In my new blog I will try to present the brightest applications both from AppStore and other places on the web. And this blog is created with an intention to help everybody understand the essence of business and just not to get lost in the forest of technical innovations, so for those who are tired of playing, but would like to develop their business side.
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Best Apps For Ipad 2020
- Pixelmator Photo ($7.99)
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Pixelmator has long been one of our favorite mobile art applications, and the iPad exclusive Pixelmator Photo has a greater sense of focus, being designed to improve your digital snaps
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Pixelmator Photo can apply nondestructive color augmentation and editing to your images. The app comes with a wealth of tools to repair, touch up, and enhance your photos, allowing for fine-grained editing, or fast presets for quick tweaks.
Pixelmator Photo’s powerful tools turn your iPad into a mobile photo editing powerhouse, easily earning past Apple Design Awards honors.
Download Pixelmator Photo for iPad
- Flow by Moleskine ($1.99 per month)
best ipad apps flow by moleskine
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Moleskine isn’t just about physical journals and notebooks anymore. The company has made a strong push into iOS apps, highlighted by Flow, an impressive drawing and note-taking app that does justice to Moleskine’s notebook roots. It’s so good that it managed to bag both an Apple Design Award and iPad App of the Year in 2019.
Users can draw or take notes on an infinite-width canvas. You’re able to customize everything from your writing tools (virtual pens, pencils and markers in a variety of colors and sizes) to paper (pick from Moleskine’s traditional ivory paper or black, white, and blue, with options for grids). Flow provides a luxurious drawing experience that fully supports the iPad’s interface. Try out the app for free for seven days, before a $1.99 monthly subscription kicks in.
Download Flow by Moleskine for iPad
- Tweetbot ($4.99)
best ipad apps tweetbot
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The standard Twitter app for iPad is fine for general use, but if you’re looking for something more fully featured, check out Tweetbot, a premium Twitter client that adds a ton of extra features with the Twitter power user in mind.
There are no ads, a chronological view, granular mute filters for users, hashtags, and keywords, and a detailed activity and analytics view that quickly summarizes your interactions, mentions and retweets. A two-pane view on iPad also enables you to simultaneously view two feeds, or, say, your mentions and DMs. This might be overkill for some users, but if you spend a lot of time on Twitter, it’s going to make your life a lot easier.
Download Tweetbot for iPad
- Overcast (Free)
best ipad apps Overcast
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Your podcasts probably go wherever you go, so there’s no reason to stop listening once you’re on your iPad. Overcast shines brightly on Apple’s larger portable screens thanks to a well-designed layout that gives you space for what you’re currently hearing as well as what you’re planning on getting to.
That means you can sort your back catalogue of shows you’ve been meaning to listen to into different playlists, while finding the right spot of an episode you’re currently finishing.
Download Overcast for iPad
- Procreate ($9.99)
Procreate ipad apps
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Procreate brings a fast, feature-packed digital arts studio straight into the iPad, with support for ultra-high def 4k canvases, up to 128 layers, 250 levels of undo and redo, and more than 100 customizable brushes.
From transformative tools to video capture of workflow, multi-touch gesture commands and GPU accelerated filters, Procreate puts on an impressive performance. It’s overkill if you’re just looking for something to doodle with, but if you’re in the market for a robust, professional quality art app on an iPad, Procreate deserves a look.
Download Procreate for iPad
- Kindle (Free)
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The Kindle app provides iPad users with a powerful multi-platform reading app that gives them full access to their library and a highly customizable reading interface. Readers can tweak the app’s text display, backgrounds and more, with Amazon’s Whispersync technology ensuring that settings are saved across all your devices.
Users can access books purchased through the Kindle marketplace, as well as a wealth of free public domain books and promos. The iPad’s large screen, ideal for reading, is a perfect fit for the Kindle app.
Download Kindle for iPad
- Libby by Overdrive (Free)
best ipad apps Libby by Overdrive
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Why spend a ton of money on ebooks if your local library already has a digital media lending system? Libby is the latest incarnation of Overdrive’s popular digital media management system and one of the best ebooks apps you’ll find on the App Store.
