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Is This Software Supported:

This column indicates if a particular software title is supported for installation on CLA computer systems.

  • Supported - this software is supported without any special conditions.
  • Supported but needs special network settings implemented - this application is supported but the computer that will be using the software will need special network settings enabled.  A HelpDesk ticket will need to be created in order for everything to be configured properly.
  • Conditionally supported - this software is supported, but specific conditions are required for the installation.  Conditions that apply for that software title can be found italicized between the parenthesis.
  • not supported ..... - this software is not supported possibly due to one or more of the following restrictions:
    • data categorization restrictions from the University that prevent the general use of the software.
    • licensing terms that prevent the software from being used as intended on College systems, but alternative usage options apply (likley web interface).
    • PII restrictions that prevent information stored by the application from being stored on University computers.
    • manufacturer discontinued - this software is not supported and will not be installed in any manner.  This is likely due to the software manufacturer no longer supporting the software and/or severe security vulnerabilities within the application.

Does This Software Require A License:

This column indicates if software is licensed or generally available for use.  The College and/or University have already taken care of licensing for some software that does require a license.  The IT staff can help you determine if software you are requesting will require any additional licensing purchase based on your particular situation and the software being requested.  Licensing is correct as of the date of last update on the table below.

  • no - this is likely free software or open licensed software that the University continues to qualify to utilize and which the MOSS team has vetted as not causing conflicts with other College software and is safe from a security standpoint.  Most software under this category is generally available to all applicable College systems through either Software Center or Self Service.
  • no; restrictions apply - this software does not require a license, but can only be used in very specific cases and by specific categories of people.  For example, the student version of Lisrel cannot be used by any member of the Faculty or Staff and cannot be installed on any Faculty or Staff computer.
  • yes - this software requires a license of some form.  It is likely that this software is configured for installation via either Software Center or Self Service but will require a HelpDesk ticket request to have this software advertised to a particular computer.  If additional license purchases are required, the IT staff will work with you through the HelpDesk request to figure out the best pricing options for you depending on your particular needs and available funds.

Can This Software Be Installed On A Personal Computer:

This column indicates our most current knowledge of if a particular piece of licensed software will allow for an installation on a personally owned computer.  These are subject to change based on companies changing licensing terms with little or no warning.  Licensing is correct as of the date of last update on the table below.

Personally owned computers are determined to be computers used only by members of the College faculty or staff that were not purchased or reimbursed with any type of funding through the University.

  • yes - this software license allows for an installation on a personally owned computer.  Please contact the HelpDesk to find out how to get the installation for your personal computer.
  • yes; conditions apply - this software license allows for an installation on a personally owned computer under specific circumstances and/or can only be used under specific conditions.  Please contact the HelpDesk to find out what the conditions for installation are and if you will meet them.
  • no - this software license does not allow for installation on a personally owned computer.

Is This Software Available In Self-Service:

This column indicates if software is available for installation via one of the self-service portals which are Software Center in Windows and Self Service in Apple.

  • Yes - this software is generally available to all applicable systems.
  • No - this software is not currently available for installation via self-service.  This is likely due to low rates of usage across the College, or licensing restrictions that require manual intervention at the time of installation.  If you have software that you think should be in self-service, please submit the title of the software, a description of the use case, and a link to a location for the software in a HelpDesk ticket.
  • Install through Creative Cloud Desktop app - this application is installed and patched through the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop application.  This will require an Adobe ID.  To obtain an Adobe ID, you will need to submit a HelpDesk request indicating that you require an Adobe ID and which Adobe Creative Cloud application you need to use to complete your work.
  • Windows only - this application is only available for installation via the Software Center.
  • Mac only - this application is only available for installation via Self Service.
  • HelpDesk request required - this application can be made available for installation but will require a request through the HelpDesk.  This is usually due to specific licensing requirements attached to the application that require extra work on the part of IT or a budgetary purchase which IT will go through with you.

Is This Software Supported For Windows:

This column indicates if the application is supported for installation on the Windows OS.

Is This Software Supported for Macs:

This column indicates if the application is supported for installation on the Apple OS

 

