Web Browsers

File Transfer Applications

  • WS_FTP LE (WinSock File Transfer Protocol Limited Edition) Windows
    Use this program to transfer files between your local computer workstation and computer systems (e.g., UMnet).
  • Fetch for Macintosh MacOS Platform
    Macintosh software for transferring files between your local computer workstation and computer systems. Fetch is developed by Dartmouth College and is free to users affiliated with an educational institution.


  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - free software used to view PDF documents
  • RealOne Player allows you to listen to radio stations that broadcast over the Internet and other online multimedia formats

Compression/Archive Utilities

To send numerous or large sized files across the Internet, they should be packaged together as one single file.  Compressing files to transfer content faster because the original content is smaller, it also reduces chance your message/file will be blocked due to it's size. Below are two popular programs to help you unpack/decompress these archives, WinZip for Windows, and Stuffit Expander for MacOS.

Microsoft Office Convertors & Viewers

With the help of these converters and viewers from the Office Download Center, you can share your Microsoft Office files with people who have versions of Office programs different from your own, or even with people who don't have Office at all!

Converts and Viewers are available for the following file formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Visio