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Free Software: Home

About this guide

This guide contains an assortment of recommended software that you can download for free from the internet. Follow the left-hand navigation in order to access the software, organized by multimedia category.

Kent State also offers free and discounted software for some of the more popular product suites, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Visit the Tech Help software page for details.

For the full list of software that is available on the various workstations within the University Library (including the SMS), visit the Library Workstations libguide.

Problems with NCH Software?

Some of the free software that we recommend in our libguide comes from NCH Software. Users sometimes experience problems with these programs - whether it is in the installation process or in dealing thirty-party apps that come bundled with the software.

This article from MakeUseOf.com, "What’s The Problem With NCH Software & How To Remove It?", covers the details of the software issues. Use your own judgment in choosing which software to install on your own machines. Here is the list of NCH software that we have installed in the Student Multimedia Studio and share links to on our libguide.

  • Debut

  • Prism Video Converter

  • Switch

  • VideoPad Editor