Have you ever wanted to jet off on a business trip or head home for the weekend with just your iPad? Now you can. When it first emerged, Apple’s tablet wasn’t meant to be a PC replacement. But a slew of new apps and accessories for the device make it possible to accomplish everything from editing documents and tweaking photos to blogging and creating movies. Here’s what you need in your arsenal to leave that notebook behind.
True to its name, Adobe Ideas is a sketchbook app for iPad that lets users draft, capture and explore new ideas. The interface is sparse—the app uses a blank slate and a single brush with size, opacity and color adjustments—but a plain, white canvas is all you need when inspiration strikes. You can also use vectors, layers and color themes within the app and upload your ideas to Adobe’s Creative Cloud to access them anywhere.