Where can I purchase or download software at Iowa State University?


There are two main locations to locate software and cloud applications that are free or discounted for Iowa State University students and staff:

Additional software for university owned computers is also available through Window's Software Center and Mac's Self Service. See the IT page on Software Center & Self Service for more information and instructions.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Full-time faculty and staff at ISU have access to Adobe's Creative Cloud suite (does not include Adobe Stock, Adobe Sign, and Adobe Captivate). To activate your license:

  1. Log into https://iastate.okta.com and click the tile for Adobe Creative Cloud. This will sign you automatically into Adobe's website and activate your license - you may need to wait up to 1 hour for this process to complete. 
  2. Download the installer at https://creativecloud.adobe.com.
  3. After installation, log in with your net-ID and password to gain access to the full suite of programs. 
  • Last Updated May 30, 2023
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