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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. Application Software

1.1. consists of programs designed

1.1.1. To make business activities more efficient

1.1.2. To assist with graphics and multimedia projects

1.1.3. To support home, personal, and educational tasks

1.1.4. To facilitate communications

1.2. Available in a variety of forms

1.2.1. Packaged software

1.2.2. Custom software

1.2.3. Web application

1.2.4. Open source software

1.2.5. Shareware

1.2.6. Freeware

1.2.7. Public‐domain software

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

1.3.1. Utility programs

2. Business Software

2.1. Word Processing

2.1.1. to create and manipulate documents

2.2. Spreadsheet

2.2.1. to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations

2.3. Database

2.3.1. to create, access, and manage a database

2.4. Presentation

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

2.5. Note taking

2.5.1. to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page

2.6. Personal information manager

2.7. Business software for phones

2.8. Business software suites

2.9. Project management

2.10. Accounting

2.11. Document management

2.12. Enterprise computing software

3. Graphics and Multimedia Software

3.1. Computer‐aided design (CAD) software

3.2. Desktop publishