If you’ve been on a computer in the last ten years, then you’re likely familiar with at least one of two sites—the first is IMDB, and the second one is the WebMD Symptom Checker.
We’ve all used WebMD at some point or another, and it’s a good bet that it has suggested we’re in dire straits and have some horrible disease. This is the way of things. Lots of useful data, as well as a heaping helping of stuff that is not.
But does it have to be that way?
Dr You is a very useful new application out for Android that attempts to shed a little more light on the tricky problem symptom checking. It illuminates the playing field by bringing you multiple results in one spot. And the end result is all but magical.
For more on this great, medically-minded application, head on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
As we mentioned earlier, Dr You behaves in a very similar way to the famous WebMD Symptom Checker, though with some notable differences.
Firstly, it only asks for your gender, and not your age, weight, blood work, etc. It also has a snazzy, draggable interface that we greatly prefer over its competition.
In the app, just pull a finger across the figure in the middle to select an area of discomfort. Dr You enables you to select these spots from both the front and the back of the body. Once highlighted, it will then do what it does best.
“What’s that?” you might ask. Simply put, Dr You is phenomenal at aggregating data. Once you’ve told it, “I’m having knee pain,” the app decides that’s jolly good and prances off to the Internet with that information. When it returns, it will present you with a window full of incredible resources directly linked to your problem.
To use any of the sources, just tap the link, and the information is loaded. In this way, you can easily get solid reading done from such institutions as John Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic, alongside a dozen more.
It’s quick, comprehensive, and easily used when you’re in need. And when summed up, we feel that’s just about as perfect as any medical application can be.
Design and Graphics
In fact, the only thing that WebMD might have over Dr You is sheer looks. The former is a marvelously good-looking application, while Dr You is still somewhat lacking in its overall design, although it is quite easy to navigate, which helps immensely.
That being said, the graphics are hardly over-stated, and the end result is a title that feels a bit lackluster. Still, there’s plenty of time for further updates to refine the look, and the substance, the true worth of the app, has already arrived.
And at the end of the day, it’s hard to best a title that’s completely free in the Google Play Store. If you’re curious about Dr You, you need only to spend the thirty seconds it takes to download before all its spoils are ripe for the taking.
That’s a fantastic bargain to us, and one that easily makes Dr You worth a solid recommendation.
Dr You requires Android version 2.2+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments, try it and let us know!