Are you sick of hearing about mobile yet? You’re going to get even sicker. Mobile usage for news is booming, as people follow updates on stories on smartphones and tablets, and download tons of apps.

But how do you decide which apps are right for you? We’ve enlisted MediaShift correspondents to recommend their favorite apps in various categories, from mobile reporting to education to second-screen TV viewing. Let us know in the comments if there are more app roundups you’d like to see us add to the list.

Series Posts

Strongest Newspaper Apps Tend to Be Niche or Provide Utility by Dena Levitz

Five Magazine Apps That Challenge the Medium by Susan Currie Sivek

Top 5 Apps for Authors by Carla King

Top 5 ‘Second-Screen’ TV Apps by Eric Elia

The Best Apps for Educators by Kathy Gill

Previous Coverage

10 Most Disruptive News Apps of 2012 by Leandro Oliva

Circle of 6 Mobile App Helps Prevent Violence, Sexual Assault on Campus by Katie Bieze

Reckless Adrian Grenier: Will Personal Apps Be Key to Celebrity Branding by Amanda Lin Costa

How Apps Are Making the Third Screen a Primary Screen for Historical TV by Amanda Lin Costa

How Local Publishers Can Take Advantage of the Mobile News Boom by Amy Gahran

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian and fiancee Renee. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+