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Actual ODBC Drivers

Actual ODBC Drivers let people utilizing macOS computers connect to enterprise databases using common desktop application(s) such as Microsoft Excel and FileMaker Pro.

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro allows you to create, edit, and e-sign PDFs.

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application.

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software, and web-based applications is available through a centrally managed University of Alaska system license agreement. Departments can purchase licenses from this agreement for use by Staff, Faculty, and Students, whether for administrative duties, or academic work.

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions is an e-book reader for Adobe DRM protected books, as well as EPUB, and PDF books.

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development and publishing tool that supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, among other programming languages.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and design program.

Adobe InCopy

Adobe InCopy lets copywriters and editors style text, track changes, and make simple layout modifications to a document while designers work on the same document.

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and page layout design application.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is an image organization, editing, and processing software.

Adobe Media Encoder

Adobe Media Encoder is an encoding engine for Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Character Animator that allows individuals to export videos to to a wide variety of web services, or physical media.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor, and is commonly used for photo editing and illustration.

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based and non-linear video editing software.


Audacity is an easy-to-use, free, open source, multi-track audio editor and recorder for macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems.


BBEdit is a leading HTML and text editor for the Mac with high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.


Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics program for macOS, Windows, and Linux. It is used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D-printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality, and, formerly, video games.


Code::Blocks is a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports multiple compilers including GCC, Clang and Visual C++ on Windows, macOS, and Linux.


Fetch is a full-featured file transfer client for Apple macOS supporting FTP and SFTP.


Figma is a collaborative interface design tool for building meaningful products. Seamlessly design, prototype, develop, and collect feedback in a single platform.

FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is cross-platform relational database application for designing and creating custom apps for mobile device, computer, and the web.


Finale is an easy-to-use, music notation and composition software for macOS, and Windows operating systems.

Foxit PDF Editor

Information about Foxit PDF Editor, UA's recommended alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro. The software has comparable features to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and is compatible with current macOS and Windows operations systems.


FreeCAD is an open-source general-purpose parametric 3D computer-aided design modeler and a building information modeling software application with finite element method support.


GarageBand is a digital audio workstation and music sequencer that can record, play back, and modify multiple tracks of audio.


GitKraken is a multi-platform graphical interface for Git.


Gnuplot is a command-line and GUI program that can generate two- and three-dimensional plots of functions, data, and data fits.


HandBrake is a free and open-source digital video transcoder.


Keynote is a presentation software that lets you easily create gorgeous presentations, and comes included with most Apple devices.

Logic Pro

Logic Pro is a professional music creation app that puts the power of the studio right at your fingertips.


Mainstage is the live-performance companion app for Logic Pro.

Microsoft 365 (Office)

Microsoft 365 (Office) is a productivity suite that helps you create, edit, and share. With Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 is the destination for creating and editing documents on the fly when you need them most. Available on many popular platforms such as Android, iOS/iPadOS, macOS, Windows, and Online via a web browser.

Microsoft Shifts

Shifts in Microsoft Teams is a schedule management tool that helps you create, update, and manage schedules for your team.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a unifying experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Microsoft 365 global, secure cloud.


Numbers is a spreadsheet application that lets you create spreadsheets, and comes included with most Apple devices.


OpenJDK is a free, open-source version of the Java Development Kit for the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE).


OpenSSH is a cross-platform suite of secure networking utilities based on the Secure Shell protocol, which provides a secure channel over an unsecured network.


Pages is a word processor that lets you create documents, and comes included with most Apple devices.

Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac is a virtualization software which enables running Windows and other OSs on an Intel, or Apple Silicon Mac.


Photos is a photo management and editing application developed by Apple.


PyCharm is a cross-platform Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) providing code analysis, a graphical debugger, integrated unit tester, version control system support.


QGIS is a free, and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) for macOS, Windows, Linux, and BSD operating systems.


Read&Write is a software toolbar that helps learners create and access content with the literacy support features needed to engage with a personalized learning experience.


Safari is a web browser developed by Apple. It is built into Apple operating systems, including macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and the upcoming VisionOS.


SimBio's research-based virtual labs and interactive chapters teach college biology in an inquiry-driven learning style.


Slido is a Q&A and polling platform for live and virtual meetings and events. It offers interactive Q&A, live polls and insights about your about your audience.


SPSS Statistics is a software package by IBM used for statistical analysis.


VectorWorks is a 2D & 3D software suite containing Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs for architectural, landscape, engineering, and Entertainment projects on Windows and macOS.

VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.


WeVideo is an online video editing app that lets you create, edit, and share videos effortlessly. It has an intuitive interface with tools for cutting, adding effects, text, and audio. It works on the web and mobile, making editing easy across devices. WeVideo is web based and only requires an internet connection and is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems as well as mobile.


Zoom is a communications platform that allows individuals to connect with video, audio, phone, and chat.