Avogadro Alternatives

    Avogadro is described as 'free, fantastically easy to use molecule editor' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Avogadro for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Marvin, which is free. Other great apps like Avogadro are BKchem (Free, Open Source), Jmol (Free, Open Source), Rasmol (Free, Open Source) and XDrawChem (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 25, 2021

    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.
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      Marvin is only for 2D sketching, Avogadro offers vastly more functionality
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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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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      Jmol is a free, open source molecule viewer for students, educators, and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry. It is cross-platform, running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix systems. The JmolApplet is a web browser applet that can be integrated into web pages.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      RasMol is a computer program written for molecular graphics visualization intended and used primarily for the depiction and exploration of biological macromolecule structures, such as those found in the Protein Data Bank.
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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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Wine
      ACD/ChemSketch is a chemically intelligent drawing interface that allows you to draw almost any chemical structure including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures. Use it to produce professional looking structures and diagrams for reports and publications.
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    2. The Gnome Chemistry Utils include six chemistry related programs: - GChemPaint, a 2D chemical formula editor. - a chemical calculator (computes raw formule, molar weight, mass composition and isotopic pattern).
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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Android
      Calistry is an online Chemistry Calculator. Till date Calistry contains 70+ calculators in the field of Chemistry. Everything in the website is entirely free to use.
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      What's your favorite molecule? With ChemJuice, chemical structure drawing is now at your fingertips.
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      Ghemical is computational chemistry package, which is licensed under GNU GPL . The ghemical authors are listed here .
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