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Software Name Alternative to Description
7-Zip - 7-Zip is an open source file archiver. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats.
Abaqus Student Edition
  • Abaqus
Now you can have your own personal finite element analysis tool to use on or away from campus. Abaqus Student Edition is ideal for those using Abaqus as part of their coursework as well as for anyone wishing to become more proficient with Abaqus. All Students, Researchers, and Educators with a DS Passport associated with an academic institution are eligible for immediate download and access to tutorials and courseware... free of charge!
Adobe Flash Player - View flash animations in web browser.
Adobe Reader - View and print PDF files
Apple iTunes - iTunes is a free application for your Mac or PC. It lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across many devices and computers.
  • Aptana
Open Source web development IDE
  • Arduino
Drivers for the Arduino Uno microcontroller board. Includes an open-source physical computing platform and development environment for writing software for the board.
Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Suite
Free Autodesk software for personal use for education purposes by students, faculty and staff.
Autodesk DWG Viewer
  • Autodesk Suite
Free viewer for CAD DWG files
  • MobaXterm
Secure remote access software for Windows. Our products are Bitvise SSH Server and SSH Client, which we try to make the best SSH client and server for Windows.
Bloodshed C++
  • Bloodshed C++
A free, full featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language.
  • Aptana
A WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox.
CCCP - The Combined Community Codec Pack, more commonly referred to as the CCCP, is a collected archive of codecs (video compression filters) packaged for Microsoft Windows.
CCleaner - Free for personal use system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster.
Ciphershed - CipherShed is free (as in free-of-charge and free-speech) encryption software for keeping your data secure and private. It started as a fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt Project.
  • Fetch
Cyberduck is a libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. Licensed under GPL.
ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
  • ArcGIS Desktop Suite
Esri provides a 1-year educational trial license of the entire ArcGIS Desktop suite. This is available for all students, faculty and staff. The trial licences is available for all non-lehigh owned machines for users who register with Esri using their email address.
ESRI ArcGIS Explorer
  • ArcGIS Desktop Suite
ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. ArcGIS Explorer adds value to any GIS because it helps you deliver your authoritative data to a broad audience.
ESRI ArcReader
  • ArcGIS Desktop Suite
ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use desktop mapping application that allows users to view, explore, and print maps and globes. Anyone with ArcReader can view high-quality interactive maps authored by a high-level ArcGIS for Desktop product and published with the ArcGIS Publisher extension.
FileHippo - FileHippo is an Internet download website that offers open source, freeware, and shareware programs for Windows.
  • Fetch
  • SSH Secure Shell
FileZilla®, the free FTP solution. The FileZilla Client not only supports FTP, but also FTP over TLS (FTPS) and SFTP. It is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing.
G suite - G suite is the new name for Google Apps. You can login through the lehigh page link and select other apps (components of the suite) using the grid icon on the top right side of the screen.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool.
GNU Emacs - GNU Emacs is a file editor with lots of additional features. It's available on many platforms and has been widely used at Lehigh since the 1980's.
GnuPG - GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a GPL Licensed alternative to the PGP suite of cryptographic software. GnuPG is compliant with RFC 4880, which is the current IETF standards track specification of OpenPGP.
Google Calendar - Google Calendar is a free cloud application that provides shared calendaring within Lehigh.
Google Chrome - Fast web browser.
Google Docs / Drive
  • Microsoft Office
Google Docs / Drive for Lehigh is a free cloud application space where you work and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and more.
Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office
The Drive plug-in for Microsoft® Office allows users working in Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint® to open documents directly from Google Drive, and save to Google Drive, without leaving their Office programs.
Google Earth
  • ArcGIS Desktop Suite
Google Earth is a free GIS visualization application that allows you to explore the earth and space. The Pro version is now free as well.
  • ImageJ
Free image processing and analysis in Java.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Visio
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
  • Java JDK with NetBeans IDE
Allows you to run applications called 'applets' that are written in the Java programming language, including internet native BANNER.
Lehigh Gmail - Lehigh Gmail is gmail with your lehigh account.
  • Microsoft Office
LibreOffice is the leading free and open source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers across all major operating systems. LibreOffice is developed by The Document Foundation as a fork of It is largely compatible with other major office suites, including Microsoft Office, and available on a variety of platforms.
Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Microsoft System Center
Free antivirus software for Windows that provides protection against malware and viruses. Recommended for all students and personally owned faculty/staff computers.
Microsoft Visual Studio for Students
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
Visual Studio is available free for students through Microsoft's DreamSpark program. See the DreamSpark website of for information.
  • MobaXterm
  • SSH Secure Shell
MobaXterm provides all the important remote network tools (SSH, X11, RDP, VNC, FTP, MOSH, ...) and Unix commands (bash, ls, cat, sed, grep, awk, rsync, ...) to Windows desktops.
Mozilla Firefox - Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation.
Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
Thunderbird is a free email application formerly used at Lehigh University.
NetBeans IDE
  • Java JDK with NetBeans IDE
NetBeans is a free modular, standards-based integrated development environment (IDE) written in the Java programming language.
Notepad++ - Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement.
GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments.
  • Abaqus
OpenFOAM is a free, open source CFD software package, which includes finite element analysis through tetrahedral decomposition of arbitrary grids. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics.
  • Microsoft Office is a free and open source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers across all major operating systems. OpenOffice is developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It is largely compatible with other major office suites, including Microsoft Office, and available on a variety of platforms.
  • Abaqus
OpenSees, the Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation allows users to create both serial and parallel finite element computer applications for simulating the response of structural and geotechnical systems subjected to earthquakes and other hazards.
OpenSSH - OpenSSH provides secure terminal tunneling capabilities and supports all SSH protocol versions. There are versions available for Linux and BSD. Windows users should use Putty or SSH
Oracle VM VirtualBox - VirtualBox is a free desktop virtualization product that runs on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. It is similar to VMware Player, but free for all platforms.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
Paint.NET is a proprietary freeware raster graphics editor program for Microsoft Windows, developed on the .NET Framework.
Pidgin - Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously.
  • ArcGIS Desktop Suite
PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic information systems (GIS), much like ESRI's SDE or Oracle's Spatial extension.
  • Microsoft Project
the open source replacement of Microsoft Project. Runs on Windows, Mac, Linux (Java based).
  • IBM SPSS/PASW Statistics
PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is particularly suited to the analysis and manipulation of very large data sets. In addition to statistical hypothesis tests such as t-tests, analysis of variance and non-parametric tests, PSPP can also perform linear regression and is a very powerful tool for recoding and sorting of data and for calculating metrics such as skewness and kurtosis. PSPP is designed as a Free replacement for SPSS.
  • SSH Secure Shell
PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client.
PyCharm Edu - PyCharm Edu offers the complete toolkit for both learners and educators of programming. These include essential learning features like an integrated Python console, Debugger and VCS, along with unique educational features like “fill in the missing code” exercises, intelligent hints, checks, smart suggestions, code auto-completion.
Python - Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively.
  • ArcGIS Desktop Suite
A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System.
R Project for Statistical Computing
  • IBM SPSS/PASW Statistics
  • Minitab
  • SAS
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.
SAS On Demand
  • SAS
SAS OnDemand for Academics provides an online delivery model for teaching and learning statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting. Whether you're an independent learner, a student, or an instructor, you can access SAS software via the cloud free of charge.
Secunia PSI - The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free computer security solution that identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs which can leave your PC open to attacks.
Skype - Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones
  • MobaXterm
SmarTTY is a free multi-tabbed SSH client that supports copying files and directories with SCP on-the-fly and editing files in-place.
Strawberry Perl - Strawberry Perl is a distribution of the Perl programming language for the Microsoft Windows platform.
  • SWI-Prolog
Provides a comprehensive Free Software Prolog environment.
Synergy - Share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk.
TrueCyrpt - TrueCrypt is a software application used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It is free and open source. It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or the entire storage device (pre-boot authentication).
  • Microsoft Windows
A free linux desktop operating system.
Virtual CloneDrive - Virtual CloneDrive is a disk image emulator. It is designed for mounting images such as ISOs. This is required for installing some Lehigh software.
Visual Analysis Free
  • Visual Analysis
IES will provide you with a free copy of VisualAnalysis Educational software for use in learning or teaching structural analysis and behavior, through finite element analysis.
VLC Media Player - VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
VMware Player - Free VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. VMware Fusion (Mac OS X is a non-free solution for running multiple OSes on a Mac) and VMware Workstation is a non-free version of player for Windows PCs.
Windows Sysinternals - Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.