"I find the ACD/ChemSketch software to be very intuitive. I was able to start using it as soon as it booted up without looking at any user manuals or instructions. Furthermore, it appears to seamlessly integrate with other Microsoft Office programs, such as Word. The automatic update feature for Word is efficient when making changes to structures imported into a Word document."
Thomas J. Siepmann, Attorney, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, & Birch, LLP.
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"We use ChemSketch to draw structures to add detail to our publications and grant applications. For example, we can now show fine structural differences in glycosaminoglycan sulfation that affect molecular function, and the ability to illustrate these differences really adds to a grant application."
Professor Jane Grande-Allen, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University
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"We are satisfied with ACD/ChemSketch as it perfectly fits our enterprise environment, it is manageable, and provides an excellent chemical drawing suite for our users."
Mr. Vince Szucs, IT Director, Gedeon Richter Read complete press release.
Dr. Tamas E. Gunda from the University of Debrecen, Hungary, has been reviewing the dynamic chemical drawing software market for years. Read his up-to-date Review of Commercial Drawing packages.
"The comparison of the five programs is not an easy task, as in each one the potential user can find clear advantages compared to the others as well as weak points, too. The judgment of a program is highly dependent on the routine and knowledge of the user: better results can be achieved with a very well known and mastered, but less sophisticated program than with a partly known one full with bells-and-whistles.
The user-friendliness is also relative as those who know well, for example, the different available shortcuts of an application can work more efficiently and quickly with this one than with another one. According to my opinion, if only pure chemistry is in question, all of the five applications are equally useful and probably the free version of ISIS/Draw or ChemSketch is more than enough.
In the case of more complicated drawings ChemDraw or ChemSketch is the most recommendable. When the management of spectra and chromatograms is a must, DrawIt or ChemSketch (the appropriate subsets of the suite) should be preferred..."
Dr. T. Gunda, December 31, 2006