Five must have iPad Pro apps

In September of 2015, Apple introduced the iPad Pro, with a 12.9-inch Retina display, and a new 64-bit A9X chip for performance. It is thin and light, and for most cases provides all-day battery life.

The iPad Pro also enabled a new generation of apps - everything from productivity, design, illustration, engineering and medical, to education, gaming and entertainment. Here are five must have apps for your iPad Pro.


1. Apple iMovie


Harness the power of the iPad Pro with a moviemaking app that’s just as powerful. iMovie lets you create movies and trailers that are simple to make. Moreover, you can edit at resolutions of up to a stunning 4K.

iMovie and iPad Pro are an impressive moviemaking team, giving you full-resolution that puts your video in the spotlight. Its performance lets you create effects with up to three concurrent streams of 4K video. Furthermore, accessories like the Smart Keyboard let you use efficient shortcuts for your project.


Make every video more memorable
- Use the iMovie extension to enhance video clips right in the Photos app
- Add a video filter, animated title, and soundtrack to any clip
- Instantly save new video clips to your photo library

Browse and share your videos
- Enjoy all your videos in the full-screen Video browser
- Quickly share a clip or a portion of a clip
- Mark favorite moments to easily find them later

Make Hollywood-style trailers
- Choose from 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world’s top film composers
- Customize movie studio logos, cast names, and credits
- Select the best videos and photos for your trailer with the help of animated drop zones
- Record video for your trailer right in iMovie

Create beautiful movies
- Choose from 8 unique themes with matching titles, transitions, and music
- Give your movie the perfect look with 10 Apple-designed video filters
- Enhance your movie with slow motion, fast forward, picture-in-picture, and split-screen effects
- Create a soundtrack using built-in music and sound effects, songs from your music library, and your own narration
- Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly

iMovie everywhere
- Easily transfer projects between your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- Send any project to your computer via AirDrop or iCloud Drive to finish editing with iMovie for Mac
- Share your finished movies and trailers to iMovie Theater and watch them on all your devices with iCloud

Share with friends and family
- Send videos with Mail and Messages
- Save to your photo library or share to YouTube in 4K or 1080p60
- Share directly to Facebook and Vimeo
- Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive
- Share videos and iMovie project files with AirDrop***
- Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream video to your HDTV with Apple TV

Download iMovie for iOS

2. Microsoft Office


If you are looking to complete your on-the-go productivity solution while on your iPad Pro, start by getting Office.

You will need an Office 365 subscription to create or edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. With an Office 365 subscription, you can get Office applications across all of your devices, and utilise premium features.

Office 365 allows you to access your documents from anywhere with OneDrive and always have the latest updates. The OneNote and Outlook apps are free to use on the iPad Pro.

3. Procreate


Procreate is made for the Apple Pencil. All 128 brushes were designed to take full advantage of pressure responsiveness, tilt detection and palm rejection.

Apple Pencil lets you sketch and tilt for shading effects, without the need to even change brushe; using pressure responsiveness, the brushes respond to your movement. Moreover, thanks to built-in palm rejection, you can even rest your palm on the screen.

Procreate also won Apples Design Award.


- Optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
- Ultra High Definition canvases, up to 16k by 4k on iPad Pro
- Powered by Silica: the fastest 64-bit painting engine
- 64-bit color
- Deliciously responsive 64-bit smudge sampling
- Multi-threaded; optimized for iPad’s multiple cores
- 250 levels of undo and redo
- Continuous auto-save—never lose work again
- Share to any connected cloud storage or social media service
- Canvases up to 8192 x 4096px for iPad Air 2
- Canvases up to 4096 x 4096px for iPad 3+
- Localization for 15 languages

Breakthrough Brushes
- Packed with 128 beautifully made brushes
- Game-changing dual textured brush system
- 35 customizable settings for every brush
- Create your own custom Procreate brushes
- Organize your brushes into your own custom sets
- Import custom brushes and export your own

Streamlined Interface Designed for iPad
- Intuitive interface layout enhances your workflow
- Efficient gesture controls built specifically for multitouch
- Procreate’s Gallery keeps your artworks organized
- Delete, duplicate and share with a swipe and a tap
- Light Interface especially made for bright conditions

