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application software by Mind Map: application software

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

2. Available in a variety of forms:

2.1. Packaged software

2.2. Custom software

2.3. Web application

2.4. Open source software

2.5. Shareware

2.6. Freeware

2.7. Public-domain software

3. Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities

3.1. Word Processing

3.2. Spreadsheet

3.3. Database

3.4. Presentation

3.5. and other

4. Graphics and Multimedia Software

4.1. Computer-aided design (CAD) software

4.2. Desktop publishing software

4.3. Paint/Image editing software

4.4. Professional photo editing software

4.5. Professional photo editing software

4.6. Multimedia authoring software

5. Application Software for Communications

6. Learning Tools for Application Software

7. Objectives Overview

7.1. Identify the four categories of application software

7.2. Differentiate among the seven forms through which software is available

7.3. Explain how the operating system and utility programs work with application software

7.4. Describe characteristics of a user interface

7.5. Identify the key features of widely used business programs

7.6. Identify the key features of widely used graphics and multimedia programs

7.7. Identify the key features of widely used home, personal, and educational programs

7.8. Discuss the advantages of and ways to access Web applications

7.9. Identify the types of application software used in communications

7.10. Describe the learning aids available for application software

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

9. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

9.1. Personal finance software

9.2. Legal software

9.3. Tax preparation software

9.4. Personal DTP software

9.5. and other

10. Web Applications

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

11. Summary

11.1. How to start and interact with application software

11.2. Overview of a variety of business software, graphics and multimedia software

11.3. Web applications and application software for communications

11.4. Learning tools for application software and Web-based training