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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. To make business activities more efficient To assist with graphics and multimedia projects To support home, personal, and educational tasks To facilitate communications

2. Available in a variety of forms

2.1. Packaged software

2.2. Custom software

2.3. Web application

2.4. Open source

2.5. Shareware

2.6. Freeware

2.7. Public‐domain software

3. System software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware – Utility programs

4. Business Software

4.1. Word processing software

4.1.1. allows users to create and manipulate documents

4.2. Clip art

4.2.1. Clip art is a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images

4.3. Additional word processing features include

4.4. Developing a document

4.5. Spreadsheet software allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations

4.6. A function is a predefined formula that performs common calculations

4.7. Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form

4.8. A database is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data – Database software allows users to create, access, and manage a database

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

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

4.11. A software suite is a collection of individual programs available together as a unit

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

4.13. Scaled down versions of software are available to work with smart phones and other mobile devices

4.14. Project management software allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project

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

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

4.17. Enterprises typically require special computing solutions for various functional units

4.17.1. Human resources

4.17.2. Accounting

4.17.3. Engineering

4.17.4. Marketing

4.17.5. Sales

4.17.6. Distribution

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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

5.7. Web page authoring software

6. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

6.1. Personal finance software

6.2. Legal software

6.3. Tax preparation Click to view Web Link, software

6.4. Personal DTP software

6.5. Personal paint/image editing software

6.6. Personal photo Click to view Web Link, 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

7.1. 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

8. Learning Tools for Application Software

8.1. Online Help is the electronic equivalent of a user manual

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

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

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

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