The 100 best iPad apps for your Apple tablet

Load your iPad with the best apps in every category, from work to play

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Education, creativity, and home

Best iPad apps: Education and creativity

Coda ($25)

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If you ever engage in web development, you’ll find this app invaluable. It’s a powerful text editor that supports every conceivable file format. You can work on pages with your website up in Safari at the same time, thanks to the split view support. It also allows for easy file management and transfer, handy shortcuts to speed up your coding, and even provides a full-featured SSH client built-in. It’s everything you need to manage your website. If you would prefer a simpler editor for your blog and just use Markdown, then check out Byword ($6).

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Microsoft Word

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It has been a long time coming, but Office for iPad is here, and all apps are highly polished, custom designed mobile options of Microsoft’s all-powerful suite. However, if you want to see their full potential, you’re going to have to pay up.

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Notability ($10)

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If you need a little old school comfort and want to scribble on your iPad, Notability is a solid option. Get the pen-to-paper feel with all of the digital bells and whistles like imported documents or linked files.

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Pages

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It’s hard not to recommend Apple’s Pages word processor, particularly if you use a Mac, thanks to iCloud and AirDrop support. Documents are easy to create, there are many templates, and the whole thing looks fantastic.

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Pocket

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Wind up with way too many tabs open at the same time? Then it’s time to get Pocket. Save articles and come back to them when you have time. This app is formerly known as Read it Later.

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Khan Academy

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Khan Academy is a huge collection of knowledge that you can access for free. With thousands of videos covering a huge variety of topics, you can take time out of your day to learn just about anything you want.

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Duolingo

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Picking up a second language is tough, but you can make it feel like a game with DuoLingo. The app makes it easy to learn as you go, quizzing you in different ways that will insure that the lessons stick no matter the language.

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Sky Guide ($3)

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If you can’t see the stars clearly in the sky, you can get a good look at them in Sky Guide. The beautiful app puts a galaxy’s worth of stars, constellations, planets, and more in your hands.

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Home

Whether you’re dining in or want to find something fun to do in your own backyard, here are our favorite apps to help.

Donde

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Donde is a visual shopping app that helps you find exactly what you’re looking for based on visual cues, colors, and pricing. Instead of having to know what a sweetheart neckline looks like to search for a dress with one, you simply tap on the picture of the neckline and other factors you want in your perfect dress. The app animates quickly and looks great on the big screen.

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Deliveries ($5)

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Deliveries is simply a great app for tracking packages. It provides accurate summaries, a sleek user interface, and seamless integration with every Apple device. It also works effortlessly with iCloud and your tablet’s notification center.

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Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

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Can’t decide what to have for dinner? This app will make the call for you. Tell it what ingredients you have, what type of dish you’d like, and how much time you have and it’ll provide a recipe for your requirements.

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Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

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Epicurious possesses one of the biggest collections of recipes around. Save a recipe on the web and it’ll appear synced in the app. There’s even a built-in shopping list so you can find the ingredients you need.

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Update: Added Geekbench 4, Funny or Die, Spark, Firefox, and Documents by Readdle.

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