What are the best apps for biologists?

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    #1PubMed Mobile

    PubMed Mobile
    PubMed Mobile is a database with more than 21 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals. Search by theme, view abstract link to full article, post comments and write notes for yourself.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    William Munoz
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I can see only one relevant use of this application. It is when you want to read a paper or do a search for relevant papers but you don't have access to your laptop/desktop. You won't use it on a smartphone, it's just too inconvenient. Maybe on a tablet but in what situation? I cannot easily think about a situation when while having access to internet you would use a tablet rather than a laptop. To me this app seems not so useful. Maybe I'm wrong. "
  2. 8

    #2Molecules

    Molecules
    Molecules is a free app for iOS devices in which you can enjoy 3D renders of molecules. Tap the screen and change their aspect. This app has been developed under an open-source license.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Catherine Guerrero
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "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. If you are a biologist and even if you are not this app is very intriguing and unique."
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    #3Plant-O-Matic

    Plant-O-Matic
    Plant-O-Matic is an app that features over 88.000 plant species for any location in the Americas. It includes high quality images and detailed descriptions. You can use its filters to identify and learn about plants.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Sharon Lane
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Plant-O-Matic is an app that is a resource for any botanist, at their fingertips. Basic information for over 88,000 plants in the Americas. Choose an area and the app will tell you what is in the region, what the plants look like, if it is a flower, a tree, a shrub, and herb. The color of the plant, and how many species are in a given region. "
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    #4Easy Leaf Area

    Easy Leaf Area
    Easy Leaf Area is an app that measures leaf areas in just seconds. Just place a 4 cm2 red piece of paper next to the desired leaf and take a picture. The app will calculate leaf area automatically from green leaf and red scale areas. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ethan Keller
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "This is a simple and straightforward app made for measuring the area of any given leaf. This is a very specialized app, but it will likely serve its purpose to those looking for a toolset of biology-related apps to have with them on the go. It is also free, which makes this an easy recommendation as well, despite its potential limited use."
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    #5Canopy Cover

    Canopy Cover
    Canopy Cover is an app that measures the percentage of canopy using your device's camera and in a non destructively way. Adjust the sliders to correctly identify canopy area, take a picture and automatically calculates the area.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ayaan Sharma
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I believe this would work well if you needed to estimate canopy coverages in a certain wooded area to check for for forest growth or death. Would also work well for forestry service individuals."
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    #6RealCalc Plus

    RealCalc Plus

    RealCalc Plus is a powerful scientific calculator. With this app, you can resolve fraction calculations, algebraic problems and much more. Also, it has a useful home screen widget. 

    Apps

    Android

    $3.49

    Theresa Taylor
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "With all of the standard scientific standards and the feel of a regular calculator, coupled with the fact that it is free, this is a great tool for anyone especially biologists."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for biologists
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PubMed MobileApps 10 Free
2MoleculesApps 8 Free
3Plant-O-MaticApps 5 Free
4Easy Leaf AreaApps 4 Free
5Canopy CoverApps 4 Free
6RealCalc PlusApps 3 Paid
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