Software Additions (Mac)

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Software Additions is an application that allows you to download and install additional software on your Mac.

Install Additional WSU Software

WSU licenses additional software for your use, in addition to what is already installed on your computer.

This software may be required for your classes, such as JMP, or it may be software you would like to explore for educational or entertainment purposes, such as GarageBand or Photoshop.

How to Download WSU Software

  • You must use the application, Software Additions to download software.

1. Locate the "WSU_Additions" folder under Applications.

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2. Locate "SoftwareAdditions" application.


  • If it is not installed on your Dock, you will find it in your Applications Folder inside another folder called “WSU Additions.”

3. Start the application. It will prompt you to enter your password.


4. After you logon, you will be given a choice of software to install in a window that looks like this:


  • Note that you MUST put a checkmark in the box in front of the software that you want to download and install. You may select more than one software installation at a time.
  • You need to be ON CAMPUS and connected to the WSU network when you install the software.
  • Once the install begins, you will be prompted again to enter your password to give permission to install the software to your computer.
  • If you experience a problem with this you can contact the Technical Support Center at 507-457-5240 or come to Somsen 207 for assistance.

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