Your must have apps for iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jessica08, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Jessica08 macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2015
    Roll Tide
    I am getting an IPP for Christmas (two days to go :)). I will be off next week so I'll have some time to get it set up and play around a bit with it. I know it's going to be a bit different than my original iPad air. Anyway, what are your must have apps for the IPP (not talking about FB, Twitter, Netflix, etc)? I plan on getting Notability or some other note taking application, but I want to hear about what all is out there or what I should look into. Just a fun discussion this boring work day. :)
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    Duet Display to connect to either your mac or work computer, MS office, Apple Notes has been improved dramatically with the addition of the Apple pencil and "drawing capabilities. Quicken, Turbo tax, Pixalmator for Photoshop needs
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    If you get bored, play SimCity buildit it is fun.
  4. sactownbwoy macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2008
    Since I'm in the Marine Corps and we are heavily invested in Office, Office 365 is my must haves and once I get a card reader for my iPad I'll be able to check my email and other CAC enabled sites from my iPad.
  5. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I use Concepts for note taking as I need sketches and graphics in my notes.
  6. RobinInOR macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    OneNote or Notabilty
    Do you write anything, do research? Scrivener
    Procreate if you want to play with your possibly unknown creatice side
    Star walk hd
    I like News360 for my news aggregator
    Do you garden? GardenPlan Pro gives you a cool way to organize your plantings. Better if you're rural or suburban of course
    Houz if you like looking at living designs, that can suck up a lot of time
  7. JD2015 macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2014
    Microsoft word, PowerPoint, excel- subscription if IPP 12.9
    Microsoft outlook- free
    Photoshop Fix- free photo editor
    OmniGraffle -paid diagram app
    Scrivener -paid Writing creator
    PDF Expert- paid
    Documents - free document manager
    The calculator - free
    Enlight - paid photo editor
    Snapseed - free photo editor
    Skitch - free
    YouTube - free
    Netflix- free app but subscription service if into it.
    1Password - free with in app purchases. Essential password and sensitive info management tool.
    Paper -free art and image annotation
    Procreate - paid art app.
    Graphic- paid graphic vector designer
    Kindle - free
    PDF Convertor - paid
    Dropbox - free
    IThoughts - paid mind mapping app
    GarageBand - free
    Videorama- paid video and fx editor.
  8. Jessica08 thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2015
    Roll Tide
    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check all of these out and see what fits my needs.

    What are some games that are good for the IPP? I don't play many on my air, but it may be more fun on a bigger screen so I'd like to hear the best games out there.
  9. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    • Workflow.(automation to save time)
    • Scrivener or Ulysses (if writing)
    • Office (if needed)
    • Procreate (for drawing)
    • PDF expert (read and annotate PDFs)

    Others I love include:
    • iBooks
    • Notes
    • Reeder
    • Duet Disolay
  10. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    What do you plan on using your iPad for?

    For myself,

    Overcast - for podcasts

    ProTube - 3rd party YouTube client

    Tweetbot - 3rd party twitter app

    Documents - file manager that integrates dropbox

    1Password - password manager. Important because much of your life will be spent in apps, which usually don't support iCloud Keychain

    Soulver - I personally prefer this iOS calculator app because of its excel-style layout.

    Outlook / Spark - 3rd party email app

    Copied - clipboard manager. Makes copying and pasting text snippets on iOS a breeze

    Workflow - truth be told, I don't use this app all that much, but at the relatively cheap price, worth a download just to play around with it.

    Tapatalk - forum browsing app. I use it for frequenting Macrumours. I just prefer its layout more.

    Reeder - my RSS feed app. Newsify is also a possible alternative.

    MacHash - for your daily dose of Apple-related news.

    Just a few that come to mind.
  11. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Cinema Box for sure. Too bad it's not still in the App Store. Luckily I got it while it was and can still download it whenever I want.
  12. PrettyWings macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2016
    In my one month's use, my essential apps:


    Newspaper and Magazine Apps (Its really nice to look at a lot of the newspaper and magazine apps on here. Beautiful spreads. I read the Washington Post when I get up and I subscribe to Food & Wine and NewsWeek.)

    Notability is good, but I'm probably buying GoodNotes in a few minutes, just because I like the layout of having notebooks for different subjects.

    PDF Expert

    Pocket Informant (Planner)

    TV channel apps (Great if you've got a cable at home. I have HBO, FX, Food Network, Comedy Central apps and more.)

    AllRecipes (Gotta eat ;))


    Podcasts (I was never a podcast guy, but the speakers are so good on this device. Nice to just play one of the many podcasts on a particular topic while browsing.)


    I'm more of a puzzle guy. I really have to hand it to the developers of these LEGO games though. Very addictive gameplay. Just bought The Force Awakens.

    I play Miniclip Pool a lot. In fact, I just rage quit out of my Holiday Championship matchup.

    There's so many good-looking games it's overwhelming though. I have several, but don't really play them.

    Standing by for more game ideas. :D
  13. spooklog macrumors member


    Aug 10, 2015
    New Hampshire
    A few:
    Alien Blue (for Reddit)
    News360 or Apple News
  14. rowspaxe, Dec 24, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016

    rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    I have often asked here what Surface Pro users are missing by not having access to Apple's larger app ecosystem. So apparently the answer is nothing much. Thanks for making my point!
  15. bluebar macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    Dropbox - for document storage.

    FormConnect Pro - for field work and data collection.

    Microsoft Word - for creating and editing documents.

    Adobe Acrobat - for viewing PDF documents.
  16. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    My opinion on invaluable apps for iPad Pro:

    • Pixelmator
    • Documents, by Readdle
    • PDF Expert
    • pwSafe
  17. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Surface pro has access to tweetbot and overcast?
  18. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    Isn't there a security risk in doing this? Does the MC have to approve the device first?
  19. sactownbwoy macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2008
    No, I have a CAC reader that I use for my laptop, and there is an official outlook web access. Back in the day when you needed the actual software to run a CAC reader on your own laptop the Corps provided the software. Now since about Win7, Windows can natively read the certificates. Also my CAC is my ID card and has a pin so unless you have both my ID and pin, you aren't accessing anything that is CAC enabled.

    Also I'm not accessing TS or S material, that requires a completely different level of authentication and is not accessible via the regular internet.
  20. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    nPlayer Pro (Use to be Infuse Pro)
    Dark Sky

    Sorry can't think of any others at the moment
  21. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    Do you have to stay off of public networks like the ones at Starbucks?
  22. sactownbwoy macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2008
    I generally do because that's just good practice. I have the iPad Pro with cellular so I don't use public wifi.
  23. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    Copy that.
  24. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    I have often asked what MacBook users are missing by not having access to Microsoft's larger app ecosystem. So apparently the answer is nothing much. Thanks for making my point!
  25. rowspaxe, Dec 25, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016

    rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    The point is often pressed here is that surface pro is "not a tablet" or is a "terrible" tablet due to its smaller app ecosystem. I don't believe anyone has made an analogous complaint about macOs; certainly not in the last 15 years. So its hard to interpret your remark.

    There are twitter clients in the windows store, if i needed analytics i could use the website. I use itunes to play podcasts--i find it works fine with touch

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