Best Business Apps for the iPad Pro

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Best Business Apps for the iPad Pro

Business Apps for the iPad Pro - Computing Australia

Best Business Apps for the iPad Pro

Best Business Apps for the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro with its processing power and giant screen can now be seen as a good alternative to working on a standard laptop. To maximize productivity and use it to its full potential, you need to use business apps. This article showcases a few of our favourite business apps for iPad Pro that let you increase productivity, improve workflows, and manage time effectively.

1. Microsoft 365

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It’s the best Office suite out there, with wide functionality. It allows you to preserve the formatting while converting between file types, which is important while working with office documents. Being a cloud-based application, Microsoft 365 stores all your documents in the cloud, and you can access and work on documents across multiple devices. All you need is to login to your Microsoft account and you are good to go.

Type Price Subscription
Microsoft 365 Personal AUD $92.98 (Approx) 12-Month Subscription
Microsoft 365 Family AUD $132.87 (Approx) 12-Month Subscription; up to 6 People
Microsoft 365 Business Standard AUD $199.31 (Approx) One-Year Subscription

2. Dragon Dictation

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The most accurate professional-grade dictation service available on the market. Create templates, add custom words, and instantly dictate your documents – Dragon Anywhere will automatically adapt to how you speak.

Tired of typing out documents or emails? Use this app to convert your spoken words into text on your iPad screen. It is a great productivity tool as it is faster than typing out on your keyboard. And what’s more, you can easily multitask; speak while your hands are busy on another task. Handy for all the multi-taskers out there!

  • Fast and Accurate Dictation
  • No Time or Length Limits
  • Customizations for Accuracy
  • Voice Formatting and Editing
  • Cloud-Based Sharing
  • Synchronize with Desktop Solutions
Type Price Subscription
Dragon Anywhere AUD $19.92 (Approx) Monthly
Dragon Anywhere AUD $199.35 (Approx) Annual

3. Dropbox

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Dropbox is a popular cloud application to store your files and documents. One of the reasons why it’s so popular is the easy syncing that it allows between devices. This is great if you work on multiple devices.

  • Automatically save videos and photos from your phone to a cloud storage for simple sharing.
  • View any file in your account, even without internet, and preview 175+ file types without extra software.
  • Share large files easily by copying and pasting a link, no need for the recipient to have a Dropbox account.
  • Use your phone to scan documents, receipts, IDs, and more, turning them into high-quality PDFs for easy sharing.
  • Keep your computer files safe by syncing them with Dropbox, and restore older versions or recover deleted files with version history and file recovery.
Type Price Subscription
Dropbox Plus AUD $15.93 (Approx) Monthly
Dropbox Plus AUD $159.46 (Approx) Annual
Dropbox Professional AUD $26.56 (Approx) Monthly
Dropbox Professional AUD $265.70 (Approx) Annual

4. Bitrix24

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Bitrix24 is an online workspace with a suite of business tools, is primarily designed for teams. This is especially helpful in the current lockdown situation. It has tools for collaboration, project management, document handling, employee management, instant messaging, an excellent CRM and more. This app provides convenient access via the mobile app.

Free App

5. Genius Scan PDF scanner

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Genius Scan is a document scanner app in your pocket. Quickly scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multi-page PDF files.

This app lets you convert pictures of documents into PDFs. You can take pictures of documents with the iPad camera and the app converts into PDF by drawing a frame around it. It also lets you modify the frame to suit your need and export it as a PDF or JPG. An extremely useful app for sending documents if you are not near a scanner; or for reducing paper documents. Scan, import, convert and save to Dropbox. Done.

Place any document in front of your device’s camera: our scanner app automatically recognizes the paper against the background, crops it, and cleans up the result. You obtain a crisp, legible scan. Batch scanning lets you scan dozens of pages in a matter of seconds. Powerful tools help you organize, share, or archive your documents.

Type Price
Genius Scan+ AUD $10.61 (Approx)
Monthly Subscription AUD $3.97 (Approx)
1 Year Subscription AUD $39.83 (Approx)
Small Tip AUD $1.31 (Approx)
Generous Tip AUD $3.97 (Approx)
Super Large Tip AUD $13.26 (Approx)

6. Evernote

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Evernote is a popular project management and organisation app. This app helps to organise projects efficiently and make team collaboration easy. Evernote lets you manage information and store all information in one place. The greatest advantage of this app is that it can be used across platforms so, anything done on your iPad gets automatically reflected wherever you access this app.

