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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

By The GNOME Project
For Everybody

Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop.

NOTE: Evolution most likely ships with your Linux distribution.

To compile from source, download the latest version of the source code from the GNOME Project's Evolution page.

FileZilla Windows, Mac, Linux
By FileZilla
For Everybody

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

For more information about this software, see this GROK article: FileZilla: LSU Overview

To download FileZilla, please go to the FileZilla download page.

Firefox Windows, Mac, Linux
By Mozilla
For Everybody

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured browser for Windows that makes browsing more efficient.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Mozilla Firefox: LSU Overview.

Please go to the download page to download Firefox

Fluxbox Linux
By fluxbox
For Everybody

Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X. It's based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. Fluxbox looks like blackbox and handles styles, colors, window placement and similar thing exactly like blackbox (100% theme/style compability).

Documentation can be found on the official site here.

Source code is provided for download. For build instructions, click here

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.

FreeMat Windows, Mac, Linux
By FreeMat
For Everybody

FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source. FreeMat includes several novel features such as a codeless interface to external C/C++/FORTRAN code, parallel/distributed algorithm development (via MPI), and plotting and visualization capabilities.

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

FreeMind Windows, Mac, Linux
By FreeMind
For Everybody

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java.

Gadwin PrintScreen
By Gadwin Systems, Inc.
For Everybody

Allows the user to save screenshots by pressing a chosen hot key. Gadwin is a high quality screen capturing program full of features and is user friendly.

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

GanttProject Windows, Mac, Linux
By GanttProject
For Everybody

GanttProject is a java-based open source project management application that duplicates many of the features of Microsoft Project.

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

Gaussian Windows
By Gaussian, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

Gaussian is a software package used for calculating molecular electronic structure and properties. Gaussian is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists and physicists for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest. This package includes a wide range of ab initio and semi-empirical methods for energy, gradient, frequency and property calculations.

Licensing: Gaussian is available under a site license for LSU.

GaussView Windows
By Gaussian, Inc.
For Students, Faculty, Staff

GaussView 06 is the latest in the Gaussian series of electronic structure programs. GaussView 06 is used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists, physicists and others for research in established and emerging areas of chemical interest.

GaussView 06 makes using Gaussian simple and straightforward by sketching in molecules using its advanced 3D Structure Builder, or loading in molecules from standard files. Also, it sets up and submits Gaussian jobs right from the interface, and monitors their progress as they run. It examines calculation results graphically via state-of-the-art visualization features: displays molecular orbitals and other surfaces, view spectra, animates normal modes, geometry optimizations and reaction paths.

Licensing: Gaussian is available under a site license for LSU.

GeoMedia Professional
By Hexagon Geospatial
For Students, Faculty, Staff

GeoMedia Professional enables you to bring data from disparate databases into a single GIS environment for viewing, analysis, and presentation.


Information on downloading, installing, and licensing this software can be found at the Department of Geography & Anthropology.

GIMP Windows, Mac, Linux
For Everybody

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. The terms of usage and rules about copying are clearly listed in the GNU General Public License.

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

By The GNOME Project
For Everybody

GNOME is a free Unix and Linux desktop suite and development platform.

For information on how to download the latest version of GNOME for your platform please go to the GNOME Project's Getting GNOME page.

GNU Emacs Windows, Linux
GNU Emacs
By GNU Emacs
For Everybody

Emacs is a text editor and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp ('elisp', for short), a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.


Google Chrome Windows, Mac, Linux
Google Chrome
By Google
For Everybody

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

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Chrome: LSU Overview.

To download Chrome, go to the Google Chrome Download Page.

GRASS GIS Windows, Mac, Linux
By The GRASS Development Team
For Everybody

this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies.

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

By The Apache Software Foundation
For Everybody

Guacamole is an HTML5 remote desktop gateway. It provides access to desktop environments using remote desktop protocols like VNC and RDP. A centralized server acts as a tunnel and proxy, allowing access to multiple desktops through a web browser.

No browser plugins are needed, and no client software needs to be installed. The client requires nothing more than a web browser supporting HTML5 and AJAX.

Source code for the client and server versions are provided below.

HandBrake Windows, Mac, Linux
By The HandBrake Team
For Everybody

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. It can convert videos of nearly any format, including most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support.
Possible output formats include:

  • File format: MP4, M4V, MKV
  • Video: H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, or Theora
  • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis. AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC, MP3 pass-thru

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

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