These days, your smartphone can serve as much more than your alarm clock and communication tool. Healthcare pros have a bevy of apps available to make their lives a little easier.

While there are dozens of helpful tools out there for workers in healthcare (often tailored to your particular function in healthcare), here are our top three apps that can keep you on task and moving forward in your day.

Merck Manual

This is the app version of the Merck Manual, also known as one of the standard reference texts in healthcare. Clinicians or other healthcare pros can browse the manual by section or search by symptom, and this handy tool automatically records which sections you’ve perused the make it simpler to return to what you were previously reading.

MedScape

Created by WebMD, this app is hailed as one of the top mobile platforms for U.S. clinicians. Pros can check dosage information on thousands of common drugs, cross-reference treatment suggestions for more than 4,000 illnesses, and browse through an expansive database of medical journals for the latest industry news..

MedPage Today

Need to catch up on your medical reading on the go? This handy app offers comprehensive medical news delivered right to your smartphone. All the reports delivered to your edition of the app can be tailored to your particular specialty or interest area, and the clean interface means you can peruse those periodicals with ease.