CLC Sequence Viewer vs. Workbenches

CLC Sequence Viewer is a free, user friendly application offering access to basic bioinformatics analyses. It can also be used to view some of the analysis outputs of CLC commercial workbenches, with the exceptions of some more advanced data types, such as track-based data, and data stored on a CLC Genomics Server.

The analysis and viewing functionalities of the CLC Sequence Viewer are also available by running the CLC Genomics Workbench, version 11.0 and higher, in Viewing Mode. Using the Viewing Mode of CLC Genomics Workbench, you can also view all data types supported by the CLC Genomics Workbench, such as tracks, heat maps and PCA plots. If you have access to a CLC Genomics Server, you can also connect to it and view data held on the server. Viewing Mode does not require a license and can be used for free. See Viewing mode for further details.

Workflows and tools on commercial Workbenches can only be viewed using a commercial Workbench with a valid license installed.

CLC Workbenches, including CLC Sequence Viewer, are available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.