I'm a fourth year medical student and have been using UpToDate as a quick reference as well as an efficient portal for learning about a wide range of topics without having to manually assemble reviews papers or the like. While it isn't perfect, I can hardly imagine a more current, comprehensive, and easy to use general medical resource. Even in areas of content that are lacking, as indicated above, the well-cited articles provide an excellent starting point for any educational inquiry. I have one gripe that has been gnawing at me in recent weeks working ICU call. The app does not function with Android Dark/Night settings, and the app itself does not have a simple toggle to even invert the background and text colors. As a result, I'm greeted with a abrasively bright screen and white background when I'm trying to do some quick reading in the darkened wards and resident lounges of the hospital at night. For the overall quality, not to mention price, of this service, I would expect more flexibility in viewing options beyond a font scale slider. With any luck Wolters Kluwer will amend this oversight and add modest 'quality of life' features before long.
34 people found this review helpful
I use Up to Date on my job, and I thought it would be useful to also have the app on my phone. After I installed it I wouldn't give permission to allow access to my photos, media files, contacts, etc, so the app won't open. You don't need that level of access to my personal information for this app to work. I uninstalled because it's useless. I'll find another app that's just as good
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Wolters Kluwer Health | UpToDate
October 16, 2019
We are certainly sorry that you are not happy with the requirements of our app. Many apps require this access, but are not as up front about needing to do so. The need for accessing photos (storage) is due to the desire to store data locally in the event there is no internet available.