DNAssist Alternatives

    DNAssist is described as 'provides an intuitive, single interface within which sequence files are displayed, edited and analyzed. The user can customize the display in editor windows by selecting the font, font size, and line length'. There are more than 10 alternatives to DNAssist for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is DNADynamo. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chromas or BioEdit. Other great apps like DNAssist are SnapGene Viewer (Free Personal), Geneious (Paid), ApE - A plasmid Editor (Free) and GENtle (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2021

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DNADynamo - for Windows, OSX and Linux. Download it now for abi/scf trace alignments, sub cloning and plasmid management, blast/sequence retrieval, sequence annotation and structure viewing - all in one integrated and easy to use bioinformatics program.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SnapGene Viewer is revolutionary software that allows molecular biologists to create, browse, and share richly annotated DNA sequence files up to 1 Gb in length.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Two software applications are available from Technelysium: Chromas and ChromasPro.
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    1. Geneious combines all the major DNA and protein sequence analysis tools into one revolutionary software solution!
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BioEdit is a biological sequence alignment editor written for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7. An intuitive multiple document interface with convenient features makes alignment and manipulation of sequences relatively easy on your desktop computer.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer maintained. Last version, 7.2.5, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. Software for viewing, editing and analyzing plasmid sequences.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GENtle is a software for DNA and amino acid editing, database management, plasmid maps, restriction and ligation, alignments, sequencer data import, calculators, gel image display, PCR, and much more.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Integrated biological databases and bioinformatics tools.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      GeneStudio Pro is a modern suite of molecular biology applications for the Windows platform built on our sequence format conversion engine, SeqVerter. All manipulations with sequences of different formats are thus seamless and transparent for the user.
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    3. A simple file based genbank/fasta file viewer and editor. Works with mac/windows/linux.
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