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When the iPad was first unveiled, there were three thoughts on many of our minds: “What a terrible name. This thing will be amazing for reading though. Oh, and it’ll be perfect for artists!”

Okay, that what might have been what I thought, but the point stands: I thought that the iPad would be perfect for anybody who needed a good place to draw. Marry it with a decent stylus and you can have an entirely paperless workflow. Until recently, though, I didn’t do a lot of it myself because I hadn’t been using just the right app. That’s when I found Procreate, an artist’s dream toolbox. Read on to find out how Procreate beats all the other competition.

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While no app could be fairly expected to replace the hands-on intuitiveness and sense of satisfaction that comes from traditional crafting, its digital counterpart can nonetheless prove a useful companion in the quest to knit the perfect sweater.

Here are ten apps that will not only give analog crafting a run for its money, but can also assist you with non-digital endeavors such as knitting and beading. Click “more” to read on.

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Smaller is always better, correct? Smaller is more portable, easier to hold, and is more likely to be used in most situations, correct? That’s typically correct, especially in the technology world.

But that isn’t taking into account the loss of potential productivity, or the advantages of the larger size. At some point, a smaller size begins to impact the capabilities of the device, even if the two devices run identical software. While the iPad mini really is an excellent device that is designed to please most users, there is at least one group of users that likely will not find the iPad mini’s smaller form factor an improvement over the more traditional, 9.7″ iPad.

That segment of users are the true iPad power users, the people who consistently use the iPad not just to consume, but also to create.

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If you’ve ever been stuck on a project and wanted to use one of your lifelines or phone a friend, you are definitely not the only one. We’ve all been there, been stuck creatively, felt the frustration mounting and just didn’t know what to do.

Oflow is part of a new sub-genre of lifestyle apps that try to help get you out of your creative rut and back on the road to doing whatever it is you do. Perfect for anyone with a big project and looming deadline, Oflow will get you back on target. (more…)

Creativity is a wonderful thing. A part of what makes it fun is through finding daily inspiration in almost everything we do. Whether you’re making music, creating great new digital illustrations, or trying to think of new ideas for your next photo project, there will always come a time when you need that little extra push. Fortunately, the sky’s the limit when it comes to pushing your creative boundaries on the iPad, thanks to these unique apps.

Though today’s list may consist of a few content creation apps, it will also contain entertainment and reference apps that simply aim to light that spark from within. We hope you find something new! Read on for more.

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As had been reiterated time and time again, the iPad is not merely for consumption – it’s also powerful tool for creation!

This week I want to know what creative activities are the favourites of AppStorm readers, what do you love to do most on your iPad? Are you a musician who can’t help but throw ideas into Garageband, a writer who simply adores the pure writing environment of minimal writing apps, or an artist adept with your fingers?

Even famous, and gifted, artists such as David Hockney have taken to using the iPad for the creation of art – it won’t be long before the mass of creative work achieved on the iPad allows it a proper place in people’s minds as a creation device.

Feel free to get involved in the comments and elaborate on your answer! I’d love to know, specifically, what apps you use and how the iPad has helped in the creation of art (in the broadest sense).

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