ChemDraw Alternatives for Linux
ChemDraw is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Marvin, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to ChemDraw and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ChemDraw are ChemDoodle (Paid), BKchem (Free, Open Source), XDrawChem (Free, Open Source) and JChemPaint (Free, Open Source).
- If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle. View 7 alternatives to ChemDoodle
- Paid • Proprietary
ChemDoodle vs ChemDrawFunctionally equivalent and very similar in features. Very similar layout makes it very easy for chemists to switchClosest 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).
- 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
- Free • Open Source
BKchem vs ChemDrawVery usefull software. You can paste images created with BKChem in a text processor or another open source graphical software like InkScape.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.