Answered By: Kerry Bouchard
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Adobe Creative Cloud

Platform: Mac & Windows Desktop Computers

Adobe Creative Suite is a package of several programs for editing print and online documents and graphics. It includes:

  • Acrobat Professional: Used to read and create PDF files. When creating PDF files,

    it is used like a printer -- for example, you can "print" an MS Word file to a PDF file that can then be emailed or placed on websites. You can also use it to combine multiple PDF files into a single PDF.

  • Bridge: Bridge aids in organizing files created in the other Creative Suite programs listed below. Separate files can be organized into a "project" and moved from one program to another for editing.

  • Dreamweaver: Web page editing software

  • Flash: Software for creating complex animation and sound effects for web pages. (People viewing the page must have downloaded and installed a compatible version of the free Flash viewer browser plugin.)

  • GoLive: Prebuilt CSS (cascading style sheet) objects that can be used with Dreamweaver in creating web pages.

  • Illustrator: Software for drawing line art and creating sophisticated text effects and page layout, either for printed documents or web graphics. Illustrator uses vector graphics. Content created in Illustrator can be printed, or imported into Adobe Photoshop or InDesign.

  • InDesign: InDesign is a desktop publishing program oriented towards multi-page print documents. It can pull in graphics content created with Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Photoshop: Software for editing bitmapped image files, such as scanned photographs. Files can be saved in formats used for printed documents or for web graphics.

 

ArcGIS 11

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

ArcGIS Desktop is a suite of geographical information system mapping programs including:

  • ArcReader for viewing maps

  • ArcMap for creating and editing maps

  • ArcCatalog for managing data associated with maps

  • ArcScene for extending maps to three dimensions

  • ArcGlobe for placing maps on a three dimensional globe, based on coordinates

Numerous extensions and built in templates are available with this software.

 

Audacity

Platform:  Windows & Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

Audacity is an open source, cross-platform audio editor and recorder. Audacity can record and play sounds and import and export WAV, AIFF, MP3, and OGG files.

 

Autocad 2017

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

AutoCad is used to created and edit engineering and architectural drawings and other applications that require 3D vector graphics.

 

Autodesk 3ds Max

Platform: Windows Desktop Computers

3-D modeling, animation, and rendering software for architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists.

 

ChemDraw

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

ChemDraw is a molecular editing program that features stereochemistry, atom numbering, structure & style templates, a large choice of bonds & arrows, full color drawing, and more.


Chrome

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Web browser.
 

Eclipse IDE (Java) & Wascana Eclipse C++

Platform: Windows and Mac Desktop Computers (Wascana on Windows computers only)

Eclipse is a Java software development environment, Wascana Eclipse is a C++ development environment.

 

EViews

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

EViews is a statistical analysis program that includes regression and forecasting tools. Its uses include: scientific data analysis and evaluation, financial analysis, macroeconomic forecasting, simulation, sales forecasting, and cost analysis. It includes a command language for batch processing.
 

Firefox

Platform: Windows & Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

Web browser.

 

GaussView 5

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

GaussView, allows users to import or build molecular structures, and set up, launch, monitor and control Gaussian calculations.

 

Geometer's Sketchpad

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

The Geometer's Sketchpad is an interactive geometry software program for exploring geometry, algebra, calculus, and other areas of mathematics.

 

GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

GNU Image Manipulation Program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

 

Google Chrome

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Google Chrome is Google's web browser.

 

Google SketchUp

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Google SketchUp is software for creating, editing, and sharing 3-D models.

 

Google Earth

Platform: Windows & Mac desktop & Laptop Computers

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.

 

GraphCalc

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

GraphCalc is a Graphing Calculator program with 2D/3D wire-frame rendering capabilities. GraphCalc has a number of built in functions for algebraic equation solving and scripts for finding the area of two dimensional shapes, as well as the surface area and volume for three dimensional geometric shapes.

 

iLife

Platform: Mac Desktop Computers

iLife is a software suite consisting of the following programs:

  • GarageBand: Music editing and creation program. Includes instrument synthesizers for creating tracks, and can also be used to edit tracks transfered from real instruments. Can also save files that can be used as podcasts.