Software table

This table will be updated at least once per semester

updated as of 2017-03-01

What Is The Software Title
What Is This Software
Is This Software Supported
Does This Software Require A License
Can This Software Be Installed On A Personal Computer
Is This Software Available In Self-Service
Is This Software Supported For Windows
Is This Software Supported for Macs
OS - Mac OS X 10.12.X Sierra Latest Apple operating system supported no NA Mac only NA yes
OS - Mac OS X 10.11.X El Capitan Previous Apple operating system supported no NA no NA yes
OS - Mac OS 10.10.X Yosemite Apple operating system not supported no NA no NA no
OS - Mac OS 10.9.X Mavericks Apple operating system not supported no NA no NA no
OS - Windows 10 1703 64 bit Latest Windows 10 operating system supported yes NA yes yes no
OS - Windows 10 1607 64 bit Current Windows 10 operating system supported yes NA no no no
OS - Windows 10 1511 64 bit Previous Windows 10 operating system supported until Sept. 20, 2017 yes NA no yes no
OS - Windows 8 64 bit Windows operating system not supported yes NA no no no
OS - Windows 7 64 bit Previous Windows operating system supported yes NA no yes no
7-zip file and folder compression application for windows supported no NA yes yes  NA
ActivePerl Perl programming language supported no NA yes yes yes
Acqknowledge life science based data acquisition and analysis application supported yes   no yes yes
Adobe Acrobat DC PDF creation and editing supported

part of

creative cloud

yes Install Through Creative Cloud Desktop app yes  yes
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC PDF viewer supported no NA yes yes yes
Adobe Creative Cloud applications Suite of applications for various tasks.  To see everything included and for more information on those applications please see: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html?promoid=KOVFF supported

yes

yes Install Through Creative Cloud Desktop app yes yes
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop The application that is used to install, patch, and update all of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications once an Adobe ID is obtained. supported yes yes yes yes yes
Adobe Air an adobe plugin required for some applications to run properly. supported no NA no yes yes
adobe digital editions adobe e-reader applicaiton. supported no NA no yes yes
Adobe Flash Player Active X Plugin plugin for internet explorer web content, this is only required as a secondary installation on Windows 7 systems. supported no NA windows only yes no
Adobe Flash Player NPAPI Plugin plugin for NPAPI format web content used with the Firefox web browser. supported no NA yes yes yes
Adobe Shockwave Player Plugin plugin for playing shockwave enabled web content for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari supported no NA yes yes yes
Amazon Music amazon cloud music player supported no NA no yes yes
Atom cross platform text editor.  More information can be found here: https://atom.io/ supported no NA no yes yes
ArcGIS graphical mapping and analysis application supported yes no no yes no
Audacity

cross platform audio editing application

supported no NA windows only yes no
Avizo 3D visualization and analysis software supported yes   no yes yes
BBEdit Text Editor supported conditionally: limited feature free version NA mac only no yes
BlueJeans client video conferencing application supported yes   yes yes yes
Bomgar College of the Liberal Arts selected cross platform remote support tool supported no no yes yes yes
Box Edit Web plugin for Box to edit documents online supported no NA no yes yes
Box for Office plugin to integrate Box into Office supported no NA yes yes NA
Box Sync application to synchronize your box.com data between your psu cloud account and a repository on your local computer.   You can find out more about Penn State's box instance here: http://box.psu.edu/ supported no NA yes yes yes
c-Cure access control and security management application used with programming access to building card readers. supported yes    no yes  NA
Camtasia video editor and screen recorder supported yes yes no yes yes
Cisco AnyConnect Penn State provided vpn client, necessary for remotely connecting to central Penn State resources supported no NA windows only yes yes
CLAN (primarily psychology users) Language Analysis application.  For more information please go to http://childes.talkbank.org/ supported no   windows only yes yes
Cloud storage solutions cloud based data storage and synchronization applications. Currently Box at Penn State is the only officially supported cloud storage solution          
Cygwin a utility that allows for POSIX API functionality on Windows supported no NA no yes NA
datavyu cross platform, java based video coding application. supported no NA no yes yes
DMDX an application that is used in measuring reaction time to vidual and auditory stimulation. conditionally supported (out of date software that currently only supports through windows 7, may fail on newer hardware) no   no windows 7 NA
Doceri Desktop Interactive presentation tool that allows for desktop connection from an iPad.  Find out more about Penn State's Doceri instance here: http://doceri.psu.edu/ supported no   submit HelpDesk request yes yes
dragon naturally speaking voice to text transcription software supported yes   no yes yes
Dragonfly software platform for the intuitive inspection of multi-scale multi-modality image data.  Find out more about Dragonfly here: http://theobjects.com/dragonfly supported yes NA no yes no
Dropbox cloud based file storage and synchronization application.  This conditionally supported (data categorization rules limit what Penn State data is allowed in dropbox) no NA yes yes yes
Dynare (matlab toolbox) economics toolbox for the Matlab application supported no   no yes yes
E-Prime application used in coding and conducting behavioral research supported yes no submit HelpDesk request yes NA
EndNote citation application supported yes yes; conditions apply submit HelpDesk request yes yes
ERDAS Imagine geospatial data authoring software conditionally supported (this has specific hardware requirements based on the version ordered) yes   no yes no
Evernote cloud based data/note organization tool conditionally supported (data categorization rules limit what Penn State data is allowed in dropbox) no NA yes yes yes
Eviews econometric analys, forecasting & simulation application supported yes   windows only yes  
Exceed onDemand Client remote desktop connection client supported no   yes yes yes
Express Scribe Transcription software supported yes NA no yes yes
Fetch file transfer application for Mac OS supported no   Mac only NA yes
FileZilla cross platform file transfer application supported no NA yes yes yes
FreeSurfer application for analysis and visualization of structural and functional neuroimaging data supported no   no no yes
G*power statistical power analysis application supported no NA Windows only yes NA
Gauss statistical analysis application supported yes   submit HelpDesk request yes  
Geneious molecular biology and NGS analysis application supported yes   no yes yes
GhostScript pdf and postscript interpreter used with TeX compiling supported yes   yes yes yes
GIMP open source image editor supported no NA yes yes yes
GitHub Desktop desktop application interface for GitHub repositories supported no NA no yes yes
Globus Connect Personal file sharing/transfer utility supported no NA yes yes yes
Google Chrome cross platform web browser supported no NA yes yes yes
google drive cloud based storage not supported due to data categorization requirements NA NA NA NA NA
Google Earth Pro Mapping application supported no NA Windows only yes yes
google hangouts web based video, phone, and messaging application supported no NA

