Must-have iPad apps, 2013 edition

“I’ve been working primarily from my iPad mini for the past 15 months. For a variety of personal reasons that I’ve discussed before, I found myself unable to work from my Mac every day, so I decided to try and see whether the iPad and iOS could be viable OS X replacements — not just companions,” Federico Viticci writes for MacStories. “I ended up enjoying the iPad as a work device and, eventually, as a primary device powered by terrific apps that allow me to be more efficient on iOS.”

“Hence, ‘My Must-Have iPad Apps.’ I consider this the first installment, even though it technically isn’t: I published similar articles in 2010 and 2011, but I skipped 2012 – the year when I really got serious about working from the iPad,” Viticci writes. “This year’s installment is a reboot of the iPad series, which I’m going to publish regularly from now on.”

“The list below is organized in four sections: Main, for apps that I use several times every day; News, for discovering links and staying on top of RSS; Entertainment, for media consumption; and Utilities, for single-purpose apps that I use often but not heavily every day,” Viticci writes. “Each app is listed with its App Store link and, at the end of the article, you’ll find my iPad app of the year.”

Read more in the full article – highly recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take: Just forward the link to this article to anyone who wrongly claims that iPads are just for consumption.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Sorry, but GoodReader is far better than PDF Reader. It’s annotation capabilities are so good (especially the freehand tool for writing) that I annotate and proof-read papers only on my iPad, no longer in printed form.

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