|OS||Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Hard Disk||250 MB available disk space|
|Display||1024 x 768 or higher resolution|
Version 1.5.3 details
Detect Common Features
The algorithm for detecting Common Features was improved, and the database of Common Features was enhanced. New entries include features that are frequently found in plant vectors.
Version 1.5.2 details
This version focuses on stability and performance enhancements.
SnapGene can now import annotated DNA sequence files created by Jellyfish.
Version 1.5.1 details
Stability Enhancements and Institutional Licenses
This version includes a number of stability enhancements. In addition, SnapGene now supports network licenses for institutions.
Version 1.5 details
In response to numerous requests, SnapGene 1.5 includes support for Gibson Assembly. Select up to eight fragments to be inserted into a plasmid, and suitable primers will be chosen automatically.
Broken Circle Display
Many modern cloning methods begin with linearized plasmids, which are viewed most naturally as broken circles. Now you can display any linear sequence as a broken circle.
Some genes, including gag-pol of HIV-1, use ribosomal frameshifting to switch reading frames during translation. SnapGene simulates this effect by allowing feature segments to share endpoints.
Improved Sequence Trace Viewer
We continue to improve the trace viewer. The latest version has separate horizontal and vertical sliders with increased ranges, a better autoscaling algorithm, and optional display of raw trace data.
Version 1.4.1 details
This release focuses on stability enhancements. SnapGene will perform more robustly, and several glitches that could crash the program have been fixed.
Serial Cloner Import
SnapGene now imports features and sticky ends when opening Serial Cloner files.
Change Selected Segment Colors
When a feature has multiple segments, you can select a group of segments and change their color with a single command.
Version 1.4 details
Autoscaled Sequence Traces
By default, sequence traces are vertically autoscaled to help you visualize the data. Display options for sequence traces can now be configured in Preferences.
Horizontal Sequence Scrolling
Sequence view can now be scrolled horizontally, even for chromosome-size sequences.
More Strains and Updated Enzymes
The list of common E. coli transformation strains has been expanded to nearly 200 entries. In addition, TaKaRa enzymes have been updated.
Better Export of Features and Primers
Primers can be exported in FASTA format, and feature summary data can be exported to a text file.
Updated OS Compatibility
SnapGene has been upgraded to ensure compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and Windows 8, and to take advantage of high-resolution Retina displays.
Version 1.3.3 details
Better Feature Annotation
Feature annotation for large sequences was further improved, and new Common Features were added.
Version 1.3.2 details
This release offers several improvements, including better feature annotation for large sequences and a more intuitive search algorithm for finding enzymes, features, and primers.
Version 1.3.1 details
Customizable Map Labels
The map label is no longer constrained to match the file name. Instead, you can customize the map label with slashes, Greek letters, and other nonstandard characters.
Import from Vector NTI® Databases
You can now import DNA or primer sequences from Vector NTI® databases.
For selections up to 1 Mb in length, the %GC value is displayed in the selection bar.
Among other improvements, SnapGene performs better on Windows computers that use Chinese, Japanese, or other non-Latin character sets.