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.
| ||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! |
| ||MalwareBytes - Got spyware? SpyBot can't get rid of it? Try MalwareByes to get your computer cleaned up. |
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.
| ||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 Master Collection- The Master Collection includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, Muse, Acrobat Pro, audition, Lightroom and many more. This is all available for faculty and staff for $9.99 a year, a savings of over $200 compared to academic pricing. 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. |
A spectacular yet underused feature is Word's ability to display two different parts of a document at the same time. To do this, you can either select the Split option from the Window menu to display a dividing line in the current window.