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Acrobat Reader is a free program used to view and print PDF files. The program is widely used as a way to present and provide printable copies of information with a fixed layout.

ArcGIS is an integrated collection of GIS software products used to perform spatial analysis and create cartography and visualizations.   Related links: ESRI Education Community Web Portal | Tutorials 

Argus is a financial analysis program often used with Microsoft Excel to forecast cash flows and value for real estate properties.

Audacity is a free program used for audio editing and recording. The program is a popular tool for creating and editing audio podcasts.

BlueJ is an integrated development environment for the Java programming language, developed mainly for educational purposes and commonly used by universities. Related links: Tutorials 

CutePDF Writer allows you to convert any printable document to PDF format. It installs as a virtual printer and is available from any application that offers a `Print` option. (Windows Only) Related links: Download Software

Diet Analysis Plus is a diet assessment program used to create personal profiles and to track types and serving sizes of foods consumed. The program includes over 22,000 food choices and ten reports. Related links: Tutorials

FileZilla is a free program used to transfer files to and from your local machine and a server. It can be used to post webpages at the College of Charleston. Related links: Download Software | Uploading Student Webpages in the Lab

Finale Reader is a music notation software program.

GIMP or Gnu Image Manipulation Program, is a graphics editor used to process digital graphics and photographs. Typical uses include creating graphics and logos, resizing, cropping and retouching photos, altering colors, combining multiple images, removing unwanted image features, and converting between different image formats. It is often used as a free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop. Related links:Common Tasks (GIMP Quickies) | Download Software | Tutorials

Google Earth is a program that maps the earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. It is available under three different licenses. Google Earth is the free version. Related links: Download Software | Tutorials

Hawkes Learning Systems: Statistics is a courseware program bundled with textbooks Discovering Statistics, 2/E and Beginning Statistics, 1/E. Related links: Student Access Code Information | Getting Started Directions for Students

JMP 7 is a statistical software package designed for dynamic data visualization on the desktop. Related links: Tutorials

KompoZer is a stand-alone WYSIWYG web page creation and editing program. The program interface is similar to Dreamweaver. KompoZer does NOT allow for secure FTP (the required FTP protocol at the College of Charleston). Students should use the FileZilla instructions to upload their webpages. Related links: Download Software

Microsoft Office 2003/Windows XP is currently supported on the College of Charleston campus. The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint file formats is installed on all lab and classroom computers. Related links: Compatibility Patch |2) Save your Office 2007 files as rich text files (.rtf) or in the Office 2003 format, or 3) Change your Office 2007 default save options | Student Computing Support - Information Technology

Minitab 15 is a statistical software package. Related links: Tutorials

Mozilla Firefox is a web browser that includes tabbed browsing, a spell checker, incremental find, live bookmarking, and a download manager. Functions can be added through around 2,000 add-ons created by third-party developers. is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. The office application suite was released with the aim of reducing the dominant market share of Microsoft Office by providing a free, open and high-quality alternative. Related links: Download | Tutorials

Python is a free, opensource, multi platform programming language often used to create and manipulate media by implementing Photoshop-like effects, reversing/splicing sounds and creating animations. Related links: Download | Quick Reference | Tutorial

SeaMonkey is an all-in-one internet application suite that includes a web-browser, email, chat, and webpage editor. SeaMonkey does NOT allow for secure FTP (the required FTP protocol at the College of Charleston). Students should use the FileZilla instructions to upload their webpages. Related links: Downloads | Tutorials

SPSS is among the most widely used programs for statistical analysis in social science. Related links:SPSS Wiki | Tutorials

SynchronEyes (122 Classroom Only) is classroom management software that connects the teacher's station with every student computer in the classroom. The program allows the instructor to communicate, monitor or collaborate with students individually or as a group. Related links: Using SynchronEyes it for the First Time | Monitoring Student Computers | Controlling Student Computers | Quiz View | Buttons & Toolbars Quick Reference Sheet

(last updated fall 09)