Available Software

The Arts Computing Office welcomes students, staff and faculty to approach us with any software issues. We provide support for software on Nexus and Arts faculty computers. Available software can be found below by operating system, department or computer lab.

Visit the IST Service Desk in either the Dana Porter or Davis Centre Libraries to obtain a podium key. 

Note: Please review Using Adobe CC in labs, if you plan to use Adobe CC in East Campus Hall (ECH) 1205 or PAS 1098.

Windows

  • Arts Lecture Hall (AL)
  • Modern Languages (ML) 109 and 113

  • Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology (PAS) 1080, 1098, 1099, and 1237

ACCOUNTING

Title Year last updated

Personal TaxPrep 2017

2018
Corporate TaxPrep 2018 v1.0 2018
HLM 7.0.1 2014

This software can be found on any Windows lab computer in Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology (PAS) 1237, 1080, and 1098.  

ECONOMICS

Title Year last updated
Shazam 10.1 Pro 2011
R 3.5.1 2019
RStudio 1.1.463 2018
Stata 15 IC 2019
MikTek 2.9.6942 2019
TexMaker 5.0.3 2018
Gretl 2016b-64 2017
GTAPAgg7 2018
Rungtapp370 2018
GAMS 25.1.2 2018

This software can be found on any Windows lab computer in Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology (PAS) 1237, 1080, and 1098. 

PSYCHOLOGY

Title Year last updated
E-Prime 3.0.3.60 (Only on the computers in PAS 1237 and PAS 1099) 2015
Psychopy 1.90.3 (Only on the computers in PAS 1237) 2019
MediaLab 2012 (Only on the computers in PAS 1237) 2012
DirectRT 2012 (Only on the computers in PAS 1237) 2012

This software can be found on any Windows lab computer in Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology (PAS) 1237, 1080, and 1098. 

GENERAL ARTS

Title Year last updated
Microsoft Office 2016 2016
MatLab 2018b 2019
iTunes 2019
SPSS 26 (in all public computer labs) 2020

This software can be found on any Windows lab computer in Psychology-Anthropology-Sociology (PAS) 1237, 1080, and 1098. 

COMMON NEXUS APPLICATIONS

The following applications are provided and kept up to date on a regular basis:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Reader 2017
  • Active Perl
  • Ebrary Reader
  • FileZilla
  • Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR)
  • Flash Player/Browser plugin
  • Ghostscript
  • ​GhostView
  • Google Chrome
  • Java 8 update 161
  • KLite Codec Pack
  • Notepad++
  • Python 2.7.14
  • Python 3.6.3
  • Shockwave player
  • Tera Term Pro
  • Thunderbird ESR
  • VideoLAN Client (VLC) Player plugin
  • WinSCP
  • Write-N-Cite 4

Mac

PAS 1098

This software can also be found in the Stratford campus Mac lab.   

  • Adobe CC
  • Audacity
  • Compressor
  • FileZilla Client
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Firefox (ESR)
  • Google Chrome
  • HandBrake
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • UW Emerge Client
  • VLC Media Player

EAST CAMPUS HALL (ECH) 1205

  • Adobe CC
  • Audacity
  • Compressor
  • FileZilla Client
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Firefox (ESR)
  • Google Chrome
  • HandBrake
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Processing
  • Twine
  • Unity
  • UW Emerge Client
  • VLC Media Player

COMMON APPLICATIONS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF MANAGED MACS

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016
  • UW Emerge Client
  • VLC Media Player

MANAGED LICENSED APPLICATIONS

The following software are managed licensed applications that require a software license for faculty and staff managed Macs:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • AdobeCC
  • Final Cut Pro

OPTIONAL APPLICATIONS THAT CAN BE INSTALLED

The following software can be installed on-demand by running /Applications/Utilities/Managed Software Update.app

  • Adobe Reader
  • Audacity
  • Department Printers
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • RStudio (includes R)
  • Skype
  • Skype for Business
  • Thunderbird
  • VLC Media Player

If additional software is needed for instructional purposes, see the sidebar (Requesting Additional Software) for details.

Requesting Additional Software

If you are an Arts faculty member and wish to request additional software to be installed in Arts computer labs:

  • Obtain a legal license to publish a copy of the software on the Waterloo Nexus network from the software’s vendor.
  • Please fill in the Software Request form to request a service for software installation.

Live chat

Computing questions? Connect with the Arts Computing Office Help Desk on our live chat! Available Monday to Friday, 9:30AM - 4:30PM, with some exceptions.