Dendroscope Alternatives

    Dendroscope is described as 'Researchers studying phylogenetic relationships need software that is able to visualize rooted phylogenetic trees and networks efficiently, increasingly of large datasets involving hundreds of thousands of taxa'. There are four alternatives to Dendroscope for Linux, Mac, Windows and Java. The best alternative is Archaeopteryx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dendroscope are FigTree (Free, Open Source), TreeView X (Free, Open Source) and TreeView (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 25, 2016

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      • Java
      Archaeopteryx is a software tool for the visualization, analysis, and editing of potentially large and highly annotated phylogenetic trees. Archaeopteryx (the successor to ATV) is entirely written in the Java programming language (it is based on the forester libraries).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      FigTree is designed as a graphical viewer of phylogenetic trees and as a program for producing publication-ready figures. As with most of my programs, it was written for my own needs so may not be as polished and feature-complete as a commercial program.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      TreeView X is an open source program to display phylogenetic trees on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms. It can read and display NEXUS and Newick format tree files (such as those output by PAUP*, .
      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tree drawing software for Apple Macintosh and Windows.
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