New iPad Apps: Sketchbook Ink, Rockmate, CinePro

With this week's best iPad apps, we're helping you flex your creative muscle, and we've got all kinds of tools to help you be a media-making machine.


Sketchbook Ink: When Apple announced the new iPad back in March, it hyped some forthcoming apps on it too. One of those was Sketchbook Ink, which hit the App Store this week. It lets you can create full-colour drawings using your finger, and it's optimised for that shiny new retina display. $1.99.


Rockmate: Rockmate creates a mini-music studio on your iPad. It lets you play, record and produce songs by yourself or with three other players at the same time. You can mess around with a dozen drum kits, 16 keyboard kits, voice recorder, a looper and all kinds of other tools. Once you're finished, you can drop your new tracks on Facebook, or export them to Soundcloud or iTunes. $2.99.


CinePro: Everyone's adding filters to their stills, so why not add them to videos as well? CinePro lets you do just that with live, customisable options, different colours to choose from, and the instantly dramatising tilt-shift. You can make movies in all kinds of styles and post them to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Free.