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Free Software

Software you can download for free as a Franklin student and the best free software the web has to offer.

So before you go out shopping for Office (that we give you free) or buy Photoshop, remember there are other options out there, have a look at our tools and tips!


Free Office Software

Office365

Office 365

As a Franklin student you can download Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and much more for free, at home on your laptop, PC, and Mac, in fact you can download it on up to five different devices.

GoogleDocs

Google Docs

Google Docs is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. This service also includes Google Sheets and Google Slides, a spreadsheet and presentation program respectively.


Free Editing Software

Pixlr

Pixlr

Pixlr for Windows brings the popular mobile app's fast, easy, and intuitive image editing and ever-growing range of filters and effects to the Windows desktop

Gimp

G.I.M.P

GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM

Photoshop wasn’t built with only digital photographs in mind. It covers all aspects of designing, illustrating and many other disciplines, This means that Photoshop has many tools that you will never use. This takes space and makes the learning process much more confusing. GIMP, on the other hand, built with digital photography in mind. So you cut out all the unnecessary tools from the mix. It is not only faster, you have less chance of doing something that you have no idea how to fix..

Oh and its 100% FREE


Free Tools / System Software

Notepad

NotePad++

Notepad++ is a text editor and source code editor for use with Microsoft Windows. It supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window, Notepad++ is free software.

CCleaner

CCleaner

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your PC.It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure!.


Free Audio and Video Software

Audacity

Audacity

Free, open source, cross-platform audio software. Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source and offered free of charge. Amazing support community.

Lightworks

Lightworks

For over 25 years Lightworks editor has been at the forefront of film editing, having been used on many of the finest films in cinema history: The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech and many more!

Fusion

AutoDesk

Free, open source, cross-platform audio software. Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source and free of charge.

VLC

VLC Media Player

VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project, VLC is also available on digital distribution platforms such as Apple's App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store.


Free Anti Virus Software

AVG

AVG Antivirus Free

AVG offers decent antivirus software, if you don't mind the aggressive advertising. As well as the basic protection against viruses and malware, AVG scans incoming and outgoing emails, and automatically uses red, yellow or green warnings to rate the security of results in your browser.

Avast

Avast Free Antivirus

Avast is free and fairly comprehensive antivirus software, able to detect viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and malicious adware. The software offers browser and email scanners which can protect from spam, phishing emails and viruses.

How do you tell HTML from HTML5?

- Try it out in Internet Explorer

- Did it work?

- No?

- It's HTML5.

The CILT helpdesk

We offer support to both staff and students with a wide range of issues from; connecting to Wi-Fi, resetting passwords, software installation and much more.

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