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To keep you updated on the go, we highlight a free medical app each month!

Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:

  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily the user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria is embedded in the review.

Note: Reviewers are not healthcare professionals and don't appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. Reviews are not meant as endorsements.

Skyscape Medical Library

Skyscape Medical Library
Reviewers Shelley White & Catherine Young
Version reviewed Version 2.7.9 (Android); 2.6.14 (iOS)
Device & OS used Samsung Galaxy Tablet  E 9.6" Android 7.1.1; iPhone 6s; 12.1
Date of review December 24, 2018


Image Source: Skyscape Medical Library, Apple App Store. ‚ÄčRetrieved on January 28, 2019 from

App developer Company Name:
Skyscape Medpresso, Inc.


iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Requires iOS 9.0 or later in the App Store (6.0 or higher listed in app.)

Last updated (as per App Store listing): December 12, 2018.

Android Devices that support Google Play.

Requires Android 4.2 and up in Google Play (3.0 or higher listed in app).

Last updated (as per Google Play listing): November 14, 2018.

Country of origin USA
Size 13 MB for Android; 53.5 MB for iOS

Specialties / Disciplines

No specialty. 

Physicians, Nurses, Students and Healthcare



Stated purpose

Decision-support tool for Physicians, Nurses,
Students and Healthcare Professionals with over 400 resources / titles from leading Publishers, Authors and Medical Societies.

Notes None.

Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading
Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

Organization of information

The app has a simple organization.

The home page provides the following links:
• Skyscape Galaxy of Apps
• Store
• Search bar
• Skyscape Clinical Calculator
• Centers for Disease Control and
• MedWatch
• Skyscape Clinical Consult
• SkyscapeRx
• MedBeats
• Settings
• Messages

The following are available via a pop-out
navigation menu in the bottom right corner of
the app:
• Home
• Store
• MedBeats
• History
• Bookmarks
• Settings

Navigation Calculator, MedWatch, Skyscape Clinical Consult, and SkyscapeRx all have multiple indexes (from a drop-down menu at the top of the page) and are searchable.

There are broken links to drug information in Skyscape Clinical Consult.

  • Saved list of bookmarks.
  • Customizable newsfeed (MedBeats)

Internet connection required for use: No; Text search field: Yes; Browsable content: Yes by subject; Advertisements: No; Pop-up advertisements: No; In-app purchases: Yes

Calculator includes hundreds of different point of care calculators.

SkyscapeRx includes hundreds of drug monographs.

Calculator includes measuring tools and screening tools. Skyscape Galaxy of Apps offers additional functionality such as an NCLEX question of the week, and a medical terminology word game. These apps must be downloaded separately.

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