Libby allows users to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from participating libraries. Simply sign in with your library card and then you can browse your library’s digital media collection, letting you search for titles, set holds, borrow ebooks and audiobooks with a tap, and return or extend a lend just as easily. You can preview books from the app and download titles or stream them to your iPad to save space.
Download Libby by Overdrive for iPad
- Infuse Pro 6 ($49.99)
best ipad apps Infuse Pro 6
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If you’re more about hoarding video files instead of subscribing to a streaming service, Infuse Pro 6 will be up your alley. A feature packed video player, Infuse Pro plays videos stored locally on your iPad, as well as streamed from PCs, Macs, cloud storage services, Plex, Kodi, and most UPnP/DLNA servers.
Infuse Pro plays a wide array of media files and formats, such as MP4 and MKV, with the option to stream your video through AirPlay or Google Cast. The paid app is a step up from the free version, with expanded video formats, AirPlay, Cast, and cloud service support, Dolby DTS sound, and cross-device syncing.
Download Infuse Pro 6 for iPad
- Comixology (Free)
best ipad apps Comixology
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Comixology is a fantastic digital comic book reader that allows users to access comics bought from the app’s store. Backed by the largest digital comics marketplace online, Comics features big name publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image and IDW.
A particular strong point for Comics is its Guided View technology, which allows for a smart, slick, panel-by-panel reading experience. This app really takes advantage of the broad screen real estate of the iPad, allowing for a very natural reading experience, unlike on a smaller device such as a smartphone.
Download Comixology for iPad
- Bear (Free)
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Writers write everywhere they get the chance to, and so if you work with words, make Bear your iPad text editor of choice.
Its column view and hashtag-based filing allows you to stay organized with minimal effort, keeping the focus on your prose. When you’re done with a project, Bear gives you a bunch of ways to export your results, with .TXT, .PDF, .RTF and .DOCX support. Also, Bear’s got Face ID baked in, so you can protect your notes.
Best apps for ipad for students
Todoist for iPad – best apps for students
With over 10 million users and a 4.8 rating on App Store, Todoist has earned a reputation for being the simplest, most user-friendly and flexible to-do list app on the market.
Thanks to keyboard shortcuts, language processing and predictive language, adding tasks with dates, comments, priorities, tags and attachments is an extremely quick process – for example, if you type “Essay deadline Tuesday”, Todoist will automatically add the task “Essay deadline” with the next Tuesday set as due date.
What also makes the app stand out is the fact that it can be integrated with other popular apps, such as Google Calendar, Dropbox, or Zapier. Todoist has also been praised for syncing seamlessly across all devices.
However, as most reviewers underline, the free version is a little limited – you can’t access completed to-do lists and there’s a project limit, for example – so if you’re looking for a free substitute, Google Tasks is a great pick.
The good: Simple, user-friendly, and quick-to-use.
The bad: The free version is quite limited.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone.
Price: Free – with limited features; Premium – targeted at individuals or teams up to 25 people ($3 a month billed annually or $4 a month billed monthly); Business – targeted at teams of 25+ people ($5 per user a month billed annually or $6 per user a month billed monthly).
- Freedom – Block Distractions
Freedom Block Distractions – best iPad apps for students
Procrastination is a student’s worst enemy – and Freedom might be just the weapon to fight it. Used by over one million people worldwide, the app temporarily blocks time-wasting apps and websites so you can be more focused (and, as the users report, gain an average of 2.5 hours of productive time each day).
Freedom lets you choose a timeframe during which select devices, apps or even the entire Internet will be completely locked for up to 8 hours at a time. It enables you to customize blocklists (you can, for example, choose to mute all chat apps only), schedule distraction-free sessions for later or as recurring events (for example, if you want to avoid Facebook or Twitter between 7AM and noon every day), and even offers a locked mode for extreme procrastinators that brutally prevents you from changing the settings in the middle of the session.
Freedom also syncs across all your devices – no matter if you’re using a computer, tablet, or phone (and there’s no limit to the number of devices you can use!).
However, keep in mind that Freedom has a rather bare-bones approach – it does not reward you for a successful distraction-free session, nor does it come with any incentives or goals – so if you’re looking for a more motivation-based distraction blocker, make sure to check out the app below.
If you want to try it out, Freedom offers a no-obligation, no-credit-card-required free trial with up to 7 distraction-free blocking sessions on all your devices.
