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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 Labs and InfoCommons map for building locations. Faculty/staff interested in adding course-related software should review the software addition policy.

Windows software

SoftwareDescription
Adobe ReaderPDF file viewer
ArcGISDesktop 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)
EclipseOpen-development platform
FirefoxWeb browser
Flash Player (Adobe)Multimedia browser extension, for both Firefox and IE
GimpGNU Image manipulation program
Google EarthVirtual-globe program; layers satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS over a 3D globe
Google ChromeWeb browser
Internet ExplorerWeb browser
iTunesDigital media player for audio and video
JavaApplet delivered in the form of Java bytecode
LibreOfficeOpen-source Office suite
Magnifier(Accesibility tool) Screen-display utility for people who are visually impaired
MathematicaMathematical programming (not available in the Union)
MatlabMathematical programming (not available in the Union)
MiniTabGeneral-purpose statistical program with easy interactive use
Microsoft Office 2013
  • Access - database
  • Excel - spreadsheet
  • PowerPoint - presentation
  • Publisher - document publisher
  • Word - word processor
NetBeansJava development platform
Notepad++Open-source text editor
On-Screen Keyboard(Accesibility tool) Virtual keyboard for people who are mobility impaired
PuTTYSecure log-in to Unix servers (SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP client)
PythonObject-oriented high-level programming language
QuickTimeMultimedia player for Apple QuickTime formats
RProgramming language for statistical computing and graphics
RasMolMolecular model viewer
Read & WriteProductivity tool designed to support reading, writing, studying, and research.
RealPlayerMultimedia player/viewer
Remote Desktop ConnectionSoftware for remotely connecting to a Windows-based machine
SASStatistical analysis (not available in the Union)
Shockwave (Adobe)Multimedia extension
Sketchup MakeCAD and 3D modeling program
SPSSStatistical analysis (for academic use only; not available in the Union)
Trend Micro OfficescanAntivirus software
VLC Media PlayerDigital media player (open source) for audio, video, and images
WinBugsStatistical modeling
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)
ZoomText(Accesibility tool) Screen magnifier for people who are visually impaired
ZoteroOpen-source reference management software

Mac software

SoftwareDescription
Adobe ReaderPDF file viewer
CalculatorCalculator application
CyberduckFTP, SFTP, WebDAV browser for the Mac
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
Google ChromeWeb browser
iLife
  • iDVD - DVD creation and burning application
  • GarageBand - Music recording/compilation application
  • iMovie - Digital video editing software
  • iPhoto - Photo organizer and editor
Image CaptureTool for uploading pictures from digital cameras and scanners
iTunesDigital media player for audio and video files
iWork
  • Keynote - Slideshow presentation application
  • Numbers - Spreadsheet editing application
  • Pages - Word processing application
JavaApplet delivered in the form of Java bytecode
Microsoft Office 2011
  • Excel - Spreadsheet editing application
  • PowerPoint - Slideshow presentation application
  • Word - Word processing application
Photo BoothApplication for capturing photos with built-in iSight camera
PreviewPDF file viewer
QuickTimeMultimedia player for Apple QuickTime formats
Read & WriteProductivity tool designed to support reading, writing, studying, and research.
Remote Desktop ConnectionSoftware for remotely connecting to a Windows-based machine
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)
Write-N-CiteUtility to cite references within Microsoft Word
VLC Media PlayerDigital media player (open source) for audio, video, and images
ZoomDesktop web-based video conferencing / collaboration software
ZoteroOpen-source reference management software