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You Should Know About These!

Who says you can't get anything for free?  We've compiled a collection of applications you may find helpful, all of which will cost you nothing.

Some of them are free for anyone and everyone.  We've just aggregated them for you here.

Others are free because the University of Alberta believes you (as a student, faculty or staff member) should have them—a particular budget is set asside to ensure they are available to you.  The applications tagged with CCID require you to authenticate with your CCID and password. 

Have a look and download them as you see fit!

Need help?

Contact us by any means you see fit—we'll assist you in person, over the phone, by chat, and by email.

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  • 7-Zip

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • Chrome

    Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • Firefox

    The Firefox Web Browser is the faster, more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web with features such as private browsing, password manager, awesome bar, anti-phishing & Anti-malware, session restore, one-click bookmarking, tabs, themes and easy customization.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • iTerm 2

    iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion. Its focus is on performance, internationalization, and supporting innovative features that make your life better.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes is a site dedicated to fighting malware. Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

    By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, and save files using the file formats in newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For more information about the Compatibility Pack, see 924074.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • PuTTY

    PuTTY is a free SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client for 32-bit Windows systems. SSH, Telnet and Rlogin are three ways of doing the same thing: logging in to a multi-user computer from another computer, over a network.

    Visit Download website.

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  • Safari

    The new advanced features in Safari make it an even better place to explore the web. Safari searches even smarter so you’ll find web pages faster. It shows you all your open tabs in a great new way. And with even more features, browsing is just the beginning.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public
  • Tangent VPN

    Tangent provides a GUI front-end for VPN connection and authentication at the University of Alberta. *Please Note* Tangent VPN is not compatible with any version of the Mac OS newer than OS X 10.5.

    System Requirements:

    Requires Mac OS X v10.3.9.

    Download Link:

    Tangent 1.0.1

    • VPN
  • Triton OpenAFS Client

    Triton provides a GUI frontend for authenticating and managing OpenAFS connections to the University of Alberta and the Paul Scherrer Institut.

    System Requirements:

    Intel or PowerPC based Mac, Mac OS X v10.3, 10.4, or 10.5. 50 MB of hard disk space for complete OpenAFS install, AFS account with the University of Alberta or Paul Scherrer Institut, and a high-speed or campus Internet connection.

    Download Links:

    Triton 1.8 + OpenAFS 1.4.7 for Leopard

    Triton 1.7.1 + OpenAFS 1.4.4 for Tiger

    Triton 1.6 + OpenAFS 1.4.1 for Panther

    • CCID
  • VPN Client Installer

    University of Alberta SSL VPN Service

    Download Links for VPN Client Installer:

    Windows

    Mac OSX

    Linux

    • VPN
  • WinSCP

    WinSCP is an open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.

    Visit Download website.

    • Public