be awesome, I used to take pictures of my receipt after business trips. Now it only highlights part of the receipt and won’t let me change it, time to delete and use the camera app
Crashes on startup
by TallReview on 2019/05/09 13:55
I would give this a much higher rating based on using it over the past couple of years, if it wasn’t crashing when I start it Additional info: iPhone X, iOS 12.2 Still crashes on startup (5/9/2019). Note that when I go into App Switcher, I see the program there, but can’t maximize it
Dysfunctional
by o l i v e on 2019/05/03 17:37
I used to find this app useful, but it has stopped working entirely for me. When I try to convert an image to a word doc, it asks me to log in -> I put in my email and password -> I get sent back to the page asking what I’d like to convert my photo into. I select Word -> It asks me to log in. I’m stuck in this impossible loop because the app doesn’t allow me to do something as simple as log in. I tried making a new account and couldn’t log into that one either. I tried going into my settings, where there is different log in option, and that one didn’t work either. Please fix your most basic function.
What about the icon?
by KrunchDown on 2019/04/23 21:37
Works fine, but why did it get an update today without a new icon to make it consistent with the rest of the office apps?
A nice App, but can do better
by 墨色之银 on 2019/04/15 14:35
Such as a icon like the NEW STYLE of OFFICE 365
Good enough for a free app
by EmmaraldApple on 2019/04/15 13:18
Considering its free it works well enough. However, apps like Scanner Pro are just better in every way. Microsoft should be setting the benchmark considering the size of the company.
I need clear all files button
by freewill774784 on 2019/04/11 11:00
I need clear all files button, really need! Dislike to delete files one by one!
Crashes everytime
by 0323748 on 2019/04/09 02:03
I really like Office Lens when it worked. But after a recent update it crashes everytime I launch the app.
OCR
by 孤煙 on 2019/03/28 11:38
We need OCR
Can’t detach old pictures while sharing
by SD-AGT on 2019/03/25 15:15
Once I take a picture with this app. While sharing it appends old pictures in subsequent screenshots. Practically become unusable.. please fix it.
Great, but ...
by hagalindo on 2019/03/24 04:02
This app works great for the most part. One big feature that is missing is the possibility to view, when cropping a snapped image, with more precision where are the corner-circles being dropped: create a zoomed image on a part of the screen that is not blocked by the user’s own finger when dragging the edge marks.
Not letting me sign in...
by hdowhqbwl on 2019/03/23 20:25
I just made a one drive account and put in my user and pass. It’s not even signing into my account. I deleted and downloaded the app multiple times- please fix this if it’s a glitch.
First class
by ShingleCreek on 2019/03/22 23:58
Love this app. Got rid of my old desktop scanner since this does a perfectly good job of scanning all my correspondence, pdf and save it to cloud storage. Really don’t understand all the negative reviews on this one. Compliments my O365 subscription perfectly.
This app is horrible
by ColePar on 2019/03/22 11:17
Upon initial installation, this app was my lifeline for college assignments but the more I used it the less functional it became. It started without being able to connect to my OneDrive, and then losing camera functionality altogether and now it won’t even run when I try to start it. Absolutely disappointed with the app at this point EDIT: I got a developer response so this is my reply, I’m on iPhone 6s Plus on the latest OS. (Not sure what the number is specifically). I have had camera issues in the past so I don’t believe it is your app not being able to open my camera. But when the app does work, it won’t save any PDFs to my one drive. Even if I uninstall and reinstall. Also even when it doesn’t open my camera, I still have the work around of going through to my camera library, but ever since the last update, the app won’t process me clicking the icons and takes forever to even open it. I’ve never had issues with device operation other than the camera being buggy but all my other apps work fine with no lag whatsoever
Filing
by Fhjydchiycbni on 2019/03/16 13:33
Great at capturing. Terrible at saving. Usually can’t save anything. Makes it useless. Doesn’t help to have great images you can’t process.
Crash after crash after crash (update)
by AV182 on 2019/03/11 15:16
It also limits how many pages you can scan at once. Big no no for me. I’ll stick to my old scanner app. Only tried this one out because it was free and it was from Microsoft. App crashed whenever I was trying to view the files that I had already scanned. I’m using the iPad Pro that came out last year.
App crashes
by kky2019 on 2019/03/06 22:24
I heard a lot of good things about this app. I have installed it But with this latest update for iOS. App is always crashing. I hate to say this is worst Microsoft product i have used. I have never seen a product without coming up any fixes after the failure update.
I'm going to use one that doesn't crash
by techmaster1357908642 on 2019/03/05 13:18
I'm using my old scanner application, using this is like a one-way ticket to crash city, when I'm in the middle of scanning important documents it crashes and it won't reload
PERFECT
by Alex19520646104 on 2019/03/03 10:09
This app is what i’ve been searching for!!! It’s super amazing,fantastic PERFECT!!! I love it... VERY HIGH QUALITY
No way to quickly empty gallery
by NoGalleryClear on 2019/02/24 19:50
After transferring photos to Photos, for example, there is no way to quickly clear the gallery. Most annoying! User interface gives impression that when you delete, Lens deletes the photo from Photos also! There is user feedback about this issue going back multiple years. Listen to your users!
Awful
by ScottytheMenace on 2019/02/18 07:17
It still astounds me how this company has ever made any money given how horrible their user interfaces have always been. You’d think after all these years they’d have figured it out.
Cream of the crop
by OldFolkster on 2019/02/15 23:10
I am amazed how much better Lens is than any other scanner app I’ve tried (on both iPad and Android). All the more amazing that it comes from Microsoft whose products I tend to hate (except for Word). It’s fast, simple, has incredible image quality, and offers lots of options for format and saving. The others seem like junk by comparison.
Only scans half a page !!!
by Sunil619 on 2019/02/08 21:13
When I try to scan documents, it only scans shows half of the page and cuts the other half and this has been happening since long time and I don’t see them fixing it, so I will just use another app.
File name and meta data disappeared. Disappointed
by aseraser1 on 2019/02/04 09:44
Where did the mated the ad ago and the file name that I created for each of these pictures that I took using this app? There disappeared please fix.
Crashamatic for biz cards
by 1M1Ucla on 2019/02/03 23:24
Limits save space, then crashes with each saved card photo you try to delete for more space
Crashes Constantly
by HumbleTiger on 2019/01/31 12:40
I used to like this app; now it is unusable! It crashes seconds after opening it on my iPhone X with the latest iOS. Really wish this would have been fixed in the latest update. Maybe you can fix it now.
Very useful but lacking iPhone X support
by QuintonAjStevens on 2019/01/28 18:00
This app is useful for uploading documents on the go or if you don't own a scanner. However, ever since getting an iPhone XR I’m no longer able to tap certain menu items like the most important cropping button to change the crop as they are located in the notch. Please correct the location of these icons.
No support for iPhone XS/XR
by RCINK on 2019/01/18 02:19
Guess the developers forgot about the notch !!
Used to be 5 star
by sbulosky on 2019/01/14 21:55
It has been cutting off the bottom of many scans to the point of being useless. Adobe PDF Scan works. I’ve given feedback but no reply or bug fix yet. Fix it and I’ll change my review.
Used to be a great app
by Mistral089 on 2019/01/11 20:50
When I discovered this app 2 yrs ago, I recommended it to everyone. The ability to take pictures of whiteboards, straight and color-corrected, was fantastic. Also the scanning was great. Now in 2 out of 3 scans, the app is unable to recognize the document’s edges. Microsoft, what have you done???
Does what it says at a snails pace!
by DudeWtf415 on 2019/01/10 06:32
You can take pictures of text pages, and convert them into recognition and searchable texts, but only 10 pages at a time, which means if you’ll also spend your time reconstructing pages of texts if your project is 11 or more pages! Awful if you’ve got 100’s if pages of research to do!
App buttons get cut on iPhone XR
by nissangle on 2018/12/26 05:07
This app is still not compatible with iPhone XR. The buttons on top right get cut making it difficult to edit scans. Please fix this at the earliest. Thanks.
iPhone XR sizing
by Reddevilzx10 on 2018/12/24 14:55
This app does not support the XR resolution.
Average scanning app
by Pedro_BB on 2018/12/23 08:26
From user interface experience: not optimized for my iPhone XR where buttons on upper right corner cannot be accesses as hidden by the screen notch (try for example to rotate a doc, etc.). Very basic featured and as usual poor sharing options.
It does it’s work perfectly
by SinaGamer55 on 2018/12/22 08:54
I use Lens frequently and it has whatever I need for scanning. It’s quality is as good as a real scanner and I appreciate that, although it doesn’t have few editing options and tools that others have but I don't use them.
You can’t save as pdf files to iCloud
by muqrin123 on 2018/12/08 22:51
I have 100 pages that I want to save in one pdf file and save it on iCloud but I can’t
Amazing Photo App.
by StealthMama on 2018/12/04 17:44
USED TO BE 5 STARS AND: Takes photos on angles or of wrinkled paper and straightens out the pic in easy to read flat notes. NOW 1 STAR AND: Does not straighten, flatten etc. I worked with it for an hour today. And got ZERO usable pages.
Great, but serious obstacles...
by Fatheroftheyear on 2018/12/02 20:08
This app was a lifesaver for expense receipts when I first started using it a couple years ago. I still use it, but I have 2 major complaints: 1) Using it on an iPhone, the app does not stay logged into my Microsoft account, so almost every time I scan something, I have to retype my password to send to OneNote or OneDrive 2) Saving as PDF or to files is not easily accessible The above to problems make me look for a new app every month or so, but it still solves my needs better than others. I love how easily I captures docs for work and home. I just get annoyed at the extra steps I need to take because they can’t solve the login issues
Save as PDF is now Broken
by Dano the Mano on 2018/11/28 14:13
I saw another reviewer post this and I am here to confirm. I use the Save as PDF feature to my work drive account. Last night I tried uploading 3 different PDF receipts and it was not saving the first receipt and just duplicating that receipt over and over when I tried submitting the others. This is a big issue and that is the sole reason of why/how I use the app. Please help sort this out. It was working FLAWLESSLY before the update.
Save as PDF has been broken for some time with O365
by Muishka on 2018/11/27 21:54
I love this app...when it works. It hasn’t been working lately, at all. I need to have PDFs of images uploaded directly to my work OneDrive and I am unable to do so. With the latest update (as of 11/27/18) I can’t even get the app to do normal things - the app keeps freezing, and I am still unable to upload to my work OneDrive. Please, please, fix this app. It has such potential but it keeps breaking with every new feature, it seems. I love the direct integration possibilities.
