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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. Objectives Overview

1.1. Identify the four categories of application software

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

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

1.4. Describe characteristics of a user interface

1.5. Identify the key features of widely used business programs

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

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

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

1.9. Identify the types of application software used in communications

1.10. Describe the learning aids available for application software

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

2.1. To make business activities more efficient

2.2. To assist with graphics and multimedia projects

2.3. To support home, personal, and educational tasks

2.4. To facilitate communications

3. Available

3.1. Packaged software

3.2. Custom software

3.3. Web application

3.4. Open source software

3.5. Shareware

3.6. Freeware

3.7. Public‐domain software

4. Business Software

4.1. Word Processing

4.2. Spreadsheet

4.3. Database

4.4. Presentation

4.5. Note taking

4.6. Personal information manager

4.7. Business software for phones

4.8. Business software suites

4.9. Project management

4.10. Accounting

4.11. Document management

4.12. Enterprise computing software

5. Graphics and Multimedia Software

5.1. Computer‐aided design (CAD) software

5.2. Desktop publishing software

5.3. Paint/Image editing software

5.4. Professional photo editing software

5.5. Video and audio editing software

5.6. Multimedia authoring software

6. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

6.1. Personal finance software

6.2. Legal software

6.3. Tax preparation software

6.4. Personal DTP software

6.5. Personal paint/image editing software

6.6. Personal photo editing software

6.7. Clip art/image gallery

6.8. Video and audio editing software

6.9. Home design/landscaping software

6.10. Travel and mapping software

6.11. Reference software

6.12. Educational software

6.13. Entertainment software

7. Web Applications

8. Communications

8.1. Web Browser

8.2. E‐Mail

8.3. Instant Messaging

8.4. Chat Room

8.5. Text, Picture, Video Messaging

8.6. RSS Aggregator

8.7. Blogging

8.8. Newsgroup/Message Board

8.9. FTP

8.10. Video Conferencing

9. Summary

9.1. How to start and interact with application software

9.2. Overview of a variety of business software, graphics and multimedia software, and home/personal/educational software

9.3. Web applications and application software for communications

9.4. Learning tools for application software and Web‐based training