***Updated 3.6.1***

iCell now works even better on the iPhone. We have added larger text for all descriptions and included the ability to change text description levels for the iPhone as well as the iPad.

iCell gives students, teachers, and anyone interested in biology a 3D view inside a cell. Included are examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. Learn about the various parts of the cell, which biologists, biochemists, and DNA researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute study and use to advance the limits of biotechnology.

You can use your finger to tap on parts of the cell to select and zoom in on that particular organelle. Each organelle comes with a name and a short description of its function in the cell.

For a better view of each cell, hold down one finger on the screen, and drag to rotate around the cell or selected organelle. You can zoom in and out by pinching or flaring with two fingers at once.

We hope you enjoy!

What’s New

Version 3.6.1

Bug fix that allows selection of text level to be persistent when selecting a different structure and allows for different text levels to be selected for a structure without moving away from that structure.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Mitchell Maynard ,

Oh my god

This battle royal is amazing. The graphics make me really feel like I’m there. The Easter egg is also epic. It needs some new DLC and skins cuz this game kinda lackin but it is amazing and it has changed my life

Beacon Gamer (Game Name) ,


Doing cells in science currently, this app helped me very much. With the 3D designs, and then the different difficulties for seperate levels of understanding. What I find cool though is how is displays 3 cells, the main cells and includes all the information around them, while showing you exactly what it appears to be.
Great app. Update it though, otherwise like the other reviews, it’ll crash frequently.

guzzzzzman8861 ,

Good app for learning

Though certain aspects of the cell are missing Tis still a very good app.


HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
87.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology


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