By far the best, quickest scan app out there.
by aaronwbrowning on 2018/11/27 06:31
And I’ve tried many!
Good start, but middle of the pack
by Tap Fan 99 on 2018/11/24 17:26
The integration into Microsoft family is great. But he app is average at best. Is crashes with some regularity. Documents get stuck unable to upload, and when the retry also fails, then just sit there in my files...no way to delete or retry upload. Lacks features to edit docs, add pages, or even save documents to be worked on later. It is ok overall, but needs to catch up to the other much more complete scanner apps available for iOS.
Scans half pages and when click discard ‘Discard All’ is not the best option
by SKGorla on 2018/11/16 12:14
Scans files in half page, and when scanning a series of documents when you want to discard a page it shows Discard All option , so you have to start over. Pathetic !!!
Add integration for Outlook
by jwalkingtravels on 2018/11/09 03:03
Please please please. It would be really great if the business card scanner could automatically add contacts to Outlook without having to manually go thru OneNote and one at a time open a vCard and add it to Outlook. So many extra steps! Not helpful for what I was hoping to use this app for... huge stack of business cards to scan and import.
UI not match iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max
by 撒石 on 2018/11/07 15:21
Need update for UI problem.
Great, just needs an update for notch phones
by indeed, it is so on 2018/11/01 16:57
Updated review: Love this app and the various UI changes it has undergone. However i just upgraded to an iPhone XR and couldn't find the edit points button, until I realized it was under the notch. Please fix this and it will again be magical. Original review: This app is just incredible. It saves me so much time, and it never fails. I have introduced this app to most of my co-workers (the ones I like, anyway) and they all love it too!
Removed several features
by afrpain on 2018/11/01 03:17
They are forcing onenote down our throats.., even though i don’t use It
Needs general update
by Dzinesbymeg on 2018/10/29 21:50
The newest update is horrible, unusable really. I have files stuck in the app, and retry does nothing. Save to gallery closes the app. The next older version was much more stable.
Where is PDF goes?
by Lexcao on 2018/10/21 01:44
Now there is only OneNote left. But users cannot leave PDF. Please give it BACK!
It Works
by Xctual on 2017/08/26 15:03
I was actually impressed by this app. I usually use my normal camera to take notes for class, but this app enhances that. The most impressive thing I noticed about this app is how you can easily take a photo from the sides and it straightens it out with no image issues whatsoever. A minor issue I did notice however is that the user would have to manually turn off the Auto setting for the flash for every picture they wish to take. While this might be helpful for lighting in photos, sometimes in certain situations (such as a dark classroom) the flash would not be appreciated by others and forgetting to turn it off might be a little embarrassing. Other than that, this app seems very well made and works as directed. Five stars from me.
I’ll keep using my old scanner app
by DonnaFlorida5 on 2018/09/16 16:24
I received a great promo for Lens because I have an office subscription. It made me want to love Lens. But Lens is lacking features that I use all the time when scanning documents. The biggest problem is that it lacks important editing features, such as the ability to change a color document to B/W, and the ability to lighten or darken a document. Second, when I input images from my device (camera roll) into Lens, I must do it one page at a time. I am used to being able to select a number of images at once. (I use that scanner feature frequently to combine PDFs. (I convert the PDFs to images, and then bring the images (PDF pages) into my scanner app and make a new PDF.) Lastly, my old app will capture a page as soon as it detects the edges, without my having to touch the shutter button, but Lens doesn’t. That feature makes it easier to hold the device while scanning and it allows me to scan multiple pages quickly. Lens might offer new functionality for people who want to scan whiteboards. I don’t know and I don’t need that ability. For those of us who deal heavily with documents, Lens needs to step up its game. I can already easily send scans to one note (as an image or a pdf) so switching to Lens would not help me. I will hold off using Lens for now.
Almost perfect
by Easywater on 2017/10/17 19:46
Everything works well enough for daily uses. I use it to scan and store most paper notes, receipts, documents, magazine clips... Most of the times the app detects the boundaries of the document and automatically crops the scanned image to remove unwanted background. However, sometimes when the contrast between the background and the document is not high enough and/or the light level is low, the app cannot tell where the boundaries are and keeps switching around and snaps on to the wrong boundary lines. I try to move & adjust the phone to different angles & positions to get the app to snap on the correct boundaries but before I can hit the button it switches away to the wrong ones again. If it cannot determine where the correct boundaries are then it should just pick one and allow the user to cycle through the options until he/she finds the correct one. Miscrosoft should add the annotate option after the picture is taken to hi-lite, circle, underline or add a quick note to the scanned image.
This app is horrible
by ColePar on 2019/03/22 11:17
Upon initial installation, this app was my lifeline for college assignments but the more I used it the less functional it became. It started without being able to connect to my OneDrive, and then losing camera functionality altogether and now it won’t even run when I try to start it. Absolutely disappointed with the app at this point EDIT: I got a developer response so this is my reply, I’m on iPhone 6s Plus on the latest OS. (Not sure what the number is specifically). I have had camera issues in the past so I don’t believe it is your app not being able to open my camera. But when the app does work, it won’t save any PDFs to my one drive. Even if I uninstall and reinstall. Also even when it doesn’t open my camera, I still have the work around of going through to my camera library, but ever since the last update, the app won’t process me clicking the icons and takes forever to even open it. I’ve never had issues with device operation other than the camera being buggy but all my other apps work fine with no lag whatsoever
Receipts and More!
by Storm's Other Son on 2017/09/04 01:23
Of the all the receipts I have already scanned and are still finding, although I no longer work where I used to, as far as their reimbursable policy goes, whether the supplies that, were needed I did not put in for, end up being a post employment donation to write off next year come tax time or they cut me a check, this application is so awesome! Even more awesome is the fact that it is not only for receipts and has different settings for documents, business cards and others! Impressed - does not do this awesome app justice. Surprised by this additional excellence from Microsoft - not in the least! Thank you!
Not what it used to be
by TMF-Mac on 2018/09/27 13:55
This has been my go-to app for some time now, and I ever since I began using it, I became a huge fan and have gotten many friends and colleagues hooked on this app. It used to be a 5-star app, but over the past few months it has become hit or miss on scanning documents. When in document scan mode, you visually see it detect all the edges properly; however, when you snap the image oftentimes it now cuts off a significant portion! What gives? I have deleted and reloaded the app, updated iOS, reviewed all settings, and it continues to happen. Previously this worked like magic. I didn't have to be careful of the angle or anything. I could quickly scan any document without fuss and it worked all the time. Sadly it's now less than 50/50 on capturing the entire document (despite it showing the correct edges onscreen). I am truly sad.
Was Great... Once
by Left Angle on 2019/05/31 14:10
Maybe it’s because my ancient 3 year old iPhone SE updates are interfering; maybe it’s because Microsoft’s updates are making bad things happen, but this once perfect app is no longer so wonderful. The orange outline disappears the moment the shutter button is pressed and the result is haphazard at best. The image captured may be what the entire viewfinder was showing, a portion of what was outlined the split second before the shot was taken or if you’re lucky, you got what you expected. It now takes at least 3 or 4 tries to make a usable image and more than once, I’ve discovered too late that an image I thought had covered the entire document was in fact, cut off at some random line of text. Time for me to start seeking another app. 2 stars because it kinda works... if you’re patient, willing to make several attempts and stay aware.
One of my Primary Apps
by Zullnight on 2018/02/20 13:26
This app is fantastic, use it all the time. Quick, simple, and gives quality results ever time. Even when documents are at an angle and lighting is not what it should be you still get a good result and perspective corrected. The interface for saving, could be improved, bit confusing to get use to and we’re it is going to be saved. But once learnt it is fine and taking quick scans to default location is simple. Changing names latter, is ok but could be improved UI wise Still it is very much a 5 star app!!
MUST ADD - Import Business Card Scans directly to Outlook
by Bors de Ganis on 2017/11/30 19:42
App works great for scanning documents, but for those of us who have a stack of business cards that we want to scan to Outlook contacts, the process is way too complicated. You can scan the business card to OneNote only and in order to then get it to Outlook you must get to a PC, download the scanned card from OneNote (App or Online) to the PC as a .vcf, then open Outlook and import as a separate file. COME ON MICROSOFT!!!!! Now that Office 365 supposedly allows these office apps to work with each other as never before; it seems being able to scan, save, and import from one Microsoft app to another should be much easier. This app should remove my need to purchase a third-party piece of scanning hardware in order to get business cards into Outlook.
Great, but serious obstacles...
by Fatheroftheyear on 2018/12/02 20:08
This app was a lifesaver for expense receipts when I first started using it a couple years ago. I still use it, but I have 2 major complaints: 1) Using it on an iPhone, the app does not stay logged into my Microsoft account, so almost every time I scan something, I have to retype my password to send to OneNote or OneDrive 2) Saving as PDF or to files is not easily accessible The above to problems make me look for a new app every month or so, but it still solves my needs better than others. I love how easily I captures docs for work and home. I just get annoyed at the extra steps I need to take because they can’t solve the login issues
Where the Heck is Local Storage?
by George man22 on 2018/09/25 18:10
Update: As promised, I’m updating to 5 stars since magically the ability to delete local scans mysteriously appeared. Thank you. I like this app. But please tell me what I’m missing, since these questions appear simple and I could not find the answers anywhere. I save scans to pdf and specify iPhone local storage. Then I send to Dropbox. When I’m done, there does not appear to be a way to delete the PDFs in the app, short of deleting the app and reinstalling. Yes - I tried holding, and swiping every which way. As for where on the iPhone these scans are stored locally, no one seems to know. I’ve looked in Photos, Files and every other location and can’t find where they are stored. This seems a simple question, but Googling this I find others are similarly frustrated. Am I missing some obvious usage paradigm? I’d give this five stars if I could just delete scans from the app.
What happened?! It was great!!
by Littlebugs on 2018/09/14 22:34
This app was a life saver when for a whole month intensive course of sight translation from English to Spanish and my prof never gave me a heads up on what text pages to adapt for my print learning disabilities!! I needed to have OCR STAT! Then I was able to easily enlarge the text and spaces between the lines and more!! If it wasn’t down I lost the whole class period of note taking, scribbling in key legal and medical terms that can’t be done with Microsoft nor G translate! Did mention it was a 4 week class vs 16 weeks!? I went to use it just now, with a text book page of grammar, the Immersive Reading feature distorts the text, and removes bold print of words. PLEASE please help! And I will happily change my stars and review. I am an adult with print and related dyslexia issues.