Color Without Compromise
- Stunning 64-bit color for greater accuracy
- Fill your art seamlessly with ColorDrop
- Exact ColorDrop fills with Reference Layers that won’t damage your line work
- Input RGB or hex values for exact color matching

Dramatic Finishing Effects
- GPU accelerated for optimum speed
- Perspective Blur (exclusive to Procreate)
- Gaussian and Motion Blurs
- Sharpen and add Noise
- Hue, Saturation, Brightness
- Color Balance, Image Curves, Recolor

Relive your Creative Journey with Instant Replay
- Watch artwork come to life as Procreate repaints every stroke in stunning 1080p

Sharing and Workflow Integration
- Export artwork from the canvas, or simply swipe to export or select artwork in the Gallery
- Export to AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Photos, iTunes, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, Weibo and Mail
- Print directly from Procreate with AirPrint
- Export to or import from any cloud service extension
- Export as layered native .procreate file, PSD, transparent PNG or JPEG

Download Procreate iOS

4. Ulysses


Ulysses for the iPad Pro is your one-stop writing tool on iOS. Whether you are a reporter, novelist or a blogger - Ulysses will give you a toolset, embracing a comprehensive and truly flexible product.

Ulysses is a powerful, yet simple text editor, with a familiar, no-nonsense text library. You can also iCloud sync across all your Mac devices, in addition to Ulysses for Mac.

Said to be one of the best text editor in the world. It offers everything you need.


Focus & Productivity
- Clean, distraction free interface
- Easy swipe navigation
- Markup-based text editor
- Light and dark writing modes
- A wide choice of color palettes
- Writing Goals (characters, words, pages etc.)
- Comprehensive text statistics
- Split View, Slide Over and 3D Touch on supported devices

Write & Edit
- Simple markup for headlines, lists, comments, quotes, important passages and more
- Easy insertion of links, annotations and footnotes
- Shortcut buttons for comfortable editing
- Option to attach keywords, notes and images
- Search & Replace
- Glueing, Split & Merge
- Spell check, auto correction, dictionary, dictation
- Smart Lists
- Optimized for use with external keyboards

File & Organize
- A single library for all texts
- Groups, intelligent filters, favorites, bookmarks
- Sorting by date, by title or manually
- Automatic, scheduled backup of your text library
- Import of DOCX, Markdown and text files
- Editing of external text files
- Spotlight integration
- Built-in Share Extension

Export & Processing
- Export as PDF, DOCX, TXT, Markdown, HTML and ePub
- Publish Story Drafts to Medium
- Live preview, send as email
- Download more styles from the Ulysses Style Exchange

Download Ulysses for iOS

5. 1Password


1Password for iOS shows off a little more blue and new icons. In addition to improvements to its Password Generator, which enables you to use words to create secure passwords.

Spotlight search helps you quickly find items and view their details. Optimisations for iPad Pro and Apple Watch mean that being secure looks better than ever.


- Store usernames and passwords, credit card information, addresses, bank account numbers, passport details, software licenses, and more
- Generate strong, random passwords and log in to websites without ever having to remember or type them
- Save usernames and passwords automatically from your favorite web browser
- Use Security Audit to see how your passwords stack up
- Enable Watchtower to find out if any of your passwords are leaving you vulnerable
- Search all of your items to find what you need fast
- Mark items as favorites for easy access
- Sync your 1Password vault across mobile devices and computers

Secure by Design
- Using AES 256-bit encryption to keep your information secure
- Locking automatically so your vault is protected, even if your computer is lost or stolen
- Creating unique passwords with our Strong Password Generator

Easy and Convenient
- Log in to websites with just a few clicks
- Fill credit card information and addresses without typos or fumbling with your wallet
- Save your login information from your favorite web browser
- Use Go & Fill to automatically fill and submit your usernames and passwords
- Generate and use time-based, one-time passwords

- Add your Teams accounts instantly by scanning your QR code right from 1Password for Mac
- Enjoy complete access to all of your Teams vaults
- Move and copy items between vaults
- Share important information across your team, secure in the knowledge that end-to-end encryption will keep it all protected

More than just passwords
- Many categories: Bank Accounts, Driver Licenses, Passports, and more
- Multiple vaults: Have more control over sorting and sharing your data
- Folders and tags: Make organizing and finding your items even easier
- Personalization of your items with multiple URLs, custom fields, and more


Download 1Password iOS

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