Purpose of App Review
- Discuss an anatomy atlas for on-the-go access.
The Pocket Atlas of Anatomy app for Android serves to provide users, mostly students and those in a dissection laboratory, with clear images and accurate definitions of the human anatomy. Information found in this app (including illustrations, references, and definitions) is mostly derived from Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary and Gray’s Anatomy for Students.
Both reputable and renowned sources for medical school students and practicing professionals alike. Users can access Pocket Atlas of Anatomy’s content both online and offline.
There is an option to download all of the app data while on a wireless internet connection to allow for use when in offline mode or outside of a Wi-Fi connection.
It’s important to also note that the content found in this app is still offered to users on a trial basis, unless the product becomes purchased by the user. It is unclear how long the trial period lasts for, but access to the full resource is available during this time.
In regard to functionality, Pocket Atlas of Anatomy excels at delivering accurate and replete information to users. The layered navigation is intuitive to figure out and simulates that of any e-book resource access on the web. There is a table of contents, which brings users to a deeper levels of options to choose from. It also points to more specific sections to view, and so on.
There is also a search function on every page within the app allowing users to pinpoint the exact information they desire by searching for keywords within the text available. Perhaps one shortcoming of the app is the inability to view illustrations in a larger mode without having to pinch the device screen. Pinching the screen to zoom in and out sometimes makes the image look blurry or pixelated.
Users will be happy with the layout and design of Pocket Atlas of Anatomy. It’s easy to read and understandable to navigate with seamless linking between pages of related content. The developers did a good job of organizing the vast amount of content found in this resource.
- Structure, design, and functionality
- Content derived from authoritative source
- Keyword searching within text function
- Unclear how long the trial version lasts for
- Inability to share information with other apps, colleagues, or the web
- Pop-up on nearly every page prompting users to purchase the product
- A comprehensive anatomy atlas and dictionary for medical students
- Users will enjoy the sleek design and ease of use
- Information in the app comes from reputable and revered sources in the medical community
- Can download the app data for viewing and access when not connected to the internet
Rating: (1 to 5 stars) – 4.25
- User Interface – 5
- Multimedia usage – 4
- Price – 4 (unclear how long the free, trial period lasts for)
- Real world applicability – 4
Phone used for review: Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S phone)
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.