While the iPad was previously seen as a content consumption device by some, more people have now adopted the iPad as an important business tool. The iPad can be an excellent productivity device provided that you have the right software and hardware.

An iPad out of the box won’t do you any good if you would like to be more productive.  You need to have the right accessories and software to be productive. Some of the must have accessories that will definitely come in handy include:

A Keyboard

Typing on your iPad can be difficult especially if you’re handling lots of work.  Your muscles easily get strained. This is why it’s important to use an external keyboard. A Bluetooth keyboard is light and small enough to pack. What’s more, it can last you for a long while and survive accidental drops on the floor.

IPad stand

There is nothing as frustrating as typing on an iPad and not seeing what you are doing. An iPad stand is a nice alternative as it makes typing easy at a comfortable angle and ensures that the job is done perfectly. Choosing a stand that has an adjustable part will make work easier depending on your circumstances. Some stands have a back part which can be adjusted to sit with the base. You can then store your iPad in its case. IPad stands can get work done on an airplane tray table, make watching movies easier and allow you to carry it to get work done wherever you go.

External Battery Pack

This is another accessory you need to have. You don’t want to run out of battery while you are working on something very important. Have you ever been forced to stop working on something that had a tight deadline? That must have killed your productivity. Some of the battery draining processes include playing games, streaming music, turning on full brightness or suddenly quitting applications all the time. Fortunately, you can get an external battery pack. Some companies have battery packs that allow you to charge both your iPhone and iPad at the same time. What’s more, you can charge your IPad faster by putting it in airplane mode.

Stylus pen

Do you need to jot down quick notes or you just need to draw some diagrams. A stylus pen will come in handy. A stylus pen makes typing easier and saves you time you would have spent typing on the iPad.  Make sure that you opt for a pen with a strong tip to ensure that you don’t have to deal with the tip splitting.

Apple pencil

This is one of the most powerful accessory for artists. The pressure sensitivity is top notch while the pinpoint precision is incredible. The best thing about the Apple pencil is that you don’t need to be an artist. You can play around and make your own drawings.  Additionally, you can create small changes to your drawings. This allows you to fix subtle mistakes, something that would have taken longer if you were using your finger. If you have a serious art project you’d like to do with an IPad, the apple pencil would be your go to choice.

iRig Pro

Do you love music ad would love to make your own, the iRig Pro allows you to do this easily and quickly. Unlike other external accessories that require you to connect a camera kit, the iRig Pro allows you to plug its audio interface into your Ipods lightning port. You can then start playing your music.  The iRig Pro features a headphone jack with volume control, hardware gain knob and a quarter inch XLR input that allows you to plug in a microphone or any instrument you have.

Your iPad can help you to be more productive and get things done quickly. These accessories are easily available and can make your iPad experience worthwhile. Do your research and find what works for you.