Last updated on April 23, 2015
Microsoft has announced it will be making one of its most popular apps available to iPhone and Android users.
Office Lens, an app that lets people take a photo of a document and turn it into an editable file, is already running on Window’s phones with great success.
Microsoft says their popular app has not had much exposure in the smartphone market — since Microsoft has such a small share of it — and that bringing the app to iOS and Android will help with the company’s new strategy.
The company’s new strategy is putting its best software on as many devices as possible, regardless if they’re running Windows or not.
The app, which will is free for download on both Android and iOS phones as of today, offers the ability to save an image as a Word file, PDF or PowerPoint file. It also uses optical character recognition to make the text searchable and ready for editing.
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Using your phone’s camera to take a photo, Microsoft’s Office Lens essentially turns your phone into a scanner. With the app, you can now use your phone to snap a shot of a receipt, menu or business card and instantly crop the image before storing it on Microsoft’s OneNote or OneDrive storage app.