In Pictures: Best iPhone, iPad business apps for 2014

Looking for iPhone and iPad business apps that can boost your productivity? These 12 lesser-known iOS downloads will help extend your mobile display to a desktop, schedule social-media updates, scan documents and much more.

Air Display 2 $10. Current App Store rating: 3 stars

With Air Display 2 and a free desktop utility (downloaded from getairdisplay.com), you can use your iPhone, iPod touch, or more likely, an iPad as a second display for a Windows or Mac computer. (The two devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network.) If you're into multiple monitors, especially when used as one extended desktop, this app is worth 10 bucks. You can also mirror your screen on up to four iPads simultaneously. (This feature only works with Macs). But there's one big potential downside: In our tests on public Wi-Fi networks, we couldn't always get the app to work.

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