AbiWord Windows, Mac, Linux
By AbiSource
For Everybody

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.

For additional information, please refer to: AbiWord: LSU Overview.

Adobe Reader Windows, Mac, Linux
Adobe Reader
By Adobe
For Everybody

Lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

For additional information about Adobe Reader, see : Adobe Reader: LSU Overview.

Windows & Linux:
Due to an increase in security issues, you should consider using Foxit Reader instead.

EndNote Windows, Mac
By Thomson Reuters
For Students, Faculty, Staff

EndNote gives you the tools you need for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It allows you to easily create bibliographies while writing papers, and includes features like finding full text for your references and automatically updating records. It also has syncing capabilities which let you access all of your references, attachments, and groups from anywhere.

For additional information, please refer to: Endnote: LSU Overview.


LSU faculty, staff and students eligible.

Faculty and staff members must be employed according to criteria defined by the LSU Department of Human Resource Management.

Evernote Windows, Mac
By Evernote
For Everybody

Evernote allows you to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever you want using whichever device or platform you find most convenient, and then to make all of that information easy to find, even when offline.

For additional information, please refer to Evernote: LSU Overview.

Mac users: Evernote can be downloaded from the Mac App Store

Windows users: Evernote Touch can be downloaded from the Microsoft App Store

Foxit Reader
By Foxit Software
For Everybody

A smaller, faster alternative for Adobe Acrobat Reader. It lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files..

For additional information about this software, please see this GROK article: Foxit Reader: LSU Overview.

Jarnal Windows, Mac, Linux
By David K. Levine, Gunnar Teege, and Gerhard Hagerer
For Everybody

Jarnal is a Java-based application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document, or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal and to the earlier Mimeo whiteboarding and Palm notepad applications.

For additional information, please refer to: Jarnal: LSU Overview.

LibreOffice Windows, Mac, Linux
By The Document Foundation
For Everybody

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

For additional information, please refer to: LibreOffice: LSU Overview.

LibX Louisiana State Windows, Mac, Linux
LibX Louisiana State
By LibX Project
For Everybody

LibX Louisiana State Edition is an extension for Google Chrome and Firefox that provides direct access to your Library's resources. Search Louisiana State University's library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu. LibX uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by the Library.

For additional assistance with this software, please see this GROK article: LibX Louisiana State Edition: LSU Overview.

Note: If prompted for a program to open the file type, browse for your web browser in your program files.

To access this resource, please go the the LibX Louisiana State Edition Page.

By TeX Users Group
For Everybody

MacTeX is a product produced by the MacTeX TeXnical working group of the TeX Users Group (TUG). It is the Macintosh component of the TeX Collection DVD, the reference edition of TeX distributed by TeX User Groups across the world.

For additional information, please refer to: MacTeX: LSU Overview.

Microsoft Office 365
By Microsoft
For Select Individuals and Groups

To download and install Microsoft Office to your machine please refer to: Office365 ProPlus: LSU Overview.

Office is no longer available from TigerWare.

Please see the article below for more information on how to acquire Office:

Microsoft Office Enterprise
By Microsoft
For TSPs

Microsoft Office is a suite of products developed by Microsoft which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Access (PC only), Publisher (PC only), Powerpoint, and Outlook.

Please note, Office 2019 install media will not be provided on Tigerware. For more information on how one can acquire Office 2019, please see the following link: Office 2019: LSU Overview

Microsoft Office for Students
By Microsoft
For Students

Microsoft Office is a suite of products developed by Microsoft which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Access (PC Only), Publisher (PC Only), Powerpoint, and Outlook.

OpenOffice Windows, Mac, Linux
By The Apache Software Foundation
For Everybody

OpenOffice is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. OpenOffice also has the built-in ability to create .pdf files.

For additional information, please refer to: OpenOffice: LSU Overview. 

Overleaf Windows, Mac, Linux
By Overleaf
For Everybody

Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier.


LSU does not have a license for Overleaf. However, if advanced features are not required, there is a free version available on the provider's website.

PowerPoint Viewer
By Microsoft
For Everybody

PowerPoint Viewer lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions with full fidelity. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer.

ProTeXt Windows
By TeX Users Group
For Everybody

proTeXt aims to be an easy-to-install TeX distribution for Windows, based on MiKTeX. After downloading, it guides the installation via a short pdf document (available in English, French, German, and Italian), which provides clickable links to install the various components, along with explanations.

Scribus Windows, Mac, Linux
By Scribus
For Everybody

Scribus is an open source desktop publishing application.

Linux Users: Scribus can be downloaded on the Scribus Download page.

TurningPoint Windows, Mac
By Turning Technologies
For Faculty, Staff

TurningPoint is the ultimate audience response system. With TurningPoint, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessments that collect real-time responses from participants..

For additional information about this software, see this GROK article: TurningPoint: LSU Overview

To download, please go to the TurningPoint Download page on the provider's website.

Xpdf Linux
By Glyph & Cog
For Everybody

Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.) The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities.