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. 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

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 Help is 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

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

8.1. .

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

9.1. Word Processing

9.2. Spreadsheet

9.3. Database

9.4. Presentation

9.5. Note taking

9.6. Personal information manager

9.7. Business software for phones

9.8. Business software suites

9.9. Project management

9.10. Accounting

9.11. Document management

9.12. Enterprise computing software

10. Business Software

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

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

10.3. Additional word processing features include

10.3.1. AutoCorrect

10.3.2. Ink Input

10.3.3. Search and Replace

10.3.4. AutoFormat

10.3.5. Macros

10.3.6. Smart Tags

10.3.7. Tracking Changes

10.3.8. Collaboration

10.3.9. Mail Merge

10.3.10. Tables

10.3.11. Voice Recognition

10.3.12. Columns

10.3.13. Reading Layout

10.3.14. Templates

10.3.15. Web Page Development

10.3.16. Grammar Checker

10.3.17. Research

10.3.18. Thesaurus

10.4. Developing a document

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

10.5.1. .

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

10.7. Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form

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10.8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

10.13.1. .

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

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

10.16. 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

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

10.17.1. Human resources

10.17.2. Accounting

10.17.3. Engineering

10.17.4. Marketing

10.17.5. Sales

10.17.6. Distribution

10.17.7. Customer service

10.17.8. Information technology

11. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

11.1. Personal finance software

11.2. Legal software

11.3. Tax preparation software

11.4. Personal DTP software

11.5. Personal paint/image editing software

11.6. Personal photo editing software

11.7. Clip art/image gallery

11.8. Video and audio editing software

11.9. Home design/landscaping software

11.10. Travel and mapping software

11.11. Reference software

11.12. Educational software

11.13. Entertainment software