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Apps to Help Bridge the Gaps Between the iPad Pro and a Laptop

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I use my iPad Pro as a secondary/personal device, but there are many people who prefer to take the plunge and make it their so-called daily driver machine. More power to them. While I am not in a position to use an iPad as my primary computer at work, I know that it is capable of handling the majority of tasks for many kinds of jobs. I also know a few other who, like me, use an iPad of some kind as their primary home device.

The limitations of iOS still hold the iPad Pro back in this regard, but that’s where the iOS developer community comes in and comes through. If you are interested in getting more out of your iPad Pro, then I highly recommend taking a look at a recent article by David Gershgorn at Quartz.

He gives overviews of several apps that make life a little easier for an iPad user. While I have dabbled with note taking app Bear and have been aware of task management app Things for years, there are a few apps on this list that I was not aware of. Yoink, Opener and Local Storage all look pretty useful to me, and I plan on trying all three for myself soon.

I always appreciate someone who takes the time to help iPad Pro users get more from their devices rather than either making fun of Apple or us iPad owners for iOS’ shortcomings. Hopefully iOS 13 will bridge a couple of these gaps at last if early reports are true, but in the meantime, I thank Mr Gershgorn for the helpful tips. Be sure to give it a look and let me know if you find any of the included apps helpful.

James Rogers

I am a Christian husband and father of 3 living in the Southeastern US. I have worked as a programmer and project manager in the Commercial and Industrial Automation industry for over 19 years, so I am hands on with technology almost every day. However, my passion in technology is for mobile devices, specifically Apple's iOS and iPadOS hardware and software. My favorite is still the iPad.

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