Apps List: Medicine & Vision Science

These mobile applications are designed to make resources more accessible to professionals practicing in the field.  They also work really well as study materials while you are waiting on a bus or a plane.  Keep in mind that apps designed for iPhones can generally be viewed on iPads as well.  This collection of apps was compiled with the help of two Web sites:

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 App  Developer Description iPhoneiPadAndroid
Vision Science     
Eye HandbookCloud Nine Development, LLCCombines many resources into 1 app.  A must have!Free FreeFree
EyetubeBryn Mawr Communications, LLCHas over 3,000 online ophthalmology-related surgical videos.FreeFree 
OCT BrowserUniversity of PittsburghDirectly manipulates OCT images.FreeFree 
Opticalc Contact Lens CalculatorOptical Directions ConsultingThis app will help improve fitting skills when prescribing soft contact lenses.$3.99$3.99 
Optics Clinical CalculatorEvan SchoenbergHelps to prescribe lenses.$4.99  
UV ProtectionThe Vision Care InstituteAn app designed to help patients better understand the risks of sun exposure and how to better protect themselves. Free 
Wills Eye ManualSkyscapeDigital app version of the print book.$79.99  $89.95
 Vision Tests     
Eye Care PlusHealthcare4mobileAn eye exam and vision training app, highly rated  Free
Eye Chart ProDok, LLCVisual acuity exam that can be randomized. Free 
EyeXamGlobal Eye VenturesVision screening testsFreeFree 
Pseudo Chromatic Color TestCassiopeia Information TechnologiesFree color tests.FreeFree 
SightBookDigiSight TechnologiesTests for acuity, contrast, & color blindness.Free  
 Drug Reference     
Drugs & MedicationsKavapoint, LLCContains 6,000 drugs, names from other countries. No Internet required. No pictures.$0.99$0.99 
Epocrates PlusEpocratesSearch for drug, disease, or diagnostic information.Free Free
Micromedex Drug InfoThomson Reuters (Healthcare) Inc.Contains information for different types of medication.$2.99$2.99$2.99
 Medical Translators     
Canopy Medical TranslatorCanopy AppsMedical Translator app that shows written phrases and also translates with audio. Includes 4,000+ medical phrases.FreeFreeFree
Google TranslateGoogle23 different languages.FreeFreeFree
ICD 10 Consult 2016 FreeEvan SchoenbergHighly rated; includes search and ICD 9 conversion.FreeFree 
MediBabbleNiteFloat, Inc.Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, & Haitian Creole.Free  
Brain and Nervous System Pro III (Nova series), LLCInteractive map of the brain with sectional views; can add custom labels. $9.99 
 General Medicine     
Eponyms (for students)Pascal Pfiffner1,700 medical eponyms.FreeFree 
Lab ValuesPierre Robinson Debut200 normal lab values. Available in English, Spanish, French, & German.$0.99$0.99$0.99
Medical Lab TestsMedicon AppsHelps interpret lab results.$2.99$2.99 
 Evidence-Based Medicine     
Medicine ToolkitBeacon Mobile. Developed for Harvard medical students.Includes “Bayes at the Bedside” & “Pocket Evidence” for teaching articles.$4.99$4.99 
Skyscape Medical ResourcesSkyscapeMultiple resources in 1 app: calculators, key clinical & drug information. Require free account sign up.FreeFreeFree
 Journals & Reference Searches     
MedScapeWebMDIncludes reference items & news. Requires free account sign up.FreeFreeFree
WikiPanionRobert ChinAccess Wikipedia with extra features like search history, bookmarks, & tables of contents.FreeFree 
 PDF Organizers & Note Taking Apps     
EvernoteEvernoteAllows syncing to documents on other devices & computers. Can add images & voice memos.FreeFreeFree
Genius ScanThe Grizzly LabsQuickly scan your documents on the go with your phone camera and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files.FreeFreeFree
GoodReaderGood.i.Ware Ltd.Can annotate on PDF. Can sync to Dropbox, SkyDrive, & compatible with Microsoft Office & iWork.$4.99$4.99 
iAnnotate PDFBranchfire, Inc.Read & annotate directly on PDFs. Can sync to Dropbox, Google Drive, & iTunes. $9.99 
Microsoft OneNoteMicrosoftNote-taking app.  Allows syncing with other devices & computers.  Can work in conjunction with other Microsoft Office products.FreeFree Free
Notability–Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive SyncGinger LabCreate handwritten notes & annotate directly on PDFs. Can sync to Dropbox or Google Drive. $5.99 
NoteshelfRamkiHandwriting note app. Allows emailing, tweeting, & Dropbox notes as PDFs or images. $7.99 
Papersmekentosj.comDesigned specifically for organizing scientific journal articles. Syncs with Mac.FreeFree 
PDF ExpertReaddleRead, annotate, draw, or fill in PDF forms & documents.$9.99$9.99 
Xodo PDF Reader & EditorXodo TechnologiesRead, Annotate, sign, and share PDFs.  Free

List currently maintained by Scott Johnson, M.B. Ketchum Memorial Library, Marshall B. Ketchum University. Initially developed by Annie Erdmann, The New England College of Optometry.

Last Updated:  8/24/2021