New Mac Installer!

Hey everyone,

As a result of some changes on Apple's side, the previous installer for Mac no longer works. We've released a new Mac installer to address this.

If you already had Foldit installed, it may continue functioning properly, but you might see some issues. If you want to be safe, you can reinstall Foldit and copy over your old files.

As a side note - this new installer changes the title back to "Foldit" from "game_dynamic".

(Mon, 04/10/2017 - 18:46  |  2 comments)

New Release

Hey everyone,

We've just released a new update that improves compatibility with recent Mac OS versions. A big thanks to our testers!

(Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:18  |  4 comments)

Fresh Chat Log

This way. Next chat scheduled for May, date to be announced.

(Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:46  |  3 comments)

Foldit Makes a Buzz

The team alerted me this morning we were mentioned on the Samantha Bee show recently. Watch the clip here and tell a friend! If you're just finding us from the show - welcome to Foldit.

(Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:56  |  0 comments)

In Case You Missed It

That devprev update posted about on Monday came out yesterday. Please be sure to update and let us know how it is for you. Thanks!

Also see for an update about a hotfix.

(Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:44  |  1 comment)

Science Chat Question Round Up (Developer Edition)

We have a great roundup of questions from our last science chat, touching on a number of developer issues that were cut mostly for time, but also to help keep the last science chat from veering too far into development questions. Since the two are pretty closely linked, we wanted to be extra sure to follow up on those. You can find jflat's answers this way. Thanks to everyone who asked us questions, and we look forward to seeing you (and your new questions) at the next chat.

(Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:18  |  0 comments)

Next Science Chat March 28

Hi everybody! A quick announcement today- our next Science Chat is March 28. Be sure your questions get posted here (this thread, right here) so I can send them to the team in advance of the chat. As long time chat fans are aware, the more questions we have prepared ahead of time the more questions we can likely get in.

(Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:00  |  15 comments)

Develop Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We are about to push a release to the developer preview. This release prepares us for some upcoming solution file format changes (so your devprev and main clients wont be incompatible!). Also included are some potential fixes for the Mac platform.

(Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:54  |  3 comments)

Foldit design update - Part 2

This is an extension of last week's protein design update, in which we discussed recent improvements in backbone quality and showcased a collection of player designs that were brought into the wet lab. Our analysis is ongoing, and some of those designs may still yield results. But a few exceptional designs are already showing promise, and we thought those results warranted a separate, more focused analysis here. Check it out!

(Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:26  |  0 comments)

Foldit design update blog

It's been a long time since our last update on Foldit protein design! Here we lay out some recent progress and highlight the latest improvements in proteins designed by Foldit players in this great new blog by bkoep to take you in to the weekend. Look for part two on Tuesday next week.

(Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:48  |  0 comments)
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