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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.

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.

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.

HDClone Windows
By Miray Software
For Everybody

HDClone Free Edition copies the complete contents of hard disks and other IDE/ATA/SATA, SCSI, and USB media on a physical level. This allows to create even backups or copies of complete operating system installations smoothly.

HTML-Kit Windows
By Chami
For Students, Faculty, Staff

HTML-Kit is a full-featured editor and an integrated development environment designed to help HTML, XHTML, XML and script authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish Web pages. Newcomers to web page development can benefit from letting it point out errors and provide suggestions on how to create standards compliant pages. Experts can save time spent on common tasks using the highly customizable and extensible editor while maintaining full control over multiple file types including HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSL, JavaScript, VBScript, ASP, PHP, JSP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB, C/C++, C#, Delphi / Pascal, Lisp, and SQL. Build 292 supports Vista and adds plug-in manager.

IBM PComm Windows
For Faculty, Staff

IBM® Personal Communications is a host communication and terminal emulation package for Microsoft® Windows® that features virtual terminal (VT) Emulation, systems network architecture (SNA) application support, integration and connectivity. Personal Communications is a key component of IBM® Host Access Client Package and IBM® Host Integration Solution.

Identity Finder
By Spirion
For TSPs

Preventing a data breach starts with knowing where your sensitive information exists and Identity Finder makes it both simple and affordable to not only find confidential data, but also protect it from leakage and theft.

imgSeek Windows, Mac, Linux
By imgSeek
For Everybody

imgSeek is a photo collection manager and viewer with content-based search and many other features. The query is expressed either as a rough sketch painted by the user or as another image you supply (or an image in your collection).

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

Inkscape Windows, Mac, Linux
By Inkscape
For Everybody

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

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

IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Windows, Mac, Linux
IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate
By JetBrains
For Students, Faculty

IntelliJ IDEA is JetBrains's Java IDE. Every aspect of IntelliJ IDEA is specifically designed to maximize developer productivity. Together, powerful static code analysis and ergonomic design make development not only productive but also an enjoyable experience. IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, which is the version of IntelliJ that JetBrains has made available to students for free, includes a complete toolset for JVM-based web, mobile, and enterprise development.

If you would like to download IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for free, please see the following TigerWare article: JetBrains Student Pricing

By Apple
For Everybody

iTunes allows you to listen to music, create playlists, share music and burn CDs and get the latest Quicktime media player.

Some listed multimedia players can be used to download and share music files. Users of Louisiana State University technology services are expected to respect the rights of copyright owners and adhere to copyright laws. In addition to being a media player, some listed players have for-fee music download services to which you may subscribe. Louisiana State University strongly encourages use of these legal online services over illegal methods; however, any arrangement established with a music service is solely between the individual and the company. Louisiana State University bears no responsibility for any aspect of that relationship.

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