Application Software

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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. Application software 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. Application Software

3.1. Available in a variety of forms

3.1.1. Packaged software

3.1.2. Custom software

3.1.3. Web application

3.1.4. Open source software

3.1.5. Shareware

3.1.6. Freeware

3.1.7. Public-domain software

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

4.1. .

5. Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities

5.1. Word Processing

5.2. Spreadsheet

5.3. Database

5.4. Presentation

5.5. Note taking

5.6. Personal information manager

5.7. Business software for phones

5.8. Business software suites

5.9. Project management

5.10. Accounting

5.11. Document management

5.12. Enterprise computing software

6. Business Software

6.1. Word processing software allows users to create and manipulate documents

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

6.3. Additional word processing features include

6.3.1. AutoCorrect

6.3.2. Ink Input

6.3.3. Search and Replace

6.3.4. AutoFormat

6.3.5. Macros

6.3.6. Smart Tags

6.3.7. Tracking Changes

6.3.8. Collaboration

6.3.9. Mail Merge

6.3.10. Tables

6.3.11. Voice Recognition

6.3.12. Columns

6.3.13. Reading Layout

6.3.14. Templates

6.3.15. Web Page Development

6.3.16. Grammar Checker

6.3.17. Research

6.3.18. Thesaurus

6.4. Developing a document

6.4.1. .

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

6.5.1. .

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

6.7. Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form

6.7.1. .

6.8. 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

6.8.1. .

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

6.9.1. .

6.9.2. .

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

6.10.1. .

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

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

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

6.13.1. .

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

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

6.16. 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

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

6.17.1. Human resources

6.17.2. Accounting

6.17.3. Engineering

6.17.4. Marketing

6.17.5. Sales

6.17.6. Distribution

6.17.7. Customer service

6.17.8. Information technology

7. Graphics and Multimedia Software

7.1. Computer-aided design (CAD) software

7.2. Desktop publishing software

7.3. Paint/Image editing software

7.4. Professional photo editing software

7.5. Video and audio editing software

7.6. Multimedia authoring software

8. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

8.1. Personal finance software

8.2. Legal software

8.3. Tax preparation software

8.4. Personal DTP software

8.5. Personal paint/image editing software

8.6. Personal photo editing software

8.7. Clip art/image gallery

8.8. Video and audio editing software

8.9. Home design/landscaping software

8.10. Travel and mapping software

8.11. Reference software

8.12. Educational software

8.13. Entertainment software

9. Web Applications

9.1. 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

10. Application Software for Communications

10.1. Web Browser

10.2. E-Mail

10.3. Instant Messaging

10.4. Chat Room

10.5. Text, Picture, Video Messaging

10.6. RSS Aggregator

10.7. Blogging

10.8. Newsgroup/Message Board

10.9. FTP

10.10. Video Conferencing

11. Learning Tools for Application Software

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

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

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

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

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