Open Source ChemDraw Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to ChemDraw is BKchem, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to ChemDraw and six of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ChemDraw are XDrawChem (Free, Open Source), JChemPaint (Free, Open Source), MollyCule (Free, Open Source) and MolView (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 2, 2018

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    • 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. View 11 alternatives to BKchem
      Some users think BKchem is a great alternative to ChemDraw, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      BKchem vs ChemDraw
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very usefull software. You can paste images created with BKChem in a text processor or another open source graphical software like InkScape.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      JohnFastman BKchem is an old attempt at replacing some of ChemDraw's functionality. It succeeded partially in providing some of ChemDraw's very core chemical structure drawing features. Unfortunately, BKchem has seen no new development since 2010, leaving it in limbo.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    • XDrawChem is a two-dimensional molecule drawing program for Unix operating systems. View 9 alternatives to XDrawChem
      Most users think XDrawChem is a great alternative to ChemDraw.

      Discontinued

      Last release (1.10.2-1) was in January 2017.

      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      XDrawChem vs ChemDraw
      pros, cons and recent comments
      More simply for use in class
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • 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. View 6 alternatives to JChemPaint
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • MollyCule is a completely free Open Source Chemistry visualisation program for MacOS, Linux and Windows. View 4 alternatives to MollyCule

      Discontinued

      Last update appears to be August 2011.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • MolView is an intuitive, Open-Source web-application to make science and education more awesome! View 1 alternatives to MolView
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online


    • The Gnome Chemistry Utils include six chemistry related programs: - GChemPaint, a 2D chemical formula editor. View 13 alternatives to Gnome Chemistry Utils
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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