no

yes yes
GoToMeeting web based video conference/presentation plugin

supported but needs special network settings implemented

no NA no yes yes
Grapher (goldensoftware) data graphing application supported yes   no yes no
GSView graphical interface for Ghostscript.  Ghostscript is required for this to be installed. supported yes   windows only yes NA
hlm non-student hierarchical linear and nonlinear modeling application supported yes   no yes

NA

HLM Student hierarchical linear and nonlinear modeling application supported no; restrictions apply   submit HelpDesk request yes NA
HostExplorer terminal emulation application for working with ISIS/IBIS supported yes   windows only yes NA
IBM BigFix Client agent that allows for communication and interaction with the BigFix systems management suite required yes No yes yes yes
IBM SPSS AMOS structural equation modeling application supported yes

yes; special purchase required

windows only yes NA
IBM SPSS Statistics statistical analysis application supported yes yes; special purchase required yes yes yes
iCloud cloud based data storage and synchronization application not supported due to data categorization requirements NA NA NA NA NA
ImageJ image processing program for scientific multidimensional images supported no NA no yes yes
Identity Finder (now Spirion) sensitive data discovery and remediation utility required yes No yes yes yes
Inkscape vector graphics editor supported no NA yes yes yes
Inquisit precision computer-based psychological testing suite of applications supported yes; limited use available without license   no yes yes
iTunes for Windows Apple's music player supported no NA windows only yes NA
Java plugin web browser plugin for java enabled content supported no NA yes yes yes
KeePass opensource password manager/safe supported no NA no yes NA
KeePassX keepass equivalent for running on Apple computer systems supported no NA no NA yes
Knitrio (Artelys software; matlab toolbox) Matlab toolbox for large scale mathematical optimizations supported yes   no yes yes
LastPass web based password manager/safe supported no NA no yes yes
LISREL Student structural equation modeling supported

no; restrictions apply

  submit HelpDesk request yes NA
LISREL non-student structural equation modeling and statistical analysis supported yes   no yes NA
LIWC computerized text analysis supported yes   no yes yes
Live Essentials see Windows Live Essentials not supported, retired by Microsoft          
LyX document processor supported no   no yes yes
MacTeX Apple distribution of TeX supported no NA Mac only NA yes
Mangold Interact Observational software for qualitative and quantitative research on behavior supported yes   no yes NA
Map PSU Space utility to map penn state provided storage space supported no NA windows 10 only yes  
Mathematica technical computing application supported yes yes no yes yes
Matlab technical computing application supported yes no no yes yes
Matlab Toolbox: SPM 12 matlab toolbox for statistical parametric mapping supported no   no yes yes
Matlab Toolbox: xjView matlab toolbox for viewing SPM supported no   no yes yes
Matlab Toolbox: CONN matlab toolbox for use with fMRI supported no   no yes yes
Matlab Toolbox: WFU_PickAtlas matlab toolbox for use with fMRI supported no   no yes yes
Matlab Toolbox: EEGLAB matlab toolbox for use with EEG, MEG and other electrophysiological data supported no   no yes yes
MaxQDA software for qualitative, quantitative & mixed methods research supported yes   no yes yes
Mendeley Desktop reference management and research sharing application supported no NA yes yes yes
MeshLab graphical application for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes supported no NA no yes yes
Microsoft Office cross platform productivity suite supported yes yes; special purchase required yes yes yes
MikTex Windows distribution of TeX supported no NA windows only yes NA
MindWare packages suite of physiology analysis applications for life sciences supported yes   no yes NA
Mozilla Firefox (ESR) cross platform web browser supported no NA yes yes yes
mplus statistical modeling application supported yes   no yes yes
Notepad++ windows based source code editor supported no NA windows only yes NA
OpenRefine (Google Refine) tool for cleaning messy data supported no NA yes yes yes
OpenSesame application for creating experiments for psychology, neuroscience, and experimental economics.  More information can be found here: http://osdoc.cogsci.nl/ supported no NA no yes yes
PaperCut Client print management software used by some departments within the college supported yes no yes yes yes
Praat computer based phonetics application supported no   no yes yes
prezi; desktop presentation tool not supported due to licensing restrictions NA NA NA NA NA
prezi; web based presentation tool supported no NA NA NA NA
PSU FIT Reports application used by Penn State budget administrators supported no   windows only yes  
PSU FIT Tool application used by Penn State budget administrators supported no   windows only yes  
PsychoPy open-source application for running neuroscience, psychology and psychophysics expermients.  More information can be found here: http://psychopy.org supported no   no yes yes
Psychtoolbox (matlab toolbox) matlab toolbox for vision and neuroscience research supported no   no yes yes
PuTTY ssh and telnet client supported no NA windows only yes no
Python programming language supported no NA windows only yes yes
Python (Anaconda) python programming language bundled with R supported no NA windows only yes yes
Q GIS geographic information system supported no   no yes yes
QuickTime for windows former video application for windows provided by Apple

