An FHO Extra: 10 Free iPhone Apps for Forensic Clinicians

Many of us have made the leap to the iPhone, and while the vast majority of apps on my phone are for non-work related activities (i.e. finding food and satisfying my news addiction), there are some good ones out there that can benefit the forensic clinician (although I have yet to find a single one that is specific to forensic clinicians, so I guess there’s a project for another day). Below are 10 iPhone apps that are both free and (potentially) helpful. If there are others you like, do me a favor and leave a comment, since this is certainly not the definitive list of what’s out there…

In no particular order:

  1. PubMed On Tap Lite: I fully embrace my inner-geek with this one. Research at my fingertips does things to me I cannot possibly explain…
  2. Medscape: Yeah, it’s old school in a lot of ways, but these guys offer a multitasker that I really appreciate. A regularly updated drug database, CE offerings, medical news and customizable search makes this one a must for me.
  3. ABA Journal: Admittedly, not everyone will find this one useful. But I hang out with lawyers all day, so it comes in handy.
  4. iProcrastinate Mobile: It’s a task manager and it makes my life just a bit more organized. Perfect for helping to keep all those balls in the air. List-making AND color coordination: two great tastes…
  5. Taber’s Medical Dictionary: Because sometimes at 2am I can’t remember if it’s cephalad or caudal
  6. ReachMD: Medical news that satisfies my short attention span.
  7. Nikon Learn & Explore: Photo tips and a glossary that’s pretty impressive. It’s not essential, but it’s cool nonetheless.
  8. Stat ICD-9 Lite: For those of you who are the boss of your own billing, here’s the info at your fingertips.
  9. Pedi Stat: A rapid reference for anyone caring for critically ill or injured kids.
  10. Byline: Okay, this one isn’t free (it’s $3.99), but I use it more than any other app on my phone. It brings my Google Reader to me no matter where I am in the world. Chances are good that if you see me standing in an airport security line or other endless tangle of humanity, it’s what I’m reading.