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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. programs designed to make users more productive

1.1. To make business activities more efficient

1.2. To assist with graphics and multimedia projects

1.3. To support home, personal, and educational tasks

1.4. To facilitate communications

2. Available in a variety of forms

2.1. Packaged software

2.2. Custom software

2.3. Web application

2.4. Shareware

2.5. Freeware

2.6. Public‐domain software

3. Business software

3.1. assists people while performing business activities

3.1.1. Word Processing

3.1.2. Database

3.1.2.1. allows users to create, access, and manage

3.1.3. Presentation

3.1.3.1. create visual aids for presentations

3.1.3.1.1. to communicate ideas

3.1.3.1.2. to messages

3.1.3.1.3. other information to a group

3.1.4. Accounting

3.1.4.1. helps companies record and report their financial transactions

3.1.5. Document management

3.1.5.1. provides a means for sharing, distributing

3.1.5.2. searching through documents by converting

3.1.6. Spreadsheet

3.1.7. Note taking

3.1.7.1. enables users

3.1.7.1.1. to enter typed text

3.1.7.1.2. to enter handwritten comments

3.1.7.1.3. to enter drawings

3.1.7.1.4. sketches anywhere on a page

3.1.8. Business software suites

3.1.8.1. individual programs available together as a unit

3.1.9. Personal information manager

3.1.9.1. application software that includes

3.1.9.1.1. Appointment calendar

3.1.9.1.2. Address book

3.1.9.1.3. Notepad

3.1.10. Project management

3.1.10.1. user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events

3.1.11. Enterprise computing software

3.1.11.1. require special computing solutions for various functional units

4. Graphics and Multimedia Software

4.1. Web page authoring software

4.1.1. softwarehelps users of all skill levels create Web pages

4.1.2. include multimedia and interactive content

4.2. Computer‐aided design (CAD) software

4.3. Desktop publishing software

4.4. Paint/Image editing software

4.5. Professional photo editing software

4.6. Video and audio editing software

4.7. Multimedia authoring software

5. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

5.1. Personal finance software

5.2. Legal software

5.3. Tax preparation software

5.4. Personal DTP software

5.5. Video and audio editing software

5.6. Travel and mapping software

5.7. Educational software

5.8. Entertainment software

6. Web Applications

6.1. allows users to access and interact with software from any computer

6.2. device that is connected to the Internet

7. Application Software for Communications

7.1. Web Browser

7.2. E‐Mail

7.3. Blogging

7.4. Video Conferencing

8. Learning Tools for Application Software

8.1. Online Helpis the electronic equivalent of a user manual

8.2. Web‐based Help provides updates and more comprehensive resources

8.3. Web‐based training is a type of CBT that uses Internet technology