Phablets are more popular than ever. Hybrid phone-tablet devices like the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max offer plenty of screen space for mobile productivity. The following apps and widgets will put your mini-tablet / giant-smartphone to work.
Apex Launcher Pro
- Download iPad/iOS [$3.99]
- Download Android [$3.99]
Even though it is a relatively new app, Hello SMS is the best-looking choice and a great performer for messaging. Given that phablets run Android, much of your communication with others may still use SMS. Hello SMS uses a tabbed interface that makes it easy to quickly sort through conversations.
- Download Android [FREE]
The stock Android calendar isn’t the best looking choice. Cal, from the makers of the popular to-do app Any.DO, have a very modern and slick-looking calendar application that syncs with Exchange and Google accounts. It also has an excellent 3×3 widget with a scrollable list of daily events and a + button to create an event with just one touch.