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Did you know... ? A series of videos about ChemAxon's MarvinSketch and Marvin JS tools

MarvinSketch, our chemical editor, was among the first software ChemAxon started to develop. We have been continuously working to make it one of the most chemically-intelligent tool on the market. This is a great heritage that Marvin JS, our JavaScript based drawing tool could take over.

Throughout the development we added some really amazing features that can speed up your work. We wanted to throw some light on these smart details in a series of short videos.

Since mid October, every Thursday we post a brief tutorial to our YouTube channel, showing these hidden treasures in MarvinSketch and Marvin JS. At the time of writing there are 6 videos available, focusing on stereoisomer handling, keyboard shortcuts, quick peptide and reaction drawing.

INTERESTED? CHECK VIDEOS IN THIS PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TDBRhT8U9I&list=PLA3Ev2ngKC0Ts24mBNck5rV2mHQTksoSC

We hope you will find these videos useful. Have a great time while watching.
If you have a thrilling idea to make video of, share with us and leave a comment down here.

More smart tools in Marvin JS

We do our best to create tools which are useful and help make your work faster and easier. One area we see much potential is in user interaction and simplifying tasks toward being intuitive. In the Marvin JS team we realized that sometimes the easiest ways are not the most trivial and complex problems can require complex solutions.

But what is the best way to illustrate or achieve tool behavior with actual chemists? Documentation, tutorials, consultancy? One solution we are exploring is an option to insert some “live hints” or guides into Marvin JS which appear as you draw chemistry. See below for 5 different examples of the guides in action but we are asking for your opinion here – does it feel natural, is it confusing, is there a better way? Does the hint reflect your idea about the physical behavior of the tool?

multicoordinatebond Drawing coordinate bonds

coordinate

straightarrow Reaction & mapping

reaction

freehanddrawingFreehand drawing

freehand

eflowSingleArrowSelecting electron flow arrow arrow types

eflow

smartrgroup R-group handling

rtool

You can try these features in Marvin JS:

Tell us your opinion of this potential solve, is it relevant, does it work, how does it not work. Please take a minute to tell us if this is a good way forward by posting a comment.