Apps for Well-Being

"There's an app for that..." We hear that all the time and it's probably true. Here we're featuring apps that can help you manage your professional and personal lives, and hopefully help you increase your feeling of well-being. 

If you use an app that you think would be helpful to others, please send us a note with its name. 

Efficiency Tools

CamScanner Users can scan and transfer their physical records on their smartphones.Click here for details. 

Evernote: This note-taking app lets users create and organize notes on their smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers. Content can be enhanced with links, audio recordings, and a feature that makes even handwritten notes searchable. The “business” version of the app allows multiple users to collaborate on a single note, which can be useful for various team projects.Click here for details.

SignEasy: SignEasy is an electronic signature app that lets users sign and submit papers to their colleagues and staff in a more efficient way. Click here for details. 

Timyo: This email app allows users to import multiple email accounts. It also sets reminders for users to write back to their colleagues. It lets them to share their expectations with recipients, such as when and if they need a reply. Click here for details. 

Exercise and Physical Well-Being

YogaGlo: Online yoga and meditation training. Offers multiple levels of classes from beginner to expert. Click here for details. 

Medical Practice Tools

Bugs & Drugs: This medical reference app is a tool for physicians to reference the dosing, efficacy, pricing, and safety information of a wide array of prescription drugs. Click here for details. 

Epocrates: Another medical reference app that allows physicians to check medication dosing, differential diagnosis information, quick access to ICD-10 and CPT codes, and many more tools for clinicians. Click here for details.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

Breathe2Relax: A mobile app that provides guided breathing instruction through video and audio tutorials. Click here for Apple details. Click here for Android details. 

BreathPacerBreathPacer is a powerful breathing guide that can help you reduce stress and experience deep relaxation. For Apple devices only. Click here for details. 

Guided audio files from the University of California San Diego: Online resources with guided meditation audios that include mindfulness-based stress reduction, which have been shown to improve mental well-being. Click here for details. 

Headspace: A mobile app that guides users through meditation sessions, which has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms. Click here for details. 

Stress Gym: An online program from the University of Michigan, Depression Center, that includes 8 modules and step-by-step stress management guides. Click here for details. 

The Happy Physician's Burnout Proof Mobile App: Dike Drummond, MD, aka The Happy MD, has created an app with 48 proven Burnout Prevention Tools including videos and audios. Click here for details. 

Sleep

Lightning Bug Sleep Clock Find sleep and relaxation easier with Lightning Bug, an ambiance and white noise mixer for Android powered devices. Click here for details.

NatureSpace: Naturespace enhances focus, eliminates distractions, reduces anxiety, and promotes a state of relaxed mental clarity. It is the perfect sonic tool for help with masking distracting sounds, sleeping, studying, concentration, meditation, anxiety, PTSD, and tinnitus. For Apple devices only. Click here for details. 

Sleepio: An evidence based app to help battle insomnia and depression. Click here for details.

Sleep Pillow White Noise: Sleep Pillow provides an advanced set of high quality ambient sounds, premixed for perfect sleep enhancement. For Apple devices only. Click here for details. 

Sleepy Time: Sleepy Time turns your device into a sound machine and offers a wide assortment of audio tracks specially designed to lead you gently into the arms of slumber. You can choose from various sounds including the beach, birds, crickets, and white noise. Click here for details. 

Suicide Prevention

MoodGYM: An online 5-week cognitive behavioral therapy program proven to decrease suicide ideation in medical interns. Click here for details. 

Stay Alive: A suicide prevention app that provides customized safety plans, breathing and grounding exercise tutorials, and an online discussion forum. Click here for Apple details. Click here for Android details. 

Virtual Hope Box: A mobile app for suicide prevention that helps users with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Click here for Apple details. Click here for Android details.