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Best iPad Apps

Life · October 20, 2016

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I am someone who lives by my iPad. It is either in my purse, with me on the couch, or by my bed. I’ve had a few, but currently I have an iPad mini 4. If you are looking to purchase one the mini is an awesome size. For reference this is the case I have and it’s perfect and comes in A TON of colors! I get asked from time to time what apps I have on my iPad, and what apps I use a lot. Today I am sharing the best iPad apps and guess what! They are all free!


Best iPad Apps

Texture: I have talked about Texture many times. I have been a user since it was Next Issue, and I love the idea of spending $15 a month for unlimited magazine subscriptions. Having it on my iPad is great for travel, or waiting for meetings, Dr appts, etc.

Kindle: Like Texture, I love to have this for reading while waiting, traveling, or in bed at night. It’s the best of both worlds. The idea of a Kindle but on your iPad.

Netflix: Not too much to explain, but if you have a Netflix subscription for sure make sure to have the app on your iPad. Great for time waiting in airports!

Google Drive: I keep most of my blog info (finances, photos, editorial calendar, etc) in Google Drive, so having the app handy on all my devices is necessary!

Dropbox: I use Dropbox for a lot of blog stuff too like my Media Kit and things I share with brands for projects. This way if I choose to not take my laptop IΒ can still get things done.

Evernote: I use Evernote a lot for writing blog post drafts when I don’t have my computer, or jotting down ideas.

HBO Go: Like with Netflix, great for watching shows while traveling. They have older stuff too like Six Feet Under and Sex and the City.

Social Media: Padgram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest: I love having social media on my iPad, but mostly for scrolling and catching up. I find it easier to post from my phone but I love looking at Pinterest and Instagram from my iPad.

I would love to know what you think the best iPad apps are and which ones I should check out! Comment below!

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  • 22 thoughts on “Best iPad Apps

    1. Carrie

      Great list! These are all of my “go to” iPad apps also, except Evernote. I have not checked this one out yet, but will now. Sounds like the perfect app for a blogger on the go!!

    2. Kiara Catanzaro

      Who doesn’t have Netflix for their iPad/iPhone!? It’s great when you’re working out on machines and want something to pass the time! I also love having YouTube to watch videos there as well. Great list, Neely!

    3. Armand

      Spark for email is on my iPhone and iPad. Tried a whole bunch of apps but seem to stick to this one. Outlook I guess comes second. Keepass has been my password manager for years. Can’t have better security when you database and program are separated. I keep the database file in Dropbox so it sync across all my devices even my dust collecting BB Z30. On a daily basis my most used apps are: Spotify, Netflix, Fantastical, WP office, Paper my Hue app and Safari.

    4. Natalie

      Oooh! I’ll have to check some of these apps out. I use a few of these on my phone but I bet it’s better quality on an iPad. I hate zooming in and squinting when I look at things on my phone!

    5. Kristin

      Netflix is my most used app but I’ve heard wonderful things about evernote. I usually just work on blogs using wordpress but I might need to look into evernote! Thank you for the app ideas! I’ve never heard of the unlimited magazine subscriptions… that would save so much clutter…

    6. Carrie

      These are all great apps. I have never heard of Texture before. I think I have all of them on my iPad as well except that one. I will have to see if I can get it here in Norway.

    7. elizabeth o

      I have a ton of apps on my smartphones and notebooks. Honestly, I just wish we had more hours in the day to surf around … but I don’t. πŸ™‚


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