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Following is a list of the software that is available to departments (University-owned faculty and staff computers) and/or for personal use (students, faculty and staff). Please select the specific item for details on availability and cost.

Acrobat Professional (Adobe)
Adobe® Acrobat® Pro software lets you convert any document into a portable document format (PDF) file.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
Apple OS
The University has an educational volume license for Mac OS X. The OS may be installed on any Macintosh computer that is owned by the University. There is no provision for server licensing and that software must be purchased elsewhere.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
ArcGIS
ArcInfo is the complete GIS (geographic information system) data creation, update, query, mapping, and analysis system. ArcView is a popular desktop GIS (geographic information system) and mapping software. ArcView provides data visualization, query, analysis, and integration capabilities along with the ability to create and edit geographic data. UMD has a site license for this product that is managed by staff at the Geospatial Analysis Center.
Depts: Order it from UMD GAC
CCleaner
CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system, which allows Windows to run faster and frees up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities (such as deleting temporary files, URL history, cookies, and download history), and deletes files in the Windows Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
All: Download it from CCleaner
Contribute (Adobe)
Adobe Contribute software enables users to collaboratively author, review, and publish web content while maintaining site integrity without learning HTML.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
Director (Adobe)
Adobe Director is an ideal product to use when creating accessible kiosks, CD/DVD-ROMs, and Web-based applications. CD/DVD-ROMs and web-based applications.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
Dreamspark (Microsoft)
The U of M is participating in the Microsoft DreamSpark program, which offers U of M students the option to download Microsoft developer software and designer tools free of charge. Visit the Microsoft DreamSpark web site to create a Windows Live account and obtain the software.
Students: Microsoft DreamSpark
Dreamweaver (Adobe)
Quickly and easily design, develop, and maintain websites and web applications - from start to finish with Adobe Dreamweaver.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
Encryption software
Encryption is the conversion of data into a form, called ciphertext, that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people. Decryption is the process of converting encrypted data back into its original form, so it can be understood. There is a variety of encryption software available for common operating systems. OIT has put together a list with more detailed information.
All: Encrypting Stored Data
Eraser
Eraser is a secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
All: Download it from sourceforge.net
Filezilla
Filezilla is an easy-to-use, full-featured SFTP client for both Windows and Macintosh.
All: Download it from Filezilla Project
Flash Professional
Adobe Flash software is used to design and deliver low-bandwidth animations, presentations, and Web sites.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
Ghost Solution Suite
Ghost Solution Suite provides high performance utilities for fast and safe system upgrading, backup, and recovery. Ghost writes disk images directly to popular CD-R/CD-RW drives, making it easy to back up your data.
Depts: Order it from OIT
iTunes
iTunes is a simple to use audio player for Macintosh and Windows computers. It supports a variety of media types, including AAC, MP3, and streaming audio. With this application you have the ability to purchase legal copies of songs at the iTunes Music Store, usually for as little as $0.99 apiece.
All: Download it from Apple
JMP
JMP joins statistics with graphics, in you are able to see your data from all angles and discover relationships and outliers that you may have missed.
All: Order it from OIT
Malware / Spyware Removal Tools
Various tools to detect and remove malicious software.
All: Get more info
Mathematica
Use Mathematica software for scientific research, engineering analysis and modeling, and technical education from high school to graduate school, and wherever quantitative methods are used. Under an individual license purchase, the Mathematica software can legally be installed on one work computer and one home computer as long as the software is not used at the same time on both computers. Faculty and staff only (no student license available at UMD.)
Depts: Order it from OIT
MATLAB
MATLAB integrates mathematical computing, visualization, and a powerful language to provide a flexible environment for technical computing.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Microsoft Software
Office, OneNote, Project, Publisher, Visual Studio, Visio
The U of M Academic Computing (AC) negotiates reduced prices with Microsoft for popular Microsoft software products for department owned computers, faculty/staff owned computers, and student-owned computers.
Depts: Obtain via Active Directory OR Order it from OIT
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
Anti-virus software protects your computer from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Starting Fall 2013 at the University of Minnesota we are using Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection on UMN owned computers.
Depts: Obtain via Active Directory OR Order it from OIT
Students: Download it from Microsoft
Minitab
Minitab gives you the statistical tools you need to analyze your data and improve quality in one easy-to-use package. It is the leading software used to implement Six Sigma worldwide.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Nvivo
NVivo is the qualitative software that combines subtle coding with the qualitative linking, shaping and modeling. A fine detailed analyzer, NVivo integrates the processes of interpretation, discovery and focused questioning.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Parallels Desktop for Mac
With Parallels you can run Windows, Linux, and more side-by-side with Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac, without rebooting.
All: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
Password Safe
Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe all you have to do is create and remember a single "Master Password" of your choice in order to unlock and access your entire user name/password list.
All: Download it from sourceforge.net
Photoshop Elements / Photoshop (Adobe)
Adobe Photoshop software is useful for image editing with powerful features that offer something for every user. Photoshop Elements has a simplified interface and fewer features than Photosho CS4.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Personal: Order it from UMD Computer Corner
PuTTY
PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client, which can be used to create a secure connection to a remote Unix-based server (such as ub).
Personal: Download it from PuTTY
Read&Write Gold (R&W)
R&WG software was developed primarily to assist students with print disabilities, but has the capacity to help all individuals succeed. It can aid reading, writing, study skills, and research.
All UMD students, faculty, and staff may download a "Take Home" version for their personally owned computers: Windows R&WG and Mac R&WG.
Read&Write Gold has been installed and is available on all ITSS lab computers and on Library 122, 124, and 126 computers. It is available in Active Directory. If you run a lab in partnership with ITSS and would like to install it there, please contact Greg Mattsen, gmattsen@d.umn.edu.
SAS
SAS software is used widely for statistical analysis, as well as for access, management, analysis, and presentation of data.
Depts: Order it from OIT
SPSS
SPSS statistical software integrates and analyzes marketing, customer and operational data in key vertical markets.
Depts: Order it from OIT
Students: Download it from ITSS
STATA
STATA is an integrated statistical package for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. It is designed for research professionals. This software is ordered directly through STATA Corporation.
Depts: Order it from STATA
VPN client (Cisco)
VPN lets you make a secure connection to a University computer from an off-campus, non-UMD connection (for example, cable or DSL modem). When you use UMD's VPN service, it makes your computer appear as though it is directly attached to UMDNet, and provides the same security and access to restricted resources that you have while on campus.
All: Download it from ITSS
WinSCP
WinSCP is an open source, secure FTP (SFTP) client for transferring files to and from remote servers, such as the UMD web server.
All: Download it from WinSCP