Elements app, worth the $?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kirchnrd, Apr 24, 2010.


Elements, buy the app?

  1. Yes, it is worth every penny!

    12 vote(s)
  2. If you have the money, it is cool, but not THAT cool...

    15 vote(s)
  3. Save your money, the price will drop after the 3G is launched anyway.

    10 vote(s)
  1. kirchnrd macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    I keep wanting the Elements app, but don't want to drop $14 if it isn't really worth it. I know the app itself is not useful in my real life, but wonder if it is $14 worth of eye candy.
  2. biomathdude macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Price drops are common and although I like this app I voted wait.
  3. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    "Elements" is a fantastic program and IMHO worth every penny. It is beautiful, educational and just plain fun! It's the program that I use to demonstrate the niftiness of the iPad, and people are delighted by the images, Tom Lehrer's classic song and the overall impact of this program.
  4. RawBert macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
    It's a huge file. Almost 2GB. That's why I haven't bought it yet. I have the 16 GB, so when i get it, I'll only sync it once in a while. Looks so awesome, though. I'll wait until a sale or price drop. I think even if I get it now at 14 bucks, it would still be worth every cent.
  5. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Maybe if you're in high school. I never knew it was 2GB in size. Wow.
  6. Jinkst macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2008
    London via Sydney
    2GB? Wow. That's alot of space eaten up by what I understand to be an interactive table of elements.

    I have absolutely no need for it so wont bother buying it. I have other apps I use to show off the screen, not that you really need apps when can show quality through photos.
  7. bootedbear macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2004
    Austin, TX
    This pretty much covers what I was going to say.

    And it's much more than a showpiece for the display -- I think it's a great example of where interactive ebooks can head.
  8. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    It looks great but as I don't need a periodic table anytime soon, it's not worth the $14 to me.

    Maybe if it was $2.99, I'd get it just as a technology demo.
  9. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
  10. greg555 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2005
    I plan to buy it when I get an iPad (Canada delay :( ). But that's one of the reason I'm thinking of getting the 32GB instead of the 16.

    Basically, $14 for the equivalent of a coffee table book is cheap. I paid $40 or $50 for Life in Space about 20 years ago.

  11. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    This app sounds interesting and looks great. I was also quite impressed w/ the Star Walk app that they have preloaded on the iPads at Apple Stores. I had fun playing w/ that today.
  12. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2010
    It's one of those things I would play with a couple times and then never really use again,

    If you're a chemistry student or professor, then I could see it being more useful.

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