My Must-Have apps for iPad, 2019 edition

My Must-Have apps for iPad, 2019 editionAs every year, I recapitulate my app workflow for my iPad Pro and iMac. I choose my apps very strictly and I require high standard I’m ready to pay for, for both small utilites like Lumy (Golden Hour calculator) or complex solutions like Affinity Photo. I know, some apps are creepy, but some users are forced to use them – like Facebook Pages Manager, because there is no alternative for this app, or native Twitter client, because 3rd party Twitter clients got limited access to Twitter’s APIs and no all features work in 3rd party Twitter clients. So sit down, take a popcorn and let’s read.

This year, I divided my apps into five categories:

  • Personal
  • Office
  • Internet & Social
  • Multimedia
  • Utilities

Personal:

Spark:

I tried many e-mail clients, like Apple’s Mail, Edison, MS Outlook, Canary Mail, AirMail, etc. I definitely sticked with Spark from Readdle, which got recently a really big update. Brand new design and new features, including support for latest iPadOS technologies, are terrific features. With Spark, you can manage when will be your e-mails sent or to set a reminder, so you will never miss to send an important e-mail in right time. Or do you want to work on e-mail later, like in next three hours or at weekend? Spark will remind it for you, just customize your scheduling settings to fit your needs. Spark is free for all users with paid in-app purchase for teams, so you can, for example, delegate e-mail to other member in team.

You can download Spark on the App Store:

Cardhop:

I’m not big fan of default iPadOS contact app. When Flexibits, developer of Cardhop, announced beta testing for Cardhop for iOS on Twitter, I instantly requested to be a betatester. And it was worth it. This contact manager app is gorgeous. You can customize interface of contacts’ cards with supported third party integrations in Quick Actions settings, so you are not limited by iOS/iPadOS limitations. Right from contact card, you can send message via Telegram, Threema or WhatsApp, to call with Skype or to visit contact’s webpage. Also, if you are using third party e-mail client, you are not limited to Apple’s stock e-mail app, just make sure your e-mail client is supported by Cardhop (Spark, Gmail, Gmail Inbox, Outlook, Airmail, Dispatch, Newton and Fastmail). Also, you can visit URLs from contacts’ cards in chosen supported web browser (like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, iCab, etc.) and also to set your default Twitter client (Twitter, Tweetbot or Twitterrific). Another good feature is Birthday reminder. If you don’t want to forget to someones big day, but at the same time you don’t want to “flood” your calendar, this is very nice feature. Gorgeous notification sound with Rich Notification will make you smile. And as a bonus, you can export your contacts as vCards right on your iPad, so you don’t have to use web page icloud.com to make backup of your contacts when you are away from your Mac or offline.

You can download Cardhop on the App Store:

FE File Explorer Pro:

FE File Explorer Pro is my favorite file manager. This great app got the best iOS Files app integration I have ever seen. Also, you can connect to many cloud services, like Dropbox or OneDrive, to FTP servers or even devices on your LAN. With new iPadOS feature, you can make “shortcuts” in sidebar to folders stored in your iOS Files app (both “Ony My iPad” and “iCloud Drive” are available). I store my files in iOS Files apps under “On My iPad” and in FE File Explorer Pro, I made shortcuts to my folders, so I can benefit from both FE File Explorer Pro features and iOS Files app advantages. With mentioned iOS Files app integration included within FE File Explorer Pro and new features included in iPadOS, iOS Files app is really powerful tool for managing your digital life.

You can download FE File Explorer Pro on the App Store:

DEVONthink To Go:

For managing my blogs’ posts, invoices, scans and other reference files on my Mac, I use DEVONthink 3. DEVONthink To Go is its mobile companion app. It’s not as feature rich as I wish, but it’s still pretty decent. Power users will love its rich URL scheme capabilities and the best iOS/iPadOS Spotlight integration I have ever seen. You don’t have to store all your DEVONthink databases on your mobile devices. While on iPad I store copy of all my databases, on iPhone I only keep database I called “Personal”. As blogger, I value DEVONthink To Go. I can work on my blogs on multiple devices and I have the same folder structure on all of my devices. DEVONthink supports many iPadOS technologies and some features, like Dark Mode and multiple windows, are coming. Because DEVONthink To Go can be used as Document Provider, you can edit files stored in your database(s) by 3rd party apps which support Document Picker technology. No more copying by “Open with…”, so if, for example, you want to edit PDF file stored in DEVONthink’s To Go database with PDF Expert, you can do it.

