Its a new year and time for a new release of MacVector! Click here to read out blog posts on some of the new features in MacVector 13.
There is a new, affordable, personal licensing option for MacVector - see this link for more details
MacVector, Inc. develops powerful but easy to use Macintosh applications for Molecular Biologists to simplify and speed up the analysis, manipulation, assembly and documentation of DNA and protein sequences.
MacVector is a comprehensive Macintosh application that provides sequence editing, primer design, internet database searching, protein analysis, sequence confirmation, multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic reconstruction, coding region analysis, and a variety of other functions. MacVector is widely regarded as the most intuitive, easy to use program available for sequence analysis. More information on MacVector.
Assembler is an add-on module for MacVector that provides a simple graphical interface to the phred, phrap and cross_match contig assembly algorithms from the University of Washington and the popular Bowtie fast reference alignment program for Next Generation Sequencing projects. Assembler must be purchased separately from MacVector. More details.
If you have relatively minimal sequence editing and analysis needs, or you just want to view, print and/or convert sequence files sent to you by a colleague, to check out our new MacVector Free product. It doesn't have all the advanced bells and whistles of the full release, but it might be just what you are looking for. Note that MacVector Free does require a Macintosh computer running OS X 10.5 or later.
The Quicktest Primer interface gives you instant feedback on potential hairpins and primer dimers as you nudge the primer along the sequence, and lets you introduce mismatches and add restriction enzyme tails (Click image to enlarge.)
Assembler provides an intuitive interface that lets you directly analyze and edit phrap assemblies. (Click image to enlarge.)
Watch video tutorials on MacVector techniques
MacVector and Mavericks
We've done some basic testing with the recently released Mac OS X 10.9 ("Mavericks") and have found no significant problems with MacVector 12.7.5. You can read the full blog post here!
MacVector 12.7.5 Updater
MacVector 12.7 Released
MacVector 12.6 Released
MacVector 12.5.1 Updater
There is a bug fix release of MacVector 12.5 that you can download from this link.
MacVector 12.5 Updater
MacVector 12.0.6 Updater
MacVector 12.0.6 is a cumulative patch release that fixes a number of important bugs in earlier releases of MacVector 12.0. If you have a current maintenance contract with MacVector (as of Dec 1st 2010), you can download the updater for MacVector 12.0.6 here.
MacVector 12.0 User Guide
We have updated the User Guide to reflect all of the new functionality added in MacVector 12. You can download a PDF of the new manual here.
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Check out our new Getting Started Guide
There's a useful Getting Started Guide to help new users get going with MacVector.
We have a blog with contributions from a selection of MacVector, Inc staff discussing a variety of subjects from OS X through bioinformatics, to the challenges of running a small multi-national company.