Editor’s note: MedCalc is no longer a free app in the App Store — we encourage you to try Calculate by QxMD to see if it fits your needs as a medical calculator before buying MedCalc.
MedCalc is a free medical calculator. It helps you calculate a litany of different medical formulas and has some other helpful features. Some of these features are the pregnancy wheel, dermatome map, eye chart, and growth velocity. Let me make this clear right now, I think you should definitely try this app before you pay for one of the other medical calculators out there. I’ve tried some of paid medical calculators (MediMath Medical Calculator and Medical Calculator) and didn’t find them as user friendly or as fun to use as MedCalc. In this review I’ll discuss the features that MedCalc provides.
What I like about this App:
*Search function allows you to quickly go through the formulas available. The search function finds what formula you might have been looking for. Check the 2nd picture for this. When I tried to search for Parkland, it found Fluid Repl. for Burns, essentially, the Parkland formula for burns.
*Excellent website, which allows you to get a detailed view of the app, the formulas available, and some tips on how to use the app.
*Its FREE, iPhone / iPod Touch compatibility
*Allows you to have favorites, and remembers your recently used formulas.
Improvements that could be made:
*Open the App with the search function. You have to click on All Formulas to get to the search bar. When I’m using this in clinic/wards I use the search function 99% of the time and having it open to the search field would be nice
Who this App would be great for:
Everyone in the healthcare profession. I think this app would be great for doctors, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, medical students, and EMTs.
I really, really, like this app. I would definitely recommend this app above MediMath Medical Calculator and Medical Calculator. This app has pretty much the same features as those apps, but its free. MedCalc has a great website that can be found here: http://medcalc.medserver.be/iphone_description.html
I’d urge you to go to their website and see the different formulas they have. They also appear to be receptive to your ideas (its an open source application), and there is a section to submit formulas you want in the future. The link to the app on iTunes can be found here.