Creativity at no cost: Five applications students need for a successful semester

Start preparing for the fall semester today with these free software downloads from IUware.


Downloading the right software before coming to IU makes it easier for students to transition back to campus and start the semester off right.

Downloading the right software before coming to IU makes it easier for students to transition back to campus and start the semester off right. IU offers a variety of free software available to all students that can be used for assignments, creative projects, club materials and more.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a no-brainer for art and design students, but students from all majors, career tracks and interests can benefit from Creative Cloud software. Students can build a one of a kind resume in InDesign, create impressive graphics in Illustrator, transform pictures in Photoshop or edit videos in Premiere Rush. Creative Cloud can help students grow their own creative skill set regardless of their major, and promote their various clubs or activities with eye-catching designs. Start building essential digital skills today by downloading Adobe Creative Cloud here.


With many classes online this fall, Acrobat services are now more important than ever. The software connects teams with simple workflows across desktop, mobile and web platforms, whether students are in their dorm rooms or off-campus. Also included in the free Acrobat software is Adobe Sign, which combines the power of Adobe e-signatures with industry-leading PDF tools. Download Acrobat here.

Office 365

This free subscription covers all of students’ basic software needs. It includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, among other applications. From creating class presentations in PowerPoint to crafting a resume on Word, this subscription is a must-download for any college student. Download Office 365 here.

IU Print BYOD Packages Installer

Rather than going to a campus computer lab, students can use this free software to print directly from their personal computer. Whether students are printing club flyers or essays, this service makes printing faster and more efficient. Download here and start printing today.

ChemOffice Professional

ChemOffice Professional offers a broad suite of scientifically intelligent tools that help researchers transform their workflows. ChemOffice Professional empowers science students to visualize and capture their research, efficiently keep track of their work and gain a deeper understanding of their results and make decisions with greater confidence. Download the free software here.

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