Software are the programs used by computers to perform different tasks, they are often referred to as software 'packages.' Two examples are 'MSWord' for word processing such as typing letters and reports, and 'Adobe Photoshop' which, among many other uses, can be used for photo editing and creating, flyers, diagrams and photomontages.

Numerous software programs are available to purchase either in a shop, via an online store, or via download using the internet.

There are an increasing number of software programs which are free to download via official websites. Two examples are Sketchup and Google Earth Pro. Both these software packages can assist  the permaculture designer in creating base maps and designs.

On this page you can click links to videos and articles published by permaculturists using software packages for design.