The Week in iOS Apps: Built for iPad Pro

This week's roundup features apps that are built for the wide expanses of the iPad Pro. Read on!

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Built for iPad Pro!

This week’s roundup features apps that are built for the wide expanses of the iPad Pro. Read on!


Adobe apps

Adobe Comp (pictured), Photoshop Sketch, and Photoshop Mix have been updated for the iPad Pro—mostly to take advantage of the Pro’s “large, beautiful screen,” with extra space for layouts, sketches, paintings, and photo work. Sketch, in particular, offers support for the Apple Pencil, to create nuanced, detailed drawings. 

evernote sketch tools


We noted just last week Evernote had been updated with support for sketches; that was apparently in preparation for this week’s announcement that the app supports both the iPad Pro—and really, wasn’t it always meant for a pro setting?—and Apple Pencil. The app’s new sketch tools can be seen in this slide.



Numerics “with support for the iPad Pro’s large screen and various optimizations for multi-tasking on the new device,” the makers say. “With Numerics v4.2, we’re introducing a brand new Markup feature to annotate dashboards with support for the Apple Pencil.” The giant screen holds up to 24 Numerics’ widgets, and the makers say the Pro’s multitasking features (pictured) should allow users to easily create great annotated reports and presentations.



It’s sketching apps like Procreate that stand to benefit greatly from the iPad Pro and its sister accessory, the Apple Pencil. The updated app has more than 100 new features ready to be used in the latest version.


Replay Video Editor

Version 3.0 of Replay Video Editor launched this week, complete with optimization for the iPad Pro, but also with an overhauled user interface, the ability to create live photos, a new “action” suite for editing, as well as a more abundant array of editing options.



Some apps update just because they can—no need for a new hardware launch. Afterlive is a new app that can create live photos from the videos you’ve shot and that are sitting in your iOS device’s library. You can even set the motion sequences to be your iPhone’s lock screen.



Notify is the new news app from Facebook, which lets you choose from an array of publlshers to create individualized headlines to match your interests. Yes, we’ve seen this kind of thing before. We were expecting something a little more, maybe, from Facebook.


YouTube Music

YouTube Music is the latest entry in the streaming music wars—only with video. 


Others of note

Spotify now offers concert recommendations  … Tinder updated with smarter profile matching … Selfshot (pictured) lets you take selfies in the dark.

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