Benchling Alternatives

    Benchling is described as 'Online lab notebook software, including DNA design tools' and is an website in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Benchling, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Findings, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Benchling are DNADynamo (Paid), SnapGene Viewer (Free Personal), Chromas (Freemium) and Geneious (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 18, 2021

    • Electronic lab notebook.

      Discontinued

      The program seems no longer updated. Last update, version 2.1 Build 5648.9acf5aba, released in September 2018, can be still bought from the official website. Patch notes: http://downloads.findingsapp.com/release-notes-5648.html

      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • DNA analysis, cloning and sequencing software.
      No screenshots yet
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • SnapGene Viewer is revolutionary software that allows molecular biologists to create, browse, and share richly annotated DNA sequence files up to 1 Gb in length.
      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      You can view more than a few hundred base pairs at a time
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    • Two software applications are available from Technelysium: Chromas and ChromasPro.
      • Freemium
      • Windows
    • Geneious combines all the major DNA and protein sequence analysis tools into one revolutionary software solution!
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Scientific software for the molecular biologist.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Serial Cloner is a Molecular Biology software.

      It provides tools with an intuitive interface that assists you in DNA cloning, sequence analysis and visualization.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 2.6.1, was released on April 3rd, 2013.

      No screenshots yet
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Labstep is a secure research environment that combines electronic notebook, inventory, applications and data. The unified solution is ideal for team workflows, IP protection and compliance.
      • Free Personal
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Complete bioinformatics toolkit for a wide range of genomics analysis needs, including transcriptomics, variant calling, epigenomics, metagenomics, comparative genomics and many more.
    • BioEdit is a biological sequence alignment editor written for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer maintained. Last version, 7.2.5, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free
      • Windows