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.


About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.