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Office Lens is a Microsoft made app. It let's you scan documents and white boards. You just point at it and the app auto detects edges ( It's pretty accurate & you can post edit them if they are a bit off). The best part though is that it has an option to save it to your OneNote account. ( Also has a save as PDF thing) I love to just take pictures of my class white boards and attach it to my OneNote lecture notes. Now that I am working I do the same thing with meeting brainstorms. I have been using it since 2015. No ugly watermarks. Just great digital copies.
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> but that googledocs scanner on new phones looks even better, it'll adjust for perspective automatically and looks super clean.
Microsoft did it first
When I first switched away from Windows Phone (which, I still have a bit of regret for doing, Windows Phone is hands down, the best mobile operating system, but hamstrung by a lack of devices and Microsoft's indecisiveness, the app situation has long since been rectified, I never felt "without" a single day I used it) to Android, that was the biggest thing I felt missing, along with a lack of Visual Voicemail, which seems to have made it's way into Android finally with Android 6.
Either way, Office Lens has been around for an incredibly long time, and Microsoft has absolutely amazing computer vision technology and done a ton of research into that field (I mean, look at Kinect alone! I still am amazed that Bing Vision on Windows Phone was able to track, accurately, multiple things at the same time such as a few dvd cases, barcodes, books, etc, on a mobile device to allow you to select what you want to search for, and then being able to actually search for something just by the dvd/book cover accurately), it's absolutely amazing just how fast it operates as well.
I really do with Microsoft had more marketshare to get device manufacturers interested again, my Lumia 925 is still the best experience I've ever had on a smartphone and I'd do anything for a modern device that could provide that again. Just having a physical camera button is such a nice touch that so few devices have, and one of the reasons why I'm sticking with Sony's Xperia line of devices, even if that means I have to go out of my way to acquire one.
Honestly... I've never heard of or used the CamScanner App. I assume it's a document scanning app? So alternatives would be: Maybe Microsoft OfficeLens, the built in Google Drive document scan or a open source alternative, like Open Note Scanner.
Office Lens lets you take photos of documents, whiteboards and other pictures and aligns them so that they fit to the screen. No more shoddy photos of documents, they look like real scans! And it's free :D
If taking pictures on mobile of documents, whiteboards, etc, try using Microsoft Office Lens. It automatically "flattens" the document for you, too.
Office Lens - it's not the most comprehensive scanner app out there, but it's all free and without ads. It's also one of the quickest.
I especially recommend it if you're and Office/OneDrive user as it integrates really well with other Microsoft services!
Microsoft Office Lens
iOS - [link]
Android - [link]
If you're after another solution for your receipt photos, you could give (and I'm probably going to be shot down in flames for this) Microsoft Office Lens.
Office Lens! It automatically adjusts the perspective so they look flat and even OCR's the text so they are searchable.
Office Lens by Microsoft
Best free app IMO.
Also OfficeLens from Microsoft - I just have that set up to be my document dump. Anything I want to file I take a picture of, then go through the OneNote folder every week or so and file it away.
Have you ever heard of Office Lens? It's a microsoft app available free on IOS and Android. It allows you to scan/take a pic of anything such as a book page and no matter the angle it will straighten it out
Might be useful to you, see the pics in the description. [link]
I have eyesight issues and I cannot see on the blackboard. The only way for me to follow along with the lecture is to take photos, or, better yet, use the Office Lens app in blackboard mode to shoot an already optimized version of the photo. I use a program to quickly share my files between my phone and my PC if I'm taking digital notes of some sort, so I can quickly paste a state of the blackboard to my note.
Sometimes, also, when I don't remember something crucial for the lesson to be useful I - gasp - Google it. Shocking, right? Googling topics related to the lecture so you understand what's going on?
And since you're so opposed to the idea of using technology for learning, I assume you've never heard of this either?
Phones are just computers that are smaller in size and are connected to the Internet all the time, with the extra functionality of being able to take and place calls nowdays. Someone might sit on their phone for 2 hours for the exact reason they sit on their laptop 2 hours. Different people have different needs, use the method that works best for you but don't criticize other people's methods unfairly.
I like Office Lens, which is part of the Microsoft Office. It eliminates the skew of the item you are taking a snap of, so the receipt is perfectly square (eliminating the keystone effect).
Them you can save it anywhere say in OneNote folders for organization and the OneNote search function.
The Office Lens App is pretty useful to anyone working with designers, architects, or engineers whose favorite design medium is a whiteboard.
