December 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 21)
Strong Points: Nice design, information given in an uncluttered way
Weak Points: No user guide or introduction
Before all you aspiring DJs out there get excited, no, this app will not help you hone your music-mixing skills. No, the target audience for this app is more along the lines of NMR spectroscopists and students of chemistry. SpinTable provides a periodic table of the elements that is optimized for NMR/MRI spectroscopy—that is, it includes information such as spin states, quadrupole parameters, NMR frequencies, and chemical shift ranges (with reference standards). Additionally, the app includes a reference sheet of carbon-13 NMR solvent chemical shifts and links to the Wikipedia pages for each element. The design is sleek and minimalistic, although it is perhaps too minimal in its omission of a tutorial or introduction for students who may not be familiar with all of the information displayed before them.