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Macintosh Software

Please note that some of these software packages are quite large. If you are on dial-up, you may want to consider bringing a blank CD into the IT Support Centre (Stauffer Library) and we'll help you download the packages and burn them to CD.

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Software Package Description Requirements
Antivirus Software
Updated: Aug 2013

Queen's faculty, staff and grad students are licensed to use Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP).  Licensed users can log in to MyQueensU and download the software from the link found under Software Centre. Queen's University does not have licensed antivirus software for undergraduate student use. For links to reviews please see the Antivirus Software page for details .



Mac OS X 10.6 or later 

Please see Antivirus Software page for details.

Adobe Reader Software allowing you to open PDF files. -
Updated: 10 Apr 2012

A file transfer (FTP/SFTP) client.

Fetch 5.7 runs on Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X  10.7, 10.8

Registration with Fetchworks for free
JellyFiSSH JellyfiSSH is a simple bookmark manager for connecting to *NIX boxes like MacOS X/BSD/Linux etc via Telnet or SSH 1 or 2.
This software uses the SSH client built-in to Mac OS X.
JMP ITServices currently maintains a campus license agreement with SAS Inc. for the JMP statistical software package, which covers JMP versions for MS Windows and Macintosh computers. The JMP software must be used only for teaching, learning and research, as the Queen’s JMP license agreement explicitly stipulates that the software must not be used for administrative purposes.

Mac OS X 10.5 or higher required for V8


Maple is the essential technical computing software for today’s engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. Whether you need to do quick calculations, develop design sheets, teach fundamental concepts, or produce sophisticated high-fidelity simulation models, Maple’s world-leading computation engine offers the breadth and depth to handle every type of mathematics.

MacOS X 10.5, 10.6 or later required for V14

Microsoft Lync for Mac

Microsoft Lync is available to Exchange and Office 365 users and can be used for instant messaging, video conferencing and voice communication.

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Microsoft office 2011 is available for Staff, Faculty and Grad Students at no cost and is available from My.queensU in the Software Centre.

Mozilla Firefox

An open source web browser from Mozilla.

Firefox V13.0 Requires: MacOS X 10.5.x or later. 512MB of RAM is recommended.


The SPSS Client is a commercial statistics and data management package.

Requires Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 for V19

TN3270X Telnet emulation software for OS X. TN3270 is only needed by Staff and Faculty using the MVS/PCICS mainframe. -
Updated: 10 Apr 2012

Backup software from Tivoli. TSM backup services.

V6.1.3 supports only Mac OS X 10.5.  And V6.3.0 supports  Mac OS X 10.6 and Mac OS X 10.7

Member of Queen's community
Expired Software

An email client developed by Qualcomm. Supports both POP and IMAP protocols.

Note: Apple Mail is recommended (Apple Mail is built into Mac OS X), contact ITServices for help converting from Eudora, if needed.. 

Oracle Calendar 10.1.2

Online scheduling software, formerly known as Corporate Time. Oracle Calendar services. Since the Exchange Migration, Outlook 2011 is the supported calendaring software.


Stuffit for Mac.

Replaced by Finder. Macintosh Finder has built-in support for decompression of ZIP and other compressed files.

Macintosh Software Manager
Updated: 21 June 2006
Configures your Mac for access to the Internet at Queen's via Dial-up Modem (Not required for ResNet, or External ISP). Includes support for 10 Digit Dialing and changes to Queen's Modem pool. -
Symantec Endpoint (SEP) V12.1
Updated: 10 Apr 2012

Antivirus software from Symantec.   


Protects your computer from all known PC viruses as well as from Macintosh-specific viruses.

Note: Old version was known as Symantec AntiVirus (SAV).

Please note compatible with OS X v10.5, v10.6 and V10.7.


V10.8.x (Mountain Lion) is Not supported yet by Symantec. They will have a version available soon, projected for Fall 2012. Once it is released we will make it available from this software download page. For the moment this means we don't have an antivirus program to recommend for V10.8.x (Mountain Lion).



  • Mac OS X has a built-in (access via Sharing Panel in System Preferences) FTP Server (enable FTP Access) and SFTP Server (enable Remote Access).
  • Mac OS X has a built-in (access via Sharing Panel in System Preferences) SSH Server (enable Remote Access to allow remote access via SSH).
  • Terminal program located in the Utilities folder.
  • Mac OS X has a built-in Mail client that supports POP and IMAP called Mail.
  • Mac OS X has a built-in PDF and Image viewer called Preview.
  • Mac OS X has a built-in Compress / Decompression of ".zip" and decompression of other compressed files.

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