If I ask an SME to provide a digital design, I might have to wait weeks. If I can corner them in a conference room, they can draw out the diagram, I take a pic with Lens and then make a digital version myself in an hour or two.
I've also used Lens to take pics of signed contracts, permission slips for my daughter, and various other things.
Office Lens works very well for me. There is also CamScanner.
Your thoughts on sentimentality and on the obstacles to selling/donating/freecycling are very relatable to me. I could have written parts of this. Thanks for your sincere words, they really help not feeling alone in it. Give yourself permission to get rid of lower hanging fruit. I can happily burn sentimental journals now if I first scan them into cloud storage. It might work for some of your material.
Those are the apps I use. I have both on my phone and use them all the time.
Microsoft Office Lens and OneNote Are what I use. It's not as slick as some of the paid apps but it syncs across platforms and works well.
I scan business cards to one note and then edit them into an address note. I like Lens because I can scan documents and receipts in addition to business cards.
This has been my go to for documents, whiteboards, and meeting notes: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officelens&hl=en_US
Microsoft Office Lens. Save photos to : Photo Gallery and One Drive and One Note (simultaneously) - All accessible to your desktop.
Lots of other goodies like keystone correction! Don't know what that is? Take a picture of a page of notes or a white board and the photo is automatically squared. Very cool.
I didn't know Google Drive had its own. I just tried it out and its honestly pretty bad. It would only get the perfect crop if the page I focused on was on a completely different colored background. Sometimes it would crop the image into the wrong shape. With that said, I would personally suggest Office Lens from Microsoft. iOS Android
Office Lens. Photograph a whiteboard or document at any angle, it converts it almost perfectly as if you were in front of it
Tu peux essayer avec Office Lens sur Windows Phone ou sur Android
Nice, You use OneNote too? I started using it in Office 2003, and it has gotten much better over the years. Anki works great for me in that I don't have 1000 flash cards in a baggie anymore, but I am checking out Quizlet too for comparison.
I find OneNote is great for "labbing" with configs. In my case, I draw out the networks on the note file then complete the lab. Once everything works as intended, I copy the configs and paste them into separate text boxes within the OneNote note. That allows me to highlight important text within the config and mark up the config with arrows with my pen for important "gotchas". If I ever need to go back on a lab I paste in the config and ready to go. One important item for those without a pen enabled computer (surface, tablet PC) or a wacom tablet, there is an application called Office Lens for your phone that allows you to draw on paper and take a photo and upload it to a OneNote note.
There is a way to share notes from a notebook, I may look into it and see if I can detail my usage examples for anyone getting into OneNote.
EDIT: added link to Office Lens application for android users.
I use most of these, except instead of Scanbot, I use OfficeLens which is the MS version of OCR. I like that it auto corrects for the paper layout i.e., deskews it and it also has a whiteboard mode, which is great cause I use that at work all the time to keep notes I'd otherwise forget.
Microsoft Office Lens - PDF Scanner – Apps on Google Play This app has option to convert your photo to word document
> Y'a des modèles/marques a éviter?
Toutes les imprimantes jet d'encre, et Epson en particulier. Sauf si tu veux remplacer ton encre tout les 6 mois à grand prix car elle sèche.
Je te conseille de prendre l'imprimante laser la moins chère possible (Brother, Lexmark, Ricoh...) et de faire le scanner avec un smartphone et une appli de correction comme Microsoft Office Lens, ou de prendre un mini scanner "bâton" mais j'ai jamais essayé. Si t'as vraiment un gros budget y'a des laser avec scanner sinon.
I'm not sure how you would so it without scanning each page. Office Lens is pretty quick, though. Once you set it up, it only takes a few seconds to convert each page. You would have to take a picture of each page.
As OP has a phone it's worth making you (and anyone else) aware of Microsoft office lens, it's is a great little app if you need to create PDF files, images of documents and so on. I use it to scan in hand written notes/paperwork in the field rather than having to wait till I'm back at the office and then find a working photocopier/scanner. It's saved me hours in the last few months of my time.
It's also apparently very good for saving billboards, flip charts and even power point presentations for you to review later (I've heard that if you have a particularly cruel teacher that doesn't provide the slides after lessons it's an easy way to capture it all so you can make notes at your leisure later). Supports making PDFs, image galleries, word documents, power point slideshows and a few other bits.
Thanks, but I've tried them and they weren't as good as camscanner.
I think you meant Microsoft lens( [link] )
I Currently have it(Microsoft lens) on my phone but I'm looking for a replacement.
