Desktop Software

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a collection of applications for doing word processing, spreadsheets, E-mail and presentations. Its applications include Word, Excel, Outlook email and PowerPoint. The Microsoft Office suite should be available on any standard Whitman-owned Mac or PC that is set up by WCTS. Whitman's site license does not allow installation of Whitman's MS Office on personally-owned computers.

For current faculty, staff, and students Whitman now offers Office 365 for their personal computers and mobile devices.  The Office 365 licensing allows for up to 5 downloads to install the current version of Office for personal computers (both Mac and Windows) and also up to 5 mobile devices (Office apps are available for iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Android tablet, and Windows phone/Windows tablet.)  Also included is unlimited space on Microsoft's cloud storage OneDrive.

Note:  Cloud storage access to OneDrive is only available with a current Whitman account.  Access will end when accounts are closed. Individuals are responsible for transferring or saving documents to their personal devices prior to termination of their Whitman account. 

To access Microsoft Office 365:

  • Go to
  • Log in using your Whitman email address and Whitman network password



SPSS is used for statistical analysis in social science. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations and others. In addition to statistical analysis, it also has data management and data documentation features. View the SPSS guide.

Amadeus and Audacity

Amadeus is a Mac-only application for capturing, recording, and editing digital audio.  It is the WCTS-recommended application for audio editing.  Amadeus is always available on the Macintoshes in the MDL (Multimedia Development Lab in Hunter 108) as well as in a number of specialized departmental labs for departments that use the software in their courses. Whitman has a site license allowing us to install Amadeus on any Whitman-owned, WCTS-supported Macintosh.  If you are a faculty member wanting Amadeus on your Whitman computer, contact your Academic Technology Consultant.

Audacity is free, downloadable, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. View the Audacity guide


EndNote is premium bibliographic citation management software for both Mac and Windows. Whitman's site license allows Whitman faculty, staff, and students to install the software on personally-owned computers.  View the EndNote guide for information and instructions for downloading and installing EndNote yourself on your computer.