Type Price
Evernote Premium AUD $10.61 (Approx) Monthly
Evernote Business AUD $19.91 (Approx) Monthly

7. 1Password

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1Password remembers all your passwords for you, and keeps them safe and secure behind the one password that only you know.

1Password: the password manager that’s as beautiful and simple as it is secure. Just add your passwords and let 1Password do the rest. Sign in to websites and apps with just a few taps, and use the password generator to change your passwords and make them stronger.

Type Price
Monthly Subscription AUD $5.29 (Approx)
Annual Subscription AUD $47.80 (Approx)
Families Monthly Subscription AUD $9.28 (Approx)
Families Annual Subscription AUD $79.66 (Approx)

8. Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

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Remotely access your desktop computer from anywhere to enjoy games, movies, and music on the go.

Enjoy high-definition audio and 4K video streaming in real-time by remotely accessing your powerful main computer from your mobile device. Simple to set up and use, you’ll be able to access games, videos, and music just as you were sitting in front of your computer. Built with performance and security in mind, you’ll have a seamless, secure experience every time.

  • Access everything from anywhere, anytime
  • Cross-platform (Windows, Mac, iOS)
  • 4k quality at 60fps
  • Low latency
  • Blank screen
  • Remote webcam
  • Video rendering & resolution options
Type Price Subscription
Anywhere Access Pack AUD $2.64 (Approx) Single time
Anywhere Access Pack AUD $6.62 (Approx) Monthly
Anywhere Access Pack AUD $22.56 (Approx) Yearly

9. TripIt

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If you travel for business purposes, organizing your travel plans is important to ensure that you have not missed anything. It is time-consuming, and many people find it cumbersome. If that is you, then TripIt is the app for you. It helps organize your travel plans by keeping all information in one place and letting you see a summary in one glance. You just need to forward your travel confirmation emails, and TripIt will create a custom itinerary.

Type Price Subscription
TripIt Pro AUD $65.07 (Approx) 1 Year

10. Enlight

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Enlight is an excellent app for a busy e-commerce entrepreneur, bloggers or business owners who takes a lot of pictures to be used on websites or social media. This app lets you touch up your images to make them high-quality.

The app has a host of features that let you work on your images like a pro – convert images to street art, doodle on image, reshape objects, create photo collages and, remove defects, and much more.Endless options to create stunning pictures! Enhance and adjust, blend or animate your photos, or use AI to make art and create other worldy scenes.Transform your images with Photoleap, the most powerful photo editing app on the market!

  • AI Image Generation
  • Intuitive Digital Art Creation
  • Efficient Photo Editing
  • Dynamic Photo Effects
  • Alive Photos with Effects
  • Versatile AI Art Use
  • Advanced Photo Editing Tools
  • Creative Transformation
Type Price
Unlimited access AUD $9.28 (Approx)
Photofox unlimited access AUD $10.61 (Approx)

11. Shortcuts

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Siri Shortcuts deliver a quick way to get things done with your apps with just a tap or by asking Siri. The Shortcuts app enables you to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps from your favorite apps. Start from hundreds of examples in the Gallery or drag and drop to create your own.

Shortcuts includes over 300 built-in actions and works with many of your favorite apps including Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, Health as well as any app that supports Siri Shortcuts.

Free App

12. FileMaster

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FileMaster is a file manager, document viewer, video/audio player, text editor, and more for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.Transfer files from your computer, carry them around with you, and share them with your friends.

Using FileMaster is easy. Just long-press on a file or folder icon to display a popup menu. Simply tap your selection and you’re ready to go. You can tap on the screen to copy, paste, create folders and so on.There’s no need to worry about the security of FileMaster, either Your files can be accessed remotely with a password or locally with a master passcode. No one but you will see what’s in your FileMaster.

Type Price
ADS free AUD $3.97 (Approx)

13. OfficeTime Keeper Pro

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OfficeTime is an amazingly intuitive time tracker. Where other time keepers are clumsy or oversimplified, OfficeTime balances features and ease of use, allowing you to easily track exactly what you do each day.

Effortlessly capture your hours and expenses. Easily track your projects and life. Designed for freelancers and small teams.Wirelessly sync with OfficeTime for Mac or PC (sold separately) for easy invoicing and much more.

