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).
PubMed searching made simple: save your favorite abstracts, e-mail them or post them to an Evernote account.
7. Promega, by the Promega Corporation
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.
When local storage space runs low, App2SD will identify what can be moved onto a memory card to free up space. Touch an icon to move or delete an app; avoid navigating the Settings menus altogether.
14. QuickSettings, by halfbit
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?
Like all technical fields, molecular biology contains a very robust “theoretical” realm and an equally robust “practical” realm. Unfortunately, these two existences don’t seem to overlap as often as we’d like. Consider, for example, a simple Western blot. While an antibody interacting with its target on a membrane seems pretty straightforward, there are numerous other […]
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