Makes my phone worth more to me
by Jim (NHHacker) on 2019/05/24 18:31
If you use Microsoft-*anything (at work and/or at home) this is a must have utility. Capture everything from receipts to whiteboards. It squares up the images. It makes getting the image (or even multi-page pdf formatted results) to your OneDrive-connected devices so easy you might not realize it's already done. I use this app almost daily as a matter of habit. My phone would be so much less without it.
Cannot handle Impressionism/Pointillism
by [iPapi] on 2018/09/26 23:58
Several museums, multiple failures. Can’t render fine brushstrokes or subtle detail of many impressionist paintings (driven crazy by Monet) taken at museums where it’s allowed. Pointillism will come out looking like random clusters of dots separated by big white areas. End up using the regular camera for these. Works fine for others, although the colors tend to look too bright and more exaggeratedly gaudy than in reality. Do not like how it cuts off parts of picture frames willy nilly. If there are more than one flyers posted, it can’t seem to allow you to pick just one to image. Gets confused. This app is nice when it works, but it could use a lot of refinement.
Used to be perfect...
by VirtualGus on 2018/10/03 12:45
Office Lens has been one of my favorite apps for a long time. I use it mainly for whiteboard pictures and scan documents and receipts. It worked flawlessly for a long time. I can’t understand why break something that works great? One of the many updates all of a sudden makes Lens to not auto-detect the correct doc size anymore. 90% of the times it crops it wrong. This used to work perfect everyday. I’ve tried of course with different backgrounds and light conditions and angles so I’m convinced it’s something in the app. Still a great app but sad to see an app like this to go down from amazing to ok.
Terrific
by Daniel Schlegel on 2017/11/26 18:23
I am an active musician in University and music major. As part of my requirements I have to scan my music and give it to an accompanist to Olay in my lessons. This app is a life saver one of the best I have found on the App Store. I have tried about 3-4 different types and this app amongst the 4 always seems to be the best. I really like how it focuses and lines your page up for you that you are pointing at. Great app for scanning and doing other things with as well.
Really great
by HarutReview on 2017/09/07 18:35
I rely on this app exclusively for PDF conversion and OCR capabilities together with my OneDrive account.... One big functionality missing is ability to choose destination folder when uploading this to cloud and optionally choosing a more descriptive file name... Alternatively or in addition to choosing destination folder it would be nice to be able to open whatever folder the file has been uploaded to in the native OneDrive app to be able to rename the file or move or copy it to another folder.
Fantastic
by Scolecite on 2018/01/11 16:04
I’ve been scanning old documents that are far too thin to put through an automated feed scanner. The results are excellent. Many of the documents are improved tremendously by scanning with this app. The auto crop works well most of the time so it’s pretty easy to get through many documents. It’s much faster than having to scan each of these documents individually on a typical all in one fax-printer-scanner.
Incredibly useful
by B_Kit on 2017/08/29 04:47
I originally found this while installing other MS Office related apps, and I downloaded this out of curiosity. It was quickly apparent how useful the app could be for me. Initially, I used it to photo-document whiteboard notes & such, and I love how it automatically crops and skews the image to make it more readable. Now I frequently use it for photos and documents, and the auto cropping features save a lot of time and energy.
Extremely useful for conferences and work
by transposition on 2017/09/28 14:37
I use this on an almost daily basis, recording whiteboards at work. More than that, I have found it essential for preserving slides at conferences without the bad angles & surrounding cruft. Since slides are a large part of my use, if the team were to add an optimization for that it would make it even better. Right now, I flip between “document” and “whiteboard” to find the best image.
Dysfunctional
by o l i v e on 2019/05/03 17:37
I used to find this app useful, but it has stopped working entirely for me. When I try to convert an image to a word doc, it asks me to log in -> I put in my email and password -> I get sent back to the page asking what I’d like to convert my photo into. I select Word -> It asks me to log in. I’m stuck in this impossible loop because the app doesn’t allow me to do something as simple as log in. I tried making a new account and couldn’t log into that one either. I tried going into my settings, where there is different log in option, and that one didn’t work either. Please fix your most basic function.
The best scanning app I have ever used!
by PsychoGradStudent on 2018/01/02 11:03
This app is, by far, THE BEST app I have tried for scanning documents! And the seamless integration into OneNote is outstanding. I have not used it for pictures yet, but I am very eager to try it. If I had just one wish for this app, and I am sure it’s a tall order, it would be to integrate handwriting-to-text conversion into the app. Or, at the very least, marking and searching among scanned handwritten notes.
Great App
by Corey962 on 2017/09/26 19:54
When you import an image to OneNote it will actually allow you to search OneNote for any legible word that is on the image. Hugely beneficial! Only tip to developers: if you first make an image into a PDF , and then try to send to OneNote, it doesn't work. Would be great to have this ability as this should work seamlessly within the MSFT office environment. Also- PC version doesn't sync with mobile version??
Great app - one suggestion
by Cabaround on 2018/07/08 15:42
Love the app and use it frequently. I like that you can capture at an angle and it straightens perfectly. The only improvement I would suggest is when you go to define the borders, make it so you can drag the corners without having to put your finger directly on the handle. Its hard to see around my fat fingers sometimes to line it up.
Good start, but middle of the pack
by Tap Fan 99 on 2018/11/24 17:26
The integration into Microsoft family is great. But he app is average at best. Is crashes with some regularity. Documents get stuck unable to upload, and when the retry also fails, then just sit there in my files...no way to delete or retry upload. Lacks features to edit docs, add pages, or even save documents to be worked on later. It is ok overall, but needs to catch up to the other much more complete scanner apps available for iOS.
Very good app- where is the web-version
by hudsonwolf on 2018/03/28 13:22
This app is really great for keeping track of receipts. I love it. Small improvement would be to have the ability to select where the file output goes. Right now I have to manually sort into folders. Also nice would be a web version. I could use my camera on the PC or Mac to take images or run OCR.
Switched from CamCard
by cacofonix1 on 2018/01/21 21:55
After I found that my over 200 scanned cards could not be recovered from CamCard lite as it is no longer supported by iOS 11 and that the only option is to switch to CamCard business (which did not transfer them over also), I started searching for an alternative. I no longer wanted the Business Card images to be trapped inside the software not knowing when its author would drop support. After trying out over 6 competing apps, finally settled for this combo of Office Lens/OneNote Areas needing improvement: 1. If one selects the ‘+’ to add a second page and then changes ones mind there is no way to back out short of closing the app 2. There should be an option to change picture resolution 3.
Awesome Scan Tool
by Deadheaddeejay on 2017/08/22 23:06
Office Lens has been my go to scan app for years. The automatic cropping and image cleanup options are better than dozens of other products claiming to have all the same features. You just can't beat the OneDrive syncing which instantaneously makes scans available on another device, i.e. Desktop computer.
Update has ruined the workflow
by AngHP on 2018/08/21 22:17
My family uses this to scan and store everything from bills and receipts to pictures. Previous versions included a close button at the end of the document filing sequence. The newest version has eliminated this critical button enticing the user who does not have additional docs to select the back arrow. Choosing the back arrow results in duplicate copies. The only way out of this loop (after cussing over thw duplicates) is the home button- which is not intuitive. Please bring closure to this workflow and I will change my rating to a 4 star one.
Outstanding App
by PatrickLance9790 on 2017/08/08 05:05
Nowadays where everything is almost digital, this app is explicably useful in converting a lot of my documents into digital files instantly without the use of a scanner. Files are sharp and clean quality especially with good lighting. Love the whiteboard style for my notes. Kudos to whomever designed this Software's algorithm🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Now we can change document name!
by ctf69 on 2017/10/05 17:51
Was so frustrated before because of the generic name. But now I see we can change titles/document name. Makes this so much better. I take photos of business receipts. Doesn't clog up my photos on phone with "fake" photos - allows me to save receipt to OneDrive for later entry into Quickbooks. Awesome timesaver.
It used to work perfectly
by RDLRIO on 2018/02/19 16:27
I don’t know what exactly was changed with the latest updates but please change it back to what it used to be. The page recognition is super slow and lags so if you move the camera, you almost have to force it do it again. Also after scanning the pages, they all have different sizes when saving. Lastly, it used to be able to see the pages that were scanned before saving and that’s gone also.
Super handy and easy
by AndrewHaglund on 2018/02/22 03:58
The latest updates have improved the app’s usability greatly. The image correction used to be really good, but the overall app pretty clunky. Now it’s smooth sailing. Highly recommend this app to anyone who take pictures of whiteboards, business cards, documents etc. and more. Thanks for the great app Microsoft!
Text box option disappearing
by Mekaneck84 on 2019/06/07 17:39
This app used to be fine for my use case, which is taking pictures, annotating them, and then saving them directly to OneDrive. However, recently the app has eliminated the option to add a text box to an image. Now, the only option to mark up an image is the freehand pencil. Not great when trying to annotate my pictures. Which I do for literally every picture I take for my job. Now I have to find a new (not business approved) app and then transfer the pictures to OneDrive later. Thanks Microsoft.
Meh. So ...meh :-(
by Joehv on 2018/09/15 03:44
I mean this would have been great 5 years ago, but now it is positively amateurish. There are way better scanning applications out there. I’ve used a few. This doesn’t come close to the advanced features available in Scanbot for instance. I mean, if you have the office 365 subscription and you don’t want to pay for anything else I guess it’ll do the job - not very well, but it’s free. If you want quality stuff, look elsewhere. Come on Microsoft, you can do better than this. Especially for your clients who pay for the 365 service
Great App for Work
by PCLS YA on 2017/10/03 15:13
I use this app frequently to store documents digitally. It does a great job and integrates seamlessly with other Office apps. It also allows you to save PDFs and photos to your camera roll. Note taking at meetings just got easier. Plus I don’t have to worry about misplacing paper documents. I just scan them in!
Revised
by johninononon on 2019/10/13 16:55
I gave this app one star awhile back ago and since then I’m revising my review. This app is not perfect but it’s free. The developers are doing their best and everything works. I have a slight problem with filters and the orange box thing but other than that everything works. I appreciate the hard work and thought put into the app by the developers, thank you.
