Here’s a handy app to check out for your Android Phone: Microsoft’s Office Lens. This app helps turn your phone’s camera into a portable scanner that fits right in your pocket.

With Office Lens you can take pictures of paper documents as well as business cards, receipts, posters or Post-It Notes and turn those images into editable text.


You can also grab pictures of wipe boards, which can be a great help for meetings or for students in class. Those images can be turned into editable text as well. If you use the special whiteboard mode, Office Lens will take care of the glare and shadows that you can find in a image of a wipe board.


You can save the documents to your OneDrive, One Note, or on your device.


Those images can be converted to Word documents, PowerPoints presentations, or PDFs and be automatically saved to your OneDrive.


Best of all, Office Lens is free from the Google Play Store.  This app gets a 4.5 out of 5 star ratings from those who have used it and has close to 20,000 5-start reviews. Check it out for yourself.

~ Cynthia