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Top 10 Apps To Install on Your New iPad in 2023

Got a new iPad and it’s your first-ever iPad? Surely, you’d want to install all your favorite iOS applications, but then, you should consider these important apps first. While there are thousands of free apps for movies, recreation, indoor gaming, gymnastics, and several other categories available on the iOS App Store, these ones would help to keep you productive, engaged, relaxed, and focused.

Of course, these apps are 100% safe to install, and even though some of them may have paid or premium versions or in-app purchases, you’d get to enjoy a handful of features free of charge. Well, let’s not talk too much, let’s show you the apps right away, so you can start enjoying your new iPad.

The 10 Apps To Install On Your New iPad in 2023

1. Your Banking Apps

Yeah, your banking apps should be among the first applications to install. Get on the Apple App Store and search for your bank’s mobile applications; install them and sign into your account(s). If the banking app supports biometric security features, ensure to enable them for added security. Everybody uses different banks, so we can’t particularly recommend a banking app.

2. Productivity Apps

Everyone would love anything that could improve their productivity levels. There are pretty many apps that help you get more tasks done; these apps boost your productivity by allowing you to set outlines and plan out your days. Some of these productivity apps allow you to save and organize critical files for easier access.

To improve your productivity, we’d recommend the apps Apple iWork (Numbers, Pages, and Keynote) and Microsoft Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

3. Social Media Apps

Get social, connect with your friends and followers, and make new ones too. While there are so many social platforms out there, the best ones remain Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

These top social platforms give you access to communicate and reach out to millions of people across the globe. Interestingly, they’re all available for free, and there are no hidden premium features.

Most likely, you’ve got a registered account on these platforms, so all you need to do is sign in. But, if you’re new to any of these platforms, you can easily sign up to join the “parole.”

4. Media and Streaming

If you’re a fan of on-demand episodes and blockbusters, then you wouldn’t think it twice to get your favorite streaming service app installed on your iPad so you can stream on the go! For sure, the streaming service app to install on your iPad depends on which one you’re subscribed to.

Interestingly, HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, and all other notable streaming services all have official iOS mobile app versions for on-the-go streamers. So, get on the app store and install the one you’re subscribed to. Basically, the apps are available for free download, but you’d need an active subscription to stream.

5. Cloud Storage Apps

Although Apple offers a cloud storage solution, iCloud, to its customers, you may want to consider other decent alternatives such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox. Cloud storage applications help you free up more space on your device by allowing you to save your document and files to the cloud.

Through cloud computing, you can easily access any file you save on the cloud on any device. This means that, even though you saved the files/documents on the cloud storage app on your iPad, you can still access those documents from any other device – provided you’re signed in to that particular cloud storage service.

6. Gaming Apps

A common maxim says that “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull lad.” Well, some games are really entertaining and educating at the same time. To spice up your iPad’s app drawer list, you can install games like Candy Crush, Minecraft, Civilization Vi, Asphalt, Hitman Go, Unmemory, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Bastion.

These games are some of the most interesting games you’d love to play at any time you’re free. While they are all available for free download on Apple’s App Store, they support in-app purchases to unlock exciting levels and features. These games are also suitable for kids if the iPad is for your little one.

7. Image/Video Editing Apps

We are now living in an era where video and image editing are pretty much more like a daily task for everyone. It’s either you’re editing your image or video for social media or you’re trying to perfect a marketing video or banner. Either way, it is important to have an image and/or editing app on your iPhone.

Now, here’s the problem; there are so many video editing mobile apps on App Store, insomuch that finding the right one can be challenging. However, Filmora Go has proven over and again to be a worthy video editing app across platforms; it provides you with quite a ton of video editing tools for free.

Notwithstanding, virtually all social media apps now support built-in video editors to tweak your media. For image editing, the best options are Pixelmator, Adobe Lightroom, and Snapseed.

8. Arts and Sketch Apps

If you love to draw sketches and play around with arts & painting tools, then you should consider having some arts and sketch apps installed on your iPad. Some of the best apps to install for this purpose include Procreate, Wonder – AI Art Generator, and Camera Lucida.

9. Sounds and Music

If you love playing musical instruments or creating your own “music,” there are exciting apps that let you do all of that on your iPad. Apps like GarageBand lets you play and create sounds for yourself. Also, AudioBus gives you all the tools you need to make music – just the way you want it.

10. What About Your Personal Apps?

Everyone has some personal apps they’d love to install on their phones. It could be diary apps, writing apps, finance/trading apps, professional apps, college apps, and many other business-specific apps. However, whatever app you’re installing on your iPad, ensure to get it from the official App Store; it is not advisable to Jailbreak your iPad to install apps from 3rd-party sources.


While a mobile app enthusiast from 3ptechies thinks that these apps are super handy and would be really helpful for new iPad users, it’s still wise to do your due diligence when adding new apps to your new iPad. We’ll love to see your views as well as your personal favorites. You can use the comment box below to share them with us. Note also that majority of these apps are free to install and they reflect on all spheres of life’s daily activities.

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