Features that users adore about Lucid viewer

Universal search bar

Type the location in a genome with chromosome and position, or the gene symbol. For example chr5:148,451,032 or NF2. The search bar will quickly find and take you there.

Bird's-eye view

See more of the genome at a glance than ever before. With C# rendering there's no worry about limiting your visibility to a limited local region. Gain insights from overall alignment topology and patterns that were previously unseen. Pinch to zoom.

Scroll with gestures

Move through sequences at speed using the gestures on your trackpad or mouse. Use the keyboard arrows to move single nucelotides or fly through thousands of bases at a time with momentum scrolling. Hold ⌘ symbol with a direction to jump to nearest potential variant, without a VCF.

Quickly load files

Even large BAM files from high coverage projects and reference genomes open quickly. Thanks to efficient in-memory file streams and background threads, you won't have to worry about freeze-ups or sit around waiting to work.

Stream remote data

Load remote .bam and .fasta data using multiple protocols. Use the universal search bar to just type in the remote address of your files, and they will be streamed and rendered as needed. No need to keep a bunch of external drives with large files.

Push notifications

Stay in the know, when updates are available you will be the first to get them. So new features and bug fixes are easily rolled out, without email lists or you having to check the web.

Quality metrics

Real-time read qualities are displayed at any location you happen to be, cycling through the entire pileup. Zoom in to nucleotide level to see the quality of each individual base sequenced.

Bookmarks & more

Our favorite hidden features like bookmarks, lets you save and organize important locations, like on the web. There's even scripting to implement custom features, and just in case you don't like the color scheme, that's customizable as well.


 		Version 0.90 beta 1
 		• ReadPair mode, highlight & explore paried reads
 		• Chromosome list & jumping from menu "View > Chromosomes"
 		• Bug fixes for non-model organism files
 		• Bug fixes for draft genome loading
 		• New api implemented for gene symbol to coordinate lookup (human only)
 		• Additional UI updates etc.

 		Version 0.85 alpha 2
 		• Streaming of .bam and .fasta files enabled
 		• Plant, microbial, and other non-human organism loading and display bugs fixed
 		• Error in jumping coordinates in high depth files fixed
 		• Help and links to Discord servers
 		• Chromosomes should internally index dynamically based on fasta or bam metadata
 		• Installer .pkg
 		• Push notifications for updates, licensing, etc.

 		Version 0.80 alpha 1
 		• Open to public users

 		Version 0.70 internal
 		• Disable .pdb to .bam mapping
 		• Disable .pdb rendering
 		• Disable .vcf table

 		Version 0.60 internal
 		• Switched to Xamarin to enable cross-platform compilation