Microsoft Office Lens is an excellent scanning utility for capturing documents, photos, and whiteboard images and sending them to OneDrive, OneNote, PDF, and other Office apps. Office Lens runs on iOS, Android, and Windows phones, with capabilities that vary by platform.
Today, Office Lens on iOS received an update enabling Office 365 business and education account support, along with Spanish language support when scanning business cards. Also, all versions now enjoy a dedicated Business Card mode for easily creating contact records.
By supporting Office 365, Office Lens for iOS becomes a more secure solution for scanning and sharing. From Microsoft’s announcement:
Today’s release of version 1.2 for iPhone builds upon the positive response to Office Lens, which turns your smartphone into a scanner by cropping, straightening and enhancing photos of whiteboards and documents. In addition to saving Office Lens-enhanced scans to your personal OneNote or OneDrive account, you can now sign in with your Office 365 work or school account and save documents to OneNote, Word and PowerPoint or as an image or PDF file on OneDrive for Business. You can then easily share your documents with colleagues or students in the secure and reliable Office 365 environment.
Office Lens new Business Card support, which is enabled on the iOS, Android, and Windows phone apps, can scan a business card and scrape off the pertinent information. The data can be saved to a contact in address books or straight into OneNote’s Contact section.
In related news, the OneNote Clipper now supports Office 365 work and school accounts. The tool works the same as the old Clipper, but with the added security and convenience of Office 365.
If you’re not already using Office Lens, then you should start. Head on over to the appropriate app store and get downloading.