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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 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. Identify the types of application software used in communications

1.9. Describe the learning aids available for application software

2. Application Software

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

2.5. Packaged software

2.6. Custom software

2.7. Web application

2.8. Open source software

2.9. Shareware

2.10. Freeware

2.11. Public‐domain software

2.12. – Utility programs

3. Business Software

3.1. Word Processing

3.2. Spreadsheet

3.3. Database

3.4. Presentation

3.5. Note taking

3.6. Personal information manager

3.7. Business software for phones

3.8. Business software suites

3.9. Project management

3.10. Accounting

3.11. Document management

3.12. Enterprise computing software

3.13. Word processing software

3.14. Clip art

3.15. Additional word processing features include

3.16. Developing a document

3.17. Spreadsheet software

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

3.19. Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form

3.20. database

3.21. Presentation software

3.22. Note taking software

3.23. software suite

3.24. personal information manager (PIM)

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. Video: MediaCell Video Converter

4.8. Web page 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. Personal paint/image editing software

5.6. Personal photo editing software

5.7. Clip art/image gallery

5.8. Video and audio editing software

5.9. Home design/landscaping software

5.10. Travel and mapping software

5.11. Reference software

5.12. Educational software

5.13. Entertainment software

6. Web Applications

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

7. Learning Tools for Application Software

7.1. Online Help

7.2. Web‐based training

7.3. Distance learning (DL)