Tablet(1) is a high performance viewer for next-generation sequence alignments. View and review your Maq, GSNAP or Velvet results in a number of different modes, highlighting bases in different colors and read directions. Get information on individual reads and read pairs and arrange the stacking of the reads to reveal pairings. Tablet has controls to enable translations, zoom in and out, as well as highlight variant bases making it a cinch to explore your reads.
Maqview was designed to be used with the Maq alignment program. With it you can view mismatches, base qualities, read directions and move easily around your Maq aligned contig. It has a low memory requirement making it even easier to view your results on a desktop computer.
(1) Ian Milne, Micha Bayer, Linda Cardle, Paul Shaw, Gordon Stephen, Frank Wright and David Marshall Tablet next generation sequence assembly visualization BioInformatics 2010 26: 40-402