iOS 11, which is available today in beta as a public preview, adds a slew of new features to the iPad as the device inches closer to its goal of becoming a laptop replacement.
There's a new app for managing files, an app dock that mimics the one on your Mac, some new multitasking features, and loads of other goodies that make it easier to get things done.
It's the biggest iPad software update since the device launched over seven years ago.
I've been testing the iOS 11 public beta for a few days. You can try it too by signing up here. (It's also available for iPhone.) But keep in mind that it's still technically beta software, so you might encounter some bugs. The final version will be available this fall.
Keep reading to see the most important changes coming in iOS 11.
The first thing you'll notice is the new app dock at the bottom of the screen.
It looks very similar to the dock on Mac. You can store all your favorite apps there. The apps to the right of the bar on the dock change based on what Siri thinks you'll want to use next. I wasn't too crazy about this feature, since it often didn't suggest an app I wanted to use.
You can access the dock in any app by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
This makes it easier to switch between your favorite apps.
You can also drag an app from the dock to make it "float" in a separate window. Here's Twitter running on top of Safari.