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Vernier Spectral Analysis®

Vernier Spectral Analysis®

Vernier Spectral Analysis®

Collect, analyze, and share spectrometer data with our free app for ChromeOS™, iOS, Android™, Windows®, and macOS™.

  • Windows
  • Mac

Our free Spectral Analysis app makes it easy to incorporate spectroscopy into your biology and chemistry labs. Using the app, students can collect a full spectrum and explore topics such as Beer’s law, enzyme kinetics, and plant pigments.

The user-friendly interface walks the students through the data-collection process and includes analysis features such as curve fitting and data interpolation.

See sample experiment downloads, a list of supported instrumentation, and instructional screencasts.


  • Follow on-screen instructions for simplified Beer’s law or kinetics data collection.
  • Collect full spectrum absorbance or % transmittance data in less than one second.
  • Analyze data with built-in analysis tools, including data interpolation and curve fittings.
  • Determine the order of kinetics reaction with the calculated columns function.
  • Understand color transmission using the color strip shown on full spectrum graphs.
  • Use Advanced Full Spectrum Mode to teach students the direct relationship between absorbance and % transmittance or observe a Stokes shift.


See a full list of compatible spectrometers, including supported discontinued spectrometers.

System Requirements

Computer running Windows 10 (21H2 and up), or Windows 11 (all). Only Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers with compatible Bluetooth® radios will support Bluetooth connections. See information about apps for older Windows operating systems.
Computer running macOS 11.7, 12, or 13. USB and Bluetooth. See information about apps for older macOS operating systems.
Chromebook running ChromeOS 108 or newer. USB and Bluetooth.
iOS Devices
Devices running iOS or iPadOS 15.7.6. See information about apps for older iOS operating systems.
Android Devices
Graphical Analysis with Go Direct support requires Android 10 or newer.

What's New

Vernier Spectral Analysis® version 4.12 is now available. This release brings in new updates, including expanded graph viewing options, as well as bug fixes for Android users.

Windows® and macOS™ users can update directly in the app. Navigate to the Other Options menu in the top right corner, select About from the dropdown menu, and then select Download Update.

Version 4.12

Released December 7, 2023

New Features 

  • View 1, 2, or 3 graphs 
  • Easily access operations on graph selections through a contextual menu 
  • Simultaneously examine lines and grouped scaling now with linked X-axes 
  • Customize the color of individual graph traces 

Fixed issues 

  • Restored app availability to Android users with recent versions of Android OS 
  • Subsequent runs after deletion are now plotted properly


Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.