No recommended software.
Most commonly used: Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or Microsoft O365.
Trial versions of these solutions usually come pre-installed on most new laptops. But as a Berkeley student/staff/faculty you may also be eligible to download a licensed copy from software.berkeley.edu. Alternately, you may also perform tasks through similar bDrive solutions, such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.