Open Source ACD/ChemSketch Alternatives for Mac

    ACD/ChemSketch is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Marvin. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to ACD/ChemSketch and eight of them is available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to ACD/ChemSketch are Avogadro (Free, Open Source), BKchem (Free, Open Source), ChemDoodle (Paid) and JChemPaint (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Avogadro is a free, fantastically easy to use molecule editor. Because this editor is cross platform and light on computer resources, you know you can run it when and where you need it.
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      Most users think Avogadro is a great alternative to ACD/ChemSketch.
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      BKChem is a free (as in free software :o) chemical drawing program. It was conceived and written by Beda Kosata and is currently maintained by Reinis Danne.
      Almost everyone thinks BKchem is a great alternative to ACD/ChemSketch.


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      • Mac
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      JChemPaint is an editor and viewer for chemical structures in 2D. It is free and open source software, written in Java and so it runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix systems.
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      MollyCule is a completely free Open Source Chemistry visualisation program for MacOS, Linux and Windows. MollyCule is designed to be a nice, easy to use program to help ordinary people who want to explore Chemistry.

      Discontinued

      Last update appears to be August 2011.

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      XDrawChem is a free software program for drawing chemical structural formulas, available for Unix and Mac OS. It is distributed under the GNU GPL. In Microsoft Windows this program is called WinDrawChem.

      Discontinued

      Last release (1.10.2-1) was in January 2017.

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