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
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.
It took me one night to create this App. You can click here to download 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