BioEdit Alternatives

    BioEdit is described as 'biological sequence alignment editor written for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7'. There are more than 25 alternatives to BioEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, the Web and Chrome OS. The best alternative is UGENE, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BioEdit are DNADynamo (Paid), SnapGene Viewer (Free Personal), Clustal X (Free) and Benchling (Free Personal).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 18, 2021

    • Clustal Omega is a multiple sequence alignment program. It produces biologically meaningful multiple sequence alignments of divergent sequences.
    • Software for viewing, editing and analyzing plasmid sequences.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows


    • Geneious combines all the major DNA and protein sequence analysis tools into one revolutionary software solution!
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Complete bioinformatics toolkit for a wide range of genomics analysis needs, including transcriptomics, variant calling, epigenomics, metagenomics, comparative genomics and many more.
    • The DNASTAR Lasergene package is the most robust of our software offerings, and includes all of the applications from our genomics, structural biology, molecular biology, and...
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Genophore is an application for searching and designing proteins. It also provides a suite of bioinformatics utilities and collaboration tools.
      • Free Personal
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • VectorFriends combines various types of cloning simulations, sequence analysis and data management into one application.

      It's free for academic researchers.
      • Free Personal
      • Windows
    • Use SimVector to draw plasmid maps, perform restriction analysis and mapping.
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • BVTech Plasmid is DNA sequence analysis and plasmid drawing software for Windows PCs.
      • Freemium
      • Windows
    • XPlasMap is a DNA mapping program.
      • Free
      • Mac