You can download DEVONthink To Go on the App Store:

Fantastical 3:

I tried many calendars from the App Store, and for years I was using Fantastical 2, which recently got major update to version 3 – Fantastical 3. With this new version, I can finally view full year view and also to enjoy iOS/iPadOS Spotlight search integration or even to attach file(s) to events. Left column with upcoming events is amazing. Widget in Notification Center is handy and Rich Notifications are beautiful. Fantastical 2 was not cheap app and while Fantastical 3 is for free, some features are locked behind subscription. If you already own license for Fantastical 2, all features you already owned are included and unlocked in Fantastical 3, plus some extra bonuses.

You can download Fantastical 3 on the App Store:

Things 3:

I separate calendar events and tasks to be done. To help to get my things done, I use app called Things 3. It’s an Apple Design Award winner from 2017. App is robust and still simple, packed in beautiful design and huge support for URL schemes. Things 3 supports all features you may need, except attaching files to tasks. You can set notification date, set deadline, add notes and tags, add checklist or even repeat tasks in set interval. To sync between all your devices, you need Things 3 account. Just register in app and sign in on all your devices, that’s all, no other actions required. With sorting by Projects and Areas and native support for iOS/iPadOS calendars and reminders, Things 3 is really powerful tool to manage your tasks.

You can download Things 3 on the App Store:

Agenda:

Agenda is a calendar-based note taking app, but it’s fully usable even if you don’t need calendar-based features. Personally, I’m not using calendar features very often, but I really appreciate it as a very nice bonus. Agenda can integrate with Apple’s built-in Reminders and Calendar apps, so if you are very busy and heavy note taker at the same time, Agenda is note taking app right for you. It also supports Apple Pencil. Agenda is an Apple Design Award winner from 2018, so it will please your eyes. Developers offer premium version, which has interesting policy – when your premium subscription expires, you won’t lose any premium features you got while subscribed.

You can download Agenda on the App Store:

Money Pro:

As I decided to better manage my spendings, I needed solid finance app. I was using Debit & Credit, but I was missing calendar view of expenses and incomes. I was finding alternative, and I discovered Money Pro. I like its calendar view with dots on dates I made a log. You can create pre-defined expense/income categories, agents (payees), classes of the transaction (personal, business…), etc. Also, Money Pro allows you to create a budget or repeating bills with notifications, so you will never forget to pay bills. You can view all bills in current or upcoming months to better understand where are leaking your money. As for me, I’m very satisfied with this app. It offers also subscription to add transactions data from many supported banks, but I’m not using this feature, so I don’t know how it works.

You can download Money Pro on the App Store:

Office:

PDF Expert:

PDF Expert from Readdle is a golden standard for editing PDF files on iOS/iPadOS with full support for Apple Pencil 2. You can not only annotate or draw on documents, but also edit text and images. With pre-defined actions, you can quickly insert current date, saved signature, checkmarks, crosses, stamps and images. Drawing symbols like squares or circles is very easy. While reading documents, your list of bookmarks, outlines and annotations are always with you in sidebar column, which is very handy. I tried many PDF apps and I always returned to PDF Expert on both iPad and Mac.

You can download PDF Expert on the App Store:

Office 365:

Word. Excel. PowerPoint. OneDrive. I use these apps often and because I need to be compatible with rest of the world, I purchased Office 365 subscription. Though iOS/iPadOS versions of these apps are not as powerful as their desktop counterparts, they are still very potent. Thanks to subscription, I can use these Microsoft’s apps on all of my devices. Someone may say, that Office 365 is just overpriced subscription service and there are already better alternatives like iWork suite itself from Apple for free. Yes, that may be truth for some users, but not for me. I think that, as for features, MS Office is much superior in compare to iWork or even (free) LibreOffice and I can also justify subscription fee for 1 TB of space I got on OneDrive with subscription. I use OneDrive as one of my cloud backups and because I value my data, Office 365 subscription could be interesting even without MS Office apps when I look at prices of similar services like Dropbox. Just imagine great cloud service and Office apps as bonus. It’s amazing.

You can download Word on the App Store:

You can download Excel on the App Store:

You can download PowerPoint on the App Store:

You can download OneDrive on the App Store:

Dropbox:

As I just said, my primary cloud service is OneDrive, but I still use Dropbox too. I use it mostly for syncing my DEVONthink databases across all of my devices and for sharing screenshots. I use Dropbox for years and it’s reliable. Though free accounts became more limited before some time and the cheapest subscription plan starts at 2 TB of space, which is overkill for me, but you can still get some extra space for free. For example, you can refer your friends or family members and both you and your friend/family member will get free 500 MB of space with limit of 16 GB.

