Software Downloads

These software downloads are for the convenience of UCA students. All software downloads that are available are either open source applications licensed under the GPL, freely available to the general public under manufacturer EULA agreement or require you to be a student studying at University (required university e-mail address).

"Please note that the downloads available on this page are not for use on Ucreative machines as some of the licensing does not permit this. These downloads are recommend for personal educational use only."

Windows Users

Anti-virus & Anti Malware

AVG AntiVirus Protection Free, is free for personal use, and will help protect your computer against viruses and other malicious software. http://www.avg.com/gb-en/free-antivirus-download

Malwarebytes offer a free Anti-Malware tool for personal use, which will protect your computer against malware, spyware and other malicious software. https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows XP SP2 and Higher, Windows Vista, Windows 7)

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free consumer anti-malware solution for your computer. It helps protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. This application is free for public use.


Media Players

VideoLAN (VLC Player)

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


CD / DVD Burning

CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multi language interface. This applications is free for everyone and is also available on UCA PCs.


Creative Applications

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "Autodesk 3ds Max".

Check system requirements.


Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "Autodesk Maya".

Check system requirements.


AutoCAD

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "AutoCAD".

Check system requirements.


Autodesk Mudebox

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "Autodesk Mudebox".

Check system requirements.


Autodesk Softimage

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "Autodesk Softimage".


Mind Mapping

FreeMind

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java which means it will be compatible with most operating systems. Recent developments has made FreeMind into high productivity tool.

System requirements: Java Runtime Enviornment 1.4 or higher is required.


File Encryption

AES Crypt

AES Crypt is a single file encryption software product that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files. UCA recommends this software if you have private or confidential files you wish to password protect such as coursework, disertations or group work.


TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. TrueCrypt can be used to encrypt UBS sticks and hard disk drives (internal or external). UCA recommends this software if you have private or confidential data that you wish to secure on a USB stick or hard drive.

Mac Users

Anti-virus & Anti-Malware

AVG AntiVirus Protection Free, is free for personal use, and will help protect your computer against viruses and other malicious software. http://www.avg.com/gb-en/avg-antivirus-for-mac

Malwarebytes offer a free Anti-Malware tool for personal use, which will protect your computer against malware, spyware and other malicious software. https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/

ClamXav AntiVirus

ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats. This application is also available through Apple App Store. This application will work with Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5,10.6 and 10.7


Media Players

VideoLAN (VLC Player)

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


CD / DVD Burning

Burn

Burn is a simple CD / DVD burning software which enables the user to burn data, music, videos and create ISO images. Burn is only available for OS X. Its compatible with 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 operating systems. It is free to use and download. Burn is available on Ucreative Macs.


Creative Applications

AutoCAD for Mac

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "AutoCAD for Mac".

Check system requirements.


Autodesk Maya (64-bit only)

Autodesk Educational Community have released free downloads of Autodesk applications. These application have full functionality but will watermark any work produced. This software is freely available for student at home on personal computers. You will need to look through and click on "Autodesk Maya".

Check system requirements.


Mind Mapping

FreeMind for Mac

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java which means it will be compatible with most operating systems. Recent developments has made FreeMind into high productivity tool.

System requirements: Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or higher is required.


File Encryption

AES Crypt for Mac

AES Crypt is a single file encryption software product that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files. UCA recommends this software if you have private or confidential files you wish to password protect such as coursework, dissertations or group work.


TrueCrypt for Mac

TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. TrueCrypt can be used to encrypt UBS sticks and hard disk drives (internal or external). UCA recommends this software if you have private or confidential data that you wish to secure on a USB stick or hard drive.