Release Notes

Version 4.0.3   details

This version includes a number of improvements requested by our customers.

Version 4.0.2   details

This version enhances program stability and interface appearance.

Version 4.0.1   details

This version fixes an issue that adversely affected starting the application and opening and closing files on Windows.

Version 4.0   details

Version 4.0 takes SnapGene to a new level of utility by supporting “collections”, which are browsable and searchable databases of DNA and protein files.

Other changes improve the responsiveness and stability of the software.

Make and Browse Sequence Collections

Store DNA and protein files in specialized folders that allow the contents to be browsed with a flexible interface. Sort the files by name, code number, or date added. Define a “Main Collection” that can be shared by a group, and create personal collections for individual projects.

Search a Collection

Choose from a wide set of options to find files with specific contents or properties.

Annotate Introns Faster

With a translated feature, convert lowercase regions to introns, or convert existing introns to lowercase.

Do a Batch Replacement

Use a collection to perform batch replacement of a specific DNA or protein sequence, feature name, primer name, or sequence author.

Define a Sequence Alias

Display an alternative name for a plasmid or other sequence.

Import Swiss-Prot Files

Open protein sequence files in Swiss-Prot format directly in SnapGene.

Version 3.3.4   details

This version includes a number of minor improvements requested by our customers.

Version 3.3.3   details

This version addresses several customer requests.

Version 3.3.2   details

This version fixes various issues.

Version 3.3.1   details

This version fixes various issues.

Version 3.3   details

Version 3.3 provides new synthetic biology tools, as well as enhanced options for file conversion and embedding.

The software has been updated to improve performance with newer operating systems and with high-DPI monitors for Windows. SnapGene 3.3 requires macOS 10.8, or Windows 7 or later.

Insert Sequence Elements

Use dedicated commands to insert features, restriction sites, codons, or reverse translations.

Design a Synthetic Construct

Assemble a DNA construct by inserting sequence elements with the New Synthetic Construct interface.

Define Favorite Features

Designate standard or custom features as “Favorites” that can be accessed quickly from a special list.

Embed External Files

Organize your data by embedding image or document files into a SnapGene file.

Batch Convert Files

Convert an entire folder of files to or from SnapGene format in a single step.

Import Geneious Files

Open DNA and protein sequence files in .geneious format directly in SnapGene.

Version 3.2.2   details

This version fixes an issue on Linux.

Version 3.2.1   details

This version fixes various issues.

Version 3.2   details

Version 3.2 focuses on codon usage and reverse translation, and provides new options for importing data into SnapGene.

Reverse Translate Protein to DNA

A protein sequence can be reverse translated using codon choices that are random, or degenerate, or based on frequencies in a codon usage table.

Choose Alternative Codons

With a translated feature, synonymous codons can be chosen manually, or chosen automatically based on a codon usage table.

Access Online Plasmid Collections

Import an annotated plasmid sequence from the Addgene collection or from SnapGene’s online plasmid resource.

Open and Align FASTQ Files and Archives

SnapGene now recognizes FASTQ format. A multi-sequence FASTQ or FASTA archive can be aligned to a reference sequence.

Import Additional File Types

Open files from CLC Bio, import oligos from a Vector NTI® database, or convert a Vector NTI® oligo archive or a Clone Manager primer collection to a text file that can be used by SnapGene.

Version 3.1.4   details

This version fixes various issues.

Version 3.1.3   details

This version fixes various issues.

Version 3.1.2   details

This version fixes stability issues.

Version 3.1.1   details

This version fixes stability and rendering issues.

Version 3.1   details

Version 3.1 addresses some frequent requests from our customers. Among the improvements are new display options for Map and Sequence views, increased flexibility for DNA assembly, and additional file format importers.

Features on the DNA Map Line

Many researchers prefer to see features placed directly on the DNA map line. That option is now available with the click of a button.

Compact Mode for Sequence View

A DNA top strand sequence or a protein sequence can now be viewed in compact format, with the features shown as colored background.

NEBuilder® HiFi DNA Assembly

A new interface supports HiFi DNA Assembly from New England Biolabs. Automated primer design can be used to remove an entire restriction site during assembly.

Enhanced DNA Assembly Options

Individual restriction sites can be regenerated during Gibson Assembly® or In-Fusion® cloning, and Gibson Assembly® of linear fragments can be used to generate a circular product.

New Importers for Old File Formats

SnapGene now recognizes DS Gene and GeneTool file formats, capturing sequence and annotation data.

Version 3.0.3   details

This version fixes several alignment and file I/O issues.

Version 3.0.2   details

This version fixes minor stability and performance issues.

Version 3.0.1   details

This version fixes minor stability and rendering issues.

Version 3.0   details

Version 3.0 expands the capabilities of SnapGene to support standalone protein sequence files. In addition, the interface has been translated into Japanese, and SnapGene is now available as a native application on Linux.

Protein Maps

Protein sequences can be annotated to display continuous regions, discontinuous sites, and bonds.

Protein Sequences

Protein sequences can be displayed using 1- or 3-letter amino acid codes, with annotated features and translation numbers.

Protein Properties

A new tabbed view lists key properties of all or part of a polypeptide.

Highlighting of Matches

After a search, matches are now highlighted in both the view and the relevant scroll bar.

SnapGene in Japanese

The interface can be displayed in Japanese. To toggle the language, use the Help menu in the launch dialog.

SnapGene on Linux

SnapGene is now available as a native application on Linux.

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