  • Track your time from your “today” screen with the OfficeTime widget.
  • Increase your billables
  • Know if you’re on budget
  • Improve your productivity by knowing where your time goes
  • Easy, intuitive, flexible.
  • Work offline. No need for WiFi or cell connection.
  • Export to Numbers, Excel and tab delimited.
  • Get cross team reports on your Mac or PC (sold separately)
  • Run multiple timers
  • Rapidly switch tasks
  • Type Price
    OfficeTime Keeper Pro AUD $10.61 (Approx)

    14. TunnelBear VPN

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    TunnelBear is a simple VPN app that helps you browse the Internet privately and securely. TunnelBear changes your IP and protects your browsing data from online threats, letting you access your favourite websites and apps worldwide.

    If you travel a lot, chances are that you end up using public Wi-Fi hotspots or unsecured networks and security is a concern. TunnelBear VPN solves this problem; it provides adequate protection, and it’s quite simple to install and use. The user interface is clean, and even people who are not tech-savvy can use this app with ease. One useful feature is that this app allows you to choose the country which you want to browse from the app’s list. This lets you work around the restrictions that the country you are visiting may have on some sites.

    Type Price
    Giant AUD $10.61 (Approx)
    Giant Tunnelbear AUD $13.26 (Approx)
    Unlimited data for any 5 devices AUD $9.28 (Approx)
    Grizzly Tunnelbear AUD $79.66 (Approx)
    Grizzly AUD $66.38 (Approx)
    Unlimited data for any 5 devices AUD $66.38 (Approx)

    15. Instapaper

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    Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted.

    Instapaper for macOS provides an optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech

    Instapaper has been inducted into the iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame, received Macworld Editor’s Choice Award, and has also been featured in publications including Wired, TIME, Daring Fireball, and The Verge, among others.

    • Remove clutter and save web page content in iOS-optimized format.
    • Read offline anywhere, including airplanes, subways, and elevators.
    • Control your reading experience with customizable font, color themes, and spacing.
    • Easily highlight and add notes to memorable quotes for sharing.
    • Listen to your Instapaper articles with text-to-speech functionality.
    • Organize articles by popularity, date, and length.
    • Use folders for convenient  organization.
    Type Price Subscription
    Instapaper Premium AUD $3.97(Approx) Monthly
    Instapaper Premium AUD $39.85(Approx) Yearly

    16. iA Writer

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    If you are looking for a minimalistic and distraction-free writing app, then iA Writer is the best option for you. It is perfect for short-form writers and for those who use plain text or Markdown to write. You can also activate focus mode to help concentrate on the work at hand. This app supports Markdown and lets you export content to Medium and WordPress directly. You can also store and access documents in iCloud or Dropbox.

    Type Price
    iA Writer AUD $39.85 (Approx)

    17. Fantastical Calendar

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    Fantastical is the award-winning calendar app with powerful features including intuitive natural language text parsing, beautiful full calendar day, week, month, quarter and year views, tasks, time zone support, and much much more.It allows you to view your day, week, and month schedule at once.

    The sidebar will keep you updated on your events and reminders. It also lets you connect to the Reminders app. You can upload files or images directly from Fantastical Calendar to iCloud, Google, or Exchange events making it easier for accessing it.

    Type Price Subscription
    Flexibits Premium AUD $6.57 (Approx) Monthly
    Flexibits Premium AUD $52.72 (Approx) Yearly
    Premium for Families AUD $10.53 (Approx) Monthly
    Premium for Families AUD $85.67 (Approx) Yearly

    18. Mailchimp

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    Mailchimp is one of the most widespread email marketing apps out there. It allows you to promote your business across email, social, landing pages, postcards, and more.

    The app includes a landing page builder, list segmentation, retargeting ads, customer journey mapping, marketing automation, and even A/B testing – all available in their free plan. Access the tools you need wherever your work takes you and get up and running in minutes – no experience needed. With Mailchimp, you’ll never miss an opportunity to make a sale, bring customers back, find new subscribers, or share your brand’s mission.

