After downloading ChemDoodle and opening the DMG, drag the ChemDoodle folder to your Applications folder to install it. Then double click on the ChemDoodle application in the folder you installed (not the one in the DMG) and follow the activation instructions.
Detailed Instructions – For those inexperienced with macOS
- Download ChemDoodle for macOS from the following link if you haven’t already done so. ChemDoodle is supported on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite), macOS 10.11 (El Capitan), macOS 10.12 (Sierra), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or more recent.
Download ChemDoodle v9.0.0 for macOS
- ChemDoodle-osx-9.0.0.dmg, a disk image, will be downloaded to your computer. You may check the MD5 checksum with the following number to verify your download.
MD5 checksum: 917826391146927eecff36a075afb8a5
- The disk image may automatically open, placing a ChemDoodle disk image icon on your Desktop and opening the installation Finder window as is shown in this image.
If it does not open by defualt, find the file ChemDoodle.dmg on your computer and double click on it. It was most likely downloaded to your Home folder’s Downloads folder. If you cannot find it, use the macOS Spotlight to find it.
In the ChemDoodle installation Finder window, drag the ChemDoodle folder into the Applications folder. You can drag it to another place on your computer, but we recommended you install it in the Applications folder.
After the ChemDoodle folder is finished being copied, eject the ChemDoodle disk image.
Open the ChemDoodle folder in the location you installed it to (most likely the Applications folder). Drag the ChemDoodle application to your dock. Now you can just click on the dock icon at any time to open ChemDoodle!
The first time you open ChemDoodle, you will be greeted with our software license. Please read and understand it, and then choose to accept it.
Type or copy and paste the activation code we provided to you when you purchased ChemDoodle, and then click the Verify button.
- ChemDoodle will build and a confirmation screen and user’s guide will follow. Congratulations, ChemDoodle is now activated and ready to use at any time!
- To uninstall ChemDoodle, simply drag the installed ChemDoodle folder to the Trash.