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Over the summer of 2019 various items of Macintosh software were added, upgraded or withdrawn. Access to MCS Macintosh is most convenient using the Apple menu item provided. Applications are listed below under their category type.

MCS Macs run under macOS Mojave 10.14.6. Last updated 31 October 2019.

All applications are available at all University sites, and where possible, at all other cluster sites. Some applications are limited by licensing issues, and these are indicated by the notes below.

Adobe Applications are no longer available across the MCS. Adobe no longer sell concurrent licences. The responsiblity for licensing Adobe applications is with the institutions. In the first instance, users should check with their local IT staff as to availability of applications on their MCS workstations.

Additionally at the time of writing, a few new applications or upgraped version may not yet be available; this is indicated below by the abbreviation NYA in the Comments column and applies, in a few cases, where technical difficulties remain or master licensing arrangments are not complete.

Assistive Technology

Application Version Comments
Read & Gold 11 deployed on request, please contact UIS
VoiceOver Utility 2.0 configure text to speech, found in Utilities folder

Database Packages

Application Version Comments
Diogenes 3.1 [3] Classics
QGis 2.8.2  
Zotero 4.0.17.1+  

Email and Messaging

Application Version Comments
FaceTime    
Mail   [4] default mail client
Microsoft Outlook 2016  
Thunderbird 17.0.9ESR Newsreader and email client

Graphics and Presentation

Integrated Packages

Application Version Comments
Adobe Bridge CC 2019 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
Adobe Media Encoder CC 2019 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
GIMP    
Google Earth    
iMovie    
Image Capture    
KeyNote    
LibreOffice 6.0 Impress Presentation, Draw 
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016  
Numbers    
Pages    
Photos   Part of MacOS
Photo Booth    
SMART Board Software   visible on Macs with SMART Boards attached
VLC 2.0  

Integrated Packages

Application Version Comments
GarageBand    
iTunes    
LibreOffice 6.0 Base Database, Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, Write
Microsoft Office 2016  
Photos   Part of MacOS

Multimedia and Music

Application Version Comments
Adobe Bridge CC 2019  
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019  
Adobe Extension Manager CC  
Adobe Media encoder CC 2019  
Audacity    
DVD Player    
iTunes    

Network Tools

Application Version Comments
Fetch 5.7  

Programming and Scripting

Application Version Comments
AppleScript editor    
Automator    
jEdit    
MacPorts    
Octave-cli    
Octave- gui    
Perl    
Python 3.7  
Ruby    
XCode    

Scanner Packages

Application Version Comments
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019  
Image capture    
VueScan   visible on Macs with a scanner connected.

Spreadsheet, Maths and Statistics

Application Version Comments
Geogebra    
Grapher    
LibreOffice Calc & Math 6.0  
MatLab 2018a  
Microsoft Excel 2016  
Numbers    
Octave    
R    
SPSS 25 [1]

Teaching Packages

These applications are supported by the institution for whose use they are provided, and are available at these sites only. (See site codes at the top of the page)

Application Version Comments
Google Earth 6.2 Satellite imagery
R 3.0.3  
SMART Board software 10 Education Macs with Smartboard

Utilities

Please note that some of the Utilities listed are found under the Utilities folder, this is denoted in the Comments column

Application Version Comments
Activity Monitor    
Adobe Application Manager CC 2019 Utilities >
Adobe Installers   Utilities >
Adobe Utilities    
AppleScript Editor    
App Store    
AirPort Utility   Utilities >
Audio Midi Setup   Utilities >
Automator    
Blue Tooth file exchange   Utilities >
Boot Camp Assist   Utilities >
Calculator    
Calendar    
Chess    
ColourSync utility   Utilities >
Console   Utilities >
Contacts    
Dashboard    
Dictionary    
Digital Colour meter   Utilities >
Disk utility   Utilities >
Fetch 5.7 File transfer client
Font Book    
Grab   Utilities >
Grapher   Utilities >
iBooks    
Image Capture    
Keychain Access   Utilities >
LaunchPad    
Maps    
Messages    
Migration Assistant   Utilities >
Mission Control    
Notes    
PCCLient    
Preview    
Reminders    
Remote Desktop Connection    
Script Editor   Utilities >
Stickies    
System Information   Utilities >
System preferences    
Terminal   Utilities >
VoiceOver utility   Utilities >
XQuartz   Utiilities >

Web Browsing

Application Version Comments
Firefox    
Google Chrome    
Safari    

Web Design

Application Version Comments
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019  

Word and Text Processing

Application Version Comments
Adobe InDesign CC 2019  
Aquamacs    
Atlas.ti 8  
ATOM   text editor, uses Git & Github
Dictionary    
Emacs    
Express Scribe   transcription software for audio recordings
Font Book    
LibreOffice 5.3 Write
Lyx    
Microsoft Word 2016  
TextEdit    

Browser plugins

Application Version Comments
Flash Player    
Apple Java    
Flip4Mac    
Scorch    
Shockwave Flash    

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