If you currently work in the medical field or are a student in the field then you know exactly how important it is to have accurate, handy, and easy-to-use reference tools at your disposal. The following list highlights a number of apps that focus on the human anatomy and offer all kinds of in-depth features, 3D graphics, and content that can certainly help you on an everyday basis. You can choose from basic offerings all the way to high-tech and highly involved offerings.
The best iPad apps for Anatomy
9 Oct 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
This free version of the app was created by board-certified physicians due to their disappointment in other anatomy apps. The goal of this app is to be an interactive learning resource. Some of the features include hundreds of images, incredibly detailed anatomic notes, live segment classifications, color coded index of anatomic structures, a body localizer tool, and so much more. This app has become popular with other physicians, med students, nurses, chiropractors and other related fields. There is a PRO version of the app that has more features.
- Great for anyone interested in human anatomy
- Designed by board-certified professionals
- Many in-depth features and tools
- Used by physicians, nurses, chiropractors and students
- This free version doesn’t have all the features included
This interactive tool has 3D rotational models, Gray’s anatomy images, a highlighting tool for muscles and more. It’s a highly popular app that also includes intuitive controls, a quiz mode, easy to use navigation, and high resolution images. The app is updated periodically and is the free version. Which means that not all of the features are available. However, there’s still plenty of info packed into this app that you will see the full potential of it. This learning tool is popular among students and professionals needing a solid anatomy reference and refresher.
- A popular anatomy app
- It has 3-D models, High resolution images
- App is easy to use and navigate, Intuitive controls
- Quiz mode, Muscle highlighting tool, Updates
- This app is free, but has limitations on features
Complete anatomy brings anatomy to life according to the developers. It features accurate 3D models with over 6,200 high resolution anatomical structures. The platform is great for medical students and professionals. Additionally, there are audio and interactive lectures, cloud sharing for groups that are studying together, 3D recordings, screens, stickies, quizzes and much more. This app really goes the extra step in making it an educational experience. However, there are in-app purchases to get all of the features in this app.
- Great for medical students and medical professionals
- 3D models, recordings, cut and draw tools
- Lectures, Screens, Stickies, Quizzes
- Tailored Content, Group sharing via the Cloud
- In-app purchases
Pocket Anatomy is one of the top anatomy apps for the iOS according to various publications and organizations. You can search through 1000’s of anatomical structures, view and study complex medical concepts, an intuitive navigation and wonderful design. The app comes with a healthy amount of 3D animations, but you can gain access to even more of these amazing animations through in-app purchases. The 3D models are for both male and female anatomy which makes things easier to visualize for students. All of the information found in this app is very in-depth and medically sound. You will be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded anatomy app.
- A popular anatomy app
- In-depth and accurate anatomical information
- Search through 1000’s of anatomical structures
- Awesome 3D animations
- In-app purchases for more animations
If you are looking for a reference tool to learn about muscle groups, then this app is fantastic as it contains information on more than 141 muscle groups, detailing their name, origin, action, audio pronunciation, insertion, and much more. There is also a quiz maker which lets you create your own MCQ quiz focusing on one area at a time, and the wrong answer elicits the app to speak out the correct one with the correct muscle image, almost like a study buddy. There are animations and videos to help you learn visually
- More than 141 muscle images
- All details including name, action, origin, and more
- Quiz maker with 480 questions
- View animations for 37 joints
- 6 videos explaining functions of various muscles
On sale for just 99 cents right now, this is a must-have app for those who want to get the down low on Gray's Anatomy, as it contains the entire text and illustrations along with the ability to scroll thumbnails of all 1247 illustrations. Each image can be zoomed into and you can add notes for each one with ease. Bookmark, print, or email images from within the app.
- Complete text and illustration of the classical Gray's Anatomy
- High-resolution images and illustrations
- Scroll 1247 image thumbnails to find the right one
- Zoom into photos and add notes
- Bookmark, print and email images
This is one of the most successful anatomy franchises for the iOS. There are over 8,200 anatomical structures that are accurate, immersive, educational and stunning to look at. There are options to hide, fade, isolate structures, a multiple selection mode, create customizes pins, bookmarks, slice through structures, learn correct pronunciation and Latin nomenclature, quiz mode, and the option to share anatomical images via social media. There are in-app purchase for the full features of this app. It’s easy to see why this is one of, if not the, best anatomy apps out there.
- Over 8,200 anatomical structures
- Information is accurate, immersive and interactive
- Hide, Fade, Isolate, Slice and Pin
- Bookmarks, Quiz, Share via Social media
- In-app purchases for full features
One media outlet tout this as the combination of Google Earth with the human anatomy. The app is an extension of the BioDigital Human Platform. There are over 5,000 anatomical objects and health conditions to learn about or study. The movement through the app is fluid with 3D scrolling, zooming and panning. You also have audio support, select or dissect objects, interactive 3D simulations, options to share info, sync from web to mobile, take screenshots and add annotations, labels on or off, tailored content, quizzes and so much more. The app is free to download, but does have in-app purchases.
- Award winning BioDigital Human Platform
- 3D scrolling, zooming and panning movements are fluid
- Over 5,000 anatomical objects and health conditions
- Labels on or off, Tailored content, Quiz mode
- In-app purchases
With over a half million downloads, Sobotta is a highly regarded and respected app. With over 100 years of anatomical publications, you know that this app is accurate and reputable. There are over 1,600 anatomical structures that you can zoom in on, view details, search and more. Create customized training lists, 3 different languages and other cool features. The app’s content is tested and approved by numerous leading medical authorities. Although the price tag may jump off the webpage at you, the app is definitely worth it as you are getting a century of highly detailed, reputable and authoritative information.
- Over 1,600 anatomical structures
- Various intuitive controls
- 3 different languages, Training lists
- Approved and tested by leading medical authorities
- Over 100 years of anatomical publications
This app is a quiz game to test your knowledge on human anatomy. For those who like trivia based games, then this is a great option for students of human anatomy. There are detailed illustrations, identify structures via touching the screen, a text quiz portion, learn official anatomical terminology, comes in various languages, move up the leader board, earn medals and more. Additionally, there are in-app purchases to buy extension packs. Download this app, test your knowledge and challenge your friends or fellow anatomy students.
- A trivia game based on anatomy
- Detailed illustrations and information
- Touch quiz format, Text quiz format
- Earn medals, Move up the leaderboard
- In-app purchases for extension packs
This app has been featured and highly praised by various mediums. It’s quite possibly the most comprehensive CT anatomy atlas on the iOS platform. It features a handy search tool, a quiz mode to test your skills, detailed information on over 700 anatomical structures, Latin nomenclature, color coded anatomical structures, over 500 CT views, high resolution CT images, and so much more. This app is extremely comprehensive with all the features you could want from an easy to use, fun anatomical app. It’s easy to see why this app stands head and shoulders above the rest.
- The best CT anatomy atlas for your iDevice
- Over 500 CT images in high resolution
- Over 700 anatomical structures with in-depth details
- Latin Nomenclatures, Quiz mode
- Color coded, Handy search tool