Looking for free or discounted applications for your computer? Check out the following links!
Be sure to consult our brief primer on the kinds of software you'll find on many download sites.
- Rutgers Software Portal: Rutgers faculty, staff, and students can download steeply discounted (sometimes free!) software from this site, including the full Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat, anti-virus protection, and much more. Valid Rutgers NetID required for login.
- CNet Download.com
- ZDNet Free downloads
- FreewareGenius: freeware reviews and downloads
- FileHippo: Search for both old and new versions of downloadable software. You can apply a filter to show only freeware or to screen out beta versions.
Portable apps are open source applications that fit on a USB drive so you can always have your favorite apps with you wherever you go. All of your data, settings, and preferences are stored on your drive, so you don't leave any personal data behind on other computers.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- MergePDF.net: free web-based service that lets you combine up to 10 PDFs into a single PDF (5MB max. size for each file to be combined)
- CutePDF: free tool for creating PDFs on Windows (be sure to download the "converter" too).
- Free Opener: (Windows) Be able to open any file type: media files, pdfs, documents, etc.
- Audacity: free sound editing software
- Levelator: Evens out the sound volume of recordings, simple drag-and-drop use.
- Handbrake (Mac and PC): useful for creating film clips from DVDs
- MPEG Streamclip: Useful for editing and cutting clips from DVDs and other video sources
- VLC: Video player supporting multiple formats, also used to broadcast (stream) live video
- iTunes: Music and video organizer and player, required to access Rutgers "iTunes U" podcasts
- Media Monkey: Music and video organizer and player, similar to iTunes
- Songbird: Music and video organizer and player, similar to iTunes
- Zamzar Free online file conversion
- Jing: record and annotate anything you do on the computer
- KeepVid Save YouTube videos!
Web Browser Plug-ins and Add-ons:
- BlueGriffon: One of the newest free web editors, this is more capable than the rest
- Sea Monkey: Mozilla Seamonkey has a web-editor component, bundled together with a web browser and email software (almost identical to Firefox and Thunderbird). Web editing is very basic, and somewhat buggy.
- Amaya: From the W3 Consortium, which sets web standards. Amaya is most interesting for those who need to use MathML.
- RSS2HTML: quickly add a bare-bones RSS feed to your site
- Snapp Happy: free web page templates
- Open Source Web Design: free web page templates
- JAlbum: Create photo albums for use on the web
Blog software is not installed on your own computer. It must be uploaded to a web site that supports database access and PHP code. (Rutgers faculty and staff can use their RCI accounts).
Wiki software is not installed on your own computer. It must be uploaded to a web site that supports database access and PHP code. (Rutgers faculty and staff can use their RCI accounts).
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