iOS App Review: Essential Skeleton 3


In this App review, I am reviewing this app that should be with every dental student or medical student, an app that gives the 3D human skeleton.

Essential Skeleton



Essential Skeleton contains a full 3D skeleton model which can be rotated at any angle. View bones in isolation, listen to audio pronunciations of bones, annotate & share media and even take quizzes. This app is being offered free to demonstrate the groundbreaking 3D technology and innovative design inherent in Essential Anatomy 3.


  • New 3D technology via 3D4Medical’s latest graphics engine.
  • Simple navigation and user friendly, intuitive interface.
  • Correct audio pronunciation, Latin nomenclature and description for each bone.
  • Select areas or the entire skeletal system using the Breadcrumb Trail.
  • Multiple Selection Mode.
  • Create and save custom views with Bookmarks.
  • Multiple search options.
  • Dynamic quiz function – Drag and Drop and Multi-choice.
  • Extensive social media tools and sharing capability.screen480x480-4

Personal Review

I downloaded this app a few days ago and iI enjoyed playing with it, I used my Ipad Mini 2 to see its performance and I have to say its very responsive and accurate, with specific details even to the finger bones. I consider this app a very good way to visualise the skeletal system, but because this is the free version ( paid has all the systems) there isn’t really any explanation for the attachments , nerves or related systems its more of a reference of the bones location and name, thus for a student its helps visualise the the bones but needs a text book to actually get more details of the related structures.

Being free even with its basic information is really amazing 3D4Medical, really out did themselves with this app, with features like sharing, writing , quizzes.

I highly recommend this app and if you really love it, I do encourage you to actually go for the paid full body anatomy app, but if you don’t want break your bank and really can handle the basic skeletal anatomy and use a text book this app is perfect for you

Try the Quiz, its a drag and drop game where you have to pull the tag from the left side on the the correct bone or cartilage.

Also, the dental anatomy part is really basic.


Professional Reviews

“It is difficult to imagine a more effective tool for visualising and learning of the human body than this program.”iLand

“This series of apps are the best in terms of visuals, detail and functional quizzes. I also have visible anatomy atlas 2 and much prefer the Stanford based apps. Amazing for medical students!”Todd Miller (iTunes Review)

“The 3D anatomy engine and impressive graphics bring a new clarity to anatomy education with impressive accuracy.”iMedical Apps

“The app is really intuitive and is a blast on the iPad. It also provides a lot of opportunities to help teach others about human anatomy.”The iPhone App Review

“Whether as a reference for physicians or amateurs: 3D4Medicals new iPad app Essential Anatomy is the most impressive three-dimensional representation of the human body structure in 3D”IDG (Norwegian)

“I have tried Essential Anatomy on an iPad Mini and an iPad third generation and in both cases it was possible to interact with the anatomical structure with zero delay times. The fading or hiding of the muscles or other structures occurs instantaneously. Essential Anatomy is the ideal application to complement and integrate your classic anatomy atlas, thanks to an excellent and powerful 3D visualisation.”MobiMed (Italian)

“Essential Anatomy is an app every doctor, physiotherapist, OT, nurse and medical student should own. I’m also certain it’s an app that will soon be required material at medical schools. Make no mistake about it – Essential Anatomy by 3D4Medical is the future of touch-based anatomy learning.”Tuaw

Download Links for skeletal anatomy

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Download Links for the for full anatomy

Link, Prices is 24.99 Dollars

8.3 Awesome

This App is great to visualise the location of all the bones in the body, but with the lack of the medical details and just presenting the basic data, its more of an aid than a refrence source, Still its pretty awesome to see the angulation of the teeth in the mouth .

  • Features 8
  • Information 6
  • Price 10
  • Response 9
  • User Ratings (1 Votes) 6.7

About Author

MohsenSaeedOzaibi, A Dentist, Dental Manager at Emirates Jordanind Medical Center, Founder of Graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Science from Misr International University. A veteran in digital dental content publishing and marketing.

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