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Government Documents: Mobile Apps

New or Interesting Apps

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iCitizen allows you to efficiently follow and speak out about issues that mean the most to you.
You will know more about your elected representatives and have a simple way to share your views — all from the palm of your hand. Download the free app now. Make your voice count.

Budget of the U.S. Government

Budget of the U.S. Government

The mobile app for the FY13 Budget of the U.S. Government provides mobile users with access to the text and images of the main FY13 Budget book, including the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and budget overviews organized by agency. Summary tables are available in pdf format.

Collections Search Center from the Smithsonian

Collections Search Center from the Smithsonian

Search over 5.4 million records with 460,000 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian’s museums, archives and libraries. Mobile Mobile

If you’re one of the estimated billion people worldwide who surf the web using a mobile device, it’s now faster and easier to access the full range of services and information on

FBI’s launched it's first mobile-friendly website designed specifically for smartphones. Built with HTML5, AJAX, and JavaScript, it features most of the content from the main site. Sub sites like and the Vault (—along with some pages that are not easily viewable on mobile devices—are not included but can still be viewed on smartphones in the full versions.

Among other features, the mobile site includes:

Navigation menus that open with a single click;
An easy-to-use search bar;
A rotating slider with the latest news; and
Easily scrollable lists of wanted fugitives and missing kids.
No downloads or applications are required to use the site, and it works on all mobile devices with JavaScript enabled.
Visitors using smartphones will be automatically redirected to the mobile site; tablet users will still see the full version of Users can switch between the full and mobile versions of the site through links in the footer of the respective sites.

The website receives between five and 10 million visitors each month. Popular pages include the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List and other Wanted pages, the Sex Offender Registry, crime statistics, and background checks.



IRS2Go is an IRS-developed app designed to help taxpayers in several ways. The app lets taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds. Download IRS2Go, then connect with the IRS whenever you want, wherever you are. is government made easy. Mobile site and iPhone app allows you to search federal, state, and local government websites and contact your government by phone or email.


Center for Disease Control

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Organize your home page so that the information that’s most important to you appears first! Turn off the content you don’t want with just a flip of a switch and reset it all with the tap of a button.



The app ensures that you’re getting the most up to date health information. The home screen lets you see all your information in one place and updates whenever your device is connected to WI-FI. Enjoy a greater variety of content such as stories, videos, podcasts, and features to give you the most current health information from CDC.


Browse Featured Articles, stay on top of health news in the Newsroom section, and view CDC Images of the Week. If you’re a journal reader, view the latest Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, Emerging and Infectious Disease journal, or the latest on Preventing Chronic Diseases. You can even search CDC’s web content from the app.

National Archives Catalog


The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Congress - A Pocket Directory

Congress - A Pocket Directory

** Please note: This app was created by a non-government organization using government data. **

A pocket Congress – track elected officials, read the latest bills and laws.

Want to know more about Congress?

* Find your representatives by your location
* See how they vote, read up on bills
* Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
* Be notified of new events

Answers to common questions:

* Legislators don’t have public email addresses.
* The app uses location only to find your local representative.
* It does not do anything on boot unless you enable notifications.
* The app cannot be moved to the SD card, because it uses background services for notifications.

COMMITTEE NOTE: House committee information is now available. Still missing some membership data, the House has not made everything public yet. is your portal to official and timely government information in Spanish. Mobile site allows you to search federal, state, and local government websites, keep up with the latest information and contact your government by phone or email.

Labor Stats

Labor Stats

The Labor Stats Application presents the most up-to-date numbers and news releases for the following statistics published by Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

•Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims
•Consumer Price Index (CPI)
•Unemployment Rate
•Payroll Employment
•Average Hourly Earnings
•Producer Price Index (PPI)
•Employment Cost Index (ECI)
•U.S. Import Price Index
•U.S. Export Price Index

Download this App for your iPhone and you’ll get immediate access to the DOL’s latest published numbers. You can track certain statistics and get the news releases about the numbers. Plus, you’ll be able to open the releases in Safari or in PDF format.

State Department Mobile

State Department Mobile

The mobile version of provides the latest foreign policy information from the State Department in these categories: Top Stories from's home page, as well as other recent stories; Secretary Clinton's  remarks, travel and daily appointments schedule; Country Info (A-Z access to Background Notes); Daily Press Briefings; and More News (Fact sheets and other press releases).

America's Economy

America's Economy 

Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow the U.S. economy to be the first to see whether the indicator has gone up or down since the previous report, and trends over time.

Congress Creates the Bill of Rights

(Only available for iOS)

Explore the proposals, debates, and revisions that shaped the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Why did the U.S. need a Bill of Rights? How did Congress produce the Bill of Rights? What would it be like to participate in the process? Dive into these questions and more with this app from the U.S. National Archives.




• Take a close look at the featured document "Senate Revisions to the House Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution" with pinch to zoom


• Survey the challenges to the new nation that made the Constitution and Bill of Rights necessary in a historical slide show


• Get to know the leaders of the debate and explore issues that divided the Federalists and Anti-Federalists


• Study the evolving language of each proposed amendment as it was shaped in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate


• Participate and reflect in sections designed for individual or collaborative classroom exploration


The Congress Creates the Bill of Rights project includes an eBook and accompanying educational materials available through

The Congressional Record

The Congressional Record

Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad, iPhone or iTouch. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office.

With this app you can:

  • Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date: January 4, 1995 (the 104th Congress, 1st Session) to the present
  • Copy text within documents
  • Perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents
  • Share documents via email
  • Save documents to your preferred PDF reader
  • Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties, and nominations considered daily on the floor of the U.S. Senate

The Congressional Record contains the debates, proceedings, and activities of the Congress of the United States. The Congressional Record is published in four parts: House of Representatives, Senate, Extension of Remarks, and Daily Digest. The Daily Digest provides a summary of the day’s activities.


goSmithsonian was designed to help travelers maximize the use of their time and enhance their experience in Washington D.C. organizes information about the 19 Smithsonian Institution museums, the National Zoo and the downtown Washington D.C., area. Visitors can use the site to navigate the city's rich collection of museums and landmarks. Printable floor plans, maps of downtown D.C. and the surrounding area are available. Personalized itineraries and schedules can be created using our comprehensive calendar of events. Access to local and surrounding area hotels, dining and transportation is also available with the ability to book air, ground and lodging through a customized booking engine. Seasonal rates and packages are also listed.

Library of Congress- Virtual Tour

Library of Congress- Virtual Tour

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and the largest body of knowledge under a single roof. Whether you’re onsite, at home, in a classroom or elsewhere, this app will give you a virtual tour that mirrors the Library of Congress Experience, an award-winning group of exhibitions and features that has drawn record numbers of visitors.

The White House

The White House

Get up-to-date information directly from the Obama Administration right to your iPhone. The Official White House app delivers the latest news from the blog and newsroom, featured videos and photos, and live video streaming of White House events with President Barack Obama.

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