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Healthcare Apps Toolkit: Productivity

The best free or nearly free apps for healthcare including point of care, drug, medical calculators, healthcare specialities, keeping current (browsing tables of content of journals or monitoring RSS feeds), for patients, and for productivity.

Productivity Apps


The following are useful apps for helping you maximize your productivity levels and stay organized in your work and school activities.

Docs to Go (free)

Docs to Go - logo (documents)

Type of App: Productivity
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes  or Google Play

Docs to Go allows you to view, edit and create Microsoft Office documents and Adobe PDF files on your smartphone or tablet.

Dragon Dictation (free)

Dragon Dictation logo

Type of App: Dictation
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes  or Google Play

Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition application that turns your speech into text.  Use it to search the Internet, send and receive text messages, post Facebook and Twitter updates, emails and much more - all hands free (from website - http://www.dragonmobileapps.com).

Dropbox (free)

Dropbox logo (open cardboard box)

Type of App: Productivity and Document Storage
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes  or Google Play

Dropbox allows you to store, edit and access  your photos, files and documents from any mobile device or computerr.  Files are synced between all of your computers and mobile devices.  Create a Dropbox account by going to: http://www.dropbox.com/.

Evernote (free)

Evernote logo (elephant)

Type of App: Productivity
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes  or Google Play

Evernote helps you stay organized across multiple devices and computers.  It allows you to take notes, attach files to notes, snap photos, create lists, record voice reminders, set reminders or alarms,  and share notes with others. 

Google Translate (free)

Google Translate logo

Type of App: Translator
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes  or Google Play

Google Translate allows you to translate 80 languages from your mobile device.

Pages

Pages logo (pen and paper)

Type of App: Productivity
Cost: $$
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes

Pages is a word processing program that allows you to create documents on your Mac.  The Pages app allows you to access your Pages documents on your ipad or iphone. Using iCloud, your documents are synced across all your Apple devices. Documents can be shared with others and real-time collaboration is supported.  Pages also works with Microsoft Word documents, allowing you to save Pages documents as Word documents or import Word documents into Pages.

PDF Expert

Type of App: Productivity
Cost: $$
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using iTunes 

Read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes, draw with your finger and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Requires iOS.