Macintosh Standard Software Installs

Desktop and Laptop Software

Calendar Apple's built-in calendar client; supports iCloud, Exchange and Google calendaring
Fetch file transfer client; supports FTP, SFTP and FTPS (FTP with TLS/SSL)
Firefox alternative web browser
Identity Finder app that searches for and secures confidential data; REQUIRED by Cornell University
see http://www.it.cornell.edu/services/idfinder/ for more details
Mail Apple's built-in email client; supports imap, Exchange and pop mail services
Microsoft Office 2011 includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Preview Apple's PDF display and editing app
Safari Apple's built-in web browser
Terminal Apple's built-in command line interface (CLI) application
Xquartz open source X-Windows client - better choice on high-bandwidth connections, use w/ Terminal
X2goclient X-Windows client optimized for low-bandwidth connections
Apple Software not listed above App Store, Contacts, FaceTime, iBooks, iMovie, iTunes, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Notes, Numbers, Pages, Photos, Reminders

Optional Software Installs

Adobe Creative Cloud software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services (subscription provided by Cornell)
Box Sync menu bar access to Cornell-provided cloud storage; see http://www.it.cornell.edu/services/box/index.cfm for details
Chromium free open-source web browser, alternative to Chrome (without background processes)
Gimp free open source application for creating and manipulating graphic images (Photoshop alternative)
Inkscape free open source professional quality vector graphics software (Illustrator alternative)
LibreOffice free open source office software suite (Microsoft Office alternative)
MacPorts system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software
MacTeX reference edition of TeX
Mathematica advanced tool for mathematics, visualization and more
Matlab high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming
Microsoft Remote Desktop Windows Remote Desktop client
distributed with:WINPROJ.rdp (connects to a Windows terminal server running Microsoft Project)
WINWORD.rdp (connects to a Windows terminal server running Microsoft Word)
PDF compression filters reduce PDF file size; use in Preview or print dialog
Skype telephony app: free calling between subscribers, low-cost calling to people not on Skype, file transfers, texting, video chat and videoconferencing
TextWrangler third party programmer-oriented text editor
Xcode Apple's integrated development environment (IDE) for Mac OS X (command line tools included)

Utility Software

Apple Remote Desktop (desktop only) remote support tool that enables connection to your Mac on a CLASSE network
LogMeIn (laptop only) remote support tool that enables connection to your Mac not on a CLASSE network
Pritunl Mac openvpn client, get access to CLASSE services when off CLASSE networks
EtreCheck display the important details of your system hardware and software configuration
OnyX system maintenance and optimization tool
appropriate printer drivers if known

-- MichaelRoman - 27 Oct 2015
Topic revision: r6 - 29 Sep 2021, MichaelRoman
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