Although there are an increasing number of apps that fall into the category of solutions in search of a problem, the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader app for iOS and Android is one that is definitely worth downloading, if you don't already have it. (Or upgrading if you haven't set your smartphone or tablet to auto-update.)
Why? Because it includes free scan-to-PDF functionality, so you can capture illustrations, documents, receipts, whiteboards etc with the device's camera and save them in a PDF file format.
After that, you can store the file in Dropbox (or similar), scribble annotations on it, add a signature etc. In other words do a lot of the stuff you are used to doing with the desktop version of Acrobat Reader.
In fact this functionality has been available for some time but it was previously only offered as a chargeable extra subscription service.
From a personal point of view, it has also meant I've been able to ditch a couple of separate apps (Evernote Scannable & Skitch) I previously had purely for scanning and annotating captured images.
The only caveat is the app does not work with some older devices. If you are a Mac user then it only works for iPhone 5s+, iPad 3+ and iPad Mini 2+ otherwise great.
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