# yet an unofficial BioEdit for OSX

To my knowledge, BioEdit is the most comprehensive biological sequence alignment editor. Most of my labmates run this software using Parallels Desktop. For some of them, BioEdit is the only reason to install Parallels Desktop.

I need to edit my alignment recently, and install it in my iMac using Wine, which is a compatibility layer for running Windows applications on POSIX-compliant OS. Although it is famous in Linux community for many years, many OSX users never heard of it.

I came out with an idea that maybe I can pack all the components into an OSX application bundle. Then I can share it with my labmates and others. I don’t need to teach them how to install and config Wine and they can just drag the App to /Applications and double click to run it.

As usual, you can install it by dragging the App to Applications folder and open it by double click. It works just like native App.
BTW: If you don’t have XQuartz installed, you need one for running BioEdit.