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Last Edited by Appled08 October 8, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I'm not sure if there is a thread for this, but I thought I might compile all the freebies for students in one place.

Dreamspark (Lots of software): https://www.dreamspark.com/

Autodesk (Lots of software): http://students.autodesk.com/

RipTiger (Software): http://www.riptiger.com/edu.html

DiskAid (Software): http://www.digidna.net/products/d...l-licenses

Connectify Pro* (Software - Until June): https://www.facebook.com/connecti...4460464080

Dropbox* (Software/Online App): https://www2.dropbox.com/edu
*Double Referal Storage

LastPass (Software/Online App - 6-month): https://lastpass.com/edupromo.php

ooVoo Premium (Software - 1-Year): http://www.oovoo.com/dcn/ Reported dead....

Free Hosting (1-Year): http://www.westhost.com/edu/
Another Free Hosting: http://www.arvixe.com/ci.php/univ...hoolselect

Amazon Prime (6 Month): http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info

New additions:

Prezi (Online App): http://prezi.com/profile/signup/edu/

ZW3D Student Edition (Software): http://www.zwsoft.com/en/student/

Producteev (Online App): http://edu.producteev.com/

Adobe (Software): https://freeriatools.adobe.com/

Bitbucket (Online App): http://www.atlassian.com/software...icense.jsp

Solid Edge Student Edition (Software): http://www.plm.automation.siemens...tudent.cfm

PaperScan Home Edition (Software): Contact them to get free license: http://www.orpalis.com/contact/ (http://www.orpalis.com/products/paperscan/ scroll to verry bottom)

Lucid chart (diagraming web app): https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/...n/students

Hotspot Shield VPN Elite (1 year free): http://college.hotspotshield.com/

Fetch (Software): http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/free

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Last Edited by jlhiowa December 11, 2014 at 07:46 PM
More detailed info about my post below:

DreamSpark (From Microsoft):
DreamSpark is simple: it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology—or just get a head start on your career. DreamSpark gives you the chance to develop world-class software, Web applications, cool and creative designs as well as amazing games. Microsoft believes that students can do amazing things if they only have the right tools. Our company was started when many of the founders were still students, so we know what anything is possible. To make this happen, we are aligning with universities, associations, and other communities around the world to make sure that DreamSpark reaches everyone as fast as possible. So, get a head start on a career, do better in class, or even show the world new things that technology can do…all with DreamSpark.

Dreamspark is a program for Computer Science students. If you are a Computer Science student, contact the MSDNAA adminstrator at your institution! If you are not, sign up for a CS class to gain access!!!

Software available for free:
AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Civil 3D
AutoCAD Electrical
AutoCAD for Mac
AutoCAD Map 3D
AutoCAD Mechanical
AutoCAD P and ID
AutoCAD Raster Design
AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
AutoCAD Structural Detailing
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk 3ds Max Design
Autodesk Alias Automotive
Autodesk Alias Design
Autodesk Ecotect Analysis
Autodesk Green Building Studio
Autodesk Impression
Autodesk Inventor Professional
Autodesk Inventor Publisher
Autodesk Maya
Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Advanced
Autodesk MotionBuilder
Autodesk Mudbox
Autodesk Navisworks Manage
Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Autodesk Revit Structure
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Autodesk Showcase
Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics
Autodesk SketchBook Designer
Autodesk SketchBook Pro
Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X
Autodesk Softimage

Note: Are there restrictions on functionality of the software that I get on the Education Community?
No. The software you get from the Autodesk Education Community is the full-featured, sophisticated software used by professionals all around the world. However, there may be a watermark on output that indicates the design was created using an Educational copy and was not purchased for legal Commercial use.

RipTiger (From RipTiger):
Capture, download and convert popular web video formats
RipTiger will only download and convert videos that are accessible free of charge and in no way protected from being publicly viewed. This restriction, inter alia, applies to password and DRM protected videos, of which neither can be downloaded with RipTiger in pursuance of relevant provisions of the copyright law.

Most of the popular streaming and file formats are supported:

Flash Video (HTTP and RTMP),
Windows Media (HTTP, MMS and RTSP)
Real Audio and Real Video (HTTP and RTSP)
Streaming MP3 (Shoutcast)

Read more: http://www.riptiger.com/

DiskAid (From DiskAid):
Browsing iPhone Apps contents and transferring files to or from an iOS device has never been easier with DiskAid. It automatically discovers all Apps and allows to copy files, folders or even complete file trees!
Enjoy fast and dependable file copy to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via USB connection with DiskAid and copy files, data media or folders to your iPhone iPad or iPod touch.
DiskAid 5 replaces TuneAid and includes a brand new intuitive music & videos transfer wizard for your media copy from any iPod, iPhone and iPad to your computer.
Transfer music, movies, podcasts (audio & video), iTunes U, audiobooks, any playlist or any specific selection or mix of all these. The copy will include iTunes meta data: ratings, play counts, and more.
DiskAid will rebuild your iTunes library from your iPhone, iPod or iPad; it's just like TuneAid, but even better! DiskAid also includes an automated duplicates handling to avoid copying tracks already in your iTunes library.

Read more: http://www.digidna.net/products/diskaid

Connectify Pro (Via Connectify):
Transform your Windows laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot at the click of a button so you can share a single Internet connection with your friends, co-workers, and mobile devices.

Highlights of Connectify Pro Include:

Share Wi-Fi from 3G/4G Networks – Connectify Pro now supports sharing Internet from 3G/4G cards in addition to a wide variety of other USB cards and dongles

Drag & Drop File Transfer – Easily share files of any size, directly to both devices connected to your hotspot, and to other Connectify users on the same network.

