Applications that are better on the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is considered to be a larger and more powerful upgrade of the iPad, thanks mainly for the 12.9” screen and the A9X chip that is hidden in that tablet’s exterior.

Although the tablet is able to run any iPad app, the added capabilities of the iPad Pro, plus having accessories like the Apple Pencil, makes it a more palatable option for these particular applications, according to Harry Guinness:


Considered by its developers as the “most powerful sketching, painting, and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device,” Procreate is able to fully tap into the iPad Pro’s features. With the larger screen comes the larger canvas, making it easier to draw. Having the Pencil’s pressure sensitivity means a better sense of use over the tools present. For example, tilting the stylus to one side lends to the ability to shade.

This app costs $5.99 on the App Store.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

Lightroom is the iOS version of that particular software that professional or hobby photographers use. It actually can connect to its desktop cousin, which ensures changes done on any images are synced on multiple devices. With the iPad Pro’s larger screen, users can get up close and personal with the images being edited, and do so in a more efficient manner given the additional power provided with the processor.

This app is free for download from the App Store.

Paper by FiftyThree:

Paper, to put it simply, is a sketching app for most users, in contrast to what Procreate does. One can create notes, sketches, mock ups, or anything else with the tools within it. Like Procreate, Paper takes full advantage of the iPad Pro’s larger screen, the additional power, and Pencil capability.

This app can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

iMovie for iOS:

Apple’s video editing app for its mobile devices makes it handy when putting together a short video, compared to a featured film. Doing so on the iPad Pro, the extra screen and power makes it easier to preview and secure a better read on those clips. In addition, the additional power from the A9X makes it possible to handle 4K video.

This app costs $4.99 on the App Store.


With the ability to be even more effective in multitasking with the apps being side-by-side on the larger screen, Evernote’s knack for collecting and saving one’s thoughts and notes comes in handy when complemented with another app.

This app can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

Microsoft Word:

For working on all kinds of documents on the iPad Pro, Microsoft Word is arguably a better option compared to Pages.

The free version enables the user to read documents, but creating and editing documents will necessitate securing an Office 365 subscription.

This app is free for download from the App Store.

OmniPlan 2:

The Omni Group of developers have crafted their productivity apps to be able to remain in step with the latest developments with Apple, which includes the integration with the iPad Pro.

The OmniPlan 2 takes advantage of the larger screen to be able to display more details about the projects being managed. It also takes advantage of the Smart Keyboard with the keyboard shortcuts.

This app costs $49.99 on the App Store.

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