Special Series: Best Media Apps

    by Mark Glaser
    May 28, 2013
    All this week, MediaShift will run reviews of the best apps in various categories.

    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+

    Tagged: apps best media apps education mobile news
    • Mike Binder

      Best “book apps” would be great.

      • Mike, for iOS (I have iPad/iPhone) try Readmill (ePub and PDF) – GoodReader (PDFs) – TEDBooks (proprietary publisher)

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