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Recommended Software

Microsoft Office Tutorials

Please note that while these applications are highly recommended for both students and faculty, the SMU ITS Helpdesk provides support only for faculty users.

Free Web-based Applications

Please note that the SMU ITS Helpdesk does not provide support for these applications.

  • Google Docs A web-based office suite enabling collaborative editing of documents.
  • SlideShare A slide-sharing website where users can share PowerPoint and other slide presentations.
  • Prezi A web-based nonlinear presentation tool that uses a single canvas instead of slides.
  • LibreOffice A successor to OpenOffice, this free cross-platform office suite is compatible with Microsoft Office.
  • Diigo A social bookmarking website enabling bookmarking, tagging, clipping, and annotating of websites.
  • Picasa A software tool for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos, with an integrated photo-sharing website.
  • Vimeo A video-sharing website where users can share videos that they create.