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This article was published on May 27, 2015


Microsoft’s Office Lens scanner for Android exits preview, heads to Google Play Store

Microsoft’s Office Lens scanner for Android exits preview, heads to Google Play Store
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Microsoft announced today that its Office Lens scanning app is now available to download on Android devices following a short preview period.

OK, so Microsoft may have taken its sweet time in bringing multi-platform support to the app. And OK, there are plenty of other Android scanner apps out there, but it’s better late than never for the die-hard Microsoft (and Office) users out there.

Once you’ve taken a snap to store a document electronically, the image can then be converted into a Word document, PowerPoint presentation slide or searchable PDF. Captured business cards can generate new contacts, which can then be sent straight to OneNote or added to your address book.

Office Lens has been available on Windows Phone devices since early 2014 and on iPhone since early April. As I said, better late than never.

➤ Office Lens Android now available at Google Play Store [Office Blog via Venture Beat]

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