Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. These structures can be viewed in both ball-and-stick and spacefilling visualization modes.

New molecules can be downloaded from either the RCSB Protein Data Bank (, an international repository of biological molecules and their 3-D structures, or NCBI's PubChem (, a public database of compounds. Molecules can be downloaded directly to your handheld device and stored there for later viewing.

Custom molecular structures can be downloaded to the application via iTunes file sharing, or through the use of custom URL formats. For more details, please visit our website.

Molecules is a BSD-licensed open source project.


Versie 2.1

- Added support for the new Retina iPad to the rendering engine and artwork.
- Added a color key for elements to iPad interface.
- Slightly improved rendering fidelity on iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
- Fixed a few minor rendering glitches.

Beoordelingen en recensies

3.9 van 5
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Aldert ,

Alleen macromoleculen

Dit programma geeft mooie draaibare weergaven van macromoleculen als diverse eiwitten en DNA/RNA. Mooi voor als het je gaat om bijvoorbeeld receptor-ligand koppelingen enz. Als het je echter, zoals ik, gaat om de ruimtelijke configuratie van relaltief kleine molculen, zoals individuele aminzouren, steroïden, vetzuren, polyfenolen etc., dan is dit programma niet aan je besteed. Dergelijke moleculen zijn niet te downloaden van de Protein Data Bank.

Kingpinda ,


Nice app and it's free. Only for me not that useful. I don't know a lot about molecular structures and therefore it's a shame that not more information is given. When downloading a molecule you will only get that. A Ball-stick form of the molecule. It would be nice that alongside the different colours which I assume represent different atoms, the names of the atoms are shown. When you for instance tap on them or something like that. All in all if you just want to see what a certain molecule looks like in balstick form then this is your app.

Levo75 ,


This app crashes whenever you try to download new molecules.


Brad Larson
1.1 MB

Vereist iOS 4.2 of nieuwer. Compatibel met iPhone, iPad en iPod touch.


Engels, Frans



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