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    Microsoft Lens Alternatives

    Microsoft Lens is described as 'trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive' and is a Document Scanner in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Lens for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is Pocket Scanner. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GImageReader or Google Lens. Other great apps like Microsoft Lens are OpenScan (Free, Open Source), Open Note Scanner (Free, Open Source), ABBYY Screenshot Reader (Paid) and Crow Translate (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 5, 2022
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    Microsoft Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert...
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    1. Pocket Scanner Ultimate is the stand-alone version of Kdan’s Pocket Scanner series. Search “Pocket Scanner Cloud” in the App Store and try out the app & cloud services for free!
      Pocket Scanner vs Microsoft Lens opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pocket Scanner is a great alternative to Microsoft Lens.
      charlesjones86 Office Lens is adapted to many platforms, but if I talk about iOS, I choose Pocket Scanner.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.
      This alternative is disputed. GImageReader is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Lens, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


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      With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera.
    2. OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".
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    3. This little application provides a way on scanning handwritten notes and printed documents.
      Open Note Scanner vs Microsoft Lens opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Open Note Scanner is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Lens, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Doesn't crash, easy install, easy to use, free, no ads.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD.
    5. Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.
    6. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.
    7. TextSniper is a super useful app to quickly capture unselectable text. Use it to capture and recognize text from presentations, trainings, screencasts,images, pictures, webpages, video tutorials, photos, PDFs etc. Literally from anywhere on your mac's screen.
    8. Adobe Scan turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR).
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