Apps for Social Workers

Is There an App for That? Top Apps for Social Workers

It’s been a good decade since the phrase “there’s an app for that” started being used in everyday conversation—and Apple registered to trademark it. The phrase is more true today than ever before with apps for just about anything you can imagine, including social work.

Regardless of where you are in your social work career, there are apps that can help with everything from healthcare knowledge to self-care. We’ve included some social worker favorites here, in no particular order.

The Savvy Social Worker

This app was developed by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. It helps you stay current with new developments in social work practice, evidence-based practices and best practices.

Price: free, (only in the Google Play for android devices)


Published by the folks at WebMD, this family of apps provides healthcare professionals with access to a medical directory, continuing education, medical news, and clinical reference library. There is no cost to keep the latest medical information at your fingertips.

Price: free

Social Work Field Guide

This app is a community-driven resource app for social workers. It contains over 50 pre-loaded nationally available services, therapeutic exercises, how-to’s, and more.

Price: free (available only in the Apple store for iOS devices)

Cochrane Library

This app is owned and produced by Cochrane, a global, independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. It contains abridged reviews and downloadable content.

Price: free (available only in the Apple store for iOS devices)

The Social Work Social Media App

This app uses a games-based approach to explore some of the ethical issues of using social media in social work.

Price: $0.99

Personal Zen

If your in need of reducing stress and anxiety, this app will exercise your brain for better mental health and wellness. It retrains your brain to lower stress and focus on the positive, rather than the negative.

Price: free (available only in the Apple store for iOS devices)

MediBabble Translator

With non-English speaking patients, it can be difficult to take a medical history and recommend treatment. This app provides a real-time communication solution no social worker should be without.

Price: free (available only in the Apple store for iOS devices)