Software and Apps

Using the right software can make a difference. See below for some software options to support your learning and tutorials to help you make the most of them.


Presentation Software

PowerPoint allows you to create simple and effective presentation slides.

Emaze is another alternative presentation tool with many free templates available to use












Graphics Software

Photoshop is a well-known graphics software that lets you edit photos with ease.

Illustrator is a vector graphics editor: great for creating and editing images that need to be undistorted when you change the size of the image.

Pixlr is an online photo editing software that is easy and intuitive to use. It's very similar to Photoshop, and there is a simpler function that is similar to Instagram, offering filters that you can add to your images.













Excel, the famous spreadsheet software - it may be scary at first, but when you know how to use it and for what, it can make your task a lot easier and simpler. Check out the tutorials here and you might surprise yourself with how many things you can do with Excel and how easily you can do them. 






InDesign is a publishing software that comes in handy for layout designs for books, newspapers, journals, magazines, and more. 





Access to Software

As a student, you're eligible for the free download of Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps for your computer as well as smartphones. 

The McGill Software Site is the central software distribution site. Here, you will find McGill University volume-licensed software. You will also find free and academically discounted software titles for purchase.


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L'Université McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d'échange entre les peuples autochtones, y compris les nations Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. Nous reconnaissons et remercions les divers peuples autochtones dont les pas ont marqué ce territoire sur lequel les peuples du monde entier se réunissent maintenant.