App of the week: ChemDraw

Name: ChemDraw

What is it? Use ChemDraw® for iPad to create, edit and share publication-quality chemical structures with just the touch of a finger.

Best for: Anyone from chemistry students to experienced chemists.

Price: Introductory price of $9.99

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

Rated: 4+


  • Create chemically accurate, publication-quality structures and reactions: Pre-drawn rings, bonds, functional groups, charges, radicals, arrows, shapes, and stereochemistry.
  • Arrange and adjust diagrams: Scaling and moving gestures, lassos, automatic clean-up, structure checking, color selection.
  • Save your diagrams as CDXML files.
  • Share with Flick-to-Share™ for mobile-to-mobile collaboration; import (CDXML and molfiles) and export (CDXML) files from iTunes or using email.


Meris Stansbury

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