Opinion: 5 Great Uses for an iPad or iPad Pro

The iPad has been around since the Steve Jobs days and the iPad Pro has been around for only a few years. Newer versions of iOS have made it better throughout the years, specifically iOS 11 that brought the Mac-like dock to it, as well as better multitasking features in, not to mention that the new iPad Pros have no home button and are great devices for pros.

With all of that said, what are some of the best things that you can do with these iPads? Here are some of my suggestions: 

  • Writing papers: On both the iPad and iPad Pro, you can write papers from apps like Pages, Microsoft Word and Google Docs. This is great for students who may not have access to a computer or laptop at the moment. In fact, this was something that I used to do in high school on Pages with my original iPad Mini. My suggestion for those who write papers with an iPad or iPad Pro is to get some keyboard for it. Your neck and fingers will thank you later. 
  • Shooting and editing videos: I’d say to do this one on the iPad Pro just because you can shoot in 4K with its cameras. However, when it comes to editing footage, you can edit footage on iMovie on both iPads, both of which can edit 4K footage. 
  • Edit photos: Depending on the kind of photographer you are, I’d recommend either taking the photos with an iPhone or a DSLR camera. For those who do take pictures with a DSLR camera, make sure to import them to the Photos app on your Mac so that they can sync to your other devices. With apps like Pixelmator and Adobe apps, you can edit photos pretty well on the iPad and iPad Pro. It would also help if you had an Apple Pencil too.
  • Writing scripts or books: Are you a playwright or author? The App Store has great apps that allow you to do your writing right from an iPad or iPad Pro. My two app recommendations for doing such tasks would be Scrivener ($19.99) for authors and Final Draft Mobile ($9.99) for playwrights and script writers. Again, if you do decide to use those on your iPad or iPad Pro, make sure that you do have a keyboard attached or connected to it so that you can get the best experience possible and not strain your neck from looking down typing on a touchscreen. 
  • Creating art: Anyone picture things in their head and want to make them in real life? Say you’re someone who makes comic book art, the iPad Pro and even the iPad have apps that will enable you to create your beautiful art. Like I said earlier for those doing that kind of work, you will need precision. To do that, again, I would recommend getting the Apple Pencil or Apple Pencil 2. It will help you do the necessary work for that craft. 

Those are my top recommendations and uses for the iPad or iPad Pro. Please note that only the iPad sixth generation will work with the Apple Pencil. If you do have a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, watching YouTube, Netflix and Hulu are also great uses for that iPad Pro since the screen is so big. 

Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!