Mac Applications

Applications included pre-installed on all laptops at SLA

  • ActivInspire - Draw with the interactive whiteboards installed in classrooms
  • Adium - Alternative to iChat that supports signing into many accounts from a single buddy list. Supports AIM, Google Chat, Facebook Chat, and more
  • Adobe Design Premium CS3 - Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver
  • Apple iWork '09 - Includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
  • Balsamiq Mockups - Create wireframes for websites, apps, and projects with a quick drag-and-drop interface
  • Battery Health Monitor - Check how many battery cycles you've used and how healthy your battery is
  • CamTwist - Use your laptop screen as a video input in any program that supports webcams
  • CanoScan Toolbox - Use the school's Canon scanners
  • Cyberduck - Transfer files to and from a remote server or computer
  • Dropbox - Automatically backup and keep revision history on all files saved in Dropbox's folder
  • Espresso - Work on websites with a friendly code editor
  • Google Chrome - Free web browser from Google (recommended browser)
  • Google Notifier - Get alerts next to your computer's clock of new emails and events on your calendar
  • Google SketchUp 8 - Create 3D models
  • KeyPassX - Create a encrypted personal password database that you can store in your Dropbox folder. Includes a random password generator
  • Ken-A-Vision Capture - Grab images from microscopes
  • Microsoft Office 2008 - Includes Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
  • Mozilla Firefox - Free web browser from Mozilla
  • Picasa - Import pictures from your camera, enhance them, organize them, and upload them to Google's online photo sharing service
  • Processing - Create your own computer programs that do visual things for fun with a simplified version of Java. Includes hundreds of samples that are ready to run and hack
  • QuickNote - Free note-keeping application
  • savescreenie2s - Customize where your laptop stores screenshots and what format they're saved in
  • Scratch - Use a visual code editor to create interactive stories, games, music, and art
  • Sketchpad
  • Skype - High quality audio/video chat system
  • Switch
  • TextWrangler - A plaintext editor with power-user text tools and code highlighting and navigation features for most programming languages
  • VLC - A free audio/video player that supports nearly every file format known to man

Applications available for SLA laptops on a limited bases

  • Final Cut Express 7
  • Final Cut Studio 7
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Easy Grade Pro
  • Apple Remote Desktop

Other applications available online

  • Alice - Learn programming in a 3D environment
  • VirtualBox - Free virtualization application you can use to run separate operating systems like Windows or Linux inside a window on your Mac
  • Xcode - Program and compile applications for Mac OS X and iOS mobile devices 
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