Microsoft Offers More Windows Phone Tools To iOS, Android Users

Microsoft has added another tool to its arsenal of apps for iPhone and Android users, bringing the Windows Phone Office Lens tool cross platform.

Office Lens is a scanning application whose primary use case is capturing information into OneNote, although it can also save directly to OneDrive. It was far and away the best 'scanner from camera' app on the Windows Phone platform, and worked somewhat better than Android and iOS equivalents. Whether that performance advantage has been retained in moving cross-platform remains to be seen.

For Windows Phone fans you have to question just how much value remains in the platform, as one by one its USPs are whittled away. Other than a beautiful UI its only competitive advantage is its performance on budget hardware.

That surely isn't going to be enough to keep the platform growing?