AutoInternet Selection – When set to "Automatic," Connectify Pro intelligently chooses which Internet connection to share and makes necessary configuration changes to your hotspot

Fully Customizable SSID – Name your hotspot whatever you want! Connectify Lite requires your hotspot name to start with "Connectify-"

Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista – Ad-Hoc Mode only

Read more: http://www.connectify.me/features/

Dropbox [dropbox.com]:
No need to explain what it is Smilie but 2x (doubles) referral storage (more info [dropbox.com])

LastPass (via LastPass):
Stop remembering passwords!
Your LastPass master password is the only password you'll ever need.
Automatically fill forms!
Set up multiple 'profiles' and automatically fill your personal information into web forms accurately and safely.
Stop typing in passwords!
Easily log into your websites seamlessly with a single click of your mouse button.
Protect against identity theft!
Your sensitive data is encrypted on your PC. Only your LastPass password can unlock your data and only YOU have it.
Using multiple browsers/computers?
Your data is securely synchronized across all devices giving you access to it anywhere at anytime.
Store other types of data securely!

and alot more.....
Compare free vs. premium: https://lastpass.com/features_compare.php
link to promo (6 months only)

ooVoo (via oovoo):
Unlimited 6-way video conferencing
Desktop sharing, file sharing
Record video calls
Send video messages instead of emails
Absolutely no commitments
and NO fees

(basically skype...with video conferencing)

*May be dead

WestHost (via WestHost):
Um how to describe it......? Web space?

Founded in the basement of a home two blocks from the campus of Utah State University the "give back" feeling has stuck with us. Now with over 1 million domains, and with hosting clients located around the world, we are excited for our biggest give back campaign; free web hosting for students for a year as well as web related education. We're calling it WestHost for Webucation.

No need to explain!
("No need to explain" explains anyways...)
Advantages of prime:
FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
No minimum order size
Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime instant videos The free streaming is only for paid prime memberships unless this changed when they went to six months. (It did change, referred amazon prime students will not receive Amazon Instant Video. I referred someone and they did not get it, it is only with paid subs now)
A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library (still true)
"student deals" some special discounts, mostly focused marketing, there was a "student day" a week or two ago where students got $10 towards apps, exclusive deals, and anyone they referred would receive a $10 credit as well as the referrer)

Newest addition!
Prezi (via prezi):
Pan and Zoom
Zoom around the prezi canvas to visualize your ideas.
Import Media
Insert images, videos, YouTube videos, PDFs, or other media.
Full Toolset
Choose a template and/or theme to customize your prezi.
Present Online and Offline
Present online or download and show your prezi offline.
Work Together
Collaborate in real-time, across the room or across time zones.
Add Storyline
Use frames and a path to create a cinematic journey.

ZW3D (via ZW3D):
The Student Edition of ZW3D starts students off with core 2D and 3D design capabilities, and then enhances their experience by providing the same capability of ZW3D Premium Edition except for some output functions.

The ZW3D Student Edition offers these benefits to students:

Easy to Learn & Use
Students get up to speed faster with the built-in Show-n-Tell™ tutorials that are designed to shorten their learning curve. Simplified design process with new ribbon allows students to customize the user interface to suit the way they work.
Productive Hybrid Modeling with Direct Edit
Students are able to seamlessly work with 3D solid, surface, and wireframe models, enjoy design flexibility with hybrid modeling, and quickly edit all imported geometry through direct edit.
Whole-process Mold Design
The new whole-process solution for mold design offers students parting line, parting face, core and cavity, mold base, electrode and more.
Intelligent and Efficient CAM Machining
Students interested in computer-aided manufacturing can work with the integrated CAM system, offering QuickMillTM technology, hole making, 2X turning, and efficient 2-3X mill operation.

Producteev Premium (via producteev):
Organize tasks and projects to get more done
Our platform offers a range of dynamic organizational tools to ensure your projects get done quickly and efficiently.
From simple features like labels, and reminders, to powerful file sharing capabilities and real-time tracking tools, our application makes task management a breeze. Build custom filters to sort and prioritize your workload, sync calendars to stay in touch from multiple devices, and assign tasks to others on your team, or in the social web.
It's also easy to stay on top of larger projects and organize complex events. Alert your team members when changes are made or new tasks are assigned, and keep everyone in the loop by generating regular reports of your individual or group activity.

Read more: http://www.producteev.com/features.php

Fetch (via Fethc):
Do you maintain a website? Move large files between computers? Have you been told you need something called an "FTP client"? If you own a Mac, you've come to the right place!
Support for syncing shorcuts between Macs using Dropbox or a shared file server
Support for viewing the overall progress and time remaining of multi-file transfers
Find field for filtering the file list to show only the files you want
Support for preserving the modification dates of uploaded files
Read more: http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/about
Spent some time to gather all this, so enjoy.

Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Dreamspark
Amazon Student
Jet Brains IDE
Git Hub Student Developer Pack

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How can I get access to Dreamspark premium? I'm not a computer science major, but I am taking a lot of software required courses, remote sensing, GIS, etc.
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Where can I get a .edu e-mail? I tried the Maricopa site but it came up as not valid.
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all software, no food. what the hell
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Where can I get a .edu e-mail? I tried the Maricopa site but it came up as not valid.
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Nice, Used the Dreamspark account to get me a free subscription to pluralsight training.
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PaperPro does not give out anything anymore just checked. I can post a copy of my email return.
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