10 Apps To Download For Your New iPad Pro

New iPad Apps For The New Year

If you received Apple's newly released tablet, the iPad Pro, as a holiday gift, you'll surely want to take advantage of its greatest assets: a big, 12.9-inch screen and a powerful, third-generation A9X chip that together make it perfect for playing games, watching videos and designing graphic art.

Plus, Apple's tablet is compatible with a separately sold $99 Apple Pencil and $169 foldable keyboard, making it even easier to play around with apps.

To maximize the tablet's everyday functionality, finding the right apps is essential. From video streaming platforms like HBO Now to eBook reader tools like Kindle, there are lots of apps that fit hand in hand with the iPad Pro's giant screen. Here are 10 apps to download for your new iPad Pro.


The iPad Pro's crystal-clear resolution makes it a good platform for watching action-packed shows and movies. So HBO's standalone streaming service app, HBO Now, is the perfect match for watching popular shows like "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective."

HBO Now has more than 2,000 TV episode titles, as well as movies, documentaries and other series. An introductory 30-day free trial of HBO Now is available for a limited time in the App Store. The app subscription costs $14.99 after the free trial ends.


Orderly is a great app for iPad users in the retail and restaurant segment. This app is a simple, intuitive software platform that automates the purchasing process and facilitates how transactions are made.

Through Orderly, users can capture, manage and share invoices, monitor food spending and supplier pricing, and place shelf-to-sheet orders from your tablet with any existing supplier. Finally, Orderly allows users to take inventory counts without spreadsheets, paperwork or data entry. This app is free, but users can upgrade to a version with more features for $55 a month.


Productivity app eFax has the potential to transform your iPad Pro into a mobile fax machine. Whether you are on the road, at home or in the office, the eFax app allows you to send a fax quickly and easily from the iPad.

Through this app, users can sign their faxes, take photos with the iPad's camera and fax them, and add notes to faxes. The app, which is free, also lets users prepare electronic signatures and print faxes using AirPrint.


The iPad Pro has a great screen for reading text -- from text messages to emails. But the Kindle app lets users read stories on their tablets, and choose from more than 3 million books and audiobooks, including more than 850,000 Kindle-exclusive titles.

On the free Kindle app, users can build their own libraries, buy and share books, get personalized recommendations, and switch seamlessly between reading Kindle books and listening to their audio companions.

Adobe Photoshop Mix

Adobe Photoshop Mix brings photo editing straight to your mobile device. This app lets users cut out and combine elements from different images, blend layers and create new looks on the iPad.

Through Adobe Photoshop Mix, users can cut out and remove portions of images, enhance or adjust an image, and upload work to the Photoshop Mix community to get feedback. This free app also allows users to refine photos and incorporate them into other creative projects by accessing them inside apps like Photoshop Fix or Photoshop CC.


When you're browsing the Internet, it's easy to lose track of interesting links and Web pages. Pocket, an app brought to the iPad by Read It Later Inc., helps users save anything from articles and videos to recipes.

With this free app, users can easily view and save content, highlight saved documents on their lists, and share the articles and videos they like to another friend's Pocket app, or to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Evernote.


Assembly is a powerful design tool that creates beautiful logos, characters, icons and illustrative scenes, all with a few swipes on the iPad Pro.

With Assembly, users can choose from a vast library of shapes and customize their fill and opacity, stroke style and color. Users can also choose from professionally selected color palettes. In addition, this free app enables quick backup and syncing for projects beyond the iPad to the iCloud.

Microsoft Word For iPad

Microsoft tweaked its Microsoft Word app for the iPad Pro, so tablet users can create and edit their documents on Apple's newest tablet. On Microsoft Word, users can view email attachments and access Word documents, print Word documents to an AirPrint printer, and edit documents to change fonts, tablets, pictures and footnotes.

While Microsoft Word requires a free Microsoft account to create and edit documents, to unlock the full Office experience and to access and save documents in OneDrive for Business or Sharepoint, users need an Office 365 subscription.

Skype For iPad

The iPad Pro screen and processor make it a great device to download Skype For iPad. This app allows users to communicate with friends and family who also have Skype through free voice and video calls, in addition to low-cost landline and mobile calls.

Skype is available on iPhones, Macs, PCs and the Apple Watch, but the iPad Pro's 12.9-inch screen and A9X processor make it a great platform for a video call. Through this free app, users can also send photos, record and send video messages, and share Web content with friends.

BBC News

Big-screened tablets are quickly becoming a standard medium to read news, and BBC News has one of the better iPad apps. This news app features top stories and personalized content, including a My News feature to highlight topics that you would like to hear more about, such as business, technology, entertainment and health.

This free app sends notifications for breaking news stories, offers video, photo galleries and article formats for news, and enables easy ways for users to share news stories on social media.