iPad Mini users have a wide variety of apps that can increase their productivity and make them more accessible to the outside world. While Apple has its own plethora of apps, iPad users can extend their capabilities by making use of additional apps on the market today. Check out our list of the best apps for iPad Mini.
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Best Apps For Ipad Mini
Flipboard is an application that uses a combination of editors and algorithms to deliver news, videos and podcasts tailored to your interests. It is one of the first applications to take advantage of the full screen and convert it to a magazine-style layout. The application creates smart magazines that bundle together according to the user’s interest like photography, technology, automobiles etc. One can use this app if he/ she has a keen interest in reading news in a newsletter style.
One of the most popular applications for iPad users. Procreate is an art application that has been used by iPad users with the support of the Apple pen for years. Now as the new iPad Mini supports the Apple Pencil 2 and has a bigger screen than the previous version this has become a must-have application. It features ultra-high-definition canvases, hundreds of virtual brushes, and many designs along with animation tools. It’s used by creative professionals, hobbyists and aspiring artists, who can import or export art as Adobe Photoshop files or in virtually any other format they’d like and directly share their art on desired socials.
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The Amazon Kindle application has been available for iPad for a long time now. The application opened the world of e-books, as it allowed people to purchase e-books on the Kindle app and read them on the iPad, instead of on a Kindle. The Upgraded iPad Mini having a big screen and portable size is a perfect alternative to a Kindle. Even the books bought via the Amazon website automatically appear directly on the application.
Want to watch Netflix on the go but the screen size of your phone feels small? Try installing Netflix on your iPad Mini and make it a goto entertainment system. Netflix has the best in class collection of movies and Tv series as compared to other applications. The users can easily create personalised profiles for everyone in the family. This becomes especially useful for parents, who can now hand an iPad to their kid to watch family-friendly Netflix shows.
Winner of many awards, Star Walk is a detailed astronomy app that allows users to track the night sky, constellations, planets and more in real-time. All one has to do is install the application and point the device towards the sky. The application will show all the stars, planets, satellites and constellations from your location. If the user has interest he/she can explore the deep knowledge sections in the application as well.
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Notability is what its name says. It is a Comprehensive note-taking application that lets users combine handwritten notes or drawing with audio recording natively. It will help you to take the advantage of Mini’s capability and use it as a notepad. If the user wants, they can even invest in the premium version to unlock the feature which will convert handwritten notes to text.
It is one of the most popular video editing applications available in the Apple Store. The application proved that one can not only watch good quality videos on their iPad but can edit them seamlessly as well. The app is a multitrack video editor which can be used by professional video producers, filmmakers and journalists as well. Luma Fusion provides six video and audio tracks for photos, videos, audio, titles and graphics. It also lets you add layer effects for colour corrections.
YouTube was one of the default apps on the iPad until iOS 6. Then it was moved to the App Store after YouTube parent company Google’s license expired. Even after so many years, the application remains one of the most popular apps for iPad. With so many videos and endless entertainment combined with a bigger screen further the iPad’s reputation as a mobile content consumption platform.
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Duet Display is an app that turns your iPad into a second monitor for your laptop, desktop or phone. Designed by former Apple engineers, the app can turn your tablet into a productivity tool, with full gesture support and customizable shortcuts. All the user has to do is download the application on the desired device be it a Windows or Mac and convert your iPad into a second screen wirelessly.
These are the top 10 applications to bring the best out of your new Apple iPad Mini. Not all the applications on the list are free but none will disappoint you, as they will surely help you in your day to day life in one way or the other.
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Serial Reader wants you to read the classics. You might argue you don’t have time to wade through The Odyssey or War and Peace, but Serial Reader begs to differ, and cunningly chops up such tomes – and hundreds more you can choose from – into bite-sized chunks you can blaze through on a daily basis.
Each ‘issue’ takes about ten minutes to read and arrives at a user-defined time, along with an optional notification. It’s a clever system that really does get you reading. And the reading experience itself is solid too, with all the usual layout and typography options you’d expect.
Generously, you get all this for free, but pay $2.99/£2.49/AU$4.49 for premium and you get extra features, including cloud sync, ‘read ahead’ to future issues, highlights and notes, series pausing and the option to add your own EPUBs.
A screenshot showing Reading List – Book Tracker
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Reading List – Book Tracker
Reading List – Book Tracker is ideal if you buy loads of books and then forget about rather than read them. You add books to your virtual library by scanning barcodes or adding them from a web search results list. They then lurk in the sidebar.
A single tap on any entry and you can peruse its various details, along with heading off to Amazon or Google Books. Through adding user-defined categories, you can manage larger collections, or even have Reading List act as a wish list for titles you’ve not yet purchased. Basic progress tracking is in the mix too.
For free, the app is resolutely single-device, with no iCloud sync. But given the other features, it feels like a generous freebie for people who want to keep track of the books they’re reading.
