Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible high quality rendering and a powerful plugin architecture .
Avogadro has grown over its first six years to become an important tool for building, editing, visualizing, and analyzing chemical and molecular data. With over 270,000 downloads, language translations and localizations, and over 100 citations, it has become an integral part of the chemical software toolbox. Through use of the native CML file format and a wide variety of chemical data import, Avogadro can provide semantic chemical data editing and conversion. We seek to provide an integrated environment in the simulation and cheminformatics workflow. While more must be done, particularly in regards to documentation, tutorials, ease-of-use, and automation, we aim to improve the quality and feature set with each new release .