Back in September of last year, we reported that Microsoft was working on an app for Windows Phone called ‘Office Lens.’ Not much was known about the Office Lens app, but that it would be for the Windows Phone platform. This app would let you take a picture of a whiteboard and automatically scan and convert that picture using optical character recognition.
Now, it appears that the app is currently undergoing testing within Microsoft. Details of the app have appeared on the app’s official Store link, showcasing all it has to offer. “Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable, and saves them to OneNote. Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket. Never miss notes on whiteboards or blackboards. Always find important documents or business cards. Don’t lose receipts or stray sticky notes again!” the app description reads.
This fascinating app will allow you to scan a document and save it digitally. The app can even utilize OCR so you can scan a document and edit it! Here are the key features of this app:
- Capture pictures of whiteboards and share your meeting notes with co-workers.
- Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards or posters. The text will be automatically recognized (using OCR) so you can search and edit it.
- Take pictures of menus, shopping lists, or children’s sketches so you never have to worry about forgetting or misplacing them.
This app is currently in beta testing and we are unable to download it at this time. But keep an eye on the app’s Store page, you never know!
— Jez (@MSFTY) February 22, 2014