My software notes

October 19, 2011

Bruker’s Topspin running on Mac

Filed under: mac,softwares and scripts — kpwu @ 2:21 pm
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Balance the report as I just made a post for Agilent’s VnmrJ. 🙂

I found from a web blog article that introduces the news–Bruker’s Topspin 3.1 for Mac.

Bruker’s brief introduction of Topspin for Mac machine includes features:
(note on 10/29/2012, the introduction seems gone at Bruker’s website)

  • Mac OS X platform for TopSpin processing
  • Inspire a new generation of NMR users, experts and students alike
  • Entirely programmed in the native Apple Mac OS X environmentData analysis, processing and simulation features for efficient small molecule and structural biology research
  • Ideal data processing and analysis aid for NMR training

Snapshots of Topspin running on Mac linked to Bruker’s example images show at here:

(note on 10/29/2012 the image was removed from the blog)

According to Bruker’s purchase link, the price is $99 of academic license for one Mac machine. The computer MAC address code must be provided meaning one license is only available for one Mac machine!!

The current version (Oct of 2011) Topspin for Mac required “Core 2 Duo” type CPU and OS 10.6 (snow leopard and later). My old macbook pro with “core duo” is not available this time. Sad. I can only try to install it on my iMac.

Maybe I should email Bruker to request something like 30-60 days free trial and make some blog articles for “Bruker Topspin on Mac” as an exchange.


  1. Dear Sir,
    I have a Mac running with 2 x 2GHz Dual Core Intel Xenon processors and 6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM on which a Mac OS X Ver. 10.6.8 is running. Would Topspin for Mac run on it?

    Comment by Prof. Shmuel Carmeli, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University — February 21, 2012 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  2. Dear Prof. Shmuel Carmeli,

    Yes, as I checked at Bruker’s website (, the Topspin runs on Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

    Actually I don’t have any copy of the Topspin Mac version. I hope this answer helps.

    Comment by kpwu — February 21, 2012 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  3. Hi

    I have seen lot of your posts regarding 3D NMR data processing in NMRpipe. However I have recently installed Topspin 3.2 installed on my Window 7 and want to process my3D data using Topspin3.2. as I find it useful to convert and analyse my Topspin processed files in Sparky3.1 . Do you think its a good approach for 3D NMR data analysis as I am not that much familiar with NMRpipe processing.


    Comment by Arun Gupta — June 30, 2014 @ 6:05 am | Reply

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