Microsoft Office Lens is a free app that uses your cell phone to take a photo – from any angle – of whiteboards, sticky notes, receipts, tickets, business cards, etc, and straightens the image for you. You can then email it (to yourself, for example), or copy it to OneNote.
This a real benefit if you are taking photos of whiteboards, which are often at the wrong angle or have light reflecting off them.
You are probably used to using your cell phone’s camera to do all this anyway – the difference here is that you don’t have to worry about getting it straight – the app does that for you.
Note: access the app from the App Store on your phone.
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