BioEdit Alternatives

    BioEdit is described as 'biological sequence alignment editor written for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7. An intuitive multiple document interface with convenient features makes alignment and manipulation of sequences relatively easy on your desktop computer'. There are more than 25 alternatives to BioEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is UGENE, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BioEdit are DNADynamo (Paid), SnapGene Viewer (Free Personal), Benchling (Free Personal) and Clustal X (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      XPlasMap is a DNA mapping program.
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      • Windows
      DNA analysis for the workbench.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Boxshade is a program for creating good-looking printouts from alignments of multiple protein or DNA sequences. The program does no alignment by itself, it takes as input a file preprocessed by a multiple alignment program or a multiple sequence editor, such as ClustalOmega.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      GeneStudio Pro is a modern suite of molecular biology applications for the Windows platform built on our sequence format conversion engine, SeqVerter. All manipulations with sequences of different formats are thus seamless and transparent for the user.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      BVTech Plasmid is DNA sequence analysis and plasmid drawing software for Windows PCs.You can use it to plan your DNA cloning, draw high quality plasmid maps, analyse your DNA sequencing data, align sequences, and much more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      DNAssist provides an intuitive, single interface within which sequence files are displayed, edited and analyzed. The user can customize the display in editor windows by selecting the font, font size, and line length.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Scientific software for the molecular biologist. Performs virtual DNA cloning, analyses DNA for restriction enzymes, homing enzymes and primer sites, dam and dcm methylation sites, finds and translates open reading frames. Calculates annealing temperatures for PCR.
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