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Division of Information Technology

IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
Hale Library
2nd floor
1117 Mid Campus Dr N
Manhattan KS 66506

785-532-7722
800-865-6143
helpdesk@k-state.edu

CatPack Software Collection

The CatPack is a free, personalized software collection for K-State. Because some software is restricted due to licensing agreements, the CatPack is for K-State faculty, staff, students, and university departments only.

The CatPack is only for computers running these operating systems:

  • Windows 8 or 10
  • Macintosh 10.13, 10.14, or 10.15
SoftwareDescription
Antivirus
Audio editor
Browsers (web)
Email Client
  • Outlook — Office 365 Web and desktop email clients
File compression
and decompression
  • 7-Zip (Windows only) — Used to archive files into a single, extractable file
  • Keka (Mac only) — File archiver for advanced formats
  • StuffIt Expander (Mac only) — Used to archive files into a single, extractable file
File Transfer Program (secured)
  • WinSCP (Windows only) — A secure FTP program to access remote computers
  • FileZilla — A secure FTP program to access remote computers
  • Fugu — A secure FTP program to access remote computers
Graphics Editor
  • GIMP — Used for image drawing, retouching, and editing
  • Inkscape — Used for vector graphics editing (Running on Mac requires additional steps)
  • Pixlr — Free web-based graphics editor
Media players
  • VLC — Used for various audio and video formats
PDF reader
System terminal
  • PuTTY — Software used to sign in to K-State's central Unix system securely
Video converter
  • HandBreak — Trans-code videos from one format to another
VPN client
Wireless setup