The Best iPad Apps of 2018

Download the LinkedIn app. It feels modern, but gives you very direct control over what you read, unlike the likes of News or Flipboard. The latter aren't included because we've broken out the best iPad games into their own dedicated article. Everything about the iPad Pro 11 makes it the best experience if you're looking for the best Apple tablet - you'll just need to swallow the high price - but it's no MacBook replacement.

The best free apps for the iPad, iPad Air and the iPad mini

I use my iPad as a research tool to read in Safari and save links to Evernote or Drafts ; I use it to discover news using apps like Mr. Reader and Twitter the official app, surprisingly good in the Discover section ; I write on my iPad in Editorial , organize thoughts with MindNode , reply to messages with Mail — I just use the iPad as a computer I can hold and carry with me all the time.

My Markdown text editor of choice is much more than just a text editor. This app changed the way I work from my iPad and how I can automate boring tasks that would take too long on iOS. Some people like to keep their notes and reference material archived as plain text in Dropbox or somewhere else online, but I prefer Evernote because it lets me save rich text and embed media within my notes.

Evernote apps are gorgeous on iOS 7 and I like the new home screen design — a sidebar that gives me quick access to my shortcuts and recent notes.

Editorial is where I write my articles, edit them, and publish them to my site with automated workflows that allow me to save time every day. Editorial has enabled me to be more productive on my iPad than my Mac because its workflow system goes beyond text editing and lets me script and automate whatever I want. There are more Sweet Setup interviews right here. Who are you and what do you do? Plus, little-known apps of high quality may have only a handful of reviews. Just sit back and let us deliver the gems to you.

For your convenience, we've divided our selections into eight easy-to-navigate categories: We've also included links to in-depth reviews where available. Rest assured that even those apps that haven't been fully reviewed are included because they've impressed us after some serious hands-on time. The former aren't included because default apps are easy to find—they already live on your iPad's home screen.

The latter aren't included because we've broken out the best iPad games into their own dedicated article. Looking for apps for your other devices? For more than a decade, Jeffrey L. When he isn't staring at a monitor or two and churning out web This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links.

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