Most any cell phone camera will do a so-so job of storing an image of a document. It might not be the best quality, but it is usually acceptable. You can store the image as a JPG or possibly some other format. However, for only a few dollars, you can find software that will store it as a PDF file which then can be emailed to yourself, to someone else, or stored and copied to the desktop computer later for printing. You can even send it as a FAX, if you wish.
Scan2PDF Mobile is a lifesaver when you need a PDF file in a hurry. The program uses your mobile phone to scan documents and convert them to PDF files. It all happens on your phone allowing you to scan documents anywhere - as long as you have your phone. Think of it as a document scanner/fax machine that you always have with you.
Scan2PDF Mobile actually produces BETTER images than the ones created with the cell phone's camera alone. The program enhances and compresses the output from the camera into a high-quality PDF which is then stored on your phone and can be emailed. Scan2PDF Mobile is compatible with almost all Windows Mobile phones (as long as they have a built-in camera with a resolution of at least 1 mega-pixel) as well as Apple iPhones and Android phones. A Blackberry version is now in development, although not yet available.
Scan2PDF Mobile is quicker than almost all scanners and photocopiers. A 4 page PDF can be made in under one minute. The program's email capability allows you to quickly share a document with friends and colleagues. This could be a letter, statement, contract, magazine article or just about anything else.Images created with Scan2PDF Mobile are not as good quality as pages scanned with a desktop scanner but are significantly better than a photocopier. The images are also in color. You can see a sample of an image made with Scan2PDF Mobile at http://www.burrotech.com/scan2pdfmobile/test.pdf
Scan2PDF Mobile is available to try as a fully functional free demo version. If you like the program, the price to upgrade to the fully functional version is £9.99 ($14.99 US).
You can learn more at http://www.burrotech.com/scan2pdfmobile/