It does it’s work perfectly
by SinaGamer55 on 2018/12/22 08:54
I use Lens frequently and it has whatever I need for scanning. It’s quality is as good as a real scanner and I appreciate that, although it doesn’t have few editing options and tools that others have but I don't use them.
Helpful App., but!
by M123321K on 2018/07/05 08:13
This is my favorite App. to scan all my documents easily, but with the last version it becomes difficult to determine the border of the document by the App itself. The same problem does exist before with my old iPhone! Now I’m using iPhone x and it was perfect for more than 5 months! I hope this will be fixed soon!
PDF FILES DISAPPEAR!
by bilal_tanweer on 2017/12/21 20:12
This was my favourite app for scanning images. Last week while working in the archives I scanned a whole bunch of documents and saved them on the phone as PDFs. Now when I am trying to open them they just don’t open. It’s shocking and I have spent an entire day trying to retrieve the files. The app doesn’t let you share files through iTunes either. There is no support on the web. I would recommend you staying away from the Save PDF function until these guys fix the bugs. Shocking!
Impressive capture
by serene and impatient on 2018/04/19 13:06
I'm bothered by the new Microsoft policy of snooping on user content and reserving the right to block and delete users who violate their policies against things like foul language, possibly the most evil thing this longtime bad actor has done to date. But for a company famous for clunky software, this app stands out for simple effectiveness.
Best of all
by Super Had on 2017/10/18 00:16
I tried a few other options out there, even some of the paid apps. This one is always working very good even at low light and fuzzy background conditions. The functionality is very simple and useful. No bloated stuff and is very clean. Serve my daily usage purpose.
Never have to save physical receipts again
by Violetle42 on 2018/01/30 06:44
The feature I use most is to capture receipt with camera and auto crop function. Then I save them into OneNote in a Restaurant Receipt (and respective categories). I wish the process require less steps. Not yet 5 stars but I give 5 for encouragement.
Where did the text option go
by localemployee on 2019/06/07 13:13
Good morning Our corporation was using this app for in the field inspections with the ability to use the text option to add critical details to the photos or pdf creations. Now that the feature is gone the app is not useful as it is. Can we please have the feature text added back apart of the app and it will get 5 stars from me. Christian
A must-have, almost seamless
by gingrvb on 2017/10/24 17:11
This gets you much cleaner scans than any of the many scanning apps I’ve used with my iPhone 6s. My only complaint is that I can’t get it to connect to my onedrive account. So I email the PDFs to myself. Not terrible, but a cloud service would be helpful.
Amazing but frustrating
by Student 411 on 2018/06/27 02:22
Having an app like this is amazing. I can just scan whatever I need immediately without needing to use an actual scanner. It’s a convenient tool and easy to use. My only issue is that the app crops the picture unnecessarily. It won’t give me the full document. It’s frustrating.
Fails to upload and is quite useless
by NonFacebook User on 2018/03/24 00:25
Frustrated with this app. Consistently fails to upload with no helpful information as to why. And I am not even able to open my scanned file to transfer it somewhere. So the scan I took is stuck in this limbo state. And the app team has decided to take feedback via UserVoice which is pretty much like saying ‘go scream in the echo chamber and we will decide which one to listen to’. Overall terrible experience. Deleting the app
Great app
by Moochiepants on 2017/09/04 16:22
This is a sneakily powerful very effective app. It's very easy to use and 100% reliable. I use it for business cards, documents, receipt copies and save things to one drive or just email them. It's part of my workflow for business expense tracking and very helpful.
Would be 5 stars if there wasn’t a limit on the number of captures!
by Simon Michael on 2017/10/06 03:01
Perfect app for scanning documents and things for school or work! However, I wish there wasn’t a limit on the number of pages you can capture at once! I wasn’t able to scan some of my longer documents that had just a few more pages.
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Microsoft Office Lens|PDF Scan
Description
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.
Utterly useless
by CableX1 on 2019/11/11 19:16
Downloaded to use the OCR capabilities. No explanation how to use them seems to be available anywhere in the app. I assume you have to save it to Word...which A-HA!!! I can’t do unless I have or create a Microsoft account. I have an account that I used for Skype, but the app won’t take it...maybe it’s not the right account. Dunno, don’t care. So I create a new Microsoft account, but it still won’t take. Created and verified the account, but I go to add it to the connected accounts section, it never adds...just takes me back to the connected accounts section. About typical for a Microsoft product...works, but the features you really want to use...don’t...and cuz some other unnecessary, idiot feature doesn’t work.
Doesn’t work with MFA
by beanie144 on 2019/11/11 13:51
I can’t add my work account that requires mfa when I’m using the Authenticator App
Works but export UX is pretty horrible
by domoritz on 2019/11/11 06:01
The export process is super painful. Why can’t I simply add a file to iCloud? Or quickly share via airdrop? The export dialog is also broken in dark mode.
My go to scanner app
by MJR72 on 2019/11/11 04:41
Works well, good integration with One Drive. One thing and the app would be perfect... Please stop trying to guess which way is up! Autorotate is wrong at least half the time. Just leave them how I take them or make autorotate an option I can turn off. Thanks for the great app!
App Crashes on iPhone 11 Pro
by MRK49 on 2019/11/10 15:52
Can’t really rate it as the app crashes every time I open it.
Truly Wretched
by BrooklynChris on 2019/11/03 21:11
- one by one by one by one ... - No batch processing. - No multi- image support. - Images from camera roll with valid text get arbitrarily auto-cropped, even in document mode, losing half the content. - What a mess.
Can’t upload to OneDrive
by Ariel Christy on 2019/11/01 00:22
Chose to upload to onedrive. Couldn’t find it anywhere on my onedrive. There’s no way in the app for me to browse my onedrive folder and chose which subfolder to save my file. It just give one option “upload to one drive” and ive been searching everywhere can’t find the file. So annoying. Need to improve the user experience.
Was the greatest, no filters in 2.30.1
by Jester4212 on 2019/10/31 14:15
This app was perfect! In version 2.30.1 the ability to apply filters to your scans was removed. Now it’s functionality is useless. Please return the filters!
defect
by greenpou on 2019/10/31 07:46
its very usefull but has a big trouble systemic defect. the user must add picrures one by one -so if i have 90 documents picture i have to add every pictures like a turtle. its not good. i had to use an alternative app (CS)
Love it but where has the “speak” button gone?
by coldluz on 2019/10/30 18:25
The speak feature has disappeared on iPad with latest update. Bring it back please!
Does not work all the time
by Tals3553 on 2019/10/28 21:19
This would be the most amazing app IF it worked all the time. It’s hit or miss. When it does work it’s amazing. However I take a picture of a document and have to log into Microsoft 10x and it still goes back to the main menu. It works maybe 1 in 20 times for converting to a word document.
No longer get the filter options
by Crazy prince on 2019/10/28 16:22
Used to be able to see the filters and apply. Has stopped. Removed the app and reinstalled it. No luck :-( Also over the past few months the app has been inaccurate in its ability to detect borders.
Wish I could select multiple items!
by Tina wu樺姊姊 on 2019/10/27 14:40
This app is amazing! However, it is really frustrating that user can’t select multiple files to upload or share. This app is so great I’m willing to pay for that 😂
Filters Feature Removed, Useless app
by No More Bad Coin Games on 2019/10/26 16:30
They removed the filters feature, completely obviating it's function for illustrators. Now there's no reason to use this app over any other one.
Filters
by heck you want a nickname on 2019/10/25 20:23
It was working fine and could use filters to brighten the documents and photos scanned. But it stopped working in the latest version. Moreover, if you reinstall the app all the old documents and photos are gone for ever too! Beware
Please fix these two things:
by charlesd99 on 2019/10/21 23:36
-I don’t know if a recent update changed this, but my documents no longer scan out to be the same size, resulting in a pdf file with a bunch of different page sizes. -Allow us to rearrange the order of our scanned pages. Otherwise good app.
Used to work
by Gnrmcmr on 2019/10/21 18:22
This scanner app used to work very well for documents, paintings and other applications. They must have updated it - now it is useless. I cannot get a document to scan with any accuracy at all. I have deleted it.
Not good compared with old version
by Brucewang1130 on 2019/10/15 04:12
When you want to scan paper, you need to place the paper exactly in the square line, or you will need adjust it manually. For old version, you don’t need to be so precise to place the paper in the square. Even the square line include some background, it will delete the background and only reserve the paper in the area. You need to change it back so that it can take less effort for us to use this software.
Revised
by johninononon on 2019/10/13 16:55
I gave this app one star awhile back ago and since then I’m revising my review. This app is not perfect but it’s free. The developers are doing their best and everything works. I have a slight problem with filters and the orange box thing but other than that everything works. I appreciate the hard work and thought put into the app by the developers, thank you.
Will not let me save items
by f.fry on 2019/10/10 13:20
When I scan pages into a .pdf file and then try to save it to my one drive, it keeps redirecting me to login it and retry the picture. However, when I push retry, it redirects me to login in all over again and it’s just a cycle over and over again. Please fix this!!!!!
Crashes in iOS 13
by czoum on 2019/10/05 14:31
Crashes in iOS 13
Needs better upload reliability
by dp99dp99 on 2019/09/29 17:41
Please test with 10 page pdf uploads on slower WiFi. If I go close to router they upload. From downstairs they don’t despite web browsing working fine. Also please increase 10 page limit.
Muito limitado
by Antenor Ferreira on 2019/09/13 11:28
Como faz pra acrescentar mais páginas? Só pode scanear 10 páginas em um documento??
Fails to connect to OneDrive
by Che_edgar on 2019/09/12 00:19
It used to work flawless and sync easily to my windows computers but now I can’t even send a pdf to my onedrive, any, neither work or personal. I really want to fix this. Help!
App just Crash every single time I open it on my iPhone XSMax
by Ashish-iPhone on 2019/09/07 03:41
I used to love and use lens regularly. Since last few weeks or more it stopped working completely. I am on latest iOS and latest version of the app, but it crashes every single time I open the app.
Multi select
by kangaroofist on 2019/09/04 07:10
Would give it 5 if it had a multi select feature when you upload from your library. It’s annoying to click and upload 1 by 1.
Great but needs one add-on
by B007Cyber on 2019/09/03 17:02
This is a great App and the integration with Office 365 helps a lot. Please add a scan option from printer as this will add a huge boost to OneDrive.
