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Microsoft brings Office Lens to Windows 10 PCs, phones and HoloLens; adds Office 365 support

Two and a half years ago, Microsoft launched Office Lens on Windows Phone, offering a quick and easy way to take a photo of some text, and - using optical character recognition - to be able to then use that text in documents, such as those created in Word, PowerPoint or OneNote. A year later, Office Lens launched on iOS and Android too.

The app has become an indispensable tool for many mobile users, such as students grabbing notes from a whiteboard in class, or those who want to quickly convert their notes from a meeting into a format that they can email to their colleagues.

Today, Microsoft has expanded availability of Office Lens, bringing the handy app to Windows 10 PCs, tablets, and even its HoloLens headset. The new Universal Windows Platform app also works on Windows 10 Mobile phones.

Microsoft is also making Office Lens more useful by adding support for Office 365 and OneDrive for Business on Windows 10, Android and iOS.

"Just sign in to Office Lens using your company, organization or school email address," Microsoft said today, "and capture to your heart’s content. Your scans will benefit from the easy sharing and security afforded by Office 365."

You can download the latest version of Office Lens free for:

Source: Office Blogs

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