You can download Dropbox on the App Store:

Internet & Social:

Telegram:

In the deep past, I was using Messenger, because everyone is on Facebook and a lot of my friends simply didn’t use other instant messenger and e-mail was something like a dirty word. But I value my privacy and because I don’t like people behind Facebook and after many scandals with leaks and selling of users’ data, I said stop. Facebook spies upon you, when you see a Facebook’s “like widget” on some website, you are already spied, even if you don’t have a Facebook account (!). That was reason, why I moved to Telegram, a safe and friendly platform built upon users’ privacy. Someone may laught – you may heard it, you are sooooo important person and FBI is watching your Messenger chat history – but if you are interested in Internet security and privacy, you surely know my reasons about moving to Telegram. Here in Slovakia, mainstream media often make big titles like “Terrorists are communicating via Telegram” or “ISIS terrorists are using Telegram” with intent to damage all Telegram users (you may know it – “are you hiding something?”) and to compare Telegram users to terrorists. The true reason is, that Telegram’s encryption was not breached and governments can’t spy upon Telegram users. In some countries, Telegram is banned.

You can download Telegram on the App Store:

Tweetbot:

In the past, I realized that most of developers which apps I use have a Twitter account. So I created Twitter account (you can follow me at @CBC_Raynor) and followed them all. Also, that account became my official account for my computer blog (CBC means “Comp-Blog.Com”). I don’t like to use Twitter via website and official Twitter client is just a garbage, so I was finding 3rd party client and for years, I’m using Tweetbot on all of my devices. Twitter limited API access for 3rd party clients in 2018 and some features now only work on official client. I don’t know real reason (not what said spokeperson) why Twitter did it – especially when we all know that Twitter is in declining business and this limitations won’t help to get new users. Tweetbot is the best Twitter client for both iOS/iPadOS and macOS. It really shines on iPad’s Pro big display. Also, it supports syncing via iCloud, so your timeline is synced on all your devices, so when you read some tweets on Mac before night sleep, at the morning you can continue on your iPad/iPhone where you left. Unfortunately, I’m not sure about future of Twitter’s 3rd party clients, but Tweetbot will remains in my heart if Twitter company decide to kill APIs for 3rd party clients.

You can download Tweetbot on the App Store:

YouTube:

I like to watch YouTube. I follow my favorite channels and also I’m getting great recommendations in YouTube’s mobile app. To be honest, I spend more or less time on YouTube everyday and sometimes I feel little addicted. Generally I like this mobile app, but I would be pleased it it supported more features and got little better design with better UI optimization for iPads’ big screens. Unlike many Google’s apps, YouTube mobile app supports some new iOS/iPadOS technologies, like multitasking, drag’n’drop and Rich Notifications. Also, it’s fully optimized for 2018 iPads’ Pro Liquid Retina screens with rounded corners.

You can download YouTube on the App Store:

Twitch:

Someone likes to watch football, someone likes to watch ice hockey in TV. I like to watch computer games – Warcraft 3 and DotA 2. Twitch is the best gaming streaming platform and all three channels I follow are on Twitch. App itself is pretty decent and notifications work reliably. Also, thanks to Picture-In-Picture mode support – which was introduced in iOS 9 – I can watch my favorite streamers and to work on my tasks at the same time. I can’t imagine to watch my favorite streamers without Twitch mobile app. My biggest wish may sound foolish – to replace Twitch’s “Tri-tone” notification sound from iOS/iPadOS with something custom. A lot of apps are using “Tri-tone” as default and mostly as the only notification sound and I really hate it.

You can download Twitch on the App Store:

Apollo:

Though I joined Reddit before about 8 months, I like it. Community is generally friendly and helpful. But, like Twitter, I don’t like to use such platforms via web browser. I like dedicated app, so I feel like on Reddit, not like in the web browser with Reddit add-on. The same applies to instant messengers like Telegram or e-mail clients. I tested some Reddit clients and I have chosen Apollo from Christian Selig. Though it don’t really benefit from iPads’ big screens, it shines on iPhone. Apollo for Reddit is clean and tidy app with frequent updates and many sound options for notifications – so bye “Tri-tone”. It features all features you could wish from Reddit client. Maybe, integration of iOS Files app picker could be better than current Camera Roll integration, so I would be able to post pictures to Reddit from literally all of my apps, without needing to copy it to Camera Roll first.

