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The Best iPhone Apps for Anatomy Students  by jenniferbeese

jenniferbeese says: I'm a HUGE Anatomy geek so I couldn't wait to put this list together. Whether you're just getting started or well into your curriculum, these iPhone apps will be an essential tool to any Anatomy buff.
jenniferbeese's picks
  1. AnatomyLab
    AnatomyLab Developed by researchers at the University of Utah, the AnatomyLab app is a virtual dissection of a human body. It includes images of real human cadavers and is aimed at medical and anatomy students. You're able to move between 40 separate body layers, zoom into different structures and rotate them to get different views. The one complaint I have is that it would be nice to keep the face of the cadaver covered, as they do in most classes. There is also a cheaper, scaled down version called "My Body," which is a bit more appropriate for the curious amateur. It's $1.99.
  2. Anatomy for Artists: Proportions
    Anatomy for Artists: Proportions This anatomical reference guide is designed specifically for artists. It includes hand-drawn diagrams reminiscent of Da Vinci's notebooks. It's great for painters, illustrators, sculptures as well as anyone with an interest in the human form.
  3. Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards
    Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards Netter's offers 300 easy-to-navigate flash cards. Each image provides detailed information, including an extensive description of that body part. It also pin points components with links to more information. There's a quiz function for students as well. My one complaint is that cards are organized by body region and not the systems. Oh, and it costs $39.99. Well worth it if you're studying Anatomy though!
  4. Netter's Advanced Head and Neck Flash Cards
    Netter's Advanced Head and Neck Flash Cards This version of Netter's includes 250 flash cards for the head and neck alone. It puts emphasis on common diseases and disorders of this region. The color coding is wonderful and it's really easy and quick to locate specific structures. This app is also $39.99.
  5. Clemente's Anatomy Flash Cards
    Clemente's Anatomy Flash Cards Clemente's flash cards are much more focused on the lymphatic system, bones and muscles. There are some great diagrams for the brachial plexus and spinal roots. It includes some x-rays, but lacks a "back of card" feature for more information on the illustration. This app is $24.99.
  6. Moore's Clinical Anatomy Flash Cards
    Moore's Clinical Anatomy Flash Cards Moore's flash cards have really great cranial nerve, head and neck detail. There's "back of card" information and really good illustrations for the organs. However, there are no x-ray images and the illustrations are in pastels, which I find odd. This app is $24.99.
  7. Rohen's Photographic Anatomy Flash Cards
    Rohen's Photographic Anatomy Flash Cards I love these! Rohen's flash cards are from actual cadavers. They have really great brain/cranium/face examples and includes x-rays, angiogram, CT and MRI images. Zooming provides a surprising amount of detail, but it lacks "back of card" information. This app is $24.99.
  8. Anatomy & Physiology REVEALED®: All Systems
    Anatomy & Physiology REVEALED®: All Systems Available for iPad, A&P REVEALED enables users to practice on a virtual cadaver, blending real cadaver photos with layering techniques to reveal more than 5,000 anatomical structures. Although that's a pretty steep price tag for an app, it's without a doubt the best anatomy app I've ever used (and as a former Kinesiology major, I've seen my fair share).



Wish I'd had this list when I started my Anatomy & Physiology class last semester! I'm getting into a career where some of these might be very useful. Thanks for the great list!

Reply to comment Posted April 20, 2010



You could also add the Miniatlas Series to this list: Miniatlas Anatomy, Miniatlas Diabetes, Miniatlas Cardiology, Miniatlas Hematology, Miniatlas Colon Cancer. More info about them at:

Reply to comment Posted August 17, 2010



Best App tools for Anatomy Drawing is DRAWINGS: ANATOMY MASTERS by far. As an artist and perennial student of drawing this App shows a thousands years worth of masters' work on human anatomy, especially on the iPad. I have in in the Studio perched up when i'm working, zoom in for brush technique and stroke. helpful.

Associated Apps:  Drawings: Anatomy Masters

Reply to comment Posted April 03, 2011



I just published a new anatomy quiz game app featuring beautiful anatomical drawings, hope you like it. It will be available for iOS soon.

Reply to comment Posted August 04, 2013



Essential Anatomy - just released for Android and Windows
iOS version -
Android version -
Windows version -

Associated Apps:  Essential Anatomy 5

Reply to comment Posted May 15, 2014