Last Updated on May 17, 2021
With the new 2020 iPad Pro release, it’s time to start talking apps.
This is a revolutionary iPad in many ways as it transforms the way you would normally use the popular tablet device. Not only is Apple introducing a dedicated operating system, iPadOS, but it’s also got a host of new touch features including advanced gestures and Apple Pen commands.
Whether you’re lining up to get the latest iPad, you’re still getting great use out of your previous model, you might as well make sure you’re fully utilizing it! Here’s a list of the must-have apps to have on your iPad in 2020. It’s a mix of free and paid apps that vary in functionality, but each one is great for what it does and can help you get the most from your tablet.
9 Must Have iPad Apps to Get in 2020
#1 Adobe Illustrator
The monumental introduction of Photoshop on the iPad finally happened in November 2019, but the next challenge for Adobe is following that up with Illustrator. According to Adobe, when the app is finally introduced, it will be a redesigned version of the desktop software with new graphic design ideas, tailored to fit tablet users specifically. Everything you can do in the desktop version, you’ll be able to do in the tablet version as well, with touch and Apple Pen actions integrated.
This fascinating app helps simplify coding and app building, allowing you to learn at your own pace and actually build your own apps and games. In fact, there are even apps you can get for your iPad that were made using Codea, so you know it’s a legit program! It’s not a free app, but it’s certainly an interesting addition if you’re looking to learn how to code apps or improve your coding skills.
#3 1 Blocker X – Adblock
Using apps, social media, and your browser can be tiring if there are invasive or obnoxious ads displaying. Even though Apple generally tends to prevent apps from doing the really malicious stuff, some still slip by and create an unpleasant experience. The 1 Blocker X app is a highly customizable adblocker for Apple devices, including the iPad.
You can block or unblock pretty much any advertisements or distracting on-screen elements, even down to individual apps or programs.
#4 Mario Kart Tour
Nintendo’s new mobile installment of Mario Kart is a great free app to add to your arsenal in 2020! It came out in late 2019 and it’s free to download for everyone. There is a subscription service you can sign up for that opens up more features, but the basic gameplay is accessible to anyone with the app, including multiplayer racing and other competitive fun.
If you’re working in a company that already uses Salesforce for customer relationship management (CRM), you’ll know how great it is to have this program at your fingertips. It gives a lot of helpful data and insights that assist you in keeping your customers happy and satisfied with your service.
According to GetVoIP, there are far cheaper customer experience apps available, but this is a perfect fit for anyone already using the software or anyone looking to get connected to it.
While there are note-taking apps that come standard on the iPad, no other note-taking apps are quite as robust as Notability. You can integrate this app with others on your iPad to take notes directly on PDFs, images, etc. There are a lot of organizing and productivity features that make it a good fit for anyone who wants to simplify their life and get more work done with less effort.
#7 Kaspersky Safe Kids
Available with a free or paid tier, this is a good app for helping manage what your kids can and cannot do with the iPad. You can set time limits, app restrictions, and web browser monitoring. If your iPad will be used by your kids at any point and you want to make sure they’re not playing too long or using the wrong apps, a parental control app like this is a nice addition.
Whether you’re doing business, account-based marketing, B2B or you just want to post better pictures on your social media accounts, this free photo editing program is a game-changer. It has extensive features, letting you do everything from basic filters and blemish fixing to advanced color balancing and precision masking.
Considering it’s an app from Google, it’s not surprising that the features exceed many other free apps. The interface is intuitive, and you can open photos with the app directly from Google photos.
There are a few reasons to avoid getting connected to Whatsapp. It’s simple, free, and can be beneficial for work and general chatting. The text chatting features and media sharing are great, but the call feature on Whatsapp is one of the best free calling apps around right now.
Voice calls on Whatsapp consistently outperform other apps, even well-known apps like Skype, especially when you’re using slower data or internet connections. Video calls on Whatsapp make it worth having.
Improve your productivity, keep better track of your life, communicate more efficiently, and enjoy yourself with these iPad apps. There’s something for everyone on this list, for work or for play. If you need to refresh your apps this year and start working at the top of your game, start with these 9 and go from there!