Hello all. I recently purchased an iPad Pro to add to my collection of Apple products. Since I’ve not had an iPad in several years I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion on apps they thought where a cut above the rest. If you have any suggestions let me know the name and also a simple review or reason why the app stands out for you.
So far my favorite has been Pocketcast simply as it feels like a big screen version of my iPhone app but allows me to keep it in PIP while I’m browsing other apps as well.
Lightroom and Affinity Photo are great for photo editing. Appollo is the Reddit app. Call of Duty Mobile is fun, especially when paired with a controller. Monopoly also translates well. Reeder is a really nice RSS client.
Mine is based on how I use it. Hulu, Disney +, Discovery +, PBS Video, CBS News, Weather Nation, I Heart Radio and Tune In Radio. Since I live in the who that nation.The Weather Nation app is not on my optional list you need it.
LumaFusion is a great video editor. It is a paid app, but good value for the money if you want a legitimate non linear editor.
@Joe mentioned Lightroom and Affinity Photo already. I’d add Pixelmator to that list, as well as Darkroom.
Recently I’ve been enjoying the Xbox Cloud gaming as well. I connect my iPad Pro 11 to an Xbox controller and it makes for a nice little gaming experience.
Not an app, but if you want to lean into the productivity side I can recommend the Logitech Combo Touch. it is like having a slightly smaller Surface Pro. It does add some bulk, but I like having the kickstand, and the keyboard/trackpad experience is pretty good. Paired with Office and Teams, this has been my day-trip computer.
Combo Touch Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad Pro & iPad Air (logitech.com)
Enjoy your new iPP and check back in to let us know how it’s going!
If you’re into drawing then you should check out Procreate. A friend of mine is a tattoo artist and she swears by it - most of the work I’ve had done was designed in Procreate. I’ve seen her work magic in it!