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Software in the Computing Labs and InfoCommons

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

Windows software

Windows software
7-zipFile archiving and compression
Adobe Digital EditionseBook reader
Adobe ReaderPDF file viewer
ArcGISDesktop GIS program
AudacityOpen source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing
AutoCAD (Seaton 022 only)
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Revit
  • Note: AutoCAD is not available in the Union.
BlueJJava development platform
FirefoxWeb browser
Flash Player (Adobe)Multimedia browser extension, for both Firefox and IE
GimpGNU Image manipulation program
Google ChromeWeb browser
Internet ExplorerWeb browser
JavaApplet delivered in the form of Java bytecode
LibreOfficeOpen-source Office suite
MagnifierScreen-display utility for the visually impaired
MathematicaMathematical programming
MatlabMathematical programming
MiniTabGeneral-purpose statistical program with easy interactive use
Microsoft Office 2016
  • Access - database
  • Excel - spreadsheet
  • PowerPoint - presentation
  • Publisher - document publisher
  • Word - word processor
Notepad++Open-source text editor
On-Screen KeyboardVirtual keyboard for the mobility impaired
Paint.NETImage and photo editing software
PapercutPrinting software
PuTTYSecure log-in to Unix servers (SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP client)
PythonObject-oriented high-level programming language
RProgramming language for statistical computing and graphics
Read & WriteProductivity tool designed to support reading, writing, studying, and research.
Remote Desktop ConnectionSoftware for remotely connecting to a Windows-based machine
SASStatistical analysis
Shockwave (Adobe)Multimedia extension
SPSSStatistical analysis (for academic use only)
Trend Micro OfficescanAntivirus software
VLC Media PlayerDigital media player (open source) for audio, video, and images
Windows Media PlayerDigital media player for audio, video, and images
WinSCPSecure file transfer between a local and remote computer (PC to Unix)
WordPadCreate/edit text documents
Write-N-CiteUtility to cite references within Microsoft Word
X-MingGraphical terminal emulator (access to K-State Unix servers)
ZoomVideo conferencing
ZoteroOpen-source reference management software

Mac software

Mac software
Adobe ReaderPDF file viewer
AutoCADAutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, 3DS Max, Revit
CalculatorCalculator application
DictionaryDictionary application
DVD PlayerDVD playing software
FilezillaFTP, SFTP, WebDAV browser for the Mac
FirefoxWeb browser
Flash Player (Adobe)Multimedia browser extension, for both Firefox and IE
GimpGNU Image Manipulation Program is a cross-platform image editor 
Google ChromeMapping program that maps the Earth through the use of satellite imagery, aerial photography, and geographic information system (GIS).
  • iDVD - DVD creation and burning application
  • GarageBand - Music recording/compilation application
  • iMovie - Digital video editing software
  • iPhoto - Photo organizer and editor
iTunesDigital media player for audio and video files
  • Keynote - Slideshow presentation application
  • Numbers - Spreadsheet editing application
  • Pages - Word processing application
Microsoft Office 2016
  • Excel - Spreadsheet editing application
  • PowerPoint - Slideshow presentation application
  • Word - Word processing application
  • OneNote - Digital note-taking app
Microsoft remote desktopSoftware for remotely connecting to a Windows-based machine
Photo BoothApplication for capturing photos with built-in iSight camera
QuickTimeMultimedia player for Apple QuickTime formats
RealPlayerMultimedia player/viewer
SafariWeb browser
SkypeDesktop web-based video conferencing software
StickiesPost-it note application
StuffIt ExpanderSoftware for expanding compressed archive file
TextEditText editor
Text WranglerText editor
Trend Micro OfficescanAntivirus software
Universal Access ToolsSeeing, Hearing, Keyboard, and Mouse accessibility tools (located in System Preferences)
VLC Media PlayerDigital media player (open source) for audio, video, and images
ZoomDesktop web-based video conferencing / collaboration software
ZoteroOpen-source reference management software