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    ACD/ChemSketch Alternatives for Linux

    ACD/ChemSketch is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Chemaxon Marvin, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to ACD/ChemSketch and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ACD/ChemSketch are Avogadro, BKchem, ChemDoodle and Gnome Chemistry Utils.

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021
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    ACD/ChemSketch is a chemically intelligent drawing interface that allows you to draw almost any chemical structure...
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    1. Marvin suite is a chemically intelligent desktop toolkit built to help you draw, edit, publish, render, import and export your chemical structures and as well as allowing you to convert between various chemical and graphical file formats.
      Most users think Chemaxon Marvin is a great alternative to ACD/ChemSketch.
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      Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas.
      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.

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      The last release was in 2010.

      Almost everyone thinks BKchem is a great alternative to ACD/ChemSketch.
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      If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle.
      Most users think ChemDoodle is a great alternative to ACD/ChemSketch.
    2. The Gnome Chemistry Utils include six chemistry related programs:


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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.

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      Last update appears to be August 2011.

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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.

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

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