Developer: Mobile Science Apps

Current Version: 1.6

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 809.6 KB - Download


View molecules in 3D, and manipulate them in real time.

Built-in database of 250+ common molecules in all fields of science and everyday use, with a short description of the molecule. Reads your own files (or those you download from the web) in popular 3D molecular file formats (PDB, MOL, SDF, XYZ and CML).

Molecules can be seen in ball-and-stick, spacefilling, and stick models. The software includes a screensaver showing randomly-selected rotating molecules…


Release Notes:

* Added search in the molecules list
* Add 10 new molecules (265 total)
* Fix a few structures


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by gorskiegangsta

Truly excellent app - Pros: Highly polished app, smooth molecule rotation/zooming. Very well picked out common molecule database (you'll find most, if not all, molecules used in high school or even college level Chemistry classes) Opens downloaded 3d molecular models quickly, regardless of the complexity of the model. I've tried .XYZ, .PDB, .MOL, all of them work well. All different kinds of atoms (e.g. Hydrogen=white, Oxygen=red, Carbon=gray, Nitrogen=blue, etc..) are color coded so you don't get confused. Different molecular modeling styles (Ball and Stick, Van der Waals, Licorice) Ability to zoom in quite far - very useful for large and complex models. Ability to change the background color. Excellent price, absolutely worth the $5. Cons: Does not display double and triple bonds. This almost made this a 4 star app for me. The "Open Molecule" window disappears every time you select a molecule and has to be reopened. I compare molecules much of the time, and it would be very helpful to constantly have access to that window. In Lion, when you switch desktops, the "Open Molecule" window hides itself. Cannot add downloaded models to the molecule library. Suggestions: It would be nice to be able to collapse the Wikipedia/info section that appears below the molecular window. Also, it would be helpful to include the ability to reverse rotation (it currently only rotates from left to right). A search feature would be nice.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.6
Review by deneco4

Can't add your own!! Lame! - I need an app that looks like this but lets me add on to or edit molecules! Is one out there???

Found helpful by 19 out of 26 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.6
Review by s297657g

Can - This app doesn't allow you to look up specific molecules! So good luck trying to use this for study if the molecule you want isn't on there! I wouldn't reccoment this app at all if you need it for an advanced science course.

Found helpful by 17 out of 19 people
Version 1.6
Review by DrMiguelito

Misleading - This app advertises that it has 265 molecules "built in" to the database. In reality you can access only these (not really helpful) and the database is not customizable. I have not been able to get the program to display any other structures I have downloaded. Not worth the price for me and I doubt I will use it in my teaching.

Found helpful by 17 out of 19 people