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 Big Sur 11.3 was released on November 12th, 2020. Centrally maintained University of Helsinki computers will be updated according to a schedule determined after testing.
New computers will be with macOS Big Sur installed.


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 PDF files (an alternative to MS Office)
  • EndNote – software for the management of literature references (an alternative to Refworks)
  • SPSS and JMP – statistical software
  • Write-N-Cite – reference data software Refworks (an alternative to EndNote)
  • Matlab – calculation software

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