Required Software for Mac OS

Where do I get it? What’s it for? How do I use it?
Microsoft Office
  • Download from the Office.com portal
  • Log in with your St. Mark’s credentials (Available in July)
  • MS Office is provided free of charge to all students while they are enrolled at St. Mark’s.
Writing (Word), presentations (PowerPoint), data collection and analysis (Excel)
  • For the most part, your teachers will guide you through any specific uses of Office for their classes.
  • St. Mark’s Microsoft Word App Guide
Web Browser
  • Free Download (and probably already installed… what exactly are you reading this with?)
  • You can download Chrome or Firefox for free, or you can use the pre-installed Safari browser.
Communication, research, publication…
iMovie
  • Free online at the Mac App Store
  • Check to make sure you don’t already have it installed — a lot of new Macs come with iLife (including iMovie) pre-installed.
Creating and editing videos
Garageband
  • Free online at the Mac App Store
  • Check to make sure you don’t already have it installed (like iMovie).
Recording and editing audio
Audacity (Optional)
  • Free download
  • This is a free alternative to Garageband, available on all platforms. It is a bit less “streamlined”, but it works fine. If you decide to use Audacity, you will probably want to install the LAME MP3 encoder (which is what you need to be able to save MP3 files), following these directions.
 Recording and editing audio

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