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Software in the labs and InfoCommons

The PC and Mac software listed below is available in the university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons. See the Labs and InfoCommons map for building locations. Faculty/staff interested in adding course-related software should review the lab software addition policy.


PC software

Description

Adobe Reader PDF file viewer
ArcGIS Desktop GIS program
AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • 3DS Max
  • Revit
  • (AutoCAD is not available in the Union.)
BlueJJava development platform
ComputritionRecipe managment system (for Human Nutrition classes)
Eclipse Open-development platform
Firefox Web browser
Flash Player (Adobe) Multimedia browser extension, for both Firefox and IE
Gimp GNU Image manipulation program
Google Earth Virtual-globe program; layers satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS over a 3D globe
Google Chrome Web browser
Internet Explorer Web browser
iTunesDigital media player for audio and video
Java Applet delivered in the form of Java bytecode
LibreOfficeOpen-source Office suite
Magnifier (Accesibility tool) Screen-display utility for people who are visually impaired
Mathematica Mathematical programming (not available in the Union)
Matlab Mathematical programming (not available in the Union)
MiniTab General-purpose statistical program with easy interactive use
Microsoft Office 2013
  • Access - database
  • Excel - spreadsheet
  • PowerPoint - presentation
  • Publisher - document publisher
  • Word - word processor
NetBeans Java development platform
Notepad++ Open-source text editor
On-Screen Keyboard (Accesibility tool) Virtual keyboard for people who are mobility impaired
PuTTY Secure log-in to Unix servers (SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP client)
Python Object-oriented high-level programming language
QuickTime Multimedia player for Apple QuickTime formats
R Programming language for statistical computing and graphics
RasMol Molecular model viewer
RealPlayer Multimedia player/viewer
Remote Desktop Connection Software for remotely connecting to a Windows-based machine
SAS Statistical analysis (not available in the Union)
Shockwave (Adobe) Multimedia extension
Sketchup Make CAD and 3D modeling program
SPSS Statistical analysis (for academic use only; not available in the Union)
Trend Micro Officescan Antivirus software
VLC Media Player Digital media player (open source) for audio, video, and images
WinBugs Statistical modeling
Windows Media Player Digital media player for audio, video, and images
WinSCP Secure file transfer between a local and remote computer (PC to Unix)
WordPad Create/edit text documents
Write-N-Cite Utility to cite references within Microsoft Word
X-Ming Graphical terminal emulator (access to K-State Unix servers)
ZoomText (Accesibility tool) Screen magnifier for people who are visually impaired
Zotero Open-source reference management software


Mac software

Description

Adobe Reader PDF file viewer
Calculator Calculator application
Cyberduck FTP, SFTP, WebDAV browser for the Mac
Dictionary Dictionary application
DVD Player DVD playing software
Filezilla FTP, SFTP, WebDAV browser for the Mac
Firefox Web browser
Flash Player (Adobe) Multimedia browser extension, for both Firefox and IE
Gimp GNU Image manipulation program
Google Chrome Web browser
iLife
  • iDVD - DVD creation and burning application
  • GarageBand - Music recording/compilation application
  • iMovie - Digital video editing software
  • iPhoto - Photo organizer and editor
Image Capture Tool for uploading pictures from digital cameras and scanners
iTunes Digital media player for audio and video files
iWork
  • Keynote - Slideshow presentation application
  • Numbers - Spreadsheet editing application
  • Pages - Word processing application
Java Applet delivered in the form of Java bytecode
Microsoft Office 2011
  • Excel - Spreadsheet editing application
  • PowerPoint - Slideshow presentation application
  • Word - Word processing application
Photo Booth Application for capturing photos with built-in iSight camera
Preview PDF file viewer
QuickTime Multimedia player for Apple QuickTime formats
Remote Desktop Connection Software for remotely connecting to a Windows-based machine
RealPlayer Multimedia player/viewer
Safari Web browser
Skype Desktop web-based video conferencing software
Stickies Post-it note application
StuffIt Expander Software for expanding compressed archive file
TextEdit Text editor
Text Wrangler Text editor
Trend Micro Officescan Antivirus software
Universal Access Tools Seeing, Hearing, Keyboard, and Mouse accessibility tools (located in System Preferences)
Write-N-Cite Utility to cite references within Microsoft Word
VLC Media Player Digital media player (open source) for audio, video, and images
Zoom Desktop web-based video conferencing / collaboration software
Zotero Open-source reference management software