Electronic tools are the first choice for building and exchanging information. These tools must allow easy, reliable access to data, documents, and communication.
Below is a list of computer applications that Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) recommends. Most of these applications are available for use in the computing facilities in Waterman Building and in Bailey-Howe Library, along with other advanced applications.
All the recommended applications will run on new computers available for purchase from UVM. Visit the Computer Depot for prices and specifications.
- Essential Software
- How to Obtain Essential Software
- Network Connectivity Software (File transfer, Shell access, Virtual Private Network)
- Advanced and Specialized Applications
These applications comprise the recommended productivity applications for Windows and Macintosh computers. They include business applications, communications and internet tools, and virus protection.
|Microsoft Windows||Macintosh OS X|
|Office Suites||Microsoft Office||Microsoft Office|
|Word Processing||Microsoft Word||Microsoft Word|
|Spreadsheets||Microsoft Excel||Microsoft Excel|
|Presentations||Microsoft PowerPoint||Microsoft PowerPoint|
|Database||Microsoft Access||FileMaker Pro|
|World Wide Web||Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox||Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox|
|UVM Outlook on the Web (OWA)
|UVM Outlook on the Web (OWA)
Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail
|Antivirus||Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection||none|
 Included in Office
The University of Vermont has licensed many software package and provides them at a reduced price or free to UVM affiliates. Below, we've listed sources for commonly used software. A complete list of UVM software licenses is available at http://www.uvm.edu/ets/licensing.
|For Departments||For Students||For Staff & Faculty|
|FileMaker Pro &
|FileMaker Pro is available for departments at discounted academic prices from FileMaker's Volume Licensing program. Discounts start at 1 unit. Contact a Volume Licensing representative, or 800-725-2747 Mon - Fri, 5am - 5pm PT.||FileMaker Pro for personal use is available at reduced academic prices from the Apple Store.|
|Antivirus||Available for download from the UVM Software Archive.|
|Terminal||SSH for Mac||Licensed via Mac purchase||Mac Applications/Utilities folder|
|Fetch or Fugu||SFTP for Mac||Free for educational use||UVM Software Archive|
|PuTTY||SSH for Windows||Free for educational use||UVM Software Archive|
|WinSCP||SFTP for Windows||Free for educational use||UVM Software Archive|
|Cisco AnyConnect for Mac & Windows||VPN Client||University licensed||sslvpn.uvm.edu|
Today's computers are capable of running applications that perform complex manipulations of images, facilitate statistical analysis, and more. The following recommended applications are complex, and may require specific skills or additional learning. Not all of the programs listed are licensed by UVM; a software license may be required by the software manufacturer
|Windows||Macintosh OS X||License Status|
Outlook (included in MS Office) / Outlook on the Web (OWA)
|Licensed for Faculty, Staff, & Students|
|Statistics & Mathematics||
||See The ETS Licensed Software Page for details.|
|Illustration||Adobe Illustrator||Adobe Illustrator||Not licensed|
|System Utilities||Norton Utilities||Norton Utilities||Not licensed|
|Bibliography and Manuscript||EndNote||EndNote||Licensed|
|Music & Internet Radio Listening||Apple iTunes||Apple iTunes||Free|
Last modified June 14 2016 12:51 PM