Version1(as of 6/10/2019)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
LicenseOpen Source
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Rating:2.5  |  72 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports a large variety of molecule file formats, such as CML, PDB, XYZ, and MDL Mol
  • Provides customizable tools and display settings for editing and visualizing molecules
  • Allows you to install additional functionality through plugins

Software Overview

Avogadro is an open source, cross-platform molecule editor and visualizer. It is used in molecular modeling, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, materials science, and other related areas.

Avogadro supports a large amount of molecule file formats, such as CML, HyperChem, MDL Mol, Computational Chemistry Output, PDB, and XYZ. The application provides a variety of customizable tools used for drawing, navigating, manipulating, selecting, and AutoOptimizing molecules. For visualizing different aspects of the molecules, you can choose from an array of display types, such as polygon, cartoon, axes, and hydrogen bonds. Also, Avogadro is extensible, which allows you to install additional functions such as commands, interactive tools, and rendering capabilities.

Avogadro is an impressive molecule editor and visualizer designed for both students and advanced researchers. The program supports a variety of molecule file formats while providing helpful tools and displays for editing and visualizing the molecules. Avogadro is a great choice for users in the molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and computational chemistry fields.

Primary File Type

cml icon.CMLChemical Markup Language File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CMLChemical Markup Language File
.CIFCrystallographic Information File
.HINHyperChem Input File
.MOLMDL Molfile
.NWONWChem Output File
.PDBProtein Data Bank File
.SDFStructure Data File
.XYZMolecule Specification File
Updated 6/10/2019