Information for faculty, staff, and students about digital tools and standard, specialty, or licensed software.

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Pinned Article Standard Software for Faculty and Staff Computers

The macOS and Windows standard software is preinstalled on all Faculty and Staff University owned computers.

Adobe Acrobat Pro

A productivity tool that allows you to create, edit, and read PDFs.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

View, comment, print, and sign PDFs for free.

Adobe Creative Cloud

A suite of 20+ apps that include tools for photography, graphic design, web development, and video editing. Apps include: Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom, and more.

Adobe Spark

An online and mobile design app that allows you to easily create stunning social graphics, short videos, and web pages.


A desktop software for displaying emergency messages on computer screens.

Apple Books

Apple Books is a preinstalled app on macOS that allows you to purchase and read ebooks and audiobooks

Apple Music

Apple Music is a preinstalled app on macOS that allows you to purchase and listen to music

Apple Photos

Apple Photos is a preinstalled app on macOS that allows you to import, curate, and edit pictures

Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts is a preinstalled app on macOS that allows you to subscribe and listen to podcasts

ArcGIS Pro

Instructions for how to install and sign in to ArcGIS Pro.


A free and open-source digital audio editor and recording software


Draft and edit 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects. Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.


Box is an encrypted, cloud-based file storage and collaboration platform that enables faculty, staff and students to securely store and share electronic business and academic files.

Box Drive

Box Drive is a desktop app from Box that allows you to access all your files in Box from your computer without needing to download or sync those files first.

Box for Office

Box for Office is an app lets you easily open, edit, save and share any file from Box seamlessly within Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Box for Office is available on Windows, iOS devices, and Android.

Box for Office Online

Box for Office Online is an integration that lets you create Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files in Box, edit them using the Office Online web applications, then save them directly back to Box without downloading additional programs or applications.

Box Tools

Box Tools (also known as Box Edit) is an add-on feature that allows you to open and edit files stored in Box.


Screen recorder and video editor to create video tutorials and other instructional videos.

ClearPass OnGuard

ClearPass is the University of Richmond's computer registration system. The purpose of the system is to ensure that all computers connected to the University network meet the minimum security requirements before being granted access.

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

CrowdStrike Falcon is the University provided antivirus and required to be installed on all student computers and University-owned computers in order to connect to the University network.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Transcribe words into text.


Search for online resources, read and annotate PDFs, and build a bibliography of different reference types.


A free and open source web browser.


GarageBand is a music creation app for your Mac that allows you to make music, with or without instruments

Google Chrome

A cross-platform web browser developed by Google.

Google Docs

An online word processor that lets you create and format documents and work with other people.

Google Earth

Explore worldwide satellite imagery and 3D buildings and terrain.


iMovie is a video editing app for your Mac that allows you to create, edit, and publish videos


Listen to music and watch TV and movies. iTunes is also used to manage and sync content with iOS devices.


With iTunes for Windows, you can manage your entire media collection in one place.

Jamf Connect

Software designed to facilitate using your network account on a University Mac


Explore, screen, and transform data, then share it with preparation and visualization tools.


Keynote is a presentation app from Apple that allows you to easily create, edit, and present slideshows

Lenovo System Update

System Update provides a direct connection to Lenovo Service and Support for ThinkPad and ThinkCentre drivers, software and BIOS

macOS Big Sur

Information on Apple's seventeenth release of the macOS operating system available for Mac computers

macOS Monterey

Information on Apple's eighteenth release of the macOS operating system available for Mac computers

macOS Sonoma

Information on Apple's latest release of the macOS operating system available for Mac computers

macOS Ventura

Information on Apple's nineteenth release of the macOS operating system available for Mac computers


A symbolic mathematical computation program, sometimes called a computer algebra program, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields.

Mentimeter (Powerpoint Office 365 Add-in)

Mentimeter is a cloud based presentation software that you can use to turn meetings, workshops, training, conferences or classes into interactive experiences. The Mentimeter add-in for Powerpoint has been approved for use for Richmond Microsoft accounts.


Spectral data analyzing software.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a cross-platform web browser created and developed by Microsoft.

Microsoft Office

A suite of wide-ranging apps for collaboration and productivity, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management app for Microsoft Windows that allows you to create and lead projects. Microsoft Project includes features like scheduling, assignment of tasks, and budget tracking.

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do is a cloud-based task management application.

Microsoft Visio

Create, collaborate, and share data-linked diagrams. Overlay data on top of projects with automatic updates to underlying data.


Analyze and model data of different variable types with Monte Carlo and other simulations.

NoMAD & NoMAD Login

Open source software designed to facilitate using your network account on a University Mac


Numbers is a productivity app from Apple that allows you to easily create and manage spreadsheets


A free and open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition.


A word processor from Apple that allows you to create and edit documents


An open source SSH and Telnet client for Windows

Quicktime Player

A free multimedia player developed by Apple.


A web browser that is preinstalled on all Macs.

Sassafras KeyAccess

A hardware and software asset management tool installed on all University managed computers

Self Service

A built in app on all University managed Macs and iOS devices that allows easy access to software, printers, or scripts.

SmartCite (Word Office 365 Add-in)

SmartCite by ReadCube Papers is a Word compatible add-in for Citing. SmartCite for Word has been approved for use for Richmond Microsoft Accounts.

Software Center

A management tool for Windows PCs

Solver (Excel and Office 365 Add-in)

Solver is a Microsoft Excel add-in program you can use for what-if analysis.

Splashtop SOS

Splashtop SOS is a remote support tool that allows an Information Services technician to remote into your computer or mobile device to provide technical assistance.


Run descriptive statistics, regression, advanced statistics, and other functions. Create custom charts, tables, and forecasting and decision trees.


Software for data manipulation, visualization, statistics, and reproducible reporting.


Software to visualize and communicate data with graphs, charts, and maps.

VLC Player

A free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, and various streaming protocols.

Windows 10

Microsoft's operating system for personal computers.


A popular SFTP client and FTP client for Microsoft Windows to copy files between a local computer and a remote server.