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28 Ways To Make Your iPad As Powerful As A Laptop

Put your iPad to WERK. Check out the Android edition, too!

1. Workflow ($3, iOS)

2. IF (Free, iOS and Android)

3. Office 365 (Free, iOS, Android, and Windows)

4. Clips (Free with $2 in-app upgrade, iOS)

5. Slack (Free, iOS and Android)

6. Genius Scan (Free, iOS and Android)

7. Quip (Free, iOS and Android)

8. Trello (Free, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8)

9. Drafts ($10, iOS)

10. Connect your iPad to an HDTV or external display.

View this video on YouTube

You'll need an HDMI or VGA Lightning adapter (both $49).

11. Mount your iPad on the wall with some Command hooks.

12. Close apps by touching the screen with all five fingers and pinch.

13. Take two fingers and pull them apart to split the keyboard.

14. Stay online by using your iPhone as a hotspot. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Personal Hotspot to enable it. Then on your iPad, go to Settings > WiFi and select your iPhone.

15. Accidentally deleted your email? Shake your iPad to undo.

16. Type accents by long pressing any letter key.

17. Get the desktop version of any website by tapping on the URL bar and pulling down to reveal "Request Desktop Site."

18. Don't have a cable? In Finder on Mac, click on "AirDrop." Then on your iPad, open the photo, tap the Share button (see below), and your Mac should appear.

This is the share button BTW.

19. While editing an image in the Photos app, press and hold the picture to see the original.

20. In Safari for iPad, press and hold the "+" sign to see recently closed tabs.

21. If you're annoyed that your iPad keeps ringing when you get a call on your iPhone, go to Settings > FaceTime > turn "iPhone Cellular Calls" to off.

22. In the Mail app, tap the flag icon to receive notifications when you've received a reply.

23. Get a wireless keyboard like the Logitech Keys-to-go ($70).

If you have an iPad Air 2, consider the backlit Belkin's QODE Ultimate Pro keyboard case ($150) for nighttime work.

24. Prop up your tablet in a stand and – BAM! – instant workstation.

TBH, I'm very into this cozy cushion pillow stand ($38).

25. Import DSLR photos directly to the Photos app with this iPad CF card reader ($30).

26. Use a stylus like the Wacom's Bamboo Stylus Duo ($30) for easy notetaking. There's also a regular pen built-in.

If you're an illustrator, go with the Intuos Creative Stylus 2 ($80, compatible with iPad).

27. Clear up precious space by dumping other multimedia into a tablet-compatible flash drive like the iStick ($100-$350).

28. Connect your tablet to your home sound system.

A good Bluetooth option is the Fluance Fi30 Wood Speaker ($150).

Or set your iPad up on the iHome DL48 ($120) dock, which can charge your phone, too.

Look at all the fun things your iPad can do!