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Table 1 Feature comparison of different conversion tools (As of April 2012)

From: AbsIDconvert: An absolute approach for converting genetic identifiers at different granularities

Name Caters Intervals Seqs ID Annot. Linkout Query Input Output Annot. Basis of Output Organisms Availability Last   
  to to IDs to IDs lookup View   mode     conversion format    update   
DAVID probes, genes,   batch select one select S, F custom generated html, txt NA web,API, Sep, 2009   
  prots.       one       EASE,    
Babelomics probes, genes,     batch select one select S, F custom generated html, txt 11 org. web Sep, 2009   
  prots.       multiple           
g:Convert genes , prots. and       batch select one select S, F Ensembl html, txt, xls H, M, R, O web Jun, 2011   
  probes       one           
HMS and IC genes, prots. and     batch select one select S, F corr. files html, txt H, M, O web, current   
  bio. molecules       one           
Synergizer probes, genes and       batch select one select S Peg/custom html, xls H, M, R, O web, API May, 2011   
  Prots.       one     generated       
Clone/Gene genes and      batch select one select S, F Ensembl html, txt, xls H, M, R web Apr, 2008   
  prots.       multiple           
ID Converter                  
MADGene probes, genes,      batch NA select S, F MADGene link html, xls H, M, R, O web, open Aug, 2009   
  trans.       multiple       (17 org.) source    
GATExplorer Affy expression &     single probes genes, S Ensembl html H, M, R web, Mar, 2010   
  exon arrays       trans.           
NetAffx genes, prots.,     batch select one select S, F UniGene, LocusLink html, txt H, M, R, O web CND   
  probes, other       one           
PLANdbAffy Affy expression     single Affy, Hugo,Ens Affy, Hugo, S RefSeq html H web, May, 2009   
  arrays       Ens.           
probeMatchDB probes, cDNA,      batch select one select S UniGene, Homologene html H, M, R web 2006   
  EST, gene, prots.       one           
Uniprot genes and     batch genes or prots. prots. or S, F UniProt ID html NA web, API, Jul, 2011   
  prots.       gene           
Onto- Affy, uniGene clusters,      batch select one select S, F RefSeq, Entrez html, email H, M, R, O (58 org.) web May, 2009   
Translate Acc num       one           
AliasServer Affy, genes,      batch select one select multiple S custom generated html, txt Not Available Not Available CND   
  prots.                 
MatchMiner Affy,       batch select one choose from S custom generated Email (txt,xls) H, M web Sep. 2006   
  genes                 
GeneMerge genes and       batch select one NA S, F corr. files html 5 org. web Apr, 2007   
  prots.                 
BioMart genes, prots.,     NA select one select multiple S, F NA html, txt, xls H, M, R, O web, API, depends on DB   
  probes, other                 
BridgeDb probes, genes,    NA NA NA NA NA S, F Ensembl, other NA 36 org. open source May, 2011   
  prots., metabolites                 
AbsIDconvert genes, trans., batch select one select multiple S Genomic Sequence html, txt H, M, R, O web, VM Dec, 2011   
  seqs., probes            (53 org.)      
  1. aAbbreviations: Annot. View: Custom Annotation view, Annot.: Annotation (S: Structural annotation, F: Functional annotation), org.: Organisms (H: Human, M: Mouse, R: Rat, O: others), prots: proteins, Affy: Affymetrix®;, trans: transcripts, seqs: sequences, Ens.: Ensembl, corr: correspondence, acc: accession, bio: biological, NA: Not Applicable, CND: Could not determine, :download Knowledgebase, VM: Virtual Machine.