Office Lens Users

Welcome to Office Lens’ Feedback & Suggestions site! We love hearing from our customers. If you have suggestions for how we can improve Office Lens, you can share them with us here.

We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

  1. Fix authentication error for Office Lens.

    Saving an image is stuck because of an authentication error. Put in the code for work account and now it just spins. Rebooting or relaunching finds the image still there. Can't figure out what the problem is. Just stuck.

    116 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    7 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Reduce resolution option

    Add the option to reduce the resolution option to reduce the file size.

    111 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. transparent live tile

    please give the Office Lens app on Windows phone a transparent live tile. It is currently one of the few apps on my start Screen without this and look ugly

    107 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Office Lens for Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Open API for integration with other apps

    Would love to see an Open API for integration of lens with other apps.

    107 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. The option to set a default file name format.

    I'd like the option to set something other than your standard default as it's too long. For example: I use this produxt to scan and save my receipts using a file name of yyyy-mm-dd.nn where n is a sequence number. It makes sorting easier so even if I could manually set yyyy-mm- as default and change it each month it would make things easier.

    104 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Able to scan multiple page.

    Ability to scan & save multiple page.

    101 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Sync to OneNote fails

    Fix your bugs! I cannot take a picture and send it to OneNote properly. Don't know if it's something with the Swedish version I'm using.

    100 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    17 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 100 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Office Lens for Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Export files when offline

    Would be good to have the possibility to save a document as pdf also offline. By now seems it is possible to save/export a file only if you are connected to internet. I think this is a big limitation, in case you are temporarly without internet.

    96 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Default filename and filename categories

    Default filename and file naming pattern should be configurable.

    Also it would be great to have quick categories (e.g. "notes", "to-do", "personal") which can be selected after photo is taken and which, among other, influence the file naming pattern (respectively "notesYYYYMMDD-COUNTER.jpg", "to-doYYYYMMDD-COUNTER.jpg", etc)

    They could also add respective (configurable) by xmp keywords and/or influence other behaviour.

    95 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    3 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Multipage pdf please.

    Scan multiple pages into a single pdf doc.

    93 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Option to save pdf in local storages

    Option to save pdf in local storages

    93 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Outlook

    I like the business card scanner, but there are too many steps required to get a card into my Outlook contacts on my laptop.

    Also, please put an image of the card itself into the Outlook contact itself (like the Dymo Business Card Scanner does). This helps if there is an error in the extraction of data from the scan.

    While I'm at it, the accuracy of the extraction could be improved. My Dymo Business Card Scanner has less extraction errors, and that is quite old now.

    89 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Offset active cropping handle

    Right now the active handle is directly beneath the finger which makes it very hard to pin point exactly where to place it. Offset and magnify it would be a huge improvement.

    89 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Volume button as shutter

    It was nice to use volume button to take photo

    89 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Bluetooth sharing with PC and Phones

    Very often I need to transfer scanned documents from the smartphone to my computer, but I can't do it when I have no Internet connection at the moment.

    If devices are next to each other, you can share documents by using Bluetooth and put directly in OneNote and pass OneDrive.

    88 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Auto select the entire imported image, don't crop it.

    When I import an image, it is automatically cropped. I then have to go and manually change the page dimensions. Given me the option to automatically import an image and have the entire image selected not cropped.

    87 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    8 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. White balance

    White balance

    84 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    4 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Lenses to crop / cut

    Use lenses to magnify / show the corners of documents when cropping / cutting them. Now they are invisible, because of my finger blocking the view.

    83 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. iCloud Drive!!

    Please, please add support for document export to iCloud Drive!!

    83 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Office Lens Users

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base