Why switch from the applications I currently use?
If you are a long-time user of DNASTAR software, you may be wondering why you need to make the switch to our newer applications, SeqBuilder Pro, MegAlign Pro and SeqMan Ultra.
Some of our 32-bit applications—EditSeq, PrimerSelect and MegAlign—were retired with the release of Lasergene 16.0 in mid-2019. Since then, all development efforts and new features related to sequence editing, primer design, and cloning are being focused exclusively on SeqBuilder Pro, while pairwise & multiple sequence alignment efforts are being focused on MegAlign Pro. With the release of Lasergene 17.0 in early, 2020, we replaced 32-bit SeqMan Pro with SeqMan Ultra, which features a modern, intuitive interface. For now, we are including both applications, but will be removing SeqMan Pro in a future release.
All three of the newer applications contain numerous features not found in their classic counterparts, and provide an improved user experience and many new capabilities compared to EditSeq, PrimerSelect, MegAlign and SeqMan Pro.
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Why a special guide just for transitioning between applications?
During our preparations to retire three 1990’s applications with the Lasergene 16.0 release in 2019, we realized that a substantial number of Lasergene users were still using legacy versions of our applications, despite having had 6 to 14 years in which to switch to their replacements. Are you one of these loyal “classic app” fans? If you haven’t yet made the switch, you are in for a treat! Lasergene’s modern apps feature sleek, intuitive and customizable interfaces and a whole new world of time-saving functionality. Click the following links to learn how to transition from:
- EditSeq to SeqBuilder Pro
- PrimerSelect to SeqBuilder Pro
- MegAlign to MegAlign Pro
- SeqMan Pro to SeqMan Ultra
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