MacVector 12.6 For Existing Customers
MacVector 12.6 is now available for download by qualified customers. To run MacVector 12.6, you must have a maintenance contract with MacVector Inc that was active on May 1st 2012, or have purchased an upgrade since that time. To see if you will be able to run MacVector 12.6 using your existing MacVector license, start MacVector, then choose "About MacVector" from the "MacVector" menu. You will see your license information displayed in the splash screen;
If your "Maintenance Ends:" date reads May 1, 2012 or later, you will be able to run MacVector 12.6. If not, you can register to download the trial version, then contact your local MacVector account manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn about upgrade options.
All customers who are eligible to run MacVector 12.6 should use this link to download the MacVector 12.6 updater.
Also, please note the MacVector 12.6 requires OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") or later. Unlike MacVector 12.0, this release will NOT run on OS X 10.4.
MacVector 16 Released!
There is a new release of MacVector with enhanced automatic sequence annotation, a simplified combined Feature/Symbol Editor, a new Assembler algorithm (SPAdes) and lots of other improvements. Read about the new functionality here and determine your eligibility for a free update here. The full installer is available to download on this page.
MacVector 15.5.4 Update!
This release adds support for more flexible automatic online updating. This will be a required update in preparation for our forthcoming MacVector 16.0 release. Download the update here.
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
MacVector 15.5.3 is fully supported and compatible with Apple's latest OS release, macOS High Sierra. Earlier version are not supported. So why not upgrade.
MacVector 15.5 Released!
MacVector 15.5 has a brand new interactive graphical interface for viewing BLAST results, automatic ORF analysis of DNA sequences and numerous performance and interface enhancements. You can read about the new functionality here and determine your eligibility for a free update here. The full installer is available to download on this page.
MacVector 15.1.5 Update!
Another minor bug fix, this one sorts out some issues displaying double digests after a restriction enzyme search with a small number of enzymes Download the update here.
MacVector 15.1 Released!
MacVector 15.1 has had the NCBI BLAST and Entrez functions rewritten to comply with the requirement that all US Government web services use the secure https:// protocol before the end of 2016. You can read about the new functionality here and determine your eligibility for a free update here. The full installer is available to download on this page.
What Has Changed Since My Version?
Check out this link for a list of the new features introduced in each version going all of the way back to MacVector 10.0.
MacVector Cloning Edition
There is a new cost-effective version of MacVector available, targeted at users who want the power of MacVector's graphical annotation, clone construction and primer design tools, but without all of the bells and whistles of the full version. Click here for details of the new Cloning Edition. Which edition is right for you? Here's a handy functional comparison chart.
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Check out our 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.