We are pleased to announce that ChemDoodle 8 is available. Included are significant new features and improvements (details below).

For a limited time only, as a special thank you, any customer that upgrades to or purchases ChemDoodle 8 will receive a free license for ChemDoodle 3D v2! Please use this form to redeem your license.

As always, we will continue to improve ChemDoodle and work on all of the requests we have received. Users like you help us make ChemDoodle the best option for chemical drawing and inspire us to continue. So please keep telling your students, friends and colleagues about ChemDoodle. Thank you!


New features in ChemDoodle 8:

  1. The graphics system has been improved even beyond current industry standards for graphics. Every bond merge and pixel was scrutinized. Chemical structures have never looked better. ChemDoodle provides the best graphics in chemistry, everything else is a waste of money.
  2. Major IUPAC naming improvements, including very advanced ring systems.
  3. Full support for Retina display Macs and support for high-DPI Windows hardware.
  4. A new query structure system for defining sets of molecules and for searching partner services.
  5. New powerful tools for drawing arbitrary rings and crown ethers to atoms and bonds.
  6. Superscript and subscript merging to easily create atomic notations and other chemical text.
  7. More specific cleaning tool for adjusting only a selection of a structure.
  8. Text output options and improvements for EPS and SVG files in addition to PDF.
  9. A dramatically improved Templates widget with new and more aesthetic templates.
  10. Read in NTUPLES (multiple spectra) from JCAMP files.
  11. Added support for both the SketchEl (el) and Crystallographic Information Format (cif) filetypes.
  12. More support for working with the ChemDoodle Web Components.
  13. Dozens of new BioArt graphics.
  14. Performance improvements for faster work.
  15. Dozens more new features: two new bond types, implicit hydrogen control, automatic IUPAC locant labelling, vastly improved condensed labels, search files based on query structures, recursive SMARTS, metric support for document aids and rulers, a new precise form for scaling a specific bond, many interface improvements and so much more.