Installation of the university's Mac software

For a Mac in the centralised administration, users can install software themselves from the Managed Software Center.

Log in to the Mac in centralised administration with the university user account and password.


MacOS Catalina 10.15 was released on October 7th, 2019. This version is not yet fully compatible with all University of Helsinki services. Likewise all Software Center applications are not yet compatible with Catalina 10.15. Centrally maintained University of Helsinki computers will be updated according to a schedule determined after testing.


Detailed help

Installation of software

  1. Open the University Menu > Managed Software Center (See what is University menu?)
    (Can also be found at: Applications -> Utilities -> Managed Software Center).
  2. An App Store-style window opens. All Items shows all the software which can be installed. Click Install to install and Remove to remove the software in question.

Software portal selection

The portal is under development, and software useful to university staff and students. Some examples of software which can be installed are listed below. Check the portal for the latest software selection.

  • Adobe Digital Editions – software for reading digital materials
  • LibreOffice – an open office suite, opens ODF files (an alternative to MS Office)
  • EndNote – software for the management of literature references (an alternative to Refworks)
  • Junos Pulse – software for establishing a VPN remote connection
  • SPSS and JMP – statistical software
  • Write-N-Cite – reference data software Refworks (an alternative to EndNote)
  • Matlab – calculation software