The iPad Pro is built to replace your laptop, with its impressive 12.9-inch Retina display, lightning-fast CPU, multitouch abilities, and hi-fi speakers. But you don't have to use all that screen space for Microsoft Office. Here are six apps recently optimized for the iPad Pro that'll give you a big canvas for your ideas.



Most of us can't go to museums or galleries every day to soak up inspiration. But you can make a habit of viewing Artsy's 300,000 high-res historic and contemporary works of art. The iPad Pro's large screen and impressive graphics will enable you to see every detail.



If you like to design, a mood board helps by collecting your creative inspirations on one page. Curator, a digital scrapbook, gets a multitasking boost from the iPad Pro's large screen and iOS 9's Split View. Find an image that you like on the Web or in Artsy, open Curator's mood board, and copy and paste it over.

Adobe Photoshop Fix


Adobe Photoshop Fix brought us one step closer to achieving desktop-quality photo edits on our mobile devices. Now you can edit more conveniently on the iPad Pro's 12.9-inch touchscreen and more precisely with the Apple Pencil, and iOS 9's Split View means you can retouch while working in other apps.



Apple Design Award-winning illustration app Procreate updated with the iPad Pro in mind. Procreate now creates images with up to 16,000 x 4,000 resolution on the new iPad and has been optimized for more responsive strokes when you use the Apple Pencil. Procreate supports the tilt, azimuth, and pressure-sensitivity of Pencil and has new brushes that match the input device's skill set.



With the iPad Pro's 4K support, full-resolution 1080p HD viewer, and full-height media browser, editing in iMovie becomes faster, easier, and prettier. Also, you can add sophisticated effects with up to three simultaneous streams of 4K video, and you can export your 4K video faster than ever. Speed up more with the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard's efficient shortcuts.

Djay Pro


Designed for the iPad Pro, Djay Pro puts original app Djay's extensive mixing board on the Pro's extra large screen, so your favorite tools are all at the ready. Queue up four tracks at a time and show, sync, and manipulate 4K video feeds along with your music. The Smart Keyboard adds 70 shortcuts, and iOS 9 multitasking enables Slide Over, Split View, and Portrait modes.

Joshua Rotter is a copy editor for and covers iOS.