Doesn't work for color pictures etc
by Chan765 on 2019/08/09 16:14
This one works good for black and white, but for colors..it is messing up very bad and even visiting cards of various styles is messing up. I've pics to show..don't see an option to upload so that developers can see and fix it. Till that point my rating remains 1
Won’t log into my office 365 account
by wsmorg25 on 2019/08/08 19:02
It redirects to the page and I sign in but the account doesn’t show up
Was a favorite app...
by NoRadioForMe on 2019/08/08 18:08
After being a user and fan of the app for years, the app recently began popping up a selection window for my current account and an old account that hasn’t been active in over a year and will not let me proceed unless I select one. Upon selection of either, the app crashes. Reinstall did not help. HELP!
Great for capturing
by drewz$ on 2019/08/03 20:47
App works seamlessly. For a free app it’s good and gets job done. Integration with other apps also good.
Ap stopped working
by bonstrat on 2019/07/22 13:02
This used to be such a great app for catching meeting presentations and saving printed documents and even pictures. It simply stopped working. Photo files all show up as deleted. In fact I wasted several hours assuming I was saving a project that I now have to do over on some other ap. Using iPhone 10 IOS 12.3.1
Keeps crashing
by nik.cys on 2019/07/19 02:40
I was a fan of office lens. Helped me capture all my notes and whiteboarding discussions effectively. Moved to iOS and app keeps crashing over and over.
Love this app - but....
by gr8.m9d on 2019/07/08 00:36
Great app, simply works... If the developers are listening, here is my wish list to move this app from 4 stars to 5 : (1)IOS Camera integration (2) Output (file type) options. Not everything is compatable with PDF. If I want JPG I have to shoot whiteboard mode, but then it seams to loose formate sizing (letter, legal, tabloid) (3) watermarks. Would love to be able to watermark it as a copy and maybe ad my logo.
a small bug
by chisiyuan on 2019/06/27 00:34
works fine. But when save as image to nextcloud, the filename is with colon, which is not supported in Windows. As a result, the file cannot be syncd to my laptop. Hope the default filename can be changed.
They made it worse
by Nj2348 on 2019/06/20 13:21
This was, even a few weeks ago, a reasonably good app. I think it was recently updated a couple times, and now it is garbage. It is crashing constantly. It’s also struggling to identify pages (I think it used to be better at this). I hope they fix it, but until then it’s pretty awful.
Horrible
by SMXSteve on 2019/06/16 19:52
Must be Microsoft people who like it but this is horrible. I copied a few pages with my iPhone, selected word doc, had to create a login then it said done. Where the hell is it?
Crashing as of now every single second!!
by mattdmrc on 2019/06/15 20:58
App cannot even run for a minute. It’s keep crashing while you’re trying to take a picture or upload it. IOS 12.3.1. iPhone XS Max 256GB. Used with office 365 subscription. It takes 1 second to crash right after the application is launched.
Can’t save to Sharepoint. Can’t control file size
by ebuhrendorf on 2019/06/13 11:47
This app and OneDrive can’t save files to sharepoint!!! Why???!!! Cannot control image size either.
Text box option disappearing
by Mekaneck84 on 2019/06/07 17:39
This app used to be fine for my use case, which is taking pictures, annotating them, and then saving them directly to OneDrive. However, recently the app has eliminated the option to add a text box to an image. Now, the only option to mark up an image is the freehand pencil. Not great when trying to annotate my pictures. Which I do for literally every picture I take for my job. Now I have to find a new (not business approved) app and then transfer the pictures to OneDrive later. Thanks Microsoft.
No se puede escribir en la diapositiva como antes
by Noelia Fraser on 2019/06/07 17:22
Por qué motivo ahora no figura la opción de agregar un texto sobre la diapositiva? A mi me servía para captar la imagen y poder hacer reseñas sobre la misma en clases? Se puede volver a escribir?
Where did the text option go
by localemployee on 2019/06/07 13:13
Good morning Our corporation was using this app for in the field inspections with the ability to use the text option to add critical details to the photos or pdf creations. Now that the feature is gone the app is not useful as it is. Can we please have the feature text added back apart of the app and it will get 5 stars from me. Christian
Please bring back an old feature!
by ,,,,,,,,.......Jack on 2019/06/06 11:44
Please bring back the ability to change filter type after the picture is taken. It was mysteriously removed after an update a while ago. Edit: The feature is still not present. I am using a 9.7” iPad Pro, iOS 12.3.1, running OfficeLens v. 2.25.
Unusable now...
by quanterous on 2019/06/05 01:31
Loved this app, but now when I open the app it asks which Microsoft account I want to use and upon selection the app crashes. Can’t reset the app either.
Please change the app icon
by qiulingewasi on 2019/06/02 06:01
The icon of this office app looks different from other office apps. Please design a new icon.
Was Great... Once
by Left Angle on 2019/05/31 14:10
Maybe it’s because my ancient 3 year old iPhone SE updates are interfering; maybe it’s because Microsoft’s updates are making bad things happen, but this once perfect app is no longer so wonderful. The orange outline disappears the moment the shutter button is pressed and the result is haphazard at best. The image captured may be what the entire viewfinder was showing, a portion of what was outlined the split second before the shot was taken or if you’re lucky, you got what you expected. It now takes at least 3 or 4 tries to make a usable image and more than once, I’ve discovered too late that an image I thought had covered the entire document was in fact, cut off at some random line of text. Time for me to start seeking another app. 2 stars because it kinda works... if you’re patient, willing to make several attempts and stay aware.
No resolution control
by NiteRunnr on 2019/05/26 17:02
Why are we wasting data on scans that likely don’t need hi rez? This app created a 1.5mb file for the exact same scan as a 0.3mb file on another scanner app.
Makes my phone worth more to me
by Jim (NHHacker) on 2019/05/24 18:31
If you use Microsoft-*anything (at work and/or at home) this is a must have utility. Capture everything from receipts to whiteboards. It squares up the images. It makes getting the image (or even multi-page pdf formatted results) to your OneDrive-connected devices so easy you might not realize it's already done. I use this app almost daily as a matter of habit. My phone would be so much less without it.
Was great, now it keeps crashing
by jake-jones on 2019/05/14 04:31
Crashes, before I can do anything... worked great for months until it didn’t.
Cannot find exported photo
by #MacJim! on 2019/05/12 05:27
Weird. After I choose to export my photo to my photo library I cannot find it in the photos app. What’s going on?
Terrible app
by Nexus jziabshsjbsjs on 2019/05/09 16:10
Used to be awesome, I used to take pictures of my receipt after business trips. Now it only highlights part of the receipt and won’t let me change it, time to delete and use the camera app
Crashes on startup
by TallReview on 2019/05/09 13:55
I would give this a much higher rating based on using it over the past couple of years, if it wasn’t crashing when I start it Additional info: iPhone X, iOS 12.2 Still crashes on startup (5/9/2019). Note that when I go into App Switcher, I see the program there, but can’t maximize it
Dysfunctional
by o l i v e on 2019/05/03 17:37
I used to find this app useful, but it has stopped working entirely for me. When I try to convert an image to a word doc, it asks me to log in -> I put in my email and password -> I get sent back to the page asking what I’d like to convert my photo into. I select Word -> It asks me to log in. I’m stuck in this impossible loop because the app doesn’t allow me to do something as simple as log in. I tried making a new account and couldn’t log into that one either. I tried going into my settings, where there is different log in option, and that one didn’t work either. Please fix your most basic function.
What about the icon?
by KrunchDown on 2019/04/23 21:37
Works fine, but why did it get an update today without a new icon to make it consistent with the rest of the office apps?
A nice App, but can do better
by 墨色之银 on 2019/04/15 14:35
Such as a icon like the NEW STYLE of OFFICE 365
Good enough for a free app
by EmmaraldApple on 2019/04/15 13:18
Considering its free it works well enough. However, apps like Scanner Pro are just better in every way. Microsoft should be setting the benchmark considering the size of the company.
I need clear all files button
by freewill774784 on 2019/04/11 11:00
I need clear all files button, really need! Dislike to delete files one by one!
Crashes everytime
by 0323748 on 2019/04/09 02:03
I really like Office Lens when it worked. But after a recent update it crashes everytime I launch the app.
OCR
by 孤煙 on 2019/03/28 11:38
We need OCR
Can’t detach old pictures while sharing
by SD-AGT on 2019/03/25 15:15
Once I take a picture with this app. While sharing it appends old pictures in subsequent screenshots. Practically become unusable.. please fix it.
Great, but ...
by hagalindo on 2019/03/24 04:02
This app works great for the most part. One big feature that is missing is the possibility to view, when cropping a snapped image, with more precision where are the corner-circles being dropped: create a zoomed image on a part of the screen that is not blocked by the user’s own finger when dragging the edge marks.
Not letting me sign in...
by hdowhqbwl on 2019/03/23 20:25
I just made a one drive account and put in my user and pass. It’s not even signing into my account. I deleted and downloaded the app multiple times- please fix this if it’s a glitch.
First class
by ShingleCreek on 2019/03/22 23:58
Love this app. Got rid of my old desktop scanner since this does a perfectly good job of scanning all my correspondence, pdf and save it to cloud storage. Really don’t understand all the negative reviews on this one. Compliments my O365 subscription perfectly.
This app is horrible
by ColePar on 2019/03/22 11:17
Upon initial installation, this app was my lifeline for college assignments but the more I used it the less functional it became. It started without being able to connect to my OneDrive, and then losing camera functionality altogether and now it won’t even run when I try to start it. Absolutely disappointed with the app at this point EDIT: I got a developer response so this is my reply, I’m on iPhone 6s Plus on the latest OS. (Not sure what the number is specifically). I have had camera issues in the past so I don’t believe it is your app not being able to open my camera. But when the app does work, it won’t save any PDFs to my one drive. Even if I uninstall and reinstall. Also even when it doesn’t open my camera, I still have the work around of going through to my camera library, but ever since the last update, the app won’t process me clicking the icons and takes forever to even open it. I’ve never had issues with device operation other than the camera being buggy but all my other apps work fine with no lag whatsoever
Filing
by Fhjydchiycbni on 2019/03/16 13:33
Great at capturing. Terrible at saving. Usually can’t save anything. Makes it useless. Doesn’t help to have great images you can’t process.
