RealCalc is a full-featured scientific calculator that makes the stock Android calculator obsolete. On top of trig functions, roots, powers, memory recall and a handy conversion set, RealCalc can be set to work in algebraic mode or Reverse Polish notation (RPN).
The Promega app contains a collection of useful tools, including BioMath, which takes the guesswork out of typical laboratory calculations. Do DNA and protein conversions, or figure out dilutions and Tm. It’s an all-in-one toolbox, and full of Promega-related protocols. When that’s not enough, load up a video to see one in action!
Described as “The largest database of laboratory protocols”, Protocolpedia is a pocket guide to step-by-step instructions for hundreds of experiments, spanning more than 15 life science categories. You can submit your own protocols on their website.
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11. Springpad, by Springpad Sometimes a clever idea develops during a long experiment run and I need somewhere to jot it down before I forget. I use Springpad as my virtual notebook to store thoughts, musings and lists, which I can share among friends and family.
12. GoogleDrive, by Google Inc.
Bring 5GB of files of documents, images, presentations and spreadsheets everywhere by storing them in the cloud. Link a Google account to a device to create documents on the fly.
While newer versions of Android allow the ability to configure certain settings within the top toolbar, QuickSettings brings it on-screen. Add the power control widget onto the home screen and toggle wireless, bluetooth, GPS, sync or screen brightness with a touch.
Are you looking for even more interesting apps for your tablet or smartphone? Point your browser over to Android Apps on GooglePlay and the Amazon.com Appstore for Android. Tell us all about your favorite apps. And if you’ve had a chance to use any listed in this article, how well did they work for you?
Polymerase Chain Reaction, better known simply as PCR, has come a long way in the past 30 years. For those of you old enough to remember the not so ‘good old days’ when PCR was manually performed using a series of water baths and overlaying oil onto our precious samples (yes, seriously!), I think most […]
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