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Original Air Date: Mar 14, 2019



Brainstorming Capture App


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Brainstorming with your peers to come up with new ideas will most often require someone to take lots of manual notes of what ends up on the shared brainstorming board.

Being the one tasked with taking all the notes for on-going meetings can get to be a bit much, so if that’s you, today’s tip is just for you.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had an app that could simply take a picture of any whiteboard and convert it to a PDF? Well, there is an app for that and it’s called Office Lens from Microsoft.

The app is designed to capture all the notes, clean them up and even straighten the image if you are forced to take the pictures from a side angle.

This last feature is especially cool, since you can rarely position yourself exactly in the center of any large gathering.

Your images can be saved as a document, PDF or left as an image or shared via OneDrive or to your OneNote profile.

Another cool use for the app is snapping pics of business cards, so you’ll never have to try to sort them out later.

The app works with the following devices:

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officelens&hl=en_US

iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-office-lens-pdf-scan/id975925059?mt=8

Windows - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/office-lens/9wzdncrfj3t8

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