It is said that the best things in life are free, and IITS believes the same is true with software. The following are some free software programs that you may find useful for your personal computer. If you need software on college owned computers please contact the Help Desk.
| ||Microsoft Office 365- Office includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Students are eligible for a free copy under our agreements with Microsoft, see our Microsoft page for details and instructions. |
| ||Mozilla Firefox - This is a great web browser that many argue is more secure than Microsoft Internet Explorer. Its available for PC, MAC, and Linux. |
|LibreOffice - LibreOffice, available for Mac, PC, and Linux is a free alternative to purchasing Microsoft Office. We highly recommend this for anyone who needs the capability of opening and editing Microsoft documents, but don't want to pay even the educational price. |
| ||Adobe Reader - Used to open PDF files, this software will be needed by just about everyone at least once. Look for the "Get Adobe Reader" buttton on the Adobe page. While there, its a good idea to install Adobe Flash and Adobe Air. Both allow your computer to play common multimedia on the web. |
| ||SpyBot Search & Destroy - Accept no imitations; not all spyware programs are created alike. In fact many anti-spyware programs are spyware! This is free for personal use but not business use, this cannot be installed on Utica College computers. |
| ||MalwareBytes - Got spyware? SpyBot can't get rid of it? Try MalwareByes to get your computer cleaned up. This is free for personal use but not business use, this cannot be installed on Utica College computers. |
If you don't like the free alternatives, or don't have time to learn them, the following links will help you get a good deal on name brand software. These are for personal computers only, contact the Help Desk for software requests involving Utica College computers.
| ||Microsoft Office 365- Office includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Faculty and Staff are eligible under our agreements with Microsoft, see our Microsoft page for details and instructions. |
| ||Adobe Creative Cloud Student Edition- This includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, Muse, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Lightroom and many more. It's available for a monthly fee for students only. Please visit software.utica.edu and log in to purchase. |
| ||SPSS - This statistical software package is used in many classes and is available for use in most of our computer labs. If you'd rather own your own copy, visit the link to JourneyEd to get the SPSS Student edition. |
You've probably noticed that Word completes certain phrases, such as "Best Wishes," before you've finished typing. You can customize this list so that Word completes only the phrases you define. Select AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu, then go to the AutoText tab. Delete any items you don't want to keep, then add names and phrases that you type often, such as your name, company, or address