Software & Cloud Services Available to Penn Staff & Faculty (Free)

Below is a list of popular software and services available to Penn Staff and Faculty for free. Click here for a complete list of supported Penn software.


Microsoft Office – available for Penn Faculty and Staff to install for free on up to 5 devices. Log in with your O365 account at www.office.com. In the top right hand corner, you should see a button that says “Install Office”.

Penn Box – a cloud file-storage service similar to Dropbox available to all active faculty and staff. Unlimited storage space. http://box.upenn.edu

Last Pass Premium – A secure, password management software that can also generate secure passwords / auto-fill your passwords into your browser  – https://www.isc.upenn.edu/how-to/lastpass

Symantec Anti Virushttps://www.isc.upenn.edu/how-to/symantec-endpoint-protection#General

Fetch FTP/SFTP Application (Mac): Fetch is the recommended, Penn-licensed application for connecting and conducting file transfers to Penn servers. https://www.isc.upenn.edu/how-to/fetch

Adobe Acrobat Pro (which is now called Acrobat DC Pro) is also available, if you are using a computer purchased with Penn funds. Contact me directly if this is of interest.

LabResearch is a cloud-based digital notebook for Lab Researchers to store, organize, share, and publish their laboratory research and data. More information is available here: https://researchnotebooks.upenn.edu/

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