Came here to say this. These two are quite good (android)
Office Lens: [link]
Adobe Scan: [link]
I am using this since this came out. Its good.
I would suggest Microsoft Office Lens. It automatically creates borders around pages of papers that you want to scan (that aren't perfectly flat) and then constitutes the scan to appear as if it were.
I'm a fan of it and have used it at work as well. Here's a link for it:
Edit: Just saw that you're doing this for Protected documents. Ignore my suggestion. Talk to your IT and ask for an alternative.
You could use Microsoft Office lens or if you have Dropbox the app have the same function.
Office Lens might help. If your handwriting is quite clear you can convert (OCR) them to Word. Bonus if your college has an Office account.
I've found my niche using Microsoft lens and One Note. Using the business card scanner loads their details into a one note page. I can then add other notes to one note after that.
Try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officelens
To convert to Word, you'll have to install the Ms Word app and sign into your Ms Account.
Or if you don't use OneDrive, there's Office Lens which is the same thing that OneDrive eventually integrated anyway.
I kinda prefer it as the separate app, myself.
Nowe Adobe Acrobat Readery mają wbudowany OCR. Nowy Word potrafi otworzyć PDF z obrazkiem i zamienić w text, ale to średnio działa. Microsoft Lens też ma OCR, ale działa na komórce. Możesz wczytać obrazek i zamienić na dokument w Wordzie.
Looks good c:
Little tip for better quality next time you want to share a drawing with people: use office lense ( android / iphone ) to capture a pic of it! Makes it look so much better c:
used to use ScanBot for years, but bad app behavior on my devices never went away (it would stay awake constantly trying, and failing its OCR and cloud uploads).
Using Office Lens now. No OCR in it innately, but if you don't mind using OneNote/a PDF reader to perform OCR then it should be just fine. Really fast and lots of saving options.
edit: so I just found out I had (have) a free lifetime CamScanner pro license for whatever reason, and tried it out again (been away from the app for a number of years)... really nice :D
Most people who own a smartphone don't even need a scanner. Apps like Office Lens make it possible to make scanner quality images of document using your phone.
Microsoft Office Lens is used for "scanning" such documents. [link]
I assume you ought to be able to share the item with your calendar, but I don't think it will convert it to a calendar schedule. Don't think there is an app to do that.
This is a must if you're a student and need to photograph papers, blackboards or whiteboards often. You can take a picture from any angle and it will edit the picture so that you have a frontal pdf-quality like image.
I have a refurbished brother multi-function but haven't used it since installing Office Lens on my phone.
It's so convenient and it'll save multiple files and in pdf too, but if I'm scanning a stack of papers then a dedicated scanner is the way to go.
I believe it does. I attach documents into notes every so often, but don't usually search for them, just the page I know they are on.
As for scannable, I have no idea, since I don't use it. But Office Lens looks like it may be a contender. I've heard some good things.
OfficeLens is now on the Android Play Store and does exactly the same as CamScanner but for free.
Office Lens - trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable, convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
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Microsoft office lens works way better than photoscan.
You can make a "digital version" with office lens if you want
OfficeLens Android, iOS
Office Lens is good.
Switched from it to office lens a little bit ago.
I never used it myself : Office Lens
Try office lens, it's free
Microsoft's Office Lens
Office Lens can
Office Lens does the same thing without ads, "pay for high-quality scans" or subscription requests.
You can always try Office Lens as an alternative. I've found that it works even better than camscanner. [link]
I'd just talk with the professor and explain your problem, offering up one of these solutions. Most will be understanding, if not contact DOS.
Aside from maybe rebooting your router (by unplugging it and plugging it back in), changing the wifi password (to makes sure someone from the house next door isn't mooching off it), or shutting down all other devices in the house (it might be using your connection), your ideal course of action might be to do one of these options:
You don't have to upload, download, then upload again. Sure, it's convenient if you have a 1 Gbps like I do, but you don't have that luxury. You can actually use the USB charging cord that you use for your phone to directly share files with your computer (as long as the cord has a data line built in, some cords have it, some don't). I won't explain it here, just use these official help articles:
Once you have the file on your computer, just upload it to Blackboard like you normally do. However, check with your professor ahead of time to get like an extra few minutes in case shit happens.
Let me know if you have any other questions about using these methods!
>Microsoft Office Lens
What makes it better than Cam Scanner?
