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Phone Tips & Tricks: There's a Government App for That!

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I don't know about you, but I have a big thing for apps. These days you can find an app for pretty much anything out there, which is great, but I know a lot of people want to know what government apps are out there? Have you wondered the same thing?

Here are some resources to point you towards awesome government applications:

Apps.USA.Gov. This is an awesome hub to utilize if you want a full, categorized listing of government apps.

GovLoop's Mobile Apps Page: Find out from your GovLoop peers about the latest and greatest mobile apps! A lot of great information can be found through this page including blogs, discussions, and groups completely dedicated to mobile apps, and a lot of information on the best government apps available to you.

Some of my favorites?

My TSA: This awesome app provides a tool to find out if an item is allowed in your carry-on or checked baggage, information on ID requirements and liquids rules, tips for packing and dressing to speed through security, and best of all, real-time operating status for U.S. airports.

The Baby Name App: Having a baby? Want Name Ideas? This app shows the most popular baby names from the past 130 years.


IRS.gov: A great app that makes tax season a whole lot simpler. 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.

So here you have it. Some great tools to get you started, so find your favorite government mobile app and start downloading!

What is your favorite government app?

Anything you wish you had an app for?

Let us know!

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