Microsoft revealed today that it’s rebranded Office Lens mobile app to Microsoft Lens and has created a restyled icon.
“Recommended by Wirecutter together of the simplest mobile scanning apps in 2020, we’re taking subsequent step in our evolution by changing our name and logo from Office Lens to Microsoft Lens and adding some dynamic new features,” Microsoft’s Saumitra Agarwal writes within the announcement post. “Along with the new identity, we are bringing [new] intelligent actions into the camera including Image to Text, Image to Table, Image to Contact, Immersive Reader, and QR Code Scan.”
The remake of the app also includes an improved scan experience that allows you to re-order pages, re-edit scanned PDFs, apply a filter to all or any images within the document, scan up to 100 pages as images or PDFs, and switch between local- and cloud-based PDF save locations.
Microsoft Lens will replace Office Lens on Android immediately, and therefore the iPhone update will arrive “in the approaching months.”
“Since Microsoft Lens powers the camera in Microsoft 365 mobile apps, including Office, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and OneDrive,” Agarwal adds, “you can believe Microsoft Lens to capture and intelligently enhance, and [to] work together with your documents, photos[,] and videos with an equivalent ease and dependability of [the standalone] Microsoft Lens app.”