For photographers on the general photography journey — from smartphone photography through to point-and-shoot, mirrorless, and DSLR photography — Adobe Lightroom for iPad is likely to be the last photo editing app you ever need.
Keep It is a powerful and feature-rich research app that offers feature parity between both iOS and macOS platforms.
Spark is a beautifully-designed mail app for iOS that makes email a quick task on your iPad with plenty of service integrations, the ability to send emails to other apps, and more.
The best app for writing notes by hand on the iPad is GoodNotes because of its great UI, great Pencil support and writing feel, and search features.
We love TextExpander because it works across multiple platforms (including Windows), is easy to set up and use, and has a straight-forward business model.
Be Focused Pro is the perfect blend of powerful timeboxing tools and a clean, beautiful user interface to help support you when getting your work done.
Studies is our favorite app for studying flash cards on iOS and macOS because of its powerful features and ease of use.
With iBooks robust store, rich media, and interactive content, we feel that it provides the best way to read books on iOS.
Annotable is a capable, easy to use, and feature-rich markup app that can cover your basic and complex markup requirements.
Cesium is our favorite replacement app for Music because it's easy to use, does a great job of presenting and organizing your music, and offers plenty of customization.
Productive is the best habit tracking app because of its unique personality, a solid set of features, and a delightful design.
Toggl is the best time-tracking solution for freelancers because it works on multiple platforms, has fair pricing for great features, and sports a great UI.
Banktivity is our favorite budgeting app because it's easy to use, offers plenty of features and, most importantly, makes managing your finances easy and relatively hassle-free.
Nuzzel is the best news aggregation service because it's easy to set up, intuitive in use, and well-designed.
Air Display 3 is the best app for using your iPad as an external display because it's easy to use, reliable, and convenient.
YouVersion's Bible is the best overall experience because it's easy to use, supports many versions, and provides a great reading experience.
Google Docs is the best online, collaborative document editing suite because it's dependable, easy to use, and easy to share with others.
Apollo is easy to navigate, the interface makes sense in every way, and it actually feels enjoyable to use.
CARROT Weather is the best overall weather app for iOS. It has Dark Sky and Weather Underground support, a great design, and a fast, customizable watch app.
Television Time is refreshingly easy to use, well-designed, and incorporates impressive search and tracking.
Bear is our favorite notes app for its power and ease-of-use, while Notes.app is our favorite all-around notes app for its deep integration in iOS.
Instapaper is the best read-it-later service because of the stellar reading experience it offers on the iPad and iPhone.
Ulysses is the best pro writing app because it's easy to use, not distracting, and extremely powerful.
Screens is the best VNC client for Mac and iOS because it's easy to set up, has powerful features, and fits the needs of most users.
MindNode is our favorite mind mapping app because it features an easy, beautiful design, solid syncing, and plenty of import and export options for your workflow.
Overcast is a simple podcast app that makes it easy to recommend, discover, and enjoy your favorite shows.
AnyList is our favorite app for shared grocery lists because it makes grocery shopping easier and is well-designed.
Wunderlist is our favorite way to share tasks because of its ubiquity, design, reliability, and sharing features.
Pinner is our favorite Pinboard app because of its clean layout, powerful features, and more.
Droplr is our favorite file sharing app because it's easy to use, is priced fairly, and works on all our devices.
Deliveries is our favorite app for tracking package deliveries on iOS and Mac OS X.
Things is a well-designed task manager that is very powerful while also being delightful and easy to use.
Encrypt.me is our favorite VPN solution because it's easy to use and automatically connects.
Unread offers the best experience for reading RSS feeds on the iPhone and iPad.
Reminders offers the best combination of design, ease of use, and flexibility.
1Password is the the best password manager out there because it not only handles passwords better than anyone, it handles so much more.
Apple Music is our favorite music streaming service because it has great features, an expansive catalog, and the user base to back it up.
PDF Expert is easy to use, works with many syncing services, offers the fastest document reading experience, and has the most robust toolset available.
Paprika is the best app for organizing all your favorite recipes, and it makes it easy to plan, save, shop, and cook.
For a classy journaling app that works on all your devices, you can't do better than Day One.
Just updated, Tweetbot has all the features you're likely to need and then some, plus it is delightfully well designed.
If you want a calculator that has lots of power features but values its user interface above all, you'll want PCalc.
Dark Sky’s radar animations are smooth, fluid, and unlike any other radar app’s animations. Moreover, it has something no other weather app has: the ability to tell the future.
Printopia is our favorite utility for turning any printer on your network into an AirPrint printer.
iCloud Photo Library is the best cloud management solution for photos for most people due to its low cost, ease-of-use, and helpful, built-in features.
The ElevationDock 3 is our favorite iPhone dock because of its excellent design aesthetic, build quality, and functionality.