How’s this for convoluted? Following a link to Chemspy about the Open Drug Discovery Teams (ODDT) app in the iTunes store led me to Cheminformatics where I got all giddy about finding a website dedicated to “chemical information software for next generation computing environments”, and eventually found the post below:
“The Android port of MolPrime is getting closer to being a functional app. As you can see in the two-part snapshot to the right, the both the main screen and the diagram sketcher have enough capabilities to present the initial facade. The sketcher currently only displays the structure and some buttons, but that’s still solid progress.”
I’m a fan of all things chemistry, especially when it involves awesome apps that let you look at and draw chemical structures. I mean seriously, is there anything cooler than that? Doubtful. It was like stumbling onto the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
From the Molecular Materials Informatics website:
MolPrime and MolPrime+ are simplified apps that concentrate on allowing molecular structures to be drawn and utilised on a mobile device (iPhone, iPod or iPad). The apps use the same powerful sketcher as the Mobile Molecular DataSheet.
- Draw new structures from scratch, using the powerful MMDS structure editor.
- Use recently drawn structures as a starting point.
- Review calculated properties, and check to see if the structure has any obvious mistakes, such as pentavalent carbons.
- Access additional calculated properties, such as log P and molar refractivity, via remote procedure call (MolPrime+ only).
- Use structures to search databases such as Mobile Reagents or ChemSpider.
- Send structure data and images via email.
- Copy structure images onto the clipboard for pasting into other apps.
- Generate Microsoft Word documents (.docx) with structures rendered using embedded vector graphics (MolPrime+ only)
Couple of awesome screen shots: