SnapGENE offers the fastest and easiest way to plan, visualize, and document your molecular biology procedures. The streamlined interface supports a range of cloning and PCR manipulations. Viewer includes the key visualization tools of SnapGene, and allows you to make DNA maps and design primers. The annotated sequence files can be shared with your colleagues or customers.

Both programs open many common file formats.

Take a look at the tables below to see the benefits of SnapGene and SnapGene Viewer. You can click on the screenshots for more details.


See what you're thinking:

Beautiful maps 

See what you're thinking / Beautiful maps /

Zooming for


Primer binding sites 

Enzyme sites and


Sequence trace viewer 

Intuitive sequence editing 

Realistic agarose gels 

Customized enzyme sets 


Simulate in a snap:


Restriction cloning 

Simulate in a snap / Restriction cloning /  / Pro

Conventional PCR 

Overlap extension PCR 



Gateway® cloning 

Gibson Assembly® 

In-Fusion® cloning 

TA and GC cloning 


Avoid making mistakes:


Restriction site overview 

Avoid making mistakes / Restriction site overview /

Clear methylation


Reading frames for gene


Sequence trace alignment 

Alignment with other sequences 


Record every step:


Comprehensive "Undo"


Record every step / Comprehensive "Undo" capability /

History overview 

History color-coding 

Embedded ancestor



Manage your data:


Feature and primer lists 

Manage your data / Feature and primer lists /

Versatile file conversion 

Automatic feature annotation 

Customized automatic annotation 

Import of features and primers 

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