Your phone is now essentially your personal assistant -- and like any aide, it needs the right set of tools to do its job effectively.
The good news? As an Android user, you've got no shortage of efficiency-enhancing options. Unlike other mobile platforms, Android affords you the opportunity to customize and control the core user interface to make it better suited to your needs. And while the more advanced UI-adjusting tools tend to be targeted at the power-user crowd, you don't have to be a card-carrying geek to take advantage of what they offer.
Behold: six innovative apps that'll empower your favorite high-tech assistant and help it reach its full productivity potential.