Recommended Software for Students

Contact the IT Department

Phone: 617-879-2309
Fax: 617-879-2406
Submit a Support Request

Pilgrim Student Center
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Saturday

Full IT staff list

The software listed below is free and supported by the Wheelock Helpdesk. They are for Mac and Windows unless noted. For instructions on how to use the software or for more information, please browse the publisher's website.

Web Browsers

Media Players

  • Adobe Flash: Youtube and other multimedia sites use this.
  • Apple iTunes: Purchase music, movies, and apps for Apple products.
  • Microsoft Silverlight : Used by Netflix and other multimedia sites.
  • Oracle Java: Download the latest version for best compatibility with Moodle and other sites.


  • Adobe Reader: Opens PDF files.
  • CutePDF Writer: Converts documents to PDF on Windows. Macs can convert using the print menu in each application.
  • Open Office: Free alternative to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Skype: Popular video chat client.

Anti-virus/Anti-malware (Windows only)

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