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What’s New

Version 1.7.65 ->

- fix isosurface (ObjectSurface) all_states rendering
- fix distance and alignment object partial PSE loading
- fix detection of Boron (vdw and protons properties)
- assign protons for B, V, Y elements

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Bane pain ,

It's okay, but could be much more useful.

Using PyMOL on my iPad Pro is a treat on many levels. The touch interface is fantastic for maneuvering around protein structures in 3D, and Dropbox support is implemented well. To improve this app, ideally many of the features that make the desktop version the powerful visualization software it is would be added: sequence view, scene creation and viewing with buttons, individual selections that can be made and renamed, object extraction/copying, and even full terminal/console support (although, I think this app is written from the ground up making full implementation of all of the desktop features difficult).

Alternatively, this mobile version of PyMOL could be converted from a barely-useful toy into an essential companion for a structural biologist by enabling full support of pse/psw files. In particular, allow for the visualization and selection of saved scenes created on the desktop. That way I could make my presentation on the desktop and show it off while presenting a research poster or at a conference dinner/bar. This is the one feature I truly want and would be delighted to have!

R. Shackleford ,

Promising, but needs non-cloud file management system

This program would be the most usable and valuable iPad-based macromolecular rendering program out there if it supported local file transfers. Being able to upload PyMOL session files from a desktop via iTunes and open them on the iPad would be vastly better than any of these cloud-based, internet only file depositories. If it had the ability to just open custom files like PyMOL does--rather than just download structures from the PDB--I would give it 5 stars.

Splicefactor ,

Dropbox feature doesn't work; app crashes often

While this is a great app in theory, it fails in practice.

Accessing structures via an in-app PDB search is a great feature, the PyMol Dropbox feature doesn't work. I don't see any structures in the app that I place in my Dropbox. It's also not readily apparent - if it's even possible - to change the Dropbox settings after the initial set-up.

The default view is sticks, when most structures are shown as cartoon in literature and in PDB. Unfortunately, the app crashes whenever I try to switch the view from sticks to cartoon for the polymer.


25.5 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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