ChemDraw Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to ChemDraw for Linux. Explore 7 Linux apps like ChemDraw, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 1/28/2014 6:05:00 AM

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  • Marvin

    Marvin is a great alternative to the subscription based ChemDraw by CambridgeSoft. It is a collection of tools for drawing, displaying and characterizing chemical structures, substructures and reactions. It will also convert structures you create to various molecular visualiztion formats, such as .pdb and .mol, compatible with programs such as PyMOL and SwissPDB Viewer.

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  • ChemDoodle

    If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle. ChemDoodle works on all operating systems (both 32 and 64 bit), has one of the largest feature sets in the industry, has the most customizable graphics, pastes scalable vector graphics into Microsoft Office, iWork and OpenOffice (among others), and can read and write all of our competitors’ formats.

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    • Closest thing to ChemDraw functionality and, unlike ChemDraw, it works natively on Linux. Sadly, the author has chosen a frustrating atom-first drawing mechanic which is hugely counterintuitive. But if you can learn to accept it, ChemDoodle is a respectable ChemDraw alternative (unless you need to draw pi complexes). JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • XDrawChem

    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.

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    • Discontinued Not updated since 2005.
  • BKchem

    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. BKChem is written in Python, an interpreted and very nice programming language. This implies some of the program features: * platform independence - BKChem should run on any platform that Python does.

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    • 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very usefull software. You can paste images created with BKChem in a text processor or another open source graphical software like InkScape. Guest • May 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • JChemPaint

    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. There is a standalone application (editor), and two varieties of applet (editor and viewer) that can be integrated into web pages.JChemPaint is currently being developed as part of The Chemistry Development Kit, and a Standard Widget Toolkit-based JChemPaint application is being developed, as part of Bioclipse.

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  • MollyCule

    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. It's probably not ideal for PhD researchers, but it's great for high school students and undergraduates. Traditionally, chemistry visualisation packages have used keyboards or complicated mouse-gesture systems.

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  • Gnome Chemistry Utils

    The Gnome Chemistry Utils include six chemistry related programs: - GChemPaint, a 2D chemical formula editor. - a chemical calculator (computes raw formule, molar weight, mass composition and isotopic pattern). - a molecule 3d viewer using OpenGL to display molecular models. - a crystal structure editor and viewer. - a periodic table of the elements. - a spectrum viewer.

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