Being productive isn’t a matter of doing more with your time. It’s about working smarter–and using the right tools. These 15 Android and iOS apps are just that: the tools you need to nail those to-dos to the wall. Want to use a digital encyclopedia filled with video summaries and audio descriptions to find answers faster? Check. Need to backup web pages to PDF for offline viewing. Right here. Got the urge to blog from your iPad. Done, done, and done. Learn the real art of productivity below.
Air Display is the perfect second-monitor solution, as long as you’ve got an iPad. The price of admission is a little steep, but the app lets you shunt less important (but necessary) apps off to a second screen, like your utility apps (iCal, iChat, Mail). All you have to do is install the partner desktop app on your computer. Depending on how well your Wi-Fi connection holds up, animated windows may skip or slow down on the system, but static apps look fantastic.