You can download Apollo on the App Store:

Flipboard:

Flipboard is my news curation app. Just subscribe to your favorite user-created magazines assembled from links to articles from the Internet and get all news you are caring about. You can read articles directly in the Flipboard app, so forget about launching dedicated Internet browser for every single article and then to manually returning back to Flipboard to read something other. Flipboard also offers some kind of notifications based on your interests with offer to save it for later if you don’t have time now. I would be glad for Pocket app integration in Flipboard’s Rich Notifications’ menu. I can save articles from Tweetbot to Pocket app to read them later and I would be glad for same integration in Flipboard.

You can download Flipboard on the App Store:

Pocket:

When I browse Internet, I often find something interesting linking to something interesting linking to another interesting link. Or something I want to blog about. Or if I have no time yet. All of these articles I store in Pocket. It covers and syncs on all platforms I use. Pocket is an example of very simple, but still extremely useful app. Because it’s owned by Mozilla, creator of Firefox, I have no privacy issues.

You can download Pocket on the App Store:

1Blocker:

Can you imagine Internet without ad blockers? Ads are not just annoying, they are a security risk too, and I’m not only talking about tracking. Internet is full of cryptocurrency miners, malicious ads, tracking scripts and “fingerprint creators”. Your Internet browser sends many data about your computer and if you are not using privacy-based browsers, like, from mainstream browsers, Firefox or Safari, or at least security add-ons like NoScript, companies like Facebook and Google can very effectively spy upon your Internet activity and track you even if you regularly delete cookies. To help my Safari browser to keep my privacy on Internet, I use content blocker called 1Blocker. It blocks ads, cryptocurrency miners, trackers and social networks’ widgets. Unlike Adblock Plus, 1Blocker is not accepting money from companies to add them to the whitelist. 1Blocker is sponsored purely by users’ purchases from (Mac) App Store. All rules you created are synced via iCloud, so, for example, your whitelist is always same on all of your Apple devices. 1Blocker doesn’t (and cannot) track your Internet activity or even what was blocked by 1Blocker.

You can download 1Blocker on the App Store:

Multimedia:

Camera-M:

Apple’s built-in camera app is not the best. If you are serious about iPad/iPhone photography, or if you just want more controls over photos or features, like bracketing for HDR photos, a 3rd party camera app is a must. From many offered apps, I have chosen Camera-M. It only uses strictly native APIs and newest technologies. With its beautiful design and many features, like controlling exposure, ISO, photo formats – including RAW, fast bursts, bracketing for HDR photographers, histogram and many, many other powerful features, Camera-M is king of iOS/iPadOS photo-taking apps. It always supports the latest technologies, like multi-cam system on iPhone 11 Pro. I’m only missing iOS Files app integration, but this fact does not change my opinion about Camera-M as essential app for professional photographers.

You can download Camera-M on the App Store:

FiLMiC Pro:

Are you creating videos or even movies with iOS/iPadOS device? Then FiLMiC Pro is the best video app in the whole App Store. It offers many professional features and extensive accesorry support. In the future, as was demonstrated on Apple’s 2019 September event, FiLMiC Pro will benefit from new cameras in iPhone 11 (Pro) allowing to record video from all cameras independently. FiLMiC Pro also allows you to set much higher bitrate for videos resulting in much nicer videos. With many manual sets of features, FiLMiC, despite its higher price, is a must have for all iOS/iPadOS videos enthusiasts. By the way, it’s available for Android too.

You can download FiLMiC Pro on the App Store:

Marvis Pro:

Tired of built-in Music app which does not offers you any, even little, advanced feature? Like number of times you listened your favorite music, recently played songs/albums or full ID3 tag data? Or you don’t like the look of Music app? And what about better Apple Music integration, optional Last.fm integration and fully customizable design? If you are missing many features from built-in Music app, then Marvis Pro is for you. It runs over your existing music library synced from your desktop Music app (macOS Catalina) or iTunes (macOS Mojave and earlier or Windows), so no new library is created. Simply enjoy your already synced songs and playlists. Built-in Music app on your iPad or iPhone must be installed, otherwise Marvis Pro won’t work. If you are listening to music often, Marvis Pro is a must-have app for you.