not supported; manufacturer no longer supports

NA NA NA NA NA
R statistical computing and graphic application supported no NA yes yes yes
R Studio graphical interface for the R application supported no NA yes yes yes
R Tools tools for building packages to be used with the R application supported no NA no yes yes
Respondus tool for creating and managing exams used with online learning systems

supported

no   no yes no
SAS data management and analysis application supported yes yes; conditions apply windows only yes no
Sassafras K2 software reporting and management application required yes no no yes yes
Scientific Workplace - SWP LaTeX editor supported yes   yes yes yes
scrivener word processing and organizational software for writing fiction and screenplays conditionally supported (out of date software; supports through Mac OS  X 10.10 & Windows 7) yes   no    
SecureDoc full disc and file/folder level encryption application supported yes no windows only yes  
SilverLight web based plugin for various applications supported  no NA Mac only yes yes
skydrive; onedrive cloud based data storage and synchronization tool not supported due to data categorization requirements NA NA NA NA NA
Skype computer based video, phone, and messaging application supported no NA yes yes yes
slack team centered communication application supported no NA no no yes
Snagit screen capture and recording application supported yes   no yes yes
Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) sensitive data discovery and remediation utility required yes no yes yes yes
Spotify streaming music player supported no NA no yes yes
SSH secure shell file transfer application supported no   windows only yes  
Stat Transfer data transfer between various statistical application formats supported yes   no yes yes
Stata statistical software application supported yes

no

yes yes yes
stuffit expander file and folder compression application for Apple OS supported no   Mac only NA yes
sublime text text editor conditionally supported (can be downloaded for a limited trial but for continued use must purchase a license; this has to be manually tracked) yes   no no no
sugarsync could based data synchronization application not supported due to data categorization requirements NA NA NA NA NA
surfer (goldensoftware) map data visualization application supported yes   no yes no
Symantec Endpoint Protection Anti-virus application required no yes; one installation on personal machine per FTE yes yes yes
Team Viewer remote support application not supported and blocked by college firewall NA NA NA no no
TexShop TeX previewer for Mac OS supported no NA Mac only NA yes
TeXstudio LaTeX editor supported no NA yes yes yes
TextWrangler Decommissioned by company in favor of BBEdit no NA NA NA NA NA
tinn-r graphical interface for the R application supported no NA no yes NA
TN3270 (Host Explorer for Mac) terminal emulation application for working with ISIS/IBIS supported no   Mac only no yes
Trillian chat and video application and aggragator supported no NA yes yes yes
turbo tax (any other tax software) tax preparation software not supported due to PII requirements NA NA NA NA NA
TrueCrypt file encryption application not supported; manufacturer no longer supports NA NA NA NA NA
UCS Connector for Outlook plugin to allow Outlook to communicate with the UCS instance at Penn State supported no yes windows only yes no
VLC Media Player cross platform multimedia player supported no NA yes yes yes
WebEx web based video conference/presentation plugin supported but needs special network settings implemented no   no yes yes
Windows Live Essentials  

not supported, retired by Microsoft

         
WinEDT text editor for Windows used with LaTeX supported yes   windows only yes NA
Windows Movie Maker Part of Windows Live Essentials not supported, retired by Microsoft          
xming x11 display server for Windows supported  no   no yes no
Xquartz x11 display server for Apple supported no NA Mac only no yes
Zoom client video conferencing supported yes   yes yes yes
Zotero web based reference management and research sharing application supported no NA yes yes yes