Tree drawing software for Apple Macintosh and Windows

(and now Linux and Unix)


TreeView is a simple program for displaying phylogenies on Apple Macintosh and Windows PCs. It has the following features:

TreeView provides a simple way to view the contents of a NEXUS, PHYLIP, Hennig86, Clustal, or other format tree file. While PAUP and MacClade have excellent tree printing facilities, there may be times you just want to view the trees without having to load the data set they were generated from. The PHYLIP package contains tree drawing programs which offer a greater variety of trees than TreeView, but are somewhat clumsy to use. The forthcoming PAUP* for Windows does not have a graphical interface, hence TreeView allows you to create publication quality trees from PAUP files, either directly, or by generating graphics files for editing by other programs.

The program currently reads trees with up to to 1000 taxa.

Current version

The current version of TreeView is 1.6.6 which was uploaded 3 September 2001 . Click here to see the release history of the program.

Getting the program

TreeView comes in four versions, one for standard Macs, one for Power Macs and two for Windows (16 and 32 bit). The Macintosh versions require System 7.0 or later, the Windows versions require either Windows 3.1 or later (Win16) or Windows 95 or Windows NT (Win32). Click on the version you require:

Apple Macintosh (68K -- Version 1.5 only)

Power Macintosh (version 1.6.6)

Win16 (Windows 3.1 -- Version 1.4 only)

Win32 (Windows 95 or Windows NT) (version 1.6.6)

Version for Windows Vista and later (version 1.6.6)


It's free but please register it!

TreeView is free, but please register your copy. Doing so puts you on a mailing list to receive notice of new versions of the program.
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TreeView manual and FAQ

The manual for TreeView is online, and contains details on installing and running TreeView, as well as a list of bugs, tips for handling various tree formats and instructions on how to cite TreeView. There is a list of Frequently asked questions (please consult this before emailing me about the program).

Reporting Bugs

If you encounter a bug, it would be very helpful if you could send me a copy of the tree file you were using, so that I can try and reproduce the bug and fix it.

This page last updated 31 July 2001