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Mobile Device Apps  

Free and library-provided mobile device apps and websites.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Where Can I Find...? (Overview of Mobile Device Apps & Websites)

Clinical apps: Includes free and library-provided clinical apps and mobile-friendly websites, medical calucators, and patient education. 

Drug apps: Includes free and library-provided drug apps and mobile-friendly websites.

Dental appsIncludes free and library-provided dental apps for clinical care, patient education, professional networking, and more.

Patient Education: Includes free and library-provided patient education apps for health professionals to use in order to educate their patients.

Consumer Health appsIncludes free consumer health apps and mobile-friendly websites for patients.

Productivity appsIncludes free and paid productivity apps such as PDF annotators, note-takers, file editing, and much more.

Professional apps: Includes free apps for professional networking, news, and conferences.

Journal Article Database apps: Includes free and library-provided journal article apps and mobile-friendly websites.

Emergency, Disaster, Hazardous apps: Includes free emergency, disaster and hazardous apps from a variety of organizations.

Reviews and Comparisons

  • Apple: Healthcare Apps in Hospitals and Clinics
    This document, developed by Apple, describes some of the ways healthcare apps are transforming the healthcare industry. Learn about clinical reference, access to your EMR, medical imaging apps, monitoring patients remotely, and personal productivity.
  • c|net Reviews
    Reviews on every sort of consumer electronics, including phones and tablets.
  • iMedicalApps
    Reviews of medical mobile apps by health professionals and medical students. Browse by medical specialty and/or type of device.
  • Mashable - Tech
    Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Their Tech sections includes info on apps & software, development & design, gadgets, and mobile.
  • Medical App Journal
    Website created by and for medical professionals to review clinical mobile apps. Search by keyword or browse by discipline.
  • PCMagazine
    Computer magazine which reviews tablets and cell phones, but also includes articles about mobile apps.

Best Apps of 2013

Duolingo   Duolingo

            Learn Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian and English. Top blog and tech magazine choices for best language app.
                  Free App available at iTunes Store with an iTunes account.
                  Format for both iPhone and iPad.
                  Available for Android.

Adobe Photoshop Express   Adobe Photoshop Express: 

             Photo editing with an easy snap, edit, and share.  This free photo-editing app has been top choice in blog and tech magazines.
                  Free App available at iTunes Store with an iTunes account.
                  Format for both iPhone and iPad.
                  Available for Andriod.

Feedly   Feedly:

                  A new way to read and share content from your favorite news sites, tumblr blog, magazines etc..   Feedly replaces Google Reader.
                  Free App available at iTunes Store with an iTunes account.
                  Format for both iPhone and iPad.
                  Available for Andriod.                  

Skyscanner   SkyScanner:

                  World’s best free flight search app. Top blog and tech magazine choices for best cheap flight searching app
                   Free App available at iTunes Store with an iTunes account.
                   Format for both iPhone and iPad.
                    Not available for Android.

Square Wallet      Square Wallet: 

                     Same company that brought us the white square for businesses to sell to consumers. This app allows you to auto check in at places                      you visit often and pay at business you frequent through a swipe of your phone. It links a payment card and can be used at certain local                      businesses that already use the square.
                     Free App available at iTunes Store with an iTunes account.
                     Format for both iPhone and iPad.
                     Available for Andriod.  

Moves      Moves:

                     Moves track your exercise, activity, commuting, and time spent in places without extra gadgets. You can see how many things you’ve                      done during the week and track calories, steps, run, and cycle. It also gives you maps of where may have been running, cycling, and walking.
                     Paid App $1.99 available at iTunes Store with an iTunes account.
                     Format for both iPhone and iPad.
                     Available for Andriod.


Borrowing an iPad

The Digital e @ MUSC Library service allows students, staff and faculty to borrow an iPad or other mobile device for 7 days. Each iPad has a variety of clinical and productivity apps installed on them. Many of the productivity apps are paid apps so you can "try before you buy" for your own device.

Interested in checking out more than one for a class session? Inquire at the Loan Desk for details. We currently have a total of 10 iPads available for check-out.

Connecting Your Device with MUSC Services

  • Configure MUSC Email on Mobile Devices
    Follow the instructions for "Installing MDM and Touchdown on your Android Device" in order to connect your MUSC email and calendar to your mobile device.
  • Epic EHR on Mobile Devices
    To install Epic on your mobile device, call the Epic Help Desk at 843.792.EPIC (3742) or submit a request through Epic can be accessed by MDs, NPs or PAs through the Haiku or Canto mobile apps.
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    Required for everyone that receives MUSC email from a smartphone or tablet. MDM has many features but the impact to you is that a 4 digit passcode and auto-lock timeout will be required to protect access.
  • MUSC 2-Factor Authentication (2FA)
    Required for everyone that accesses MUSC email or applications from an off-campus computer. The impact to you is that your phone will ring when you attempt to access Outlook Web Access (OWA) email, webapps or VPN and you will need to accept the call by pressing the # sign. This prevents non-authorized off-campus persons from accessing our data.
  • MUSC's iPad User & Development Group
    This page includes information on how to set up MUSC Secure wifi, MUSC Exchange email, and Citrix on your mobile device.

Tegrity Mobile: Lecture Capture App

The Tegrity Mobile app allows you to watch your Tegrity recordings from your mobile phone/tablet and search for important terms while you study. During class, create Bookmarks to mark important or unclear parts of the lecture so you can easily find them later. Download app from Play/App Store.


Ringya App: MUSC Faculty Directory

Ringya is an app that contains the MUSC Faculty Directory. It includes faculty members' contact info (name, title, email, phone, address). Browse alphabetically by first name or department, or search by keyword (first name, last name, dept, etc). 

To install and register for Ringya:

  • Download app from your device's Play/App Store or from
  • On app registration page, enter mobile number as ringya ID, and enter MUSC email address
  • Ringya will text you code; enter that code into app

After a few minutes, the MUSC Faculty Directory will show up on the "My Rings" list. The list may take a few minutes to load the first time you try to access it.

If you don't want to be notified every time a new faculty member downloads the app, go to Ringya's Settings and turn off "push notifications". 

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