No one comes out without software no matter whether graphics student, scholar, Economist or social pedagogue. For most, it will be certainly no surprise that the Office package from Microsoft was ranked first. No matter what platform, Mac, Linux and of course Windows Office program of the once richest company in the world, is the standard program for documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. But that a relatively complex graphics program whose learning takes some time, ends up on square 5 is surprising and is actually only on the basis of the low entry price element to explain version. Many students use the EDU also software products. Some shops specialize solely on EDU software / products for students, market leader in the German-speaking world here is the University Mall GmbH who distribute Adobe program also called multimedia. Top ten software for students Office application: Microsoft Office Student version eMail program: Microsoft Office Internet telephony & Instant Messenger: Skype PDF Reader: Adobe Reader image editing: Photoshop element Instant Messenger: ICQ burning software: AntiVir antivirus software: Norton audio software: Audiograbber TV software: Zattoo P.S.: this top ten list is based on a survey and the statistical expertise of fewer students and claims is not chiseled in stone.