|Avogadro is an advanced molecular editor designed for cross-platform use in molecular modeling, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible rendering and a powerful plugin architecture.
The main concept behind Avogadro is to enable a strong framework for molecular visualization and editing. Each community has their own needs and goals for an ideal tool. So Avogadro seeks to allow users to easily provide their own scripts and plugins for rendering, commands, tools... etc.
Avogadro is based on top of existing chemistry software, including Open Babel. In the future, it will offer strong scripting abilities to allow for automated demos, submission of calculations to local computational resources, and user-defined customization.