After purchasing SnapGene, how do I download, install and register the software?
If another member of your organisation purchased SnapGene then contact them for the license registration code or a direct link to download SnapGene.
Download SnapGene using the Registration Code
Go to https://www.snapgene.com/support/downloads and paste the registration code in the field provided, and then click Submit to open the download page.
The download page shows the license "Group Name" and "Registration code" information and provides links for the most recent version of SnapGene suitable for your license.
Click the appropriate button to download the SnapGene installer for your operating system.
For information about supported operating systems see What are the System & Hardware Requirements for SnapGene?
Windows: Run the Installer executable to install SnapGene.
On Windows, the installer supports flags to control the installation process via the command line. See Command Line: Installation and Activation.
macOS: The macOS installer is an Apple Disk Image file (.dmg). In Finder, open the disk image and drag the SnapGene application to your Applications folder to install SnapGene.
Install via the Terminal using the .deb file (Ubuntu) using
sudo apt install /path\ to\ installer
Install via the Terminal using the the .rpm file (CentOS/Redhat) with
sudo yum install /path\ to\ installer
For example, in Ubuntu to install Snapgene, user bob would use:
sudo apt install '/home/bob/Downloads/snapgene_6.1.1_linux.deb'
In CentOS/Redhat user bob would use:
sudo yum install '/home/bob/Downloads/snapgene_6.1.1_linux.rpm'
Run and Register SnapGene
Run SnapGene, accept the EULA, then enter your name, email and the license Group Name and Registration Code. You can copy these items from the downloads page, and paste them in the SnapGene Registration dialog.
Then click Register.
Begin Using SnapGene
After a few moments, SnapGene will confirm the registration. Click OK to configure and start using SnapGene.
You must be connected to the internet to register SnapGene. Once registered, SnapGene will run without requiring an internet connection †
† Users of a SnapGene Network license must connect to the internet at least weekly, via an allowed IP address, in order to continue using SnapGene. Users of a Shared license must be able to connect to a local SnapGene license server in order to use SnapGene.