Crash after crash after crash (update)
by AV182 on 2019/03/11 15:16
It also limits how many pages you can scan at once. Big no no for me. I’ll stick to my old scanner app. Only tried this one out because it was free and it was from Microsoft. App crashed whenever I was trying to view the files that I had already scanned. I’m using the iPad Pro that came out last year.
App crashes
by kky2019 on 2019/03/06 22:24
I heard a lot of good things about this app. I have installed it But with this latest update for iOS. App is always crashing. I hate to say this is worst Microsoft product i have used. I have never seen a product without coming up any fixes after the failure update.
I'm going to use one that doesn't crash
by techmaster1357908642 on 2019/03/05 13:18
I'm using my old scanner application, using this is like a one-way ticket to crash city, when I'm in the middle of scanning important documents it crashes and it won't reload
PERFECT
by Alex19520646104 on 2019/03/03 10:09
This app is what i’ve been searching for!!! It’s super amazing,fantastic PERFECT!!! I love it... VERY HIGH QUALITY
No way to quickly empty gallery
by NoGalleryClear on 2019/02/24 19:50
After transferring photos to Photos, for example, there is no way to quickly clear the gallery. Most annoying! User interface gives impression that when you delete, Lens deletes the photo from Photos also! There is user feedback about this issue going back multiple years. Listen to your users!
Awful
by ScottytheMenace on 2019/02/18 07:17
It still astounds me how this company has ever made any money given how horrible their user interfaces have always been. You’d think after all these years they’d have figured it out.
Cream of the crop
by OldFolkster on 2019/02/15 23:10
I am amazed how much better Lens is than any other scanner app I’ve tried (on both iPad and Android). All the more amazing that it comes from Microsoft whose products I tend to hate (except for Word). It’s fast, simple, has incredible image quality, and offers lots of options for format and saving. The others seem like junk by comparison.
Only scans half a page !!!
by Sunil619 on 2019/02/08 21:13
When I try to scan documents, it only scans shows half of the page and cuts the other half and this has been happening since long time and I don’t see them fixing it, so I will just use another app.
File name and meta data disappeared. Disappointed
by aseraser1 on 2019/02/04 09:44
Where did the mated the ad ago and the file name that I created for each of these pictures that I took using this app? There disappeared please fix.
Crashamatic for biz cards
by 1M1Ucla on 2019/02/03 23:24
Limits save space, then crashes with each saved card photo you try to delete for more space
Crashes Constantly
by HumbleTiger on 2019/01/31 12:40
I used to like this app; now it is unusable! It crashes seconds after opening it on my iPhone X with the latest iOS. Really wish this would have been fixed in the latest update. Maybe you can fix it now.
Very useful but lacking iPhone X support
by QuintonAjStevens on 2019/01/28 18:00
This app is useful for uploading documents on the go or if you don't own a scanner. However, ever since getting an iPhone XR I’m no longer able to tap certain menu items like the most important cropping button to change the crop as they are located in the notch. Please correct the location of these icons.
No support for iPhone XS/XR
by RCINK on 2019/01/18 02:19
Guess the developers forgot about the notch !!
Used to be 5 star
by sbulosky on 2019/01/14 21:55
It has been cutting off the bottom of many scans to the point of being useless. Adobe PDF Scan works. I’ve given feedback but no reply or bug fix yet. Fix it and I’ll change my review.
Used to be a great app
by Mistral089 on 2019/01/11 20:50
When I discovered this app 2 yrs ago, I recommended it to everyone. The ability to take pictures of whiteboards, straight and color-corrected, was fantastic. Also the scanning was great. Now in 2 out of 3 scans, the app is unable to recognize the document’s edges. Microsoft, what have you done???
Does what it says at a snails pace!
by DudeWtf415 on 2019/01/10 06:32
You can take pictures of text pages, and convert them into recognition and searchable texts, but only 10 pages at a time, which means if you’ll also spend your time reconstructing pages of texts if your project is 11 or more pages! Awful if you’ve got 100’s if pages of research to do!
App buttons get cut on iPhone XR
by nissangle on 2018/12/26 05:07
This app is still not compatible with iPhone XR. The buttons on top right get cut making it difficult to edit scans. Please fix this at the earliest. Thanks.
iPhone XR sizing
by Reddevilzx10 on 2018/12/24 14:55
This app does not support the XR resolution.
Average scanning app
by Pedro_BB on 2018/12/23 08:26
From user interface experience: not optimized for my iPhone XR where buttons on upper right corner cannot be accesses as hidden by the screen notch (try for example to rotate a doc, etc.). Very basic featured and as usual poor sharing options.
It does it’s work perfectly
by SinaGamer55 on 2018/12/22 08:54
I use Lens frequently and it has whatever I need for scanning. It’s quality is as good as a real scanner and I appreciate that, although it doesn’t have few editing options and tools that others have but I don't use them.
You can’t save as pdf files to iCloud
by muqrin123 on 2018/12/08 22:51
I have 100 pages that I want to save in one pdf file and save it on iCloud but I can’t
Amazing Photo App.
by StealthMama on 2018/12/04 17:44
USED TO BE 5 STARS AND: Takes photos on angles or of wrinkled paper and straightens out the pic in easy to read flat notes. NOW 1 STAR AND: Does not straighten, flatten etc. I worked with it for an hour today. And got ZERO usable pages.
Great, but serious obstacles...
by Fatheroftheyear on 2018/12/02 20:08
This app was a lifesaver for expense receipts when I first started using it a couple years ago. I still use it, but I have 2 major complaints: 1) Using it on an iPhone, the app does not stay logged into my Microsoft account, so almost every time I scan something, I have to retype my password to send to OneNote or OneDrive 2) Saving as PDF or to files is not easily accessible The above to problems make me look for a new app every month or so, but it still solves my needs better than others. I love how easily I captures docs for work and home. I just get annoyed at the extra steps I need to take because they can’t solve the login issues
Save as PDF is now Broken
by Dano the Mano on 2018/11/28 14:13
I saw another reviewer post this and I am here to confirm. I use the Save as PDF feature to my work drive account. Last night I tried uploading 3 different PDF receipts and it was not saving the first receipt and just duplicating that receipt over and over when I tried submitting the others. This is a big issue and that is the sole reason of why/how I use the app. Please help sort this out. It was working FLAWLESSLY before the update.
Save as PDF has been broken for some time with O365
by Muishka on 2018/11/27 21:54
I love this app...when it works. It hasn’t been working lately, at all. I need to have PDFs of images uploaded directly to my work OneDrive and I am unable to do so. With the latest update (as of 11/27/18) I can’t even get the app to do normal things - the app keeps freezing, and I am still unable to upload to my work OneDrive. Please, please, fix this app. It has such potential but it keeps breaking with every new feature, it seems. I love the direct integration possibilities.
By far the best, quickest scan app out there.
by aaronwbrowning on 2018/11/27 06:31
And I’ve tried many!
Good start, but middle of the pack
by Tap Fan 99 on 2018/11/24 17:26
The integration into Microsoft family is great. But he app is average at best. Is crashes with some regularity. Documents get stuck unable to upload, and when the retry also fails, then just sit there in my files...no way to delete or retry upload. Lacks features to edit docs, add pages, or even save documents to be worked on later. It is ok overall, but needs to catch up to the other much more complete scanner apps available for iOS.
Scans half pages and when click discard ‘Discard All’ is not the best option
by SKGorla on 2018/11/16 12:14
Scans files in half page, and when scanning a series of documents when you want to discard a page it shows Discard All option , so you have to start over. Pathetic !!!
Add integration for Outlook
by jwalkingtravels on 2018/11/09 03:03
Please please please. It would be really great if the business card scanner could automatically add contacts to Outlook without having to manually go thru OneNote and one at a time open a vCard and add it to Outlook. So many extra steps! Not helpful for what I was hoping to use this app for... huge stack of business cards to scan and import.
UI not match iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max
by 撒石 on 2018/11/07 15:21
Need update for UI problem.
Great, just needs an update for notch phones
by indeed, it is so on 2018/11/01 16:57
Updated review: Love this app and the various UI changes it has undergone. However i just upgraded to an iPhone XR and couldn't find the edit points button, until I realized it was under the notch. Please fix this and it will again be magical. Original review: This app is just incredible. It saves me so much time, and it never fails. I have introduced this app to most of my co-workers (the ones I like, anyway) and they all love it too!
Removed several features
by afrpain on 2018/11/01 03:17
They are forcing onenote down our throats.., even though i don’t use It
Needs general update
by Dzinesbymeg on 2018/10/29 21:50
The newest update is horrible, unusable really. I have files stuck in the app, and retry does nothing. Save to gallery closes the app. The next older version was much more stable.
Where is PDF goes?
by Lexcao on 2018/10/21 01:44
Now there is only OneNote left. But users cannot leave PDF. Please give it BACK!
It Works
by Xctual on 2017/08/26 15:03
I was actually impressed by this app. I usually use my normal camera to take notes for class, but this app enhances that. The most impressive thing I noticed about this app is how you can easily take a photo from the sides and it straightens it out with no image issues whatsoever. A minor issue I did notice however is that the user would have to manually turn off the Auto setting for the flash for every picture they wish to take. While this might be helpful for lighting in photos, sometimes in certain situations (such as a dark classroom) the flash would not be appreciated by others and forgetting to turn it off might be a little embarrassing. Other than that, this app seems very well made and works as directed. Five stars from me.
I’ll keep using my old scanner app
by DonnaFlorida5 on 2018/09/16 16:24
I received a great promo for Lens because I have an office subscription. It made me want to love Lens. But Lens is lacking features that I use all the time when scanning documents. The biggest problem is that it lacks important editing features, such as the ability to change a color document to B/W, and the ability to lighten or darken a document. Second, when I input images from my device (camera roll) into Lens, I must do it one page at a time. I am used to being able to select a number of images at once. (I use that scanner feature frequently to combine PDFs. (I convert the PDFs to images, and then bring the images (PDF pages) into my scanner app and make a new PDF.) Lastly, my old app will capture a page as soon as it detects the edges, without my having to touch the shutter button, but Lens doesn’t. That feature makes it easier to hold the device while scanning and it allows me to scan multiple pages quickly. Lens might offer new functionality for people who want to scan whiteboards. I don’t know and I don’t need that ability. For those of us who deal heavily with documents, Lens needs to step up its game. I can already easily send scans to one note (as an image or a pdf) so switching to Lens would not help me. I will hold off using Lens for now.
