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!

- 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.

- 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.

What's New

Version 2.11

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

499 Ratings

499 Ratings

One of the most useful apps on the market


I was just tired with apps that watermark your images when scanned using their apps. Sometimes, the watermark used to overlap important parts of the document, defeating the whole purpose of the app altogether. Office Lens is by far the best free scanning app. Its not only accurate, but the modes inside work well. Only change needed is -
While cropping the image, the crop boundaries need to have a zoomed in window so that the user knows exactly where to place the point.

Very best App ever used

Advocate Pradeep

This is the best ever I have seen for photo copies. I am using this app very frequently for submission of documents, taking clear photographs of legal documents etc. It's unmatched quality made me love this App. I salute the inventors and developers team. Hats off. Just use and experience the magic differences amongst similar App. You will also fall in love. Have a great time ahead. Adv. Pradeep

Outstanding App


Office Lens is easily the best 'scanner' app you'll see on the App Store. I've tried a few and no other app comes even remotely close to how efficient and precise this app is. It even doubles up as a regular picture capturing app in case you want to take pictures of artworks, paintings, photo frames off a wall! Beautifully done Microsoft!


Microsoft Corporation
51.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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