Office Lens Windows Phone App Updated With New Business Card Mode

Office Lens Windows Phone app

Microsoft today updated their Office Lens app in Windows Phone Store v1.3.3601.0. This new update brings in improved algorithm that allows faster image processing in low-end Windows Phone devices and there is a new Business Card mode that allows you to capture Business cards and extract their contact information into OneNote and even allows you to save the contact information to phone.

What’s New:

– Images are processed faster, especially on budget devices.
– Business card mode: Introducing an experimental feature that lets you capture Business cards and extract their contact information into OneNote. contact information is also saved as a VCF file that you can open from OneNote on your PC or phone and add to your contact list. This feature works best with US English-based Business cards right now.

Features:
– With Whiteboard mode, Office Lens trims and cleans up glare and shadows.
– With Document mode, Office Lens trims and colors images perfectly.
– Pictures are saved to your camera roll and also directly into OneNote, so you can see the images across all your devices.
– Choose to convert images to Word (.docx) or PowerPoint (.pptx) files that are automatically saved to OneDrive.

Right now, Business card scanning works best on English-based business cards, but Office Lens team plans to add additional language support in the future. You can help our recognition algorithms get smarter:

  1. Upload your collection of scanned business cards to a folder on OneDrive.com, Dropbox.com, or any other cloud drive.
  2. Create a sharing link. Here are instructions for: OneDrive and Dropbox.
  3. Email the sharing link to [email protected].

Microsoft will use these images to improve their algorithms.

Download it for free from Windows Phone Store here.

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