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Sandbox – Physics Simulator
Sandbox – Physics Simulator is an entertainingly noodly mix of creation and wanton destruction. It gives you a blank screen and a bunch of icons, inviting you to select materials and draw components to fill the void. You can build levitating stone structures that can be filled with soil and seeds, at which point flowers will start to grow.
Alternatively, you can explore what will happen when lightning blasts firework powder, or when you drop a bomb on your beautiful creation. Hint: nothing good for the things you’ve made. But Sandbox itself is plenty good. Sure, it’s a long way from real life, and its old-school pixel art aesthetic screams retro. But as a way to experiment and relax – whether you chill by making things grow or blowing them up – this is an excellent iPad freebie.
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MusicHarbor deals with a gap in Apple Music and other streaming services: keeping track of your favorite artists, rather than just playing their tracks.
You can import artists from your local library or a streaming service. Imports appear as disc-shaped buttons. Tap on one and the artist/band page will display releases in reverse-chronological order, with a button to zip to a Google News search based on relevant keywords.
Elsewhere, the sidebar provides instant access to latest and upcoming releases, music videos, and concerts. Go pro ($5.99/£5.99/AU$9.99) and you can filter releases by kind, adjust the app’s appearance, and filter concerts by proximity. Even if you don’t, this one’s a must to keep tabs on artists and bands.
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Photo Flashback! recalls services like Timehop that serve up photos you took years ago on today’s date. Here, though, the focus is solely on the contents of photos on your iPad and in iCloud Photo Library.
On launching the app, you’ll see the day’s selection and can opt to add the current year via a quick trip to the app’s settings. To check out other dates, tap the calendar. In the window that appears, each date lists the number of photos available, along with a small preview of one of them.
Photo Flashback! is another of those free apps that’s generous to the point you wonder what the catch is. But there isn’t one – this is just a wonderful and entirely free way to relive favorite memories.
The Wallpaper App
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The Wallpaper App
The Wallpaper App gives you endless wallpapers for your iPad. The designs are procedurally generated, based around 15 different styles that are accessed by horizontal swipes. Within each style, variations are previewed by you tapping on the left or right half of the screen. Swipe upwards and you find more controls, to subtly adjust the brightness and color within the current design.
Unlike most free wallpaper apps, output is optimized specifically for your iPad – although you can long-press the Save button to export wallpaper for other screen sizes.
The entire production feels elegant, perfectly matching the host hardware. And although it perhaps won’t suit every iPad owner – especially if you’re keen on using photography for screen backgrounds – it’s an ideal download if you fancy shaking up your Home screens with something arty and refined.
Sofa: Downtime Organizer
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Sofa: Downtime Organizer
Sofa is a free iPad app that’s all about organizing your downtime by making lists. Tap the + button and you can choose a category, search for something, and then add it to your collection. Using the sidebar, you can categorize items you add however you wish.
Because Sofa uses existing online data for items you add, it will automatically import cover art and synopses. For movies, music, and podcasts in particular, it works very well as a means to remind yourself about things you plan to check out – and of what you’ve already watched and listened to.
The app’s less impressive for books and games, but given the lack of a price tag (IAPs are for additional themes), and iCloud support to sync data between devices, Sofa’s a solid option when you want a fast, simple means to plan what media you’d like to experience in the future.
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NetNewsWire is an RSS reader – a news aggregator that lets you subscribe to website feeds, and have headlines and articles beamed directly to the app. In fact, for many people, it’s the news aggregator, having been a big name in various forms since 2002.
This latest incarnation is open source and therefore free from a price tag. It’s also free from ads, IAP, and cruft. It’s less flashy than paid fare like Unread and Reeder, but has an elegant simplicity that sits well when you want a speedy no-nonsense experience that’s nonetheless friendly and usable.
Although gunning for efficiency, this app gives you all the most vital features: direct feed subscriptions, Feedly/Feedbin sync, dark mode, reader view, and feed import/export. In fact, it’s so good it might tempt you away from its premium-priced contemporaries.
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Google News might seem redundant in the age of Apple News, but it serves a purpose. Like Apple’s equivalent, this free news app for iPhone learns as you use it, aiming to serve up stories you’ll be interested in. And in a similar fashion to Apple News, you can flag specific publications and topics you like to read.
Where Google News diverges from Apple is with the ‘full coverage’ button. Tap this and you can view a story across a range of publications, and check out a reports timeline – useful in an era of increasingly partisan coverage.
Beyond that, there are many other reasons to make the app one of your go-tos for news: fast access to any source’s list of stories; the means to hide any publication; a regularly updated briefing; an optional daily news email; and a stripped-back, cruft-free reading experience.
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GIFwrapped is designed for GIF obsessives. If you can’t get through an entire social media message without welding a looping animation to it, this is the app for you.
Universal search provides fast access to more GIFs than you could conceivably hope to use in several lifetimes, even if you tried very hard. It’s also possible to import your own Burst and Live Photos. Whatever you find can be saved to your local library; GIFs can then be shared from the app itself, or in Messages by using the GIFwrapped iMessage app.
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