...The iPhone now has a built-in document scanner — here's how to use it ...
Eh? Is that supposedly a new
feature? Surely not.
Microsoft had full document and OCR scanning in the Windows phone (and also Android) with the OfficeLens
app. - and that was over 2 years ago, from memory. I've been using it for about 18 months and have mentioned it in the discussion thread on MS OneNote experiential tips - for example:
Yes, when I started to realise its potential, it blew me away. And it's been improved. And now there's Office Lens on Win10 smartphones (I've been using a Nokia Lumia 830). Select document, or photo, or whiteboard [,or business card], and then apply it to your image, and watch what happens. Seriously smart and useful technology. I'm in lurve.
Damn, today OneNote's capability to copy text from pictures saved me hours of typing. Really neat function.totally agree. i had no idea it was that good.
The Apple "document scanner" in the video seems relatively very clunky, by comparison with what I have been doing for (seems like) ages with OfficeLens
on the Nokia Lumia 830 Windows phone. I didn't know that Apple were that backward. They always seemed to me to be ahead of the curve.