While there are a number of iPhone scanner apps on the App Store, Office Lens is the first free app we’ve seen that does Optical Character Recognition well! Just point your camera at any physical document. Office Lens will scan it, crop it, then OCR it and send it to Microsoft Word for editing. It’s a neat process and adds one more example to Microsoft’s stable of well-designed iPhone apps.
Office Lens is just one of our favorite scanner apps for iPhone and iPad. We’ve collected all of our favorites here. And if you’d like to see more of our top app selections in different categories, just head on over to our Best Apps Series.
Here are a couple of our other picks of the best scanner apps for iPhone and iPad: