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More free software for students

The College of Animal Welfare is on a mission to trawl the Internet and find our students FREE software. We are compiling a list (below) of all the essential student software needed for your College and personal life. Check back regularly for updates.

Just follow the links to download the free student software and don’t forget to share this page with your friends via the share button at the top of this page.


Office Lens is an app that allows you to take images of documents or other forms of written information and turn it into a scanned document. Office Lens will remove shadows and odd angles to allow for the document to be easily read, these can then be saved in many document formats. Full instructions can be found on the VLE under ‘How Do I?’ then ‘Using Your Mobile Device’. Downloaded the app for free via Google Play or the iOS the App Store:


Other useful office tools:

  • Download: 7-Zip
    7-Zip is a great utility that allows you to compress (zip) and uncompress (un-zip) files.

Anti-Virus & Anti-SpyWare Software

Tired of all the security pop-ups? Try two of the best free and unobtrusive PC protection software that you can get:

Two paid for PC proctection software with free versions available:

Computer Management

Keeping your computer running smoothly doesn’t have to be a tedious or costly job. Keep your computer clean and tidy (on the inside) by installing and using these regularly:

  • Download: CC Cleaner
    CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure.
  • Download: Revo Uninstaller
    Sometimes an uninstall doesn’t uninstall everything! Completely remove programs with Revo Uninstaller.

Web Browsers

Two free and feature packed Web Browsers (As alternatives to: Windows Internet Explorer).

This web-browser is quick to load and is very fast.

Image Editing

If you want to edit pictures like a pro or if all you want to do is crop or resize a picture, here are the tools for you:

  • Download: GIMP
    A great tool to create and edit images, which takes many of it’s best features from PhotoShop.

Media Players

Play pretty much any video and audio file type on your PC with a combination of a these:

Now get an Audio / Video player:

Streaming Music Online:

  • Download: Spotify
    (Search and play almost any song, creating and sharing playlists, for free)

CD, DVD & Blu-Ray Burners

Copy or burn your existing media to CD, DVD & Blu-Ray

Media Converters

Get music from your CD’s and video from your DVD’s and save them in almost any file format you want.


There are loads of free eBooks available now, download one of these eBook Readers to get started.

Reader and Converter

A few FREE eBook resources:

Don’t forget; the College has their own eLibrary! Find it on your VLE.


  • Download: Skype
    Talk to any computer for free or talk to a mobile or land-line phone for a small fee (+ international calls).