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[*] posted on 19-1-2022 at 06:27
free Software for private chemists

Hello to all users interested in chemistry,

I am in the process of developing a new software for private chemists. This software should be available as freeware and divided into different areas.
• A database for elements such as hydrogen, helium, ... and their properties
• An area where various calculators can be found (e.g. Pressure-Temperature Nomograph, Acid & Base Normality/Molarity Calculator, Unit Converters, ...)
• An area where different substances can be stored and their properties can be looked up in online databases such as PubChem or ChemSpider without
switching to a web browser
• A database for storing various syntheses by using the substance database (e.g. Preparation of oxalyl chloride -> oxalic acid + phosphorus pentachloride)
• Laboratory diary
• Warehouse management of your own chemicals + label printing (an Android/iOS app is planned for this later, with which the barcodes on the vessels can be
read so that your own stock can be transferred to the software as a kind of inventory)

Additionally, an engineer friend is working on building a spectrophotometer using a Raspberry Pi and a Raspberry Pi camera. We plan to make the spectra created with the Raspberry available to the software as well (either via Ethernet or Bluetooth).

In order to make the right choice regarding the development framework, I need to know a few things:
1. Is there any interest in such a program?
2. Which operating system version would you prefer to use?
Intel/AMD CPUs 64-bit: Windows, Linux or macOS (Intel)
ARM CPU 64-bit: macOS (new M1 Macs)
3. are user administration and access restrictions desired?
4. Which version would be more interesting for you: single user or network?
Network database for simultaneous access by multiple or single-user version
5. Which additional function would you like to have?

I would like to emphasize again that the software will only be available as freeware. There will be no paid version and
the source code will not be open source.

Thx for your help.

[Edited on 19-1-2022 by chris9672]
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[*] posted on 19-1-2022 at 22:03

Great !

but I suggest that you complete one core objective first,
test it, publish it, fix it ...etc.
from those users you may get a clearer idea of what people want.

otherwise you may dilute your available time too much.

CAUTION : Hobby Chemist, not Professional or even Amateur
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