Your admin area is the heart of your WordPress website. It is where you control everything and managed anything related to your website. You can add, edit, delete authors, set permissions, publish content, set visible pages, and post custom post types. The default admin features are fine but if you want to have more control over your website, there are plugins to extend the core features of WordPress. Plugins will let you extend only the areas you need. So if you want more control, efficiency, or even speed up your page, here are some free and nifty plugins to put to your admin page.
Get the free plugins here: http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/15/useful-free-admin-plugins-wordpress/