Software Available

Antivirus FREE - AVG Free

AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for FREE.

Antivirus Free - Microsoft Security Essentials

Use Microsoft Security Essentials to help guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It provides real-time protection for your laptop or home PC. Available to download for FREE .

Browser - Firefox

Firefox is a free web browser from Mozilla. It includes a variety of features that are designed to give you a fast and secure browsing experience.

Browser - Google Chrome  

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google. Available to download for FREE .

Cleaning Tool - CCleaner  

CCleaner is a tool for cleaning your Windows PC which protects your privacy online and makes your PC faster and more secure.  Available to download for FREE.

Browser - Internet Explorer  

Internet Explorer is the free, default Web browser for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

PDF Reader - Adobe Acrobat Reader  

Portable Document Format files (.pdf) require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, and read them. Available to download for FREE.

PDF Reader - Foxit Reader  

Foxit Reader is a multilingual PDF reader. Foxit Reader is a PDF viewer which allows you to create, open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Available to download for FREE

Adobe Discounted Software

Adobe has set up an agreement with HEANET that gives students the best discounts on Adobe software.

All that is required is a student email address, and the discount applies. To access this just click the link above. All the software is downloaded electronically! Products included in the agreement are Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Production Premium, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver and others.


Today’s challenges will be solved by tomorrow’s designers. That’s why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free* access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. A market leader for more than 30 years, Autodesk offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of products in the design world. Both individual products and bundled product suites available

EndNote Web

EndNote is the industry standard referencing software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references. FREE access available via your student login

Gnu Image Manipulation

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) it is a software program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Available to download for FREE.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

SETU Carlow’s FREE Office 365 subscription offers the facility to download and install the latest full versions of Office 2013 applications, on 5 devices like PCs, Laptops, Macs, Smartphones and tablets (iPad, Windows tablet)—so you can use all the features of Office 365 offline as well as online.

See How To Guide: 10 What is Microsoft Office 365 for further Information Software - Open Office  

Open Office

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. OpenOffice is compatible with other major office suites, Apache OpenOffice is FREE to download, use, and distribute.