Frequently Asked Questions


What is DG Apps?

DG Apps is the medical professional’s guide to the world of iPhone and iPad medical apps. Focused solely on professional practice, DG Apps identifies, evaluates and categorizes the best and latest apps for your registered specialty area(s).

How does DG Apps work?

DG Apps’ expert editorial team reviews all healthcare apps as soon as they reach the App Store, selecting only those developed for practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals. We then assess their calibre and categorize them according to category (e.g., education apps, apps with peer-reviewed content, practice aids, and more).

Once you register your primary and secondary specialty with DG Apps (and a third area of interest if you wish), the apps you see will be filtered accordingly. Staying within your specialty area(s), we’ll also showcase the latest releases, the most popular picks and featured apps from internationally-renowned institutions and respected authors.

How will DG Apps benefit me?

DG Apps delivers, to your iPhone or iPad, the highest calibre medical apps that are specifically relevant to you. The only product of its kind on the market, DG Apps will save you time and keep you up to speed by ensuring that you always have the best and latest apps for your practice on your iPhone or iPad.

How do I get DG Apps?

The best way to download or find out more about DG Apps is to visit the Apple Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dg-apps/id445912798?mt=8.

Alternatively, just visit: http://dgapps.docguide.com.

How do I customize DG Apps to my needs?

Customization is what DG Apps is all about.

When you join, you can register your primary and secondary specialties (plus a third area of interest if you wish). This will filter the content to display only those apps of relevance to you.

Can I see apps outside of my primary specialty?

Absolutely! In addition to your primary specialty, you can select to view apps from a sub-specialty and one other special interest. This will filter the content to display only those apps of relevance to you.

What’s the 'My profile' section?

'My Profile' lets you view and manage your contact information, professional information, and any other information related to your DG Apps membership. It’s essential that you complete this information because it enables us to display the apps that are right for you. Your information is kept strictly confidential at all times; you can view our Privacy Policy here.

How do I find the apps most popular with my colleagues?

You’ll see three main tabs on DG Apps, all of which contain apps in your specialty areas only.

Click on 'Popular' to see the highest-rated apps according to both our editorial team and your peers.

How do I find the most recently published / updated apps matching my interests?

You’ll see three main tabs on DG Apps, all of which contain apps in your specialty areas only.

To see the newest releases, click on 'Latest'.

What are 'Featured Apps'?

You'll see three main tabs on DG Apps, all of which contain apps in your specialty areas only.

'Featured' includes apps from internationally-renowned institutions and respected authors, such as The New England Journal of Medicine and the BMJ, amongst many others, that our team has selected to bring to your attention.

How does search work?

To search for an app, select 'Search' and type your keyword into the search field; DG Apps will search our entire database, not just the apps appearing under other tabs at that time, and display all relevant matches.

To refine your search, use quote marks to match words / phrases exactly, or widen your search by using ‘OR’ between words – just as you would when searching on Google. If you don’t find the results you were looking for, always double-check your spelling.

All your searches will be saved automatically so that you can repeat a search on a future visit. These saved searches can be easily deleted using the 'Edit' button.

Why should I trust the content on DG Apps?

DG Apps is a product of the highly-respected Doctors Guide Publishing Ltd., an independent news organization that’s been publishing medical content online since 1995. Hundreds of thousands of physicians worldwide use apps, newsletters or websites published by DocGuide to keep up to date with medical news, peer-reviewed literature and medical education activities, as well as advances and developments in all aspects of clinical practice.

Can I share an app with a colleague?

Please do! Simply click on the ‘Share’ button to the left of every app and enter your colleague’s email address. To include a personal message, just write over the suggested text.

Can I suggest an app for inclusion?

Absolutely – you’re welcome to suggest as many apps as you like. Just click ‘Add an App’ in the ‘More’ menu and enter the details of the app you would like to submit for our consideration.

Please remember that, in order to maintain quality and prevent spam / abuse, our editorial team will review the apps you recommend before they appear on DG Apps.

What if I forget my username and / or password?

It’s not a problem. If you forget your password, click ‘Forgot password?’ on the sign-in screen, enter your email address and click ‘Reset my password’. We will then send you an email message with instructions on how to create a new password.

How do I know you’ll keep my details private?

DG Apps is committed to protecting your privacy; you can view our Privacy Policy here.

What if I need help?

If you’re having any problems, technical or otherwise, click here to tell us what’s going wrong. We’ll contact you by email to resolve it.

Where can I submit feedback?

We love getting feedback and suggestions from our users and subscribers! To offer your suggestions or comments, click here.

I’m unable to download an app that DG Apps has displayed – why?

If you encounter an installation fail when trying to download a particular app, it’s probably due to your App Store settings (some apps are only available in certain App Stores). To solve this issue, you will need to:

  1. Access your Profile Page (click ‘More’, ‘Edit Profile’)
  2. In the Profile Page, find the App Store selector and select the App Store you’ve registered to (e.g. UK, US, etc.)

This will ensure that only apps available from your App Store are displayed by DGApps.

I want to see apps specific to my local market – is this possible?

Absolutely! DG Apps is fully localized – it supports 8 different language versions and content is specific to your App Store.

To ensure that only apps available from your App Store are displayed by DG Apps, select the App Store you’ve registered to in your Profile.

Does DG Apps give me access to anything else?

Yes. When you register with DG Apps, you get instant access to other DocGuide services – for example, www.docguide.com and the DocGuide iPhone / iPad App. You can log in to these additional services using your DG Apps username and password.

What is DocGuide?

DocGuide is a vast compendium of professional healthcare information. It includes articles and abstracts from over 2000 peer-reviewed journals, the latest news from respected medical news organizations, and national and international conference updates.

Like DG Apps, DocGuide tailors the content you see to your areas of interest. We also connect our subscribers via a peer community, enabling you to share thoughts and ideas on the news and articles you’ve read.

DocGuide is also delivered by Doctor’s Guide Publishing Ltd., a highly respected independent news organization that’s been publishing medical content online since 1995.

Access DocGuide or find out more at: www.docguide.com. Or download The DocGuide App.

What’s the DocGuide App?

Not to be confused with DG Apps, the free DocGuide App provides:

  • Articles and abstracts from 2000+ peer-reviewed journals
  • Dispatches from top national and international conferences
  • Updates from the most respected medical news organizations
  • A forum in which you can gain and share insights with colleagues you know and trust

To download or find out about the DocGuide App, visit the Apple Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/docguide/id316017858?mt=8

You can log in to the DocGuide App using your DG Apps username and password.