02-14-2009, 05:56 AM
I am a practicing physician.
I am considering buying a iPod touch as PDA, since my Palm is dead. Will I be able to run UpToDate for PDA?
02-14-2009, 09:05 AM
Why not just get a phone which runs everything instead of having two separate devices?
02-14-2009, 11:20 PM
yes and no. you can run uptodate through the safari browser which works well and is quick and very accessible and ipod friendly. the only problem is you must have WiFi available to do so and if you don't have your own username/pword (you use your institutions) then you have to be on your institutions WiFi. as an adjunct you can download epocrates or many other medical apps from the app store which do not require an internet connection to function. if you get an iphone, you still must either have your own uptodate username/password or use your institution's wifi.
03-19-2009, 07:32 PM
If you really want to use UpToDate, use it on a PC or a laptop/tablet. The screen on a phone is just really too small to use on a regular basis.
Or, get a netbook or UMPC. This way, you'll be much more productive.
03-20-2009, 06:50 AM
I have an iPhone and my own Uptodate account. You can't actually put the program on your iPhone, but you can browse through it through the internet as stated before. What I did is I browsed to it and then signed in. After the log in screen, I used the option to add that page to my home page (basically like making a shortcut on your pc desktop). Now, all I have to do is tap the icon, and it takes me to the search page. And you don't need a WiFi connection, all you need is an internet connection (works on edge and 3G as well) but the problem is, Edge is painfully slow, while 3G is noticably slow, but still tolerable.
03-22-2009, 07:07 PM
the above poster was asking about the touch though which has no edge or 3G connection. if your hospital is wifi enabled then a touch will be a good device to view uptodate on. uptodate has changed their site to recognize mobile devices and is exceedingly easy to view on a touch or iphone.