Marvin Alternatives

    Marvin is described as 'suite is a chemically intelligent desktop toolkit built to help you draw, edit, publish, render, import and export your chemical structures and as well as allowing you to convert between various chemical and graphical file formats' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Marvin for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Avogadro, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Marvin are BKchem (Free, Open Source), JChemPaint (Free, Open Source), ACD/ChemSketch (Free Personal) and MollyCule (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 4, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Avogadro is a free, fantastically easy to use molecule editor. Because this editor is cross platform and light on computer resources, you know you can run it when and where you need it.
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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.


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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.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      ACD/ChemSketch is a chemically intelligent drawing interface that allows you to draw almost any chemical structure including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures. Use it to produce professional looking structures and diagrams for reports and publications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.

      Discontinued

      Last update appears to be August 2011.

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      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.

      Discontinued

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

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      Utility for processing, structuring, and drawing chemical data.
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      If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle.
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    1. 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).
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      • FreeProprietary
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      Ghemical is computational chemistry package, which is licensed under GNU GPL . The ghemical authors are listed here .
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