  • iDVD: Used to transfer content to DVDs, including movies created/edited with iMovie.

  • iMovie: Video editing software that can handle files produced by a variety of different video cameras, and combine them with audio compatible with iTunes.

  • iPhoto: Bitmap image editing software like Adobe Photoshop, but without as many features.

  • iWeb: Simple web editing software that can be used to add files created with other iLife applications to web pages.

Inform 7

Platform: Windows Desktop Computers

Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language. It is a radical reinvention of the way interactive fiction is designed, guided by contemporary work in semantics and by the practical experience of some of the world's best-known writers of IF.


Internet Explorer

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Web browser.

 

Inventor 2015

Platform: Windows Desktop Computers

Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD software is used for product design, rendering and simulation.

 

Komodo Edit 7

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Komodo Edit is a free source code and HTML editor which supports all of the most common programming languages of the web including PHP, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript along with markup languages like HTML and CSS.

 

MicroCase

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

MicroCase is statistical analysis software developed specifically for use in the social sciences.

 

Microsoft Office

Platform: Windows & Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

Microsoft Office includes:

  • Access - a relational database program

  • Excel - a spreadsheet program

  • OneNote - software focused on organizing text, graphics and other data for group collaboration on a project

  • PowerPoint - software for creating online presentations and handouts

  • Publisher - desktop publishing/layout software for printed documents

  • Word - word processing software


MiniTab

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Minitab is statistics and data analysis program that includes many pre-configured charts and built in analysis functions. It has the ability to run customized macros built by an end user or downloaded from other sources. Minitab is not quite as powerful as SAS and PASW, but has the advantage of being able to easily integrate charts, graphs and data sets into applications like Microsoft Office Suite for presentation purposes.


NetBeans

Platform: Windows & Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

Net Beans is an IDE (integrated development environment) that supports the following programming languages: Java, JavaFX, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.

QuickTime

Platform: Mac & Windows Desktop Computers

Multimeadia player  capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, and sound.

 

Photo Story 3

Platform: Windows Desktop Computers

Microsoft's Photo Story lets you create audiovisual presentations out of your photos and images. You can quickly crop, rotate, and edit your pictures; personalize them with captions and titles; and add sound effects, narration, and background music.


RefWorks / Write-N-Cite

Platform: Windows & Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

RefWorks is an online site for maintaining lists of bibliographic citations for research papers. Write-N-Cite is a utility that allows users to run an abbreviated version of the RefWorks bibliographic citation manager software in their word processor.


Revit Architecture

Platform: Windows Desktop Computers

Revit is Autodesk's Building Information Modeling software for Windows. It enables the user to design with both parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting elements. "Building Information Modeling" is a Computer Aided Design (CAD) paradigm that employs intelligent 3D objects to represent real physical building components such as walls and doors. Revit's database for a project can contain information about a project at various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction to decommissioning. This is sometimes called 4D CAD where time is the fourth dimension.


Safari

Platform: Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

Mac web browser.


SAS

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

SAS is a powerful, highly customizable and programmable statistical analysis platform. It requires some understanding of programming conventions, and knowledge of the fundamentals of statistics to use. SAS has the most complete set of regression methods available compared to SPSS and Minitab.

 

SPSS (IBM SPSS Statistics)

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

IBM SPSS Statistics (formerly called "PASW" and before that just "SPSS") is a data and statistics analysis program that is particularly well suited for the Social Sciences and other academic disciplines.  PASW has most of the regression methods included in SAS, as well as the ability to generate charts and graphs from data sets (similar to Minitab's graphing features).


StuffIt Expander

Platform: Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

Stuffit Expander is used to open compressed files in a variety of formats. It will normally run automatically when you click on a compressed file.
 

Tableau Desktop 9

Platform: Windows Desktop & Laptop Computers

Data visualization software.


VLC Media Player

Platform: Windows & Mac Desktop & Laptop Computers

VLC Media Player can playback a variety of audio and video files and streams.

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