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…
* Added search in the molecules list
* Add 10 new molecules (265 total)
* Fix a few structures
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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???
More Reviews for Current Version
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.
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.