I don’t mean to flood you with too many posts, but I don’t want you to miss out on this limited time offer. The Scanner Pro app by Readdle has been named the first 2014 App of the Week by Apple, and thus will be free for a week (regularly $6.99).
This app does a nice job of acting like a scanner. Of course, you can use your iPad’s Camera app to take a photo of anything, including a piece of paper. But this app turns it into an industry-standard PDF document (even multiple pages) that you can print, email, or upload to Dropbox or elsewhere for storage or sharing. It includes special algorithms that remove shadows, make scans sharper, correct perspective and make them as readable as possible. Scan receipts or create digital versions of any paper documents.
So if you don’t have a separate scanner at home, or even if you do, this is a handy app to have around!