Almost perfect
by Easywater on 2017/10/17 19:46
Everything works well enough for daily uses. I use it to scan and store most paper notes, receipts, documents, magazine clips... Most of the times the app detects the boundaries of the document and automatically crops the scanned image to remove unwanted background. However, sometimes when the contrast between the background and the document is not high enough and/or the light level is low, the app cannot tell where the boundaries are and keeps switching around and snaps on to the wrong boundary lines. I try to move & adjust the phone to different angles & positions to get the app to snap on the correct boundaries but before I can hit the button it switches away to the wrong ones again. If it cannot determine where the correct boundaries are then it should just pick one and allow the user to cycle through the options until he/she finds the correct one. Miscrosoft should add the annotate option after the picture is taken to hi-lite, circle, underline or add a quick note to the scanned image.
This app is horrible
by ColePar on 2019/03/22 11:17
Upon initial installation, this app was my lifeline for college assignments but the more I used it the less functional it became. It started without being able to connect to my OneDrive, and then losing camera functionality altogether and now it won’t even run when I try to start it. Absolutely disappointed with the app at this point EDIT: I got a developer response so this is my reply, I’m on iPhone 6s Plus on the latest OS. (Not sure what the number is specifically). I have had camera issues in the past so I don’t believe it is your app not being able to open my camera. But when the app does work, it won’t save any PDFs to my one drive. Even if I uninstall and reinstall. Also even when it doesn’t open my camera, I still have the work around of going through to my camera library, but ever since the last update, the app won’t process me clicking the icons and takes forever to even open it. I’ve never had issues with device operation other than the camera being buggy but all my other apps work fine with no lag whatsoever
Receipts and More!
by Storm's Other Son on 2017/09/04 01:23
Of the all the receipts I have already scanned and are still finding, although I no longer work where I used to, as far as their reimbursable policy goes, whether the supplies that, were needed I did not put in for, end up being a post employment donation to write off next year come tax time or they cut me a check, this application is so awesome! Even more awesome is the fact that it is not only for receipts and has different settings for documents, business cards and others! Impressed - does not do this awesome app justice. Surprised by this additional excellence from Microsoft - not in the least! Thank you!
Not what it used to be
by TMF-Mac on 2018/09/27 13:55
This has been my go-to app for some time now, and I ever since I began using it, I became a huge fan and have gotten many friends and colleagues hooked on this app. It used to be a 5-star app, but over the past few months it has become hit or miss on scanning documents. When in document scan mode, you visually see it detect all the edges properly; however, when you snap the image oftentimes it now cuts off a significant portion! What gives? I have deleted and reloaded the app, updated iOS, reviewed all settings, and it continues to happen. Previously this worked like magic. I didn't have to be careful of the angle or anything. I could quickly scan any document without fuss and it worked all the time. Sadly it's now less than 50/50 on capturing the entire document (despite it showing the correct edges onscreen). I am truly sad.
Was Great... Once
by Left Angle on 2019/05/31 14:10
Maybe it’s because my ancient 3 year old iPhone SE updates are interfering; maybe it’s because Microsoft’s updates are making bad things happen, but this once perfect app is no longer so wonderful. The orange outline disappears the moment the shutter button is pressed and the result is haphazard at best. The image captured may be what the entire viewfinder was showing, a portion of what was outlined the split second before the shot was taken or if you’re lucky, you got what you expected. It now takes at least 3 or 4 tries to make a usable image and more than once, I’ve discovered too late that an image I thought had covered the entire document was in fact, cut off at some random line of text. Time for me to start seeking another app. 2 stars because it kinda works... if you’re patient, willing to make several attempts and stay aware.
One of my Primary Apps
by Zullnight on 2018/02/20 13:26
This app is fantastic, use it all the time. Quick, simple, and gives quality results ever time. Even when documents are at an angle and lighting is not what it should be you still get a good result and perspective corrected. The interface for saving, could be improved, bit confusing to get use to and we’re it is going to be saved. But once learnt it is fine and taking quick scans to default location is simple. Changing names latter, is ok but could be improved UI wise Still it is very much a 5 star app!!
MUST ADD - Import Business Card Scans directly to Outlook
by Bors de Ganis on 2017/11/30 19:42
App works great for scanning documents, but for those of us who have a stack of business cards that we want to scan to Outlook contacts, the process is way too complicated. You can scan the business card to OneNote only and in order to then get it to Outlook you must get to a PC, download the scanned card from OneNote (App or Online) to the PC as a .vcf, then open Outlook and import as a separate file. COME ON MICROSOFT!!!!! Now that Office 365 supposedly allows these office apps to work with each other as never before; it seems being able to scan, save, and import from one Microsoft app to another should be much easier. This app should remove my need to purchase a third-party piece of scanning hardware in order to get business cards into Outlook.
Great, but serious obstacles...
by Fatheroftheyear on 2018/12/02 20:08
This app was a lifesaver for expense receipts when I first started using it a couple years ago. I still use it, but I have 2 major complaints: 1) Using it on an iPhone, the app does not stay logged into my Microsoft account, so almost every time I scan something, I have to retype my password to send to OneNote or OneDrive 2) Saving as PDF or to files is not easily accessible The above to problems make me look for a new app every month or so, but it still solves my needs better than others. I love how easily I captures docs for work and home. I just get annoyed at the extra steps I need to take because they can’t solve the login issues
Where the Heck is Local Storage?
by George man22 on 2018/09/25 18:10
Update: As promised, I’m updating to 5 stars since magically the ability to delete local scans mysteriously appeared. Thank you. I like this app. But please tell me what I’m missing, since these questions appear simple and I could not find the answers anywhere. I save scans to pdf and specify iPhone local storage. Then I send to Dropbox. When I’m done, there does not appear to be a way to delete the PDFs in the app, short of deleting the app and reinstalling. Yes - I tried holding, and swiping every which way. As for where on the iPhone these scans are stored locally, no one seems to know. I’ve looked in Photos, Files and every other location and can’t find where they are stored. This seems a simple question, but Googling this I find others are similarly frustrated. Am I missing some obvious usage paradigm? I’d give this five stars if I could just delete scans from the app.
What happened?! It was great!!
by Littlebugs on 2018/09/14 22:34
This app was a life saver when for a whole month intensive course of sight translation from English to Spanish and my prof never gave me a heads up on what text pages to adapt for my print learning disabilities!! I needed to have OCR STAT! Then I was able to easily enlarge the text and spaces between the lines and more!! If it wasn’t down I lost the whole class period of note taking, scribbling in key legal and medical terms that can’t be done with Microsoft nor G translate! Did mention it was a 4 week class vs 16 weeks!? I went to use it just now, with a text book page of grammar, the Immersive Reading feature distorts the text, and removes bold print of words. PLEASE please help! And I will happily change my stars and review. I am an adult with print and related dyslexia issues.
Makes my phone worth more to me
by Jim (NHHacker) on 2019/05/24 18:31
If you use Microsoft-*anything (at work and/or at home) this is a must have utility. Capture everything from receipts to whiteboards. It squares up the images. It makes getting the image (or even multi-page pdf formatted results) to your OneDrive-connected devices so easy you might not realize it's already done. I use this app almost daily as a matter of habit. My phone would be so much less without it.
Cannot handle Impressionism/Pointillism
by [iPapi] on 2018/09/26 23:58
Several museums, multiple failures. Can’t render fine brushstrokes or subtle detail of many impressionist paintings (driven crazy by Monet) taken at museums where it’s allowed. Pointillism will come out looking like random clusters of dots separated by big white areas. End up using the regular camera for these. Works fine for others, although the colors tend to look too bright and more exaggeratedly gaudy than in reality. Do not like how it cuts off parts of picture frames willy nilly. If there are more than one flyers posted, it can’t seem to allow you to pick just one to image. Gets confused. This app is nice when it works, but it could use a lot of refinement.
Used to be perfect...
by VirtualGus on 2018/10/03 12:45
Office Lens has been one of my favorite apps for a long time. I use it mainly for whiteboard pictures and scan documents and receipts. It worked flawlessly for a long time. I can’t understand why break something that works great? One of the many updates all of a sudden makes Lens to not auto-detect the correct doc size anymore. 90% of the times it crops it wrong. This used to work perfect everyday. I’ve tried of course with different backgrounds and light conditions and angles so I’m convinced it’s something in the app. Still a great app but sad to see an app like this to go down from amazing to ok.
Terrific
by Daniel Schlegel on 2017/11/26 18:23
I am an active musician in University and music major. As part of my requirements I have to scan my music and give it to an accompanist to Olay in my lessons. This app is a life saver one of the best I have found on the App Store. I have tried about 3-4 different types and this app amongst the 4 always seems to be the best. I really like how it focuses and lines your page up for you that you are pointing at. Great app for scanning and doing other things with as well.
Really great
by HarutReview on 2017/09/07 18:35
I rely on this app exclusively for PDF conversion and OCR capabilities together with my OneDrive account.... One big functionality missing is ability to choose destination folder when uploading this to cloud and optionally choosing a more descriptive file name... Alternatively or in addition to choosing destination folder it would be nice to be able to open whatever folder the file has been uploaded to in the native OneDrive app to be able to rename the file or move or copy it to another folder.
Fantastic
by Scolecite on 2018/01/11 16:04
I’ve been scanning old documents that are far too thin to put through an automated feed scanner. The results are excellent. Many of the documents are improved tremendously by scanning with this app. The auto crop works well most of the time so it’s pretty easy to get through many documents. It’s much faster than having to scan each of these documents individually on a typical all in one fax-printer-scanner.
Incredibly useful
by B_Kit on 2017/08/29 04:47
I originally found this while installing other MS Office related apps, and I downloaded this out of curiosity. It was quickly apparent how useful the app could be for me. Initially, I used it to photo-document whiteboard notes & such, and I love how it automatically crops and skews the image to make it more readable. Now I frequently use it for photos and documents, and the auto cropping features save a lot of time and energy.
Extremely useful for conferences and work
by transposition on 2017/09/28 14:37
I use this on an almost daily basis, recording whiteboards at work. More than that, I have found it essential for preserving slides at conferences without the bad angles & surrounding cruft. Since slides are a large part of my use, if the team were to add an optimization for that it would make it even better. Right now, I flip between “document” and “whiteboard” to find the best image.
