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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

1.1. Personal finance software

1.2. Legal software

1.3. Tax preparation software

1.4. Personal DTP software

1.5. Personal paint/image editing software

1.6. Personal photo editing software

1.7. Clip art/image gallery

1.8. Video and audio editing software

1.9. Home design/landscaping software

1.10. Travel and mapping software

1.11. Reference software

1.12. Educational software

1.13. Entertainment software

2. Application Software

2.1. Application softwareconsists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks

2.1.1. TaTo make business activities more efficientsk

2.1.2. To assist with graphics and multimedia projects

2.1.3. To support home, personal, and educational tasks

2.1.4. To facilitate communications

2.2. Available in a variety of forms

2.2.1. Packaged software

2.2.2. Custom software

2.2.3. Web application

2.2.4. Open source software

2.2.5. Shareware

2.2.6. Freeware

2.2.7. Public‐domain software

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

2.3.1. Utility programs

3. Business Software

3.1. Word Processing

3.1.1. softwareallows users to create and manipulate documents

3.1.2. Clip artis a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images

3.2. Spreadsheet

3.2.1. Spreadsheet softwareallows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations

3.3. Database

3.3.1. A databaseis a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data

3.3.1.1. Database softwareallows users to create, access, and manage a database

3.4. Presentation

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

3.5. Note taking

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

3.6. Personal information manager

3.6.1. A personal information manager (PIM) is application software that includes

3.6.1.1. Appointment calendar

3.6.1.2. Address book

3.6.1.3. Notepad

3.7. Business software for phones

3.8. Business software suites

3.8.1. A software suiteis a collection of individual programs available together as a unit

3.9. Project management

3.9.1. Project management softwareallows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project

3.10. Accounting

3.10.1. Accounting software helps companies record and report their financial transactions

3.11. Document management

3.11.1. Document management softwareprovides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user

3.12. Enterprise computing software

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. Video and audio editing software

4.6. Multimedia authoring software

4.7. Web page authoring softwarehelps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include multimedia and interactive content

5. Web Applications

5.1. 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

6. Application Software for Communications

6.1. Web Browser

6.2. E‐Mail

6.3. Instant Messaging

6.4. Chat Room

6.5. Text, Picture, Video Messaging

6.6. RSS Aggregator

6.7. Blogging

6.8. Newsgroup/Message Board

6.9. FTP

6.10. Video Conferencing

7. Learning Tools for Application Software

7.1. Online Helpis the electronic equivalent of a user manual

7.2. You can ask a question or access the Help topics in subject or alphabetical order

7.3. Web‐based Help provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software

7.4. Web‐based training is a type of CBT that uses Internet technology and consists of application software on the Web

7.5. Distance learning (DL) is the delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations