VANTED v2.8.7 release (18/07/2023)

  • Bugfixes for v2.8.6 and improvements in add-ons compatibility
  • Node ID as fallback label where suitable
  • Improve GraphML import compatibility
  • Change network view icon to Vanted logo

VANTED v2.8.6 release (17/07/2023)

  • Improve GraphML import compatibility
  • Update for KEGG Database:
    • Resolve issues replacing ID with name
    • Modify Labels KEGG: disable for non-KEGG graphs

VANTED v2.8.5 release (16/04/2023)

  • Update certificate, code signing JAR files
  • Fix regression concerning Vanted preferences

VANTED v2.8.4 release (06/03/2023)

  • Update list connection in KEGG API, as per Release 104

VANTED v2.8.3 release (07/07/2022)

  • Update for Biomodels Database:
    • REST implementation
    • New multi-parameter queries
    • New part-string matching for more search results
  • Fix redirecting for KEGG Database

VANTED v2.8.2 release (04/01/2022)

  •  Fix Log4j vulnerability

VANTED v2.8.1 release (14/05/2021)

  •  Bugfixes and internal improvements: Algorithms
  •  Bugfixes and internal improvements: Default graph format

VANTED v2.8.0 release (19/04/2021)

  •  New layout: Stress Minimisation
  •  New layout: Multilevel Framework
  •  Use commons-math3 3.6.1
  •  Resolve attribute issue
  •  Deactivate Biomodels DB (current version)
  •  New algorithm: Remove parallel edges
  •  Bugfixes and internal updates, e.g. new JSON library

VANTED v2.7.2 release (20/07/2020)

  •  Resolve OS and compatibility issue

VANTED v2.7.1 release (13/07/2020)

  •  Resolve constant updating

VANTED v2.7.0 release (08/07/2020)

  •  Minimum Java 8 Compatibility
  •  Bugfixes: Clustering
  •  RIMAS server migration
  •  HTTPS server connections
  •  Resolves HTTP-HTTPS redirecting
  •  BioModels: Handles parsing exception in queries
  •  Add-on Manager and Add-on Pane improvements
  •  Undo/Redo additions
  •  Usability improvements:
    •  Menu Updates
    •  First graph window fits in pane
    •  Undo limit increases to 20 operations
  •  Standard format becomes GML
  •  Internal API improvements
  •  Replaces non-API Sun references

VANTED v2.6.5 release (29/03/2018)

  •  Java 9 Compatibility Update
  • Several algorithms improved, including
    •  Find and Layout Circles
    •  Merge Nodes
    •  Erdos-Renyi Graph Generation
    •  Watts-Strogatz Graph Generation
    •  Grubbs' Test
    •  David Test
  •  Minor BioModels update
  •  OS X in-graph grid movement fix
  •  Overall internal improvements

VANTED v2.6.4 release (09/12/2017)

  • High DPI Support feature
  • Nimbus LookAndFeel is now disabled
  • Edge selection positioning
  • Metacrop stability improvements
  • Detached mode update
  • Node Functions enhancements
  • Server update
  • Windows Installer update
  • Overall performance and stability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

VANTED v2.6.3 release (16/09/2016)

  • Fixed drawing problems of nodes with border size 1
  • Fixed GraphML reader
  • Added support for more SBGN shapes
  • Added BioModels backup webservice location
  • Changed MetaCrop maps to support new SBGN shapes

VANTED v2.6.2 release (09/03/2016)

  • Minor bugfixes
  • Native support for more SBGN shapes
  • Relative positioning of labels

VANTED v2.6.1 release (19/01/2016)

  • Bugfixes including broken compatibility with SBGN-Ed
  • Update to new jsbml 1.1 library
  • Changes and bugfixes in APIs for Developers

VANTED v2.6.0 release (27/11/2015)


  • Code clean-up and removal of bugs using bug-scanner tools
  • Cluster background is now exported to image
  • Introducing edge bends is now working properly
  • Sometimes specific changes didn't visually appear and a redraw had to be triggered


  • Update scan improved to support md5-hash and includes Add-ons as well
  • Performance improvement for larger networks (30k nodes and more)
  • Support for the SBML-Layout extension
  • Added Animation Framework
  • Selection frames can now be drawn inside nodes using Ctrl+Shift
  • Nodes can be created inside other nodes using Ctrl+Shift

VANTED v2.5.3 release (05/10/2015)


  • Start up problems, when no previous preferences were found to select LookAndFeel
  • Several minor bugfixes found and fixed throughout heavy usage


  • the "Remove Connecting Nodes" algorithm will now not only remove nodes and keep the overall connection of the network, but also respect the original direction
  • the ESC key will also deselect network elements

VANTED v2.5.2 release (16/09/2015)

This release contains only minor bugfixes which improve user experience and speed.

You can download and install this version [here].

VANTED v2.5.1 release (06/09/2015)

Due to a bug in the loading process the SBML loader was broken. This has been fixed but you need to install the new release of VANTED using the installer. This bug will not be fixed using the automated VANTED update.

You can download and install this version [here].

VANTED v2.5.0 release (01/09/2015)

Changes are listed below:

  • Drawing speed improvement when loading and exploring large networks
  • Reorganisation of menus and sidepanels
  • Support for downloads of curated SBML models from Biomodels database [link]
  • Reenabling support to create GO and KEGG hierarchies
  • Better support for program preferences
  • Tons of bug fixes

We removed the download link as this version had a bug in the loading code. Please download the latest version.

VANTED v2.2.0 release (23/12/2014)

Changes are listed below:

You can download and install this version [here].