Professional and personal development apps and websites to make your life easier.

Productivity

App

Price

Platforms

Why it’s useful for psychologists

DropBox

Free up to 2GB

Android, Desktop, iOS

Access your files from virtually anywhere in a style that mimics your own computer-based file storage system. Also, share large files and collaborate with others.

Fax App

Free

Android, iOS

No fax machine? No problem! This app allows you to fax PDFs and images right from your phone.

Flat Tomato

Free

iOS

Using the pomodoro method, you can get more done by breaking big tasks into smaller ones.

Google Analytics

Free to sign up

Web version

Analyze website traffic as well as improve engagement and marketing. This is especially useful if you have a business or educational website of your own.

Google Keep

Free

Android, Chrome, iOS, Web version

Allows you to keep notes, lists, pictures and even audio snippets all in one central location that can be accessed/modified on just about any device. It’s like the Notes app on your iPhone or the Sticky Notes on your PC, except much more convenient to access.

Sideline

Free for individuals

Android, iOS

If you want to be able to place and receive work calls from a different phone, this app lets you use your work phone number on your cell phone. When the day is done you can set up an automatic reply or send work calls straight to voicemail.

Simple Practice

30 day free trial, then $39-49 a month

Android, iOS, Web version

Useful for psychologists who are looking to securely manage their private practice schedules from their phone. Despite the price tag, it is useful for scheduling clients, billings and claims, appointment reminders, therapy notes and charting.

Self Care

App

Price

Platforms

Why it’s useful for psychologists

Breathe2Relax

Free

Android, iOS

This breathing app teaches you how to manage your stress through breathing techniques. It has been shown to help decrease the body’s flight-or-flight response and symptoms associates with stress. 

Feedly

Free to sign up

Web version

Stay up to date with an organized news feed of all the news outlets, journals, blogs and YouTube channels that you want to follow.

Goodreads

Free

Android, iOS, Web version

Find good new books to read, track and save books for the future and network with other readers for recommendations and online book club discussions.

MoodKit

Free

iOS

Useful for clients to track their mood, look at trends over time and connect with others.

PsychExplorer

Free

iOS

This app has news and videos exclusively related to psychology – useful for professionals and students alike.

Relax Melodies

Free

Android, iOS, Mac

Relaxing melodies can help you wind down, whether it be before bed or in the office as you’re rushing to meet a deadline. With tons of sounds, you’re bound to find at least one that will help you meditate, decrease anxiety and assist with adequate sleep patterns.

Talk, Breathe, Think

Free

Android, iOS, Web version

This relaxation app is more meditation focused. Squeeze in a five-minute guided meditation into your busy day to help reset and clear your mind.

Healthcare

App

Price

Platforms

Why it’s useful for psychologists

3D Brain

Free

Android, iOS, Web version, Windows

This app lets you show patients and families different parts of the brain, helping them visualize various concepts instead of just hearing about them.

CBT-I

Free

iOS

Designed for veterans with insomnia, this app can help track sleep patterns and educate people on sleep behaviors.

Intellicare

Free

Android

Intellicare is a set of 13 apps designed to help people dealing with a variety of psychological issues ranging from depression to obsessive thinking. Participants reported significantly less depression and anxiety after using Intellicare. 

Meetup

Free

Android, iOS, Web version

This app lets your clients meet people and can encourage behavior activation. You can also use it yourself to meet new people and find new interests and hobbies.

Pocket Pharmacist

Free

iOS, Web version

This app helps the public understand drug information, interactions and side effects.

ReliefLink

Free

iOS

A literal lifesaver, this suicide prevention app is often recommended to families and teens. It contains access to a suicide helpline, relaxation tips and information on suicide prevention and mental health.

Step Away

$4.99

iOS

This intervention app was created for individuals dealing with alcohol addiction. A pilot study of the beta version of Step Away showed that it helped people reduce their average number of drinks in half.

Disclaimer

This page was created by the APA Office on Early Career Psychologists with input from several ECPs free from financial interests in the apps listed. It does not connote an ‘official’ list and APA does not have a formal position on any of the apps on this. Please use these apps at your own risk. APA is waived and released of all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, and liability now or in the future related to their use. Please direct updates and feedback about apps to the Early Career Office.