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January 01, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 1)

Essential Skeleton 2

  • Great graphics, easy to use
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Platform: iPad/iPhone  
Cost: Free

Now this app isn’t just a skeleton app—it’s an essential skeleton app (and version two, at that). The skeleton is beautifully rendered and looks good at both low and high magnification. To begin, the help menu includes four video tutorials to get you started. Users can easily select individual bones (or, in multiple selection mode, many bones) to display their names, as well as visibility options and an audio pronunciation guide. The pencil tool allows app users to take notes directly onto the screen, after which point they can capture a screenshot of their scribbles and either save or email the image. Finally—just like any good anatomy study tool—the app includes a quiz feature. Users can define the areas of the skeleton on which to be tested, and they can also toggle Latin subtitles on or off.

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