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The best iPad apps of 2020

The best iPad apps
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Apps set the iPad apart from other tablets, whether you need to work on office tasks, learn something new, make music, watch a movie or become a digital artist.

But which apps are worth your cash and time? We’ve tested thousands to come up with our definitive list of the best apps for iPad right now.

You'll find them split into categories on the following pages, but first see below for our favorite iPad app of the last two weeks.

Looking for something fun? We've also rounded up the best iPad games you can download right now.


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GoodLinks is a read-later service. This means you save web pages to it, and the app extracts the text and images so you can browse them later in a distraction-free interface.

Rival apps Pocket and Instapaper are free, so what does GoodLinks do to justify its price tag? For a start, there are no ads and no accounts - everything syncs via iCloud. There are also no gated features, meaning you can from day one adjust typography, search your archive, and organize saved links.

The app also provides options for customization and tinkering. With Quick Save, you can avoid the standard save sheet that invites you to tag saved articles. Elsewhere, custom actions can immerse GoodLinks within Shortcuts automations.

These extras shift GoodLinks into territory beyond the more typical read-later app; but even if you only use it for the basics, GoodLinks is a solid choice.