Information Technology Services makes many software applications available to the Union College community. Most of this software is installed in public computer facilities maintained by ITS. Much of this software can also be installed on other, College-owned computers.
Because the College can't afford to purchase licenses for every faculty, staff and student, ITS sometimes enforces licensing limits using network license servers which are generally only accessible from on-campus or via VPN.
If you have questions about software applications that are not listed on this page, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (518) 388-6400 or send email to the ITS Help Desk requesting information. You can see the list of available software applications (including version) installed in Union College's public computing facilities for the current academic year on the bottom of the ITS Public Computing Facilities webpage. Upgrades to new versions of software on computers in classrooms/public computing facilities occur once a year over summer break.
The software is organized by general type of application:
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing Acrobat X Pro Create, edit, and read PDF files Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Access Database Windows campus agreement Dreamweaver Website development Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Excel Data analysis; spreadsheet Windows campus agreement InDesign Page layout design Windows/Macintosh campus agreement PowerPoint Presentation Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Publisher Desktop publishing Windows campus agreement Word Word processing Windows/Macintosh
Security and Antivirus
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing Forefront Anti-virus software Windows campus agreement Virusscan Anti-virus software Macintosh campus agreement Windows Defender Anti-spyware software Windows freeware
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing Mac Mail Email client Macintosh included in operating system Outlook Email client Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing Mac SFTP Secure FTP Macintosh campus agreement Mozilla FireFox Web browser Windows/Macintosh freeware Internet Explorer Web browser Windows included in operating system Secure SSH Secure Telnet and FTP Windows campus agreement Safari Web browser Macintosh included in operating system Chrome Web browser Windows/Macintosh freeware
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing ArcGIS Analyze geographic data; create maps Windows purchase individual license thru ITS eViews Econometric analysis Windows campus agreement Excel Data analysis; spreadsheet Windows/Macintosh campus agreement JMP Mathematical modeling; numerical analysis Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Mathematica Mathematical modeling; numerical analysis Windows/Macintosh/Linux campus agreement MATLAB Mathematical and computational analysis Windows campus agreement SAS Statistical analysis Windows campus agreement SPSS Statistical analysis Windows campus agreement STATA Statistical analysis Windows purchase individual license thru ITS
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing Audacity Audio editing Windows/Macintosh freeware Fireworks Prototype website, mobile and application interfaces Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Flash Professional Creating interactive content Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Garageband Music creation Macintosh included in operating system iDVD DVD creation Macintosh included in operating system Illustrator Vector graphics software Windows/Macintosh campus agreement iMovie Video editing Macintosh included in operating system Pinnacle Studio Video editing and DVD creation Windows purchase individual license Photoshop Image editing Windows/Macintosh campus agreement Photoshop Elements Image editing Windows/Macintosh purchase individual license
Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing QuickTime Audio and video player Windows/Macintosh freeware Windows Media Player Audio and video player Windows included in operating system iTunes Audio and video player Windows/Macintosh freeware