Dysfunctional
by o l i v e on 2019/05/03 17:37
I used to find this app useful, but it has stopped working entirely for me. When I try to convert an image to a word doc, it asks me to log in -> I put in my email and password -> I get sent back to the page asking what I’d like to convert my photo into. I select Word -> It asks me to log in. I’m stuck in this impossible loop because the app doesn’t allow me to do something as simple as log in. I tried making a new account and couldn’t log into that one either. I tried going into my settings, where there is different log in option, and that one didn’t work either. Please fix your most basic function.
The best scanning app I have ever used!
by PsychoGradStudent on 2018/01/02 11:03
This app is, by far, THE BEST app I have tried for scanning documents! And the seamless integration into OneNote is outstanding. I have not used it for pictures yet, but I am very eager to try it. If I had just one wish for this app, and I am sure it’s a tall order, it would be to integrate handwriting-to-text conversion into the app. Or, at the very least, marking and searching among scanned handwritten notes.
Great App
by Corey962 on 2017/09/26 19:54
When you import an image to OneNote it will actually allow you to search OneNote for any legible word that is on the image. Hugely beneficial! Only tip to developers: if you first make an image into a PDF , and then try to send to OneNote, it doesn't work. Would be great to have this ability as this should work seamlessly within the MSFT office environment. Also- PC version doesn't sync with mobile version??
Great app - one suggestion
by Cabaround on 2018/07/08 15:42
Love the app and use it frequently. I like that you can capture at an angle and it straightens perfectly. The only improvement I would suggest is when you go to define the borders, make it so you can drag the corners without having to put your finger directly on the handle. Its hard to see around my fat fingers sometimes to line it up.
Good start, but middle of the pack
by Tap Fan 99 on 2018/11/24 17:26
The integration into Microsoft family is great. But he app is average at best. Is crashes with some regularity. Documents get stuck unable to upload, and when the retry also fails, then just sit there in my files...no way to delete or retry upload. Lacks features to edit docs, add pages, or even save documents to be worked on later. It is ok overall, but needs to catch up to the other much more complete scanner apps available for iOS.
Very good app- where is the web-version
by hudsonwolf on 2018/03/28 13:22
This app is really great for keeping track of receipts. I love it. Small improvement would be to have the ability to select where the file output goes. Right now I have to manually sort into folders. Also nice would be a web version. I could use my camera on the PC or Mac to take images or run OCR.
Switched from CamCard
by cacofonix1 on 2018/01/21 21:55
After I found that my over 200 scanned cards could not be recovered from CamCard lite as it is no longer supported by iOS 11 and that the only option is to switch to CamCard business (which did not transfer them over also), I started searching for an alternative. I no longer wanted the Business Card images to be trapped inside the software not knowing when its author would drop support. After trying out over 6 competing apps, finally settled for this combo of Office Lens/OneNote Areas needing improvement: 1. If one selects the ‘+’ to add a second page and then changes ones mind there is no way to back out short of closing the app 2. There should be an option to change picture resolution 3.
Awesome Scan Tool
by Deadheaddeejay on 2017/08/22 23:06
Office Lens has been my go to scan app for years. The automatic cropping and image cleanup options are better than dozens of other products claiming to have all the same features. You just can't beat the OneDrive syncing which instantaneously makes scans available on another device, i.e. Desktop computer.
Update has ruined the workflow
by AngHP on 2018/08/21 22:17
My family uses this to scan and store everything from bills and receipts to pictures. Previous versions included a close button at the end of the document filing sequence. The newest version has eliminated this critical button enticing the user who does not have additional docs to select the back arrow. Choosing the back arrow results in duplicate copies. The only way out of this loop (after cussing over thw duplicates) is the home button- which is not intuitive. Please bring closure to this workflow and I will change my rating to a 4 star one.
Outstanding App
by PatrickLance9790 on 2017/08/08 05:05
Nowadays where everything is almost digital, this app is explicably useful in converting a lot of my documents into digital files instantly without the use of a scanner. Files are sharp and clean quality especially with good lighting. Love the whiteboard style for my notes. Kudos to whomever designed this Software's algorithm🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Now we can change document name!
by ctf69 on 2017/10/05 17:51
Was so frustrated before because of the generic name. But now I see we can change titles/document name. Makes this so much better. I take photos of business receipts. Doesn't clog up my photos on phone with "fake" photos - allows me to save receipt to OneDrive for later entry into Quickbooks. Awesome timesaver.
It used to work perfectly
by RDLRIO on 2018/02/19 16:27
I don’t know what exactly was changed with the latest updates but please change it back to what it used to be. The page recognition is super slow and lags so if you move the camera, you almost have to force it do it again. Also after scanning the pages, they all have different sizes when saving. Lastly, it used to be able to see the pages that were scanned before saving and that’s gone also.
Super handy and easy
by AndrewHaglund on 2018/02/22 03:58
The latest updates have improved the app’s usability greatly. The image correction used to be really good, but the overall app pretty clunky. Now it’s smooth sailing. Highly recommend this app to anyone who take pictures of whiteboards, business cards, documents etc. and more. Thanks for the great app Microsoft!
Text box option disappearing
by Mekaneck84 on 2019/06/07 17:39
This app used to be fine for my use case, which is taking pictures, annotating them, and then saving them directly to OneDrive. However, recently the app has eliminated the option to add a text box to an image. Now, the only option to mark up an image is the freehand pencil. Not great when trying to annotate my pictures. Which I do for literally every picture I take for my job. Now I have to find a new (not business approved) app and then transfer the pictures to OneDrive later. Thanks Microsoft.
Meh. So ...meh :-(
by Joehv on 2018/09/15 03:44
I mean this would have been great 5 years ago, but now it is positively amateurish. There are way better scanning applications out there. I’ve used a few. This doesn’t come close to the advanced features available in Scanbot for instance. I mean, if you have the office 365 subscription and you don’t want to pay for anything else I guess it’ll do the job - not very well, but it’s free. If you want quality stuff, look elsewhere. Come on Microsoft, you can do better than this. Especially for your clients who pay for the 365 service
Great App for Work
by PCLS YA on 2017/10/03 15:13
I use this app frequently to store documents digitally. It does a great job and integrates seamlessly with other Office apps. It also allows you to save PDFs and photos to your camera roll. Note taking at meetings just got easier. Plus I don’t have to worry about misplacing paper documents. I just scan them in!
Revised
by johninononon on 2019/10/13 16:55
I gave this app one star awhile back ago and since then I’m revising my review. This app is not perfect but it’s free. The developers are doing their best and everything works. I have a slight problem with filters and the orange box thing but other than that everything works. I appreciate the hard work and thought put into the app by the developers, thank you.
It does it’s work perfectly
by SinaGamer55 on 2018/12/22 08:54
I use Lens frequently and it has whatever I need for scanning. It’s quality is as good as a real scanner and I appreciate that, although it doesn’t have few editing options and tools that others have but I don't use them.
Helpful App., but!
by M123321K on 2018/07/05 08:13
This is my favorite App. to scan all my documents easily, but with the last version it becomes difficult to determine the border of the document by the App itself. The same problem does exist before with my old iPhone! Now I’m using iPhone x and it was perfect for more than 5 months! I hope this will be fixed soon!
PDF FILES DISAPPEAR!
by bilal_tanweer on 2017/12/21 20:12
This was my favourite app for scanning images. Last week while working in the archives I scanned a whole bunch of documents and saved them on the phone as PDFs. Now when I am trying to open them they just don’t open. It’s shocking and I have spent an entire day trying to retrieve the files. The app doesn’t let you share files through iTunes either. There is no support on the web. I would recommend you staying away from the Save PDF function until these guys fix the bugs. Shocking!
Impressive capture
by serene and impatient on 2018/04/19 13:06
I'm bothered by the new Microsoft policy of snooping on user content and reserving the right to block and delete users who violate their policies against things like foul language, possibly the most evil thing this longtime bad actor has done to date. But for a company famous for clunky software, this app stands out for simple effectiveness.
Best of all
by Super Had on 2017/10/18 00:16
I tried a few other options out there, even some of the paid apps. This one is always working very good even at low light and fuzzy background conditions. The functionality is very simple and useful. No bloated stuff and is very clean. Serve my daily usage purpose.
Never have to save physical receipts again
by Violetle42 on 2018/01/30 06:44
The feature I use most is to capture receipt with camera and auto crop function. Then I save them into OneNote in a Restaurant Receipt (and respective categories). I wish the process require less steps. Not yet 5 stars but I give 5 for encouragement.
Where did the text option go
by localemployee on 2019/06/07 13:13
Good morning Our corporation was using this app for in the field inspections with the ability to use the text option to add critical details to the photos or pdf creations. Now that the feature is gone the app is not useful as it is. Can we please have the feature text added back apart of the app and it will get 5 stars from me. Christian
A must-have, almost seamless
by gingrvb on 2017/10/24 17:11
This gets you much cleaner scans than any of the many scanning apps I’ve used with my iPhone 6s. My only complaint is that I can’t get it to connect to my onedrive account. So I email the PDFs to myself. Not terrible, but a cloud service would be helpful.
Amazing but frustrating
by Student 411 on 2018/06/27 02:22
Having an app like this is amazing. I can just scan whatever I need immediately without needing to use an actual scanner. It’s a convenient tool and easy to use. My only issue is that the app crops the picture unnecessarily. It won’t give me the full document. It’s frustrating.
Fails to upload and is quite useless
by NonFacebook User on 2018/03/24 00:25
Frustrated with this app. Consistently fails to upload with no helpful information as to why. And I am not even able to open my scanned file to transfer it somewhere. So the scan I took is stuck in this limbo state. And the app team has decided to take feedback via UserVoice which is pretty much like saying ‘go scream in the echo chamber and we will decide which one to listen to’. Overall terrible experience. Deleting the app
Great app
by Moochiepants on 2017/09/04 16:22
This is a sneakily powerful very effective app. It's very easy to use and 100% reliable. I use it for business cards, documents, receipt copies and save things to one drive or just email them. It's part of my workflow for business expense tracking and very helpful.
Would be 5 stars if there wasn’t a limit on the number of captures!
by Simon Michael on 2017/10/06 03:01
Perfect app for scanning documents and things for school or work! However, I wish there wasn’t a limit on the number of pages you can capture at once! I wasn’t able to scan some of my longer documents that had just a few more pages.
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