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CutePeaks is a user-friendly cross platform Sanger Trace file viewer written in C++ with the framework Qt5. It can handle ABIF and FSA file and provide some improvement like sequence editing, regular expression pattern finder and export as vector image. Cutepeaks has been packages for Windows, Mac and Linux.




cutepeaks auto installer
cutepeaks standalone zip


cutepeaks dmg package


Linux binary is available as AppImage. Download the AppImage from here. Run it as follow:

chmod +x cutepeaks-0.2.0-linux-x86_64.appimage

From source code

Install Qt ≥ 5.7

From website: Download Qt ≥ 5.7 from Don’t forget to check QtChart module during installation.

From Ubuntu: Qt 5.7 is not yet available with Ubuntu. But you can add a PPA to your software system.

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install qt5-default libqt5charts5-dev

From Fedora: Qt 5.7 is available.

sudo dnf install qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtcharts-devel

Compile CutePeaks

Be sure you have the correct version of Qt (≥ 5.7) by using qmake –version.

 sudo make install


CutePeaks supports following trace file formats:

Example file

An example file is available here for testing purpose A_forward.ab1