The Best New Apple iPad Productivity Apps

Have you been searching for some of the best new iPad productivity apps?  The ones that keep you productive and happily working away using your iPad for business or school?  Or perhaps you don’t use it for either of those things but you just want to stay productive.  Here are some of those best new iPad productivity apps to check out.

The Best New Apple iPad Productivity Apps

It’s true that the iPad is a great device to consume content and carry around with you, but at some point you might decide to put it to work.  And you might just decide that in order to do that, you need some good productivity apps.  Well, remember one thing with these apps: It’s not the app that makes you productive but they sure do help!

InkPad ($4.99)

InkPad Productivity App

With a nearly 5-star rating, this is a featured productivity app on the Apple iTunes Appstore.  This is a professional vector illustration app designed from scratch just for the iPad.  It supports paths, compound paths, text, images, groups, masks, gradient fills, and an unlimited number of layers.

    Inkpad - Steve Sprang

    PDF Printer ($5.99)

    PDF Printer For iPad

    With this great iPad productivity app you can use it to save documents to PDF and then share them right from the iPad.  It is the simplest way to convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, Keynote files, Photos, and Contacts directly to PDF.

      This best Apple iPad productivity app actually has a near 5-star rating and it’s getting used more and due to it’s simplicity and ease of use without crashing or freezing.  Creating PDF’s was never easier and best of all it works with most cloud storage services.

      PDF Printer for iPad - Dar-Soft

      Alarmed (Free)


      And here is an incredible (and yes, free) iPad productivity app.  Alarmed will remind you of just about anything you tell it to.  A careful blend of simplicity and power. Super quick entry modes with a full arsenal of options when needed. The most awesome Wake-Up Alarm / Sleep Timer available. Over 75 custom sounds, snooze, repeating, and pre-alarms.

      This little powerhouse is one amazing productivity app.  If you are looking for something that keeps you reminded and in the loop at all times, this would be the one.

      For free, this is one of the best Apple iPad productivity apps I’ve seen in awhile.  We forget stuff all day so why not give this one a try!

      Alarmed ~ Reminders, Timers, Alarm Clock - Yoctoville

      UPad ($4.99)


      Looking for an iPad productivity app for writing notes?  Equipped with the best handwritten drawing engine in the world, UPAD will surprise you when you start to write on it with a stylus pen or your finger – because it brings a feeling very close to writing on an actual paper.

      This amazing little iPad productivity app also supports VGA Out, Folder management, data backup (and restore), Palm-rest, and typing vs drawing modes.  It’s going to become like your own persona pad of paper.

      UPAD - PockeySoft

      Cozi Family Organizer ($5.99)


      Here is an iPad productivity app of a different kind.  The #1 family calendar. Effortlessly manage your family schedule, shopping lists, to do lists, and family journal while you’re on the go—all on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The premium version of Cozi is ad-free (thankfully).

      Note: You will need a free Cozi account to use this app and you can sign up for one here

      And it does a lot more.  But for the purposes of staying productive, this is the best part of the app.

      Digits Calculator For iPad ($1.99)


      Want the coolest most productive calculator ever? Here it is.  The Digits calculator for iPad is simply amazing.  Its uniquely correctable tape means never worrying if you entered a calculation correctly because you can check your entries. Make a mistake? Simply tap any entry on the tape to correct it (or edit it, insert a calculation, copy it, add a label/comment and more). Once the item is corrected the total is automatically recomputed!

        This is like having a ten-key right at your fingertips. This has to be one of the best iPad calculator apps I’ve seen. And for less than $2. You can’t even get one on sale at the store that cheap.

        Digits Calculator for iPad + iPhone - Shift

        LifeTopix ($4.99)


        And we end our best Apple iPad productivity apps with this little gem.  There are a lot of apps on the market that let you manage a calendar, or a todo list, or a shopping list, or a trip, or even a list of home assets. But until now, there hasn’t been a single, out-of-the-App Store solution that lets you manage all of them, and gives you the power to leverage information across topics intelligently.

        Be more productive, get organized, take control of your life information with LifeTopix. Get things done faster and better, and have more information at your fingertips.

        There are over 12 Lifetopix included and each one is full of features and ways to make your life easier and most importantly, more productive.

        LifeTopix - LightArrow Inc.

        Wow. Those are some amazing iPad productivity apps you may not have seen yet.  All of them are rated 4/5 or better and that makes them some of the best you can get.  These are designed to keep you working, organized, and informed.  Whether you use these for business, school or home, they are good examples of what app developers can do for us.

        Do you have any of these apps? Which ones do you find the most useful?

        Originally posted 2011-03-29 15:55:16.


        1. Robert L. says:

          Several good looking ones here I have not heard about. I LOVE the Digits Calculator!

          1. Shane says:

            Hey there Robert…Yeah….isn’t that Digits one the best you’ve seen? I have to admit…when I found it I thought that was the coolest app I’d seen in a while!

            1. Mike Moore says:

              Thank you for your analysis of applications. I am wondering if you know of a calendar for iPad that will sync emails and tasks with a Microsoft exchange server?

              1. Shane says:

                Hi there. Well…there aren’t any apps I’ve ever seen because it will sync with exchange natively. If exchange has active sync enabled then you just go into your mail settings on the iPad. Add a new account and select “exchange”. Then tell it to also sync calendars and that’s it :)

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