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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.

Java updates, security certificates and Marvin in your browser

Oct 22, 2013Alex Allardyce

Why does my computer think Marvin is now malicious? What has happened and what can I do to get Marvin back and working well?
Maybe you have updated your Java with the latest (2013.10.21) version (Java 1.7.0_u45) and then when you open Marvin a warning has popped up, like this,

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