Even if you already own an iPhone — in which case many iPad apps will automatically sync over for you during setup — you’ll find that getting apps for your iPad is an easy process. Pop open the app store and you’ll find thousands, but the “top apps” list is filled with as much junk as it is gold. Fear not, we’ve collected our favorite below — from great writing to great drawing to great music-making, the myth that the iPad isn’t great for “productivity” is officially dead.

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