Small bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Could use a tweek
I purposely have not upgraded to iOS 11 until the update is complete for this app.
The issue I have is that pins are in the way of structures. I would suggest being able to turn off selective pins - toggle.
Otherwise it is a very nice app.
Well worth the cost
$10 is considered a lot on the App Store, but it's a bargain for what you get. Not only does this app offer multiple layer and cut views, but it lets you customize which pins show up so that you can get as detailed or as general as you like. In spite of a complex feature set, the controls and settings are relatively easy to use, letting get to the business of educating and learning very quickly.
That being said, the app is not perfect. There is always more it could offer in terms of features and views. For example, it provides several images of the circle of Willis, but it does not--as far as I have figured out so far--allow you to see a labeled view of the circle in the context of the rest of the brain. Additionally, while there appears to be a handy social feature allowing for community discussion of different parts of the brain, either no one ever uses it or the feature is not actually functional, as no public comments are ever available.
These, and other, imperfections mean there is always room for improvement. Nevertheless, this app is incredible and likely the best brain anatomy tool for iOS. I highly recommend any student or educator splurge for the sake of knowledge and skip a few days of coffee to buy this app. You won't regret it.
- many functional areas of the brain are missing. The best you'll get in the cortex is broadmann areas, sulci, and gyri. Nothing like "prefrontal cortex".
- sub nuclei in areas like the pons, Amygdala, etc, are not present. For example, no locus coeruleus.
- major white matter fasiculla are missing
- layers go directly from "brain" to basal ganglia. No way to, for example, hide the gray matter and show the white. In general, layers are not very flexible.
- I can't seem to delete my custom pin
- rotation is more limited than you'd expect because they seem to be using pre rendered images.
- this is probably much better for learning peripheral nerves than it is for learning brain areas.
- for some reason there are no public notes on pins.
- you can show and hide pins but they are not categorized by type. So for example if you want to hide blood vessel pins there is no easy way to do it
I'm only semi-impressed with this app. It's better than anything else I've seen yet but there are still a bunch of little things they could have easily done better.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.