The New York Times' Kit Eaton has an interesting article up on apps designed to help you cut through the political clutter and voice your opinion on matters ranging from the presidential election to foreign policy to current events. The story, "Apps to Organize and Quell the Political Onslaught," covers a number of apps that you may have heard of already, and a few that are more obscure.
The most famous name on the apps list is Brigade, available on iOS, but this may be due more to its famous founder than the app itself. Brigade was founded by, among others, Sean Parker, of ex-Napster and ex-Facebook fame. The app was intended as a central location for people to share opinions, ask questions, make friends, and most importantly, vote on issues brought up by the community.
As Eaton states, because "there is also a page where you and other users can write opinions" on any issue, discussions can become "highly charged." But that's true of basically anyplace on the internet. More interesting is how the app can organize its own accumulated information. Vote tallies can be displayed as charts and graph, giving a quantitative sheen to what is often an opinion-based topic.
Also available are multiple apps designed to provide and explicate the Constitution of the United States. like the Transcript of the Constitution of the United States by Clifton Marien for iOS, or the the free United States Constitution app by RBware for Android. Eaton describes both as clean, simple, and straightforward, with the latter having the option of comparing the Constitution to similar documents like the Magna Carta, along with links to relevant Wikipedia articles.
The Library of Congress has a Constitution app, though it is appropriate that the government-supplied app with the most authority behind it is the weakest one, with reviewers calling it "buggy" and Eaton noting that the text is too dense to read easily.
For current political events, there's Politomix for iOS, and Flipboard for iOS and Android. Politomix offers an RSS-feed like summary of news from what it says are the top 40 news political news sources and organizes them into a scrollable list for you with thumbnails, and the ability to winnow down what sources you like and don't like. Eaton nots that "the app hasn't been updated in a while, so sometimes text errors will appear," but that overall it's a good resource.
Better maintained is Flipboard, which has a similarly configured mix of customizable news sources, but has a more polished interface.
A summary of these and other political apps can be seen in the video below: