Apps are a kind of life for your iPad or iPhone or any other smartphone or tablet. Without apps many things don’t work and your device seems to be dead. There are hundreds of apps at iTunes app store that you wonder which one to pick. Obviously no one can download all of them. Being choosy is one thing, but often apps are downloaded according to the need of the user. Like for a gamer he or she would look for game apps, for a professional or buisnessman he will look for his utility apps. So here we have flocked together 10 popular apps for your iPad that seem necessary and useful for your daily requirement.
- Autodesk Sketchbook
- Documents by Readdle
- Launch Center Pro
- Paprika Recipe Manager
1. Autodesk Sketchbook
Who doesn’t love to draw using iPad. Pick your Apple Pencil and have this free app to make some awesoe graphics and sketches. You’ll find a multitude of different brushes, pens, and pencils in Sketchbook, and there are plenty of colors to choose from. There are even perspective guides, snapping toggles, curve rulers, Apple Pencil support including second-generation and Scan Sketch and its double-tap functionality.
Best for writers, students and professionals like lawyer as this app helps you play with words. Organization is done through the use of #tags, so you can easily find the notes that you’re looking for later since it also supports cross-linking. Formatting is done with one tap thanks to a convenient custom shortcut bar, and if you prefer, you can also dictate your text with Apple Watch and Siri.
Also Bear lets you add drawings and sketches to your notes. To add more features you can go for Bear Pro subscription $1.49 monthly, $14.99 annually to get the most of it. This gets you iCloud sync for notes across iOS and Mac devices, themes, advanced export options, and more.
3. Documents by Readdle
This app is a central hub for all your files. Read, listen, view, annotate almost anything you want on your iPad and iPhone. Files, documents, books, any content is at home in Documents by Readdle. It’s the Finder for iOS you’ve always wanted. With Documents, you can integrate all of your cloud services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, and more, all in a single app
Drafts lets you turn text into action – it’s a quick notebook, handy editor, and writing automation tool, all in one. Instead of tapping around other apps, capture in Drafts first. Open it and write right away, then do something useful with your words. It supports native apps like Messenger, Mail, Reminders, Notes, and more. There’s plenty of third-party support too, such as Fantastical, Things, Evernote, and more. You can also just copy the text too, and it supports formatting like Markdown.
It’s free to download, but you can subscribe to Drafts Pro ($2 a month or $20 a year) for features like themes, additional icons, workspaces, enhanced URL automation, and more.
5. Launch Center Pro
Launch Center Pro saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap. Speed up everyday tasks with simple shortcuts. It’s like speed dial for apps. Create shortcuts for email, Safari, Twitter, Facebook, phone or FaceTime calls, Google searches, and more and it will be your default method of launching your most commonly used apps or actions.
If you love reading then this is best app. You can borrow books, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. All you need is to find a local library, search, sample, borrow, enjoy. It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.
PCalc is the powerful choice for scientists, engineers, students, programmers, or indeed anybody looking for a feature rich calculator. It includes an optional RPN mode and multi-line display, a choice of button layouts, an extensive set of unit conversions and constants, a paper tape, multiple undo and redo, engineering and scientific notation, as well as support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations.
8. Paprika Recipe Manager
With this app you can organize your recipes, create grocery lists plan your meals. Download recipes from your favorite websites. But there is also a Safari extension that you can add, allowing you to save recipes from Safari directly into Paprika, without having to launch the app. There is also iCloud syncing so you can have your recipes on your iPad, iPhone, and Mac (separate app).
Soulver is a beautiful notepad calculator app that you will love. It has a new interface that is far more useful than a traditional style calculator, which lets you do calculations over multiple lines, and use words alongside numbers, so that they make sense. Use it for quick calculations, calculations involving variables & percentages, unit conversions, and for thinking through problems that involve math.
Yoink lets you quickly store items you drag, copy or share, for later use. This way, you can collect items in a central place without having to constantly move back and forth between your source- and destination applications. The app accepts almost anything you can drag on your iPad, for example app-content like images from websites, text snippets, web urls, eMails and documents.
As a slide-over or side-by-side app on iPad, Yoink is always ready for you to drag something to it, no matter what app you’re in. Just slide Yoink into view and conclude your drag operation. Items are stored in Yoink for later use, featuring rich previews for easy identification and full previews for most file types. Drags containing multiple items are combined into a Stack. Yoink comes with deep system integration with iCloud Sync or synchronize Yoink’s items across your devices using iCloud.
Now select the apps you feel are useful for you from the above list. It’s your choice to go for free apps or paid apps and have more fun.