Don’t let the breakneck speed of the ubiquitous 24-hour news cycle make you throw up your hands and tune out this year’s election. You can follow what’s happening on the campaign trail right from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with an arsenal of apps and other clever tools. Whether you’re looking to see how a given candidate will impact your wallet or you want to subtly influence your friends to put your favorite candidate in office, we’ve got you covered.
Want to know how a candidate’s stance on various issues might affect your pocketbook? Politify (politify.us) can help. This online tool takes your income, marital status, age, ZIP code and number of family members and crunches the numbers to show you the exact dollar amount that a presidential candidate’s policies would have on your personal finances. You can then register your support or disapproval, or donate to a campaign from the site.