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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. Application Software

1.1. consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks

1.1.1. To make business activities more efficient

1.1.2. To assist with graphics and multimedia projects

1.1.3. To support home, personal, and educational tasks

1.1.4. To facilitate communications

1.2. Available in a variety of forms

1.2.1. Package software

1.2.2. Custom software

1.2.3. Web application

1.2.4. Open source software

1.2.5. Shareware

1.2.6. Freeware

1.2.7. Public‐domain software

1.3. Utility programs

1.3.1. System software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware

2. Business Software

2.1. is application software that assists people while performing business activities

2.1.1. Word processing software

2.1.1.1. allows users to create and manipulate documents

2.1.1.2. Clip art

2.1.1.2.1. a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images

2.1.2. Spreadsheet software

2.1.2.1. allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations

2.1.3. database

2.1.3.1. collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data

2.1.3.2. Database software

2.1.3.2.1. allows users to create, access, and manage a database

2.1.4. Presentation software

2.1.4.1. allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group

2.1.5. Note taking software

2.1.5.1. application software that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page

2.1.6. software suite

2.1.6.1. a collection of individual programs available together as a unit

2.1.7. personal information manager (PIM)

2.1.7.1. application software that includes

2.1.7.1.1. Appointment calendar

2.1.7.1.2. Address book

2.1.7.1.3. Notepad

2.1.8. Project management software

2.1.8.1. allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project

2.1.9. Accounting software

2.1.9.1. helps companies record and report their financial transactions

2.1.10. Document management software

2.1.10.1. provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user

3. Graphics and Multimedia Software

3.1. Computer‐aided design (CAD) software

3.2. Desktop publishing software

3.3. Paint/Image editing software

3.4. Professional photo editing software

3.5. Video and audio editing software

3.6. Multimedia authoring software

3.7. Web page authoring software

3.7.1. helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include multimedia and interactive content

4. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

4.1. Personal finance software

4.2. Legal software

4.3. Tax preparation software

4.4. Personal DTP software

4.5. Personal paint/image editing software

4.6. Personal photo editing software

4.7. Clip art/image gallery

4.8. Video and audio editing software

4.9. Home design/landscaping software

4.10. Travel and mapping software

4.11. Reference software

4.12. Educational software

4.13. Entertainment software

5. Web Applications

5.1. Web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet