Rasmol Alternatives

    Rasmol is described as 'RasMol is a computer program written for molecular graphics visualization intended and used primarily for the depiction and exploration of biological macromolecule structures, such as those found in the Protein Data Bank' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Rasmol for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and Wine. The best alternative is Avogadro, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rasmol are UCSF Chimera (Free), Jmol (Free, Open Source), VMD - Visual Molecular Dynamics (Free, Open Source) and UGENE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

      • 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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      UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data.
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      Jmol is a free, open source molecule viewer for students, educators, and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry. It is cross-platform, running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix systems. The JmolApplet is a web browser applet that can be integrated into web pages.
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    1. VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting.
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      UGENE is free open-source cross-platform bioinformatics software.
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      QuteMol is an open source (GPL), interactive, high quality molecular visualization system. QuteMol exploits the current GPU capabilites through OpenGL shaders to offers an array of innovative visual effects.
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      PyMOL is a powerful and comprehensive molecular visualization product for rendering and animating 3D molecular structures.
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      Calistry is an online Chemistry Calculator. Till date Calistry contains 70+ calculators in the field of Chemistry. Everything in the website is entirely free to use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      RasTop is a molecular visualization software adapted from the program RasMol, which was initially developed by Roger Sayle. RasTop is particularly adapted for educational purposes and for the rapid analysis of macromolecules at the bench.
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      VESTA is a 3D visualization program for structural models, volumetric data such as electron/nuclear densities, and crystal morphologies.
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