You can download Marvis Pro on the App Store:

nPlayer Plus:

nPlayer Plus is the best and probably the most pricey video player in App Store. Though not best looking app, it’s very powerful with support for all features you may need from video player on your iPad or iPhone. You can stream from network devices or from direct stream URL, manually choose subtitles file and also to benefit from iOS/iPadOS latest features like iOS Files app integration, multitasking support and Picture-In-Picture mode. I’m missing drag-n-drop feature in main nPlayer app, but it can be solved by iOS Files app integration, so no more adding movie by movie in iPad environment like in times of ancient iOSes. nPlayer Plus supports all video formats I encountered with and also it supports HEVC hardware acceleration on iOS/iPadOS devices with SoC A10 (like iPhone 7) or higher. But why is price so high? It’s because nPlayer Plus officially supports DTS audio codec (DTS HD), Dolby audio codec (AC3, E-AC3) and Dolby Mobile Surround Sound. You need to pay a license fee for these payed codecs, that’s reason why free VLC media player does not support them. Though you may find some other, cheapier video players with same codecs suppport, but please note, than nPlayer Plus opened ALL formats I have met with. nPlayer Plus is, basically, payed VLC media player with bonus codecs. Using for years, definitely worth my money.

You can download nPlayer Plus on the App Store:

Pixelmator Photo:

Unfortunately, Skylum’s products (Luminar and Aurora HDR) are not ported to iPadOS, so I had to find alternative for my mobile photo editing. I tested many of them and the best one I found is Pixelmator Photo. By the way, it won 2019 Apple Design Award, it’s really good looking app. With its magical object removal feature and machine learning-powered autoadjust feature, your photos will look gorgeous even if you are not professional photographer. You can use many other features, like white balance, hue & saturation, lightness, color balance, curves (histogram) and many others. You can also edit photos directly in your iOS Photos app, so you don’t need to copy your photo to another app storage (we know, “Open with….” feature), but if you want to make a copy, you can do it. It’s your choice. You can even edit RAW photos and export final photo to HEIF, JPEG, PNG or TIFF or to Pixelmator’s own format to save all steps you have done with your photo.

You can download Pixelmator Photo on the App Store:

Affinity Photo:

Did you ever want to have full-featured Adobe Photoshop right in your hands on your iPad? Then Affinity Photo is for you. Released at Apple’s WWDC 2017, this is clearly the best, desktop-class Photoshop alternative for iPad. Adobe knows it and it also recently released reworked mobile Photoshop for iPad, but it still looks like beta version, mostly because of lack of features. Affinity Photo pricing is aggressive – it costs 21,99 Euro (Slovakia) and that’s all. No monthly fee or limitations, just Photoshop for 21,99 Euro. For best performance, I recommend iPad Pro or iPad Air 3, but if you own an old iPad Air 2, you can still run it.

You can download Affinity Photo on the App Store:

LumaFusion:

Are you editing videos on your iPad? Every professional and advanced video maker on iPad platform will confirm you that LumaFusion is the best video processing software available for this platform. Till Apple ports Final Cut Pro to iPad Pro, LumaFusion is your product of choice. In recent update, it also added support for exporting your projects into Final Cut Pro format, so you can edit movie on the go and then to continue at home on your Mac. LumaFusion is well optimized for touch interface and it is also fast, even when editing 4K video. LumaFusion is best experienced on iPads Pro, because of their high performance, but it is fully useable on slower iPads and it also supports iPhones.

You can download LumaFusion on the App Store:

Utilities:

1Password:

A lot of people still use easy to break passwords. Strong password is a key to protect your online accounts and privacy. I use long complicated passwords and I was finding decent passwords manager. I was using iCloud Keychain, but I did not want to be limited to Apple platform and also I wanted more control over my passwords. Based on reviews, I have chosen 1Password. And it’s great. It’s not just about passwords for online accounts, you can store here data for bank accounts, credit cards, software licenses, etc. All your data are synced across all supported platforms (macOS, iOS/iPadOS, Windows, Android, Linux and Chrome OS). Interesting feature is Watch Tower. In today world, there are many hacker attacks and sometimes passwords and other data are leaked, and Watch Tower can inform you if something like this happens to servers which you have added to your 1Password database. Also, it warns you about weak passwords or reused passwords. 1Password works great on iPad, integrated directly in your system, so you don’t need to manually launch 1Password and to manually copy your password(s) every time you need them. It’s integrated in the same way as built-in iOS/iPadOS Keychain, just allow 1Password to use “AutoFill Passwords” feature in iOS Settings app (Settings -> Passwords & Accounts -> AutoFill Passwords).