    Use Mailchimp for:
    • Marketing CRM
    • Reports & Analytics
    • Emails & Automations
    • Facebook & Instagram Ads
    • Marketing Recommendations
    Type Price Subscription
    Premium Starts at AUD $402.10 (Approx) Monthly for 10,000 contacts
    Standard Starts at AUD $20.10 (Approx) Monthly for 500 contacts
    Essentials Starts at AUD $13.45 (Approx) Monthly for 500 contacts
    Free $0 For 2,000 contacts

    19. iWork

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    iWork is Apple’s suite of productivity apps that include three apps – Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Pages is a word processor, Numbers a spreadsheet app, and Keynote is for slideshows, you can create and edit files and documents with these apps. iWork also have collaborative features allowing you to work on a document, spreadsheet or presentation with others remotely. In addition, it is available on all Apple devices and the web.

    Type Price
    iWork Free

    20. HotSchedules

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    HotSchedules is the industry’s leading employee scheduling app because it’s the fastest and easiest way to manage your schedule and communicate with your team. Team members love it because they can swap, pick-up or release shifts with one click. Work-life balance is easily managed with automatic shift pick ups when you want more hours and time off requests for when you don’t. Calendar sync and notifications keep your Schedules and the roster automatically updated to your phone with any manager-approved changes.

    NOTE: The HotSchedules application REQUIRES a valid HotSchedules user account through your employer.

    Type Price
    HotSchedules AUD $4.55 (Approx)

    21. Jump Desktop (RDP, VNC, Fluid)

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    Leave your laptop behind. Enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere.

    Jump Desktop is a remote desktop application that lets you securely connect to any computer in the world. Compatible with both RDP and VNC, Jump Desktop is secure, reliable and very easy to set up. Jump Desktop also supports our own, high performance, next generation remote desktop protocol called Fluid Remote Desktop.

    Type Price Subscription
    Jump Desktop For Pro AUD $22.82 (Approx) Monthly/Yearly
    AUD $499.95 (Approx) Monthly/Yearly
    AUD $977.13(Approx) Monthly/Yearly

    22. FTPManager Pro

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    FTPManager Pro is a fully featured FTP client that allows you to access files on FTP servers. Directly access and manage remote files, edit text files. Stream videos and music to your iPhone/iPad. Transfer files between iPhone/iPad and FTP server.

    • Access FTP, FTPS (FTP over TLS) server.
    • Access SFTP (SSH) server
    • Access Dropbox
    • Copy, move, rename and delete files.
    • Edit text files
    • Stream music and videos from FTP server to iPhone/iPad.
    • Sort and search files
    • In-App FTP Server
    • Dark Mode
    • Multiple windows on iPad
    Type Price
    FTPManager Pro AUD $4.55 (Approx)

    23. MyBlindCO

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    MyBlindCo is an all in one calendar and quoting software designed for Window Covering professionals. Allows users to manage their schedule and To Dos, create quotes and receive signed off orders in the field quickly and accurately,it also processes credit card payments. MyBlindCo has a workflow manager, it maintains customer database, appointments, mapping to customer location and imports orders/estimates into QuickBooks Online and Desktop, it Integrates with Google calendar.

    Type Price
    MyBlindCO AUD $16.75 (Approx)

    24. PrintCentral Pro

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    The Ultimate File Management, Transfer and Print solution for the iPad. Print to ALL printers (Not just AirPrint Printers). View, store & print email, documents & PDFs, all major cloud servers, attachments, photos, contacts & web pages. Convert documents and images to PDF files. Also print from inside other app e.g. Safari, Photos & more

    Type Price
    PrintCentral Pro AUD $7.61 (Approx)

    These are our picks for the best business apps for your iPad Pro to utilise it at its full potential. You can consider using the iPad Pencil to enhance the experience.

    To learn more about productive business solutions, contact us or email us at

    Jargon Buster

    CRM – Customer Relationship Management – refers to all methods, tools, tactics, and technologies used by businesses for developing, retaining and gaining consumers.
    E-commerce – Electronic commerce – Online purchasing or sale of products and the transactions involved in executing these processes.
    Landing page – a page where you arrive once you click an ad lead or offer. It can be your site’s home page, a blog you are trying to push, or a form you are trying to get filled.

    Article originally published on 03/07/2020
    Updated on 09/07/2021 – added apps and revised pricing
    Updated on 20/02/2024 – added apps and revised pricing

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    Vaikhari A is the Hosting and Technical SEO Coordinator at The Computing Australia Group. She thrives on challenging website launches and persists till she can get to the root of the problem. When not launching websites, she can be found devouring the latest in technical SEO, to keep the client websites functioning at their technical best.