Software Directory

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This directory is a collection of the most commonly requested software titles at Buffalo State. If you require software that is not included on this page, please open a software request ticket via our self-service portal.

Please Note: Some software titles are available for personal/home use. Certain titles may only be available to faculty/staff (not students). Review the “Home Use Eligibility” section under each title to see if you qualify to install the software at home.

Office is Microsoft’s productivity suite which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access and OneNote. The suite is pre-installed on all campus-owned computers. Current Buffalo State faculty and staff can also purchase Office for a substantial discount through the Work at Home program under our Microsoft Campus Agreement.

  • Current Version: Office 2016
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • For Faculty/Staff Device: Install via self-service on your PC or Mac
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty and Staff
  • Obtain for Home Use: Faculty and staff can sign-in to Office 365 to download

Microsoft Windows

Windows is a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft, and comes pre-installed on all campus-owned PCs. Current Buffalo State faculty and staff can also purchase Windows for a substantial discount through the Work at Home program under our Microsoft Campus Agreement.

  • Current Version: Windows 10
  • Platforms: Windows
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Pre-installed on all campus computers
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Pre-installed on all campus computers
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty and Staff (state-line employees only; does not cover non-state line employees)
  • Obtain for Home Use: Faculty and staff can purchase a copy by visiting the On The Hub website

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Our contract license for Creative Cloud includes the applications only, and does NOT include the data storage component of Creative Cloud. This means that you must save your work to a local, network or removable drive.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty and Staff (state-line employees only; does not cover non-state line employees)
  • Obtain for Home Use: Open software request ticket
Please Note: Once requested for home use, Adobe Creative Cloud apps can be installed à la carte. Before installing an Adobe app, however, it is highly recommended that you ensure your computer meets the System Requirements to run the application.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. The apps included in the Adobe CC Full package are listed below. Our contract license for Creative Cloud includes the applications only, and does NOT include the data storage component of Creative Cloud. This means that you must save your work to a local, network or removable drive.

  • Included Apps: Acrobat Pro DC, After Effects CC, Animate CC and Mobile Device Packaging, Audition CC, Bridge CC, Dreamweaver CC, Edge Animate CC, Edge Inspect CC, Edge Reflow CC, Extension Manager CC, Fireworks CC, Flash Builder Premium, Gaming SDK 1.4, Illustrator CC, InCopy CC, InDesign CC, Lightroom CC, Media Encoder CC, Muse CC, Photoshop CC, Prelude CC, Premiere Pro CC, Scout CC, SpeedGrade CC
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty and Staff (state-line employees only; does not cover non-state line employees)
  • Obtain for Home Use: Open software request ticket
Please Note: Once requested for home use, Adobe Creative Cloud apps can be installed à la carte. Before installing an Adobe app, however, it is highly recommended that you ensure your computer meets the System Requirements to run the application.

Apple iLife

iMovie and GarageBand, formerly known as iLife and Apple Creativity Apps (as it is still commonly called), is a suite of software applications for Mac OS X and iOS developed by Apple Inc. for organizing, editing, and publishing photos, movies, and music. The suite is pre-installed on all campus-owned Macs.

  • Platforms: Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Pre-installed on all campus Macs
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Pre-installed on all campus Macs
  • Home Use Eligibility: Not available for home use
  • Obtain for Home Use: Not available for home use

Apple iWork

Apple Productivity Apps, formerly and commonly known as iWork, is an office suite of applications created by Apple Inc. for its OS X and iOS operating systems. It includes Keynote, a presentation program; the word processing and desktop publishing application Pages; and the spreadsheet application Numbers.

  • Platforms: Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Not available for home use
  • Obtain for Home Use: Not available for home use

ArcGIS (by ESRI)

ArcGIS is the industry standard GIS software. Buffalo State holds a campus-wide site license. ArcGIS can be installed on any campus-owned computer, and is also available to install on personally owned devices.

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Obtain for Home Use: Learn how to obtain a copy by visiting the GIS Tech Hub website

Autodesk AutoCAD

Campus licensed application for 2D and 3D computer aided design (CAD) and drafting.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Not available for home use
  • Obtain for Home Use: Not available for home use

Camtasia Studio/Camtasia for Mac

Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac are software suites, created and published by TechSmith, for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Not available for home use
  • Obtain for Home Use: Not available for home use

GoToMeeting Free

GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by the Online Services division of Citrix Systems. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Free for up to three meeting attendees
  • Obtain for Home Use: Learn how to obtain a copy by visiting https://free.gotomeeting.com/

Mathematica (by Wolfram)

Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation program, sometimes called a computer algebra program, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket or install via self-service on your PC or Mac
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Obtain for Home Use:

MATLAB

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. A proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Python. Home use access is available to faculty who teach MATLAB and their students via Citrix XenApp. XenApp is an application virtualization technology that allows users to access designated apps from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

Minitab

Minitab®, originally intended as a tool for teaching statistics, is a general purpose statistical software package designed for easy interactive use. Minitab is well suited for instructional applications and is most popular as a teaching tool; however, it is also powerful enough to be used as a primary tool for analyzing research data. To learn more about Minitab®, please click here.

R

R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket or install via self-service on your PC or Mac
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Obtain for Home Use: Learn how to obtain a copy by visiting https://www.r-project.org/

Read&Write

Read&Write is the award-winning literacy toolbar that enables students to realize their full potential - throughout K-12 to Higher Ed and beyond. Great for all subjects and lesson plans, Read&Write helps students understand, learn and express themselves with confidence. To learn more about Read&Write, please click here.

SAS

SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. Home use access is available to faculty who teach SAS and their students via Citrix XenApp. XenApp is an application virtualization technology that allows users to access designated apps from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

Skype

Skype is an application that specializes in providing video chat and voice call services. Users can exchange text and video messages, files and images, and create conference calls.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Request for Faculty/Staff Device: Open software request ticket 
  • Request for Student Lab Device: Open software request ticket (lab coordinator only)
  • Home Use Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Obtain for Home Use: Learn how to obtain a copy by visiting http://www.skype.com/en/

SPSS (by IBM)

SPSS Statistics is a software package used for statistical analysis, survey authoring and deployment (IBM SPSS Data Collection), data mining (IBM SPSS Modeler), text analytics, and collaboration and deployment (batch and automated scoring services). Home use access is available to faculty who teach SPSS and their students via Citrix XenApp. XenApp is an application virtualization technology that allows users to access designated apps from any computer, tablet or smartphone.