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Downloads of v 5.2.4:


Last Update:

16 Dec 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • GSL Biotech LLC


snapgene-viewer dna visualization

SnapGene Viewer

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5.2.4 | Updated: 16 Dec 2020



Downloads of v 5.2.4:



Software Author(s):

  • GSL Biotech LLC

SnapGene Viewer 5.2.4

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install SnapGene Viewer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade SnapGene Viewer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall SnapGene Viewer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade snapgene-viewer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade snapgene-viewer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install snapgene-viewer
    name: snapgene-viewer
    version: '5.2.4'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'snapgene-viewer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.2.4'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller snapgene-viewer
    Name     = "snapgene-viewer"
    Version  = "5.2.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'snapgene-viewer':
  ensure   => '5.2.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 16 Dec 2020.


Would you like to move beyond hand-drawn plasmid maps?

SnapGene Viewer is revolutionary software that allows molecular biologists to create, browse, and share richly annotated DNA sequence files up to 1 Gb in length.


  • Create a DNA sequence file by either entering a sequence, or importing a record from GenBank, or opening an annotated sequence stored in one of many common file formats.
  • Browse or print a DNA sequence and its annotations using customizable Map, Sequence, Enzymes, Features, Primers, and History views.
  • Search a DNA sequence to match either a DNA query, or a protein translation, or an annotation.
  • View and edit DNA sequence traces.


  • Automatically annotate common features, or manually annotate coding sequences and other features.
  • Design and annotate primers for PCR, sequencing, or mutagenesis.
  • Identify open reading frames (ORFs) with a single mouse click.


  • Export a plasmid map as an image, or export an annotated DNA sequence to GenBank format.
  • Freely share data with your colleagues or customers using the universally accessible SnapGene format.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = 'https://cdn.snapgene.com/downloads/SnapGeneViewer/5.x/5.2/5.2.4/snapgene_viewer_5.2.4_win.exe'
  softwareName   = 'SnapGene Viewer'
  checksum       = 'aa3601005009e7046db6932472c463cff11acb42938f38cdf9f2933aba97c81532470238b766958881b910617d7791f6255cb686b32224fd08f8917a604593f7'
  checksumType   = 'sha512'
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SnapGene Viewer 5.2.3 157 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 5.2.2 165 Friday, November 6, 2020 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 5.2.1 139 Friday, October 30, 2020 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 5.2.0 148 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 5.1.7 148 Friday, October 9, 2020 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 539 Friday, January 25, 2019 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.11 3240 Saturday, December 22, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.9 247 Saturday, December 8, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.8 238 Thursday, December 6, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.7 222 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.6 277 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.5 258 Thursday, September 20, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.4 278 Saturday, August 18, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.3 262 Thursday, July 26, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.2 236 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.1 253 Friday, July 13, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.2.0 302 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.9 358 Monday, April 23, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.8 380 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.7 337 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.6 339 Thursday, February 22, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.5 337 Monday, February 5, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.4 382 Thursday, January 11, 2018 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.3 328 Saturday, December 23, 2017 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.2 338 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.1 364 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.1.0 367 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.0.8 335 Friday, November 3, 2017 Approved
SnapGene Viewer 4.0.7 375 Sunday, October 22, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

Discussion for the SnapGene Viewer Package

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  • This discussion is only about SnapGene Viewer and the SnapGene Viewer package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
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  • Tell us what you love about the package or SnapGene Viewer, or tell us what needs improvement.
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