5 Best App Designs for iPad That Utilize the Bigger Screen

5 Best App Designs for iPad That Utilize the Bigger Screen
Article by DesignRush DesignRush
Last Updated: June 23, 2023

Let's explore some of the best app designs for iPad created by the top app designers in the field today.

Many people love using iPads to develop fresh and innovative designs. With so many apps available on the Apple Store, these designs stood out. These designers took inspiration from the most beautifully designed apps to develop iPad applications suited for the modern user.

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1. NowPlaying - Music Trivia by Hidde van der Ploeg

[Source: Hidde van der Ploeg]

Standout Features:

  • Dark mode
  • Cool and muted colors
  • Legible typography

Hidde van der Ploeg capitalized on the growing love for apps with dark modes and worked around that to create an excellent iPad app for NowPlaying – Music Trivia.

Building their app design around the dark mode is good, especially for those with vision issues who cannot look at brightly lit screens for extended periods. The cool colors also complement the design, and its legible font style makes exploring the app an enjoyable experience.

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2. Hair Salon App by James Made

[Source: James Made]

Standout Features:

  • Vibrant colors
  • Streamlined layout
  • Supports dark mode

App designer James Made created a Hair Salon App with a streamlined layout, making it look more expensive and luxurious.

The vibrant colors do not overpower the cream-white and off-white background of the app. The design exudes a respectable image of a hair magazine or a high-end salon app. We also commend the agency's creativity for providing a dark mode option while remaining consistent with the visuals.

3. Effectomy AR Medical Education iPad App by Gravity Jack

[Source: Gravity Jack]

Standout Features:

  • Detailed 3D animations
  • Light color story
  • Informative experience

Effectomy's app design by Gravity Jack utilizes visuals complementing the platform's augmented reality (AR) experience. The designer enhanced user journey and engagement through these aesthetically pleasing and informative elements.

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One unique design feature is its detailed 3D animations, perfect for medical students. The light colors are reminiscent of a conducive studying space, while the illustrations and photos complement the app's overall theme.

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4. Instagram iPad Native App Concept by Ufuk Cetincan

[Source: Ufuk Cetincan]

Standout Features:

  • Landscape mode
  • Bigger post sizes
  • Strategic UI

Since Instagram hasn't released a design update for iPad screens yet, designer Ufuk Cetincan developed this Instagram iPad Native app that works around landscape mode, the best mode for iPads and other tablets.

The landscape mode enlarges the app's elements, such as posts and texts. This design allows users to explore the app more conveniently than its desktop or mobile-sized screen counterparts. Lastly, its strategic UI layout enhances the app's accessibility via right or left thumb.

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5. Contempo Museum App by Sky Alsgaard

[Source: Sky Alsgaard]

Standout Features:

  • Sleek visuals
  • Magazine-like layout
  • Interactive images

Contempo Museum App's design by Sky Alsgaard takes museums to a whole new level by introducing interactive images that pique the visitors' interest.

The app is designed to provide insights on basic design and art principles to museum-goers, which is why the magazine layout of the app looks on-brand, as though they are leafing the pages of an art magazine. This museum app features sleek visuals and a monochrome color story, making it a perfect example of an elegant app design.

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