So I just bought a 9.7

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    I just bought the iPad Pro 9.7, and now loving it. The speakers are amazing, and I haven't had a chance to get the pencil just yet, but I'll pick one of those up soon.

    What apps would you guys recommend? I have noticed that YouTube does not support PiP unfortunately.

    I am mostly using this iPad to replace my MacBook Air. If I need a full computer, I have an iMac at home. I installed MS Word already.

    So what other apps? Mostly productivity ones...that are optimized for the pro?
     
  2. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Office indeed, PDF expert, Ulysses, slack, screens, Spotify and Goodnotes. Then there is my newspaper, purify, procreate and canon print. Those are the most used/important to me.

    Edit: forgot printer pro to be able to print at the office.
     
  3. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    When you get the pencil I suggest Notability. I rewrote a good chunk of my notebooks into it and haven't had any problems.
     
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  5. stevey69 macrumors regular

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    Picked up an iPad pro 9.7 myself too!!!! Its amazing how light it is!!!
     
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    It is an amazing device all around. I haven't felt for a second since I got it about 2 weeks ago that I'm missing anything. The pencil is well worth the cost if you're going to use it. There are a ton of apps that the Pencil works with, Procreate, Adobe Draw and Line and Concepts if you're into CAD.
    Sidebooks, Spotify, Netflix, Duet, and Boomarang are apps I use a lot. I never expected the camera in an iPad to be this good (still running iPhone 5, I'm sure it's not as impressive to those with a 6S).
     
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    GoodNotes is my preferred note-taking app on the iPad. I use it all day with the Pencil.
     
  9. PanAm-L1011 macrumors 6502

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    Notes Plus, IMO, is by far the best note taking app I've used. I love it. Better than Notability.
     
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    Use Tubex for YouTube. It supports split screen and picture in picture.
     
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    What are the differences or why do you like it better than Notability. I'm using Notability now and it meets all my needs but if there's a better app out there, I'm always open to try it.
     
  13. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Well you can get Logitech Keys To Go which is a nice keyboard with Apple short cuts for $19.99 on eBay $160 for a keyboard too much. And you can get a 9.7 Pro Moko case on Amaz for like $7.00 and it's perfect.
     
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    ZoomNotes. I also have Notability, and much prefer ZoomNotes. You have much more control over everything.
     
  15. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations on your purchase, great decision! The Apple Pencil will make this a whole different device when you get it.

    Microsoft Office apps- allows drawing and highlighting
    PDF Expert- Great for contracts
    Goodnotes- This app is excellent for note taking, also great to take a photo of previous notes I have taken, and I can write and highlight as if I took the note on the screen to begin with.
    Pixelmator
    Scanner Pro
    Dropbox
    If you want to test your speakers and picture, Trailers is a great app.
     
  16. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a teacher. The main advantage Goodnotes 4 has for me is that I can connect it to a projector, and the students don't see any of the user-interface elements I see, they just see the full page. That allows me to use a zoom box to write large characters so I can write larger characters, so it's neater, while what I write appears normal size on the screen.
     
  17. Heisenberg888 macrumors member

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    Me too, got mine yesterday. Still hanging onto my Mini 4, as I can't bear to part with it, yet.

    One app I do love, as I use my iPads mainly for reading news is Flipboard. It's similar app to Apple's News, but I prefer the flip function for turning pages.
     

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