Office Lens is an excellent app which give users the ability to enhance images of whiteboards documents, and make them readable. Later the images are also saved to OneNote so the user can access them from any device. The app can also be used to convert images to Word and PowerPoint files.
Recently, the app was bumped to 1.3.3601, and comes with a few notable changes on board. Among the most interessting is the business card mode which allows users to capture business cards and extract the contact information from it. Later the information is stored in OneNote, and is also stored as a VCF file so you can open it up on your smartphone and add it to your contact list. This is an experimental feature, and works best with English-based business cards at the moment.
However, you can give it a try and see if it works for any other language. Microsoft did mentioned they will add support for more languages in the near future, but for now, users have to live with English-based cards. Microsoft is also requesting users to share the uploaded business cards to improve the algorithm, create a sharing link and email it to [email protected].
Here’s the complete change log of the latest update:
- Images are processed faster, especially on budget devices.
- Business card mode: Introducing an experimental feature that lets you capture Business cards and extract their contact information into OneNote. contact information is also saved as a VCF file that you can open from OneNote on your PC or phone and add to your contact list. This feature works best with US English-based Business cards right now.
If you happen to be a regular user of Office Lens, head over to the Windows Phone store and grab the updated app.