For nearly a decade, the iPad has been a critical part of my daily workflow. From managing my inbox to coordinating my schedule and writing countless stories, notes, touching up photos, and even editing videos — I’ve done it all on the iPad. As the hardware and software have improved, the amount of work I could get done on the tablet has only increased. Even though it took nearly a decade for the iPad to get its own operating system, the key to using an iPad as a work computer has always been apps.
Not just apps from Apple, but third-party apps from developers who have remained committed to providing high-quality tools for iPad users. Below, you’ll find just a handful of iPad apps that make using the tablet for work-related tasks — and not just browsing the web or watching Apple TV Plus — possible.