If you are the owner of an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, then chances are high that you have installed the popular CamScanner app to scan and save your documents, notes on a whiteboard, sketches and receipts.
The CamScanner is hugely popular among smartphone users. You can easily find this app on almost every smartphone. According to the developer, CamScanner has been downloaded over 100 million times!
As you know, CamScanner is currently available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone only, meaning this app is not available for Windows 10 yet.
Camera scanning apps like CamScanner might not be very useful for desktop and notebook users but scanning apps are quite useful if you own a Windows 10 running tablet such as the Surface Pro.
Office Lens for Windows 10
Those of you who need to scan documents, receipts or white boards very often on a PC or tablet running Windows 10 can try out Office Lens, a pocket scanner from Microsoft.
Office Lens app features
Office Lens from Microsoft is a free app designed to help users digitise documents, images, white boards and black boards. The Office Lens app can also be used to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files.
Besides that, the scanned copies can be saved to OneNote, OneDrive or on your local drive. In addition to Whiteboard mode and document mode, there is another interesting mode called Business Card mode which allows you extract contact information from a business card and save the information into your address book or OneNote.
The whiteboard mode takes care of glares and shadows by removing them. Use the document mode if you want clear and easy to read texts. The photo mode can be used to take pictures of people and scenery.
The Office Lens app is certainly not as good as the well-known CamScanner app, especially when it comes to the number of features offered. But since a version of CamScanner or a similar app is not available for Windows 10 yet, Office Lens is your best bet for now.
Finally, if you like the Office Lens on your Windows 10, don’t forget to get it installed on your smartphone as well. Office Lens is available for iPhone and Android phone as well.
Tip: There is another free app called Mobile Doc Scanner Free in the Store with a few more features. You can also try that app if you’re not happy with Office Lens.
Download Office Lens (Store link)