You know which apps are fun, but what apps and functions will help you turn your Droid, IPhone, and/or Windows device into a productivity workhorse? In this session, we’ll discuss the apps, online services and peripheral devices that help take your Smart Phone (and tablets) from “cool” to “critical” when it comes to productivity, time, project, people, and e-mail management as well as “remote” productivity. You might even be able to consider whether the combination of these devices could even replace your “old school” laptop or desktop! A highlight to this program is when the presenter, Randy Dean, opens up the floor to program participants to share their favorite apps, allowing people to gain knowledge from all program attendees. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: - Understand the history, development, and current market status of Smart Phone and Tablet devices and their interaction with cloud-based applications - Customize their own "suite" of productivity-related applications to get much greater usage and capability from their devices - Set up a “Productivity Home Screen” that allows you to seamlessly launch your most powerful productivity apps and services without the inherent “distraction” that often accompanies these devices - Learn about useful peripheral devices that will extend their range of capabilities beyond the device itself as well as extending battery life and usage - Understand the range of applications and possibilities in several "extended productivity" areas, including reference, finance, travel, shopping, health, and more A combination of lecture and interactive discussion, including an audience forum at the end of their program on the most useful apps not covered in the formal lecture. A coordinated text-based handout with listing of all apps and peripheral devices covered will also be provided.