You can download 1Password on the App Store:

CARROT Weather:

CARROT Weather is my weather app of choice. It displays all data I need with daily notifications about overal weather conditions. I can also set my custom notifications, like warning before too low (or too high) temperature. All settings, including custom warnings, can be synced between iPadOS/iOS and Mac version of CARROT Weather. iPad version of CARROT Weather is optimized for iPads’ big screens. CARROT Weather is known for its funny features, like sarcastic texts in notifications and secret locations. If you like CARROT Weather, but you are not familiar with these fun features, you can turn them off.

You can download CARROT Weather on the App Store:

Countdowns:

Countdowns is a simple countdown app. Just set a date and time, optionally choose custom notification sound or list of events and that’s all. Widget is well designed and it shines on iPadOS’s redesigned Home screen. As a person who likes same experience on all platforms, Countdowns is also available on Mac as a Catalyst app and it syncs with its iPadOS counterpart via iCloud. Nothing more to say, just test free version and if you like it like me, purchase full version.

You can download Countdowns on the App Store:

AirPort Utility:

I downloaded this app because I own Airport Extreme. Most routers are being configured via web interface and I don’t like it. I prefer native apps which looks familiar with rest of the operating system. I remember old unoptimized JAVA apps in times of Mac OS X Snow Leopard – that was much more worse. I know that every IT professional/advanced user should be familiar with web configuration interface and Terminal, but I just like when app got nice design without obstructions present in web user interface, like UI of web browser itself.

You can download AirPort Utility on the App Store:

Remote Control for Mac:

This Remote Control app is like remote control for your TV – just much complex. I use it mostly while I’m at bed and I’m listening to music from my iMac or when I want to start screensaver or turn off monitor remotely and similar tasks. Though I’m not power user of this app, it’s worth every penny I payed for. If you are interested, I have written a REVIEW with coverage of what is this app capable of.

You can download Remote Control for Mac on the App Store:

iTunes Remote:

As name says, it’s remote control for iTunes (macOS Mojave or earlier) and Music app (macOS Catalina). I listen to music via Music app found in macOS Catalina and with this app, I can control many aspects of listening to the music, like to play selected album/artist/genre/playlist, to rearrange queue, to pause/resume/shuffle, to see what’s up next, etc. Little, but handy utility, if you are like me – resting on bed with iPad and listening to the music from speakers connected to Mac – then definitely get this free app.

You can download iTunes Remote on the App Store:

Metadata Pro:

Did you know, that photos taken on your iPad or iPhone (or almost any smartphone/tablet) contain sensitive data? Like GPS data, your device model, camera settings (aperture, ISO, if flash was triggered, etc.), exact day and time of taken photo and other personal data? Before you share your photos, it’s good idea to remove these metadata. These metadata are like gold for companies like Facebook. If you share a photo on Facebook and someone other downloads your photo, he won’t see these metadata, because they were deleted from photo by Facebook. This is OK, but please note that Facebook itself keeps these data for its benefit (and by the way, Facebook injects spying string to pictures’ IPTC metadata to spy where your image is moving on the Internet, just try to dowload photo from Facebook and look on it at your own). For these purposes, I use Metadata Pro. It can delete any metadata or add metadata to your photos, like your copyright mark. It has handy Share Sheet integration, so you can look at metadata for almost any photo/picture stored in almost any app, including Camera Roll and iOS Files app.

You can download Metadata Pro on the App Store:

Lumy:

If you are photographer, you should be familiar with terms like Golden Hour. Lumy is a simple Magic Hour / Golden Hour (both morning and evening) calculator with widget. Just choose your locality or use GPS and that’s all. Lumy is not only Golden Hour calculator, it also shows Blue Hour (both morning and evening) and Twilight (Astronomical/Nautical, both morning and evening). Widget is based on countdown – while out of Golden Hour, it counts time to nearest Golden Hour, and while in Golden Hour, it counts time to the end of Golden Hour. I was betatester of this app. Lumy can send you a notification before upcoming Golden Hour and as a betatester, I asked developer if he can change that annoying “Tri-tone” notification sound (which is used by most apps with notifications) with another sound. And he did it 🙂

You can download Lumy on the App Store:

So this is my workflow of must-have apps for my iPad Pro for year 2019. I hope I helped you choosing the best software for your iPad. See ya in year!

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