The good: Blocks all distractions across chosen devices and offers quite a wide array of customization features.
The bad: Freedom will not motivate or reward you for successful sessions.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone.
Price: Free – with all Premium features available, up to 7 distraction-free blocking sessions on all your devices; Premium – $6.99 per month or $29.99 per year.
- Forest – Stay Focused
Forest Stay Focused – top iPad student apps
If Freedom is a bit too straightforward for you, Forest is a must-have. With its unique approach, the app plants a seed every time you start a new distraction-free session – and as time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree.
If you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, however, your tree will wither. Over time, all your focused moments create a lush forest, reminding you just how easy and rewarding it can be to stay off your phone for a while.
What’s more, you can earn rewards and unlock plenty of different tree species to plant. There are also plenty of small details like alternating messages (Don’t look at me! Hang in there!) that make going off-the-grid even more fun.
And the best part? In collaboration with tree-planting organization Trees for the Future, Forest plants real trees on Earth too.
The good: A unique distraction-blocking app that is not just extremely rewarding, but also has planted over 855,000 real trees (to date).
The bad: None. It’s absolutely incredible.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone.
Price: With a one-time purchase ($1.99), you can download Forest and use it across all iOS devices.
- Google Calendar
Google Calendar GCal – helpful iPad apps students
With the wide array of calendar apps available, Google Calendar is the undisputed leader. Not only does it work with nearly everything else on the market, but is also almost always compatible with timetable applications that universities use – making it possible to import your timetable into your calendar with the class number, location, professor name, and many more (synced automatically).
Like other Google apps, it’s effortless to get familiar with, and lets you create multiple color-coded calendars in a matter of seconds. Plus, it can automatically create events based on emails you receive – such as flights or concert tickets.
As a cloud-based app, it also syncs through all of your devices once you log in to your Google account – so no matter whether you’re on a desktop or on the go with a smartphone, you can still access the same calendar.
The only downside is that currently there is no macOS desktop version, and so Mac users can only access Google Calendar via browser. It is possible, however, to sync Google Calendar with the built-in Mac Calendar app – and it works flawlessly.
The good: Google Calendar is the standard go-to calendar app that works with nearly everything else on the market, making sticking to a schedule easier than it’s ever been before.
The bad: Does not offer a macOS desktop version.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone.
Price: Free (with a Google account).
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…who want to bring note-taking to a whole new level
Notion – best iPad apps for students
Whenever I was about to start making notes during a lecture, first thing I’d focus on was the formatting. Should I use Helvetica? Times New Roman? Arial? Smaller? Bigger? In Italics? In Bold?
But just after I’d think I was satisfied with the way my notes look, the lecture would be halfway through, and I’d have absolutely no clue what was going on, and so I’d spent the latter half playing free online games or watching dog videos on mute. But that was before I was introduced to Notion.
Notion’s strength lies in the fact that it does all the formatting for you – with font customization reduced to the absolute minimum, it lets you focus on what matters most – the content.
It’s also an “all-in-one workspace”: what means you can make calendars, task lists, notes, financials, pages and subpages (that you can personalize with emoji icons!), toggle lists, and plenty more – all without having to open multiple tabs or switch windows every time.
So if, for example, you were to make notes for a particular course, you can make separate subpages for each covered topic or lecture under one collective page, add a list of deadlines, and even your timetable. Notion also has some great collaboration features.
And it’s actually free for students – all you have to do is sign up with a school email address.
Notion’s only downside is that it might take a while to get used to, but once you do – it’ll be extremely rewarding and change the way you think about note-taking forever. Oh, and this article was written in Notion, too.
The good: A decluttered and distraction-free all-in-one workspace perfect for note-taking, project management, collaboration and staying organized.
The bad: Takes a while to get used to.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone.
Price: Personal – with sharing limited to up to 5 guests (free); Personal Pro – with unlimited guests and file uploads (free for students, educators, as well as first responders, researchers, and non-profits fighting COVID-19, and for everyone else – $4 per month billed annually or $5 per month billed monthly); Team – made for teams ($8 per member per month billed annually or $10 per member per month billed monthly); Enterprise – made to control and support your company (for pricing, you need to contact sales).
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