While the iPad is undoubtedly the all-conquering best tablet range right now, without the best iPad apps it's basically just a souped-up Chromebook.
Nobody wants that - so we're here to help you, whether you want the best iPad Pro apps to make use of the Apple Pencil, the best iPad mini apps to work on a smaller screen or just something to reivigorate your time with a tablet.
We've spent hundreds of hours testing the best free and paid-for iPad apps, and have helpfully split them into multiple categories on the following pages to let you browse for what you actually need.
Of course, if you need a better iPad, our list of the best iPads around is there for you too - but if you've just been given a new tablet, then these are the titles that you need to be checking out - starting with our favorite new app this month.
Oh, and if you're looking for something fun, then we've also rounded up the best iPad games you can download right now.
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iPad app of the week: CARROT Weather (free + IAP)
CARROT Weather marries forecasts and snark from a human-hating AI. Alongside weather symbols on a nice day, it’ll pipe up with the likes of “Make the most of this nice weather that I generated for you. Or else.” Friendly!
But beyond that gimmick, CARROT Weather is a dazzling app. A robust and powerful layout customization engine means you can make it your own. A modern design gives you a sidebar on iPad, or the means to fill the entire display in landscape – a rarity in weather apps. The iPad version therefore feels considered, and not an afterthought.
This doesn’t come cheap. The free download is feature-limited and you’ll need an annual subscription ($19.99/£19.49/AU$32.99) to unlock the good bits. But it’s worth it to get the best weather app on iPad.
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