Nope, check Office Lens
Not open source, but free: Microsoft Office Lens. I've had no need for camscanner after installing it [link]
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You have until November 4th to request an absentee ballot, but I strongly suggest you do not wait.
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After you fill it out you need to mail it to
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If you do not have a scanner, I've had great luck with Microsoft Office Lens, it's free but needs a microsoft account (also free) to save it as a PDF.
Google Play link:
I use this program [link]
What do you use?
Hey hey just wanted to give some advice on how you took the picture. If you took it on your phone, there are scanning apps made for phones so that slanted images get cropped and rotated so the final picture looks straight and is easier to read. I've linked some options down below so that you can share your creations easier:
Microsoft Lens: apple link or android link
I can't wait to read more of what you wrote! Stay creative!
Play store link for microsoft one - It is free, without shitty ads- [link]
The new Office that has Excel, word, and power point built in also has office lens built in too.
You can try Office lens.
You could probably convert it to a decent wallpaper if you scanned it with the Office Lens app
Office Lens does a good job as well. I like it better than Google's PhotoScan
A phone works well (I recommend Office Lens, android or iOS) but if you really wanted a scanner I've heard good reviews of Doxie
I use Mendeley for references and MS OneNote for digital note taking. I have a onenote page for almost all the papers I read. I have android so I use Office Lens to take pictures of whiteboards and books.
avec pubs et version payante malheureusement, sinon Microsoft a aussi une très bonne appli gratuite [link]
Yes, it's office lens.
Sino podés probar con office lens. Le saca la perspectiva a las fotos, y las mejora banda.
That said, it may be a better idea to capture the PDF with your phone instead & then sending it to yourself to use on your Surface. There's even better apps out there for capturing documents with a camera. Like Office Lens, which is available across the board for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone/Mobile. It's slim pickins' for decent legacy/Store apps to do this from Windows.
Office Lens Does more or less the same thing, but better. Microsoft did something right
Office Lens, also good.
Office Lens is pretty awesome.
Or are you talking about scanning hundreds of documents in like a copier and running it through some sort of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software? In that case, you can use Adobe Acrobat on the Apps Portal with your home scanner.
It has ocr and has had ocr since before Google made a clone
Microsoft Lens is also good.
You are looking for Office Lens
Microsoft Office Lens
It's a scanner app that prettifies and crops images you take: [link]
Yeah, the actual name is office lens, [link]
Microsoft Office Lens is also pretty good, and no purchases
I use this pretty good job at cutting out the unwanted background and provide the documents only.
Use Office Lens, it's amazing and free.
I use Office Lens by Microsoft.
Have you tried Microsoft Office Lens
I found out about this app recently and it works great.
Why not use Microsoft office lens all you need to do is scan and share ?
Use office lens app instaed, its from Microsoft and it works well.
Office Lens - free and awesome!
You will love this app.
Since you asked about productivity specifically, here are my suggestions:
Microsoft Office Lens for scanning paper and converting to PDF.
Cam Card for scanning and keeping business cards. It has a free version and a paid version.
Otter for recording meetings and voice memos.
CTRL-F for scanning irl writing and then searching in it.
Notin for making super quick reminders that appear in your notifications.
Quality Time for tracking your app usage by day or week.
Call Track for making entries in a calendar of all your incoming and outgoing calls. Includes the contact name, number, and call duration.
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2nd vote for Microsoft Office Lens
It eliminates the keystone effects of your receipts.
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You'll probably get better results with this. And it's much easier.. best of luck!
Use your phone as a scanner. Office Lens app by Microsoft or CamScanner does an excellent job.
And buy a simple black and white Brother laser printer. I have this. Works very well for over a year and is being used by 4 people.
Or Android or iOS.
I've been going back and forth genius scan and Microsoft's Office Lens.
This is a great app that can help you guys keep a neat pic/scan of your papers it's called Office Lens
I know its not exactly what you are after but I use Offce Lens and upload a PDF to my OneDrive:-
With regards to actual scanner drivers you can probably run the compatibility troubleshooter and override the version check anyway.
Check out Office Lense. You can then send the photo to OneNote or save them to your phone.
Dan moet je 'Office Lens' (Android, iOS, Windows)eens proberen. Kan je met je telefoon documenten mee inscannen. Ik gebruik het zelf vaak om aantekeningen mee door te kunnen sturen.
Takes pretty much perfectly cropped images. Example (just image)
Also, they use a Nexus 6 in their Office mobile
You can search Office Lens scans.
^ will crop and keystone the image