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MCS software for Mac

Over the summer of 2018 various items of Macintosh software were added, upgraded or withdrawn.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 Mac OS X 10.12. Last updated 16 October 2018.

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

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

Database Packages

ApplicationVersionComments
Diogenes 3.1 [3] Classics
QGis 2.8.2  
Zotero 4.0.17.1+  

Email and Messaging

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

Graphics and Presentation

Integrated Packages

ApplicationVersionComments
Adobe Bridge CC 2018 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
Adobe Media Encoder CC 2018 Part of the Creative Cloud Suite PHX TR2
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 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

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

Multimedia and Music

ApplicationVersionComments
Adobe Bridge CC 2018
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018
Adobe Extension Manager CC
Adobe Media encoder CC 2018
Audacity
DVD Player
iTunes

Network Tools

ApplicationVersionComments
Fetch 5.7

Programming and Scripting

ApplicationVersionComments
AppleScript editor
Automator
jEdit
MacPorts
Octave-cli
Octave- gui
Perl
Python 2.7
Python 3.7
Ruby
XCode

Scanner Packages

ApplicationVersionComments
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Image capture
VueScan visible on Macs with a scanner connected.

Spreadsheet, Maths and Statistics

ApplicationVersionComments
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)

ApplicationVersionComments
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

ApplicationVersionComments
Activity Monitor
Adobe Application Manager CC 2017 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

ApplicationVersionComments
Firefox
Google Chrome
Safari

Web Design

ApplicationVersionComments
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018

Word and Text Processing

ApplicationVersionComments
Adobe InDesign CC 2018
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

ApplicationVersionComments
Flash Player
Apple Java
Flip4Mac
Scorch
Shockwave Flash

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