Many people are mad about the new charge but $20/year is nothing compared to the other apps and resources out there! I find this app to be as good or better than Epocrates which charges a much higher fee. If only everything could be free in life... but this really is a fabulous resource. Accurate, up to date content with the flick of a finger tip. If you have small doubt about a medical plan, this will lay it all out! Give it a try and you’ll find you completely agree! (plus the website option is still free)
I am a family medicine resident, I literally use this app on a daily basis. It’s essential for medstudents in clinical rotations and primary care resident & fully licensed physicians. I can’t praise this app highly enough.
There are ways to go about starting a subscription service. Forcing a splash screen without disclosure to users, instead just vaguely stating “sdk update” is shady practice. To the developer: read your reply. It doesn’t address my comments. This is not about why you need to move to a subscription service. This is not about the cost. It is how you handled it. What you should do is pull the current version, put the older free version back in the app store, and make an announcement about your intent to charge for subscription on next update. I used to recommend this app to my colleagues, as well as residents and medical students. I don’t feel comfortable recommending it now, after this questionable practice.
This is ABSOLUTELY the best $20 you will ever spend on a medical resource. I find it absolutely incredible the amount of people who are complaining in the reviews about paying $20 a year. Family Practice Notebook is extremely well organized, has everything you need to practice safely and efficiently, and with the latest evidence. Compare this to the $200 plus a year subscription for a Epocrates—FPN wins hands down-regardless of the subscription fees. I recommend this to all the new hires that I on-board at my organization, whether new grads or experienced NPs.
You guys were the best app on the market before you forced people to pay for subscription with the splash screen. I was advertising for you guys for free with my family and friends until this happened. Can’t believe I have to delete this app after 4-5 years of it having the prime location on my iPhone. Will return once it’s free again.
All these reviews talking about the company being greedy yet want the app for free...hypocrites! Like uptodate is cheap lol. Great app!
Used to be free. It was a good reference, however could have been better. Not worth the subscription.
Used to be great but they now require a subscription.
A monthly subscription? I used to recommend this site, not any more.
The fpnotebook.com Internet website provides an explanation for the need of a $20 per year subscription fee when using the app on an Apple device. This cost is minimal! The app is well worth the cost! It is well organized, up to date, evidenced-based and complete. It is most advantageous for study and when providing services at point of care. I highly recommend this app and find every reason to uphold its excellent reputation!