Derek Lowe raves about electronic lab notebooks and how they've improved his life -- and his science. He polls his readers as to what outside vendors they might use, and if there is any particular software that they would recommend. From drawing chemical structures to easily being able to search for specific data across an entire organization, he writes, "There's no substitute.

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