Microsoft has launched a version of its Office Lens app for the iPhone after a successful release for Windows Phone.

That version launched a year ago and Microsoft is now extending its reach to the iPhone. Office Lens gives users a way to take pictures of documents such as receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards or sticky notes, which can be cropped and saved to Microsoft's OneNote app. Here's a look at its main features:

  • Recognizes the corners of a document and automatically crops, enhances and cleans up the image.
  • Identifies printed text with optical character recognition (OCR) so that you can search by key word for the image in OneNote or OneDrive.
  • Converts images of paper documents and whiteboard notes into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and PDF files for easy editing and reformatting (see more details here).
  • Captures business cards and generates contacts you can add to your phone.
  • Inserts images to OneNote or OneDrive (as DOCX, PPTX, JPG or PDF format) and gives you options to save, export and share the image.

Microsoft is also launching an Android version of Office Lens, but it's only available as a preview version for select testers.

Source: Microsoft