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BKchem Alternatives

BKchem is described as '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' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BKchem for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Chemaxon Marvin, which is free. Other great apps like BKchem are Avogadro, Gnome Chemistry Utils, JChemPaint and MollyCule.

This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021
BKchem
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

BKChem is a free (as in free software :o) chemical drawing program. It was conceived and written by Beda Kosata and is...

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  1. Chemaxon Marvin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  2. Avogadro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas.



  3. Gnome Chemistry Utils

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The Gnome Chemistry Utils include six chemistry related programs:.

  4. JChemPaint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  5. MollyCule

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    Last update appears to be August 2011.



  6. XDrawChem

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  7. ACD/ChemSketch

    • 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.

  8. ChemDraw

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Communicate with the natural language of chemical structures, biological pathways, and models

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  9. ChemDoodle

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle.

  10. ChemJuice Grande

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    What's your favorite molecule? With ChemJuice, chemical structure drawing is now at your fingertips.

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