Microsoft Lens vs PhraseExpress

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Microsoft Lens

Category: Paraphraser
Industries: Editor, Education, Business


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Category: Paraphraser
Industries: Editor, Education, Business


Lifetime access with 1 year maintenance - Standard for only $95.94

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Microsoft Lens reviews

By far the best document scanner I have found. Simple to use, has many nice features, and plenty of amazing filters. There is always at least one filter that works perfectly with the document I'm scanning, including pencil and whiteboards. And it isn't limited to Microsoft Onedrive, you can save it as an image or a pdf to your phone.

- Evan Beall

So far, I've only used Lens to crop documents, but it works well. What I like is how it takes the irregular shape & squares it up. It is a little tedious to manually find the 4 corners. (I didn't see an auto function - that would be great. Or, if it would zoom-in on the corner.) I also like that it gives several options for the output format.

- Michael Rodgers

It's a nice app, especially if you have an outlook account. When you save it, it saves directly to your account after you log in once, and you can also choose what to save it as (pdf, jpeg, etc. . .). The only thing is, if you have bad lighting, sometimes the scanner won't pick up the edges of your paper. Which is a given for any scanner, but if you're in a rush it can cost you time. It doesn't have pop up ads like some other scanners I've used so that's also a plus.

- Emily Peterson

PhraseExpress reviews

PhraseExpress significantly shortens mail processing time, saving us more than an hour of paperwork every day. PhraseExpress is a 100% tip!

- D. Kalamorz, Räderwerk

I use PhraseExpress daily in our RADIO-LOG practice for documentation in the Oncology Information System and for writing patient letters. This grants me more time to take care of our patients and their health.

- Dr. med. Thierer, RADIO-LOG MVZ

I don't think I've ever been excited for a piece of software as I am for PhraseExpress. It's literally been 10 min and the game changed.

- T.J.

Pros & cons

Microsoft Lens

The tool is easy-to-use although the walk-through tutorial upon installing it is of great help too
The buttons' functions are simple yet so powerful
Helps alot in scanning the file by keeping the orginal features which helps to read the files uploaded by the students clearly
Document quality is at the best level that can be done with a phone
This is the most important feature for me.

First of all, the editing options are limited in this app
There should be more editing features on the pictures you scanned
The interface can be a bit confusing to use
Sometimes, I feel as though I needed to search for the tool I was looking for for quite a bit of time
Does not OCR in handwritten text
Colors may be distorted.


Easy to update and letting everyone see any changes to the rules
Can install both windows and Mac computers
Everyone can view,learn and apply the text expansion shortcuts across all your common tasks.

Mobile version can't create and edit macros or use an external keyboard
It's not available in google play app
Google Drive has a technical problems with PhraseExpress programming.

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