Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a useful phenomenon in biomolecular investigations, as it can be leveraged for nano-scale measurements. The optical signals produced by such experiments can be analyzed by fitting a statistical model. Several software tools exist to fit such models in an unsupervised manner, but their operating system-dependent installation requirements and lack of flexibility impede wide-spread adoption. Here we propose to fit such models more efficiently and intuitively by adopting a semi-supervised approach, in which the user interactively guides the model to fit a given dataset, and introduce FRETboard, a web tool that allows users to provide such guidance. We show that our approach is able to closely reproduce ground truth FRET statistics in a wide range of simulated single-molecule scenarios, and correctly estimate parameters for up to eleven states. On in vitro data we retrieve parameters identical to those obtained by laborious manual classification in a fraction of the required time. Moreover, we designed FRETboard to be easily extendable to other models, allowing it to adapt to future developments in FRET measurement and analysis. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.
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