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ChemDoodle Alternatives

ChemDoodle is described as 'If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are eight alternatives to ChemDoodle for Windows, Mac, Linux and Wine. The best alternative is Chemaxon Marvin, which is free. Other great apps like ChemDoodle are BKchem, JChemPaint, ACD/ChemSketch and ChemDraw.

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  1. Chemaxon Marvin icon

    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.

    The co-factor NAD in 2D format in Marvin.
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    Because it has a wide toolbox to manipulate chemical structures, it's free and it's easy of use.

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    BKchem

    • 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 currently maintained by Reinis Danne.

    Discontinued

    The last release was in 2010.

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  3. JChemPaint icon

    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.

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  4. ACD/ChemSketch icon

    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.

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  5. ChemDraw icon

    ChemDraw

    • Mac
    • Windows

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

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  6. XDrawChem icon

    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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    speciolab

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    speciolab is a modern yet easy-to-use chemical drawing software that is aimed at helping students, companies and other users to draw clean and orderly chemical structures for reports, theses and presentations.

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    MedChem Designer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    "MedChem Designer 3.0 is a free chemical structure drawing program. MedChem Designer can open SMILES, SDF, MOL, CSK, and RXN file types. Up to 32 compounds can be displayed in one window. Images can be exported in SMILES, SD, MOL, CQF, bitmap, JPG, or PNG formats.

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