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Free software

A list of recommended software and tools you can use for free.


Anti virus


File sharing

  • Cyberduck (Windows/Mac) - an easy file sharing application.
  • Transmit (Mac) - file sharing application.


Office tools, email and Reference Management

  • Google Accounts (Web Interface) - Create a free e-mail account, access to cloud storage, produce various types of documents (Office tools), Google+ profile, YouTube profile etc.
  • LibreOffice (Windows/ Mac/Linux) - Office tools to write documents, create spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Lingofy (Web Interface) - free cloud service  for students. For checks for spelling, style, word usage and proper names in languages bokmål, nynorsk and English. Registration for students. Note! Free access for students.
  • Open Office (Windows/Mac) - Office tools to write documents, create spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Thunderbird email client (Windows/Mac/Linux) - A free email client. 

Operating systems

  • Ubuntu (Windows/Mac/Linux) - An operating system based on the Linux kernel.

Project Management tools

Surveys, forms and feedback tools

  • MonkeySurvey (Web Interface) - Basic version is free, but for more features PRO version requires payment.
  • Nettskjema (Web Interface) - To create surveys and registration forms, distribute, export and see results from your surveys (operated by UiO).
  • WUFOO (Web Interface) - A free tool for creating entry forms.

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Web publishing and programming

  • BlueGriffon (Windows/Mac/Linux) – Web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG. Open source, cross-platform editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox.
  • CodeAcademy (Windows/Mac) - Learn to code with JavaScript, HTML/CSS, JQuery. How to create webpages with JavaScript and HTML/CSS and learn basic programming.
  • Jetbrains (Web Interface) - Learn how-to code using Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Objective-C or .NET technologies.
  • Thimble (Windows/Mac) - An easy-to-use web development web application. Building websites with HTML/CSS in Firefox browser.

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Setup of Wi-Fi, e-mail and printer

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Place/Address :
The University Library in P48
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Printing errors or refund of printing quota

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Forgot your password?

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Go to IT account to create a new password

Other IT problems, contact IT Support (BIT)

Phone :
67 23 55 55
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Place/Address :
Campus Pilestredet: Stensberggata 29, entrance from Falbesgate 1. Campus Kjeller: 1st floor in the main building
Time/Opening Hours :
Support phone: Monday to Thursday 08-15.45. Friday: 08-15. Visiting hours: Monday to Friday 09-15
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Report an issue to IT support (BIT)

Need help with Canvas?

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Contact Canvas helpdesk at your faculty

Empty toner or paper in the printer?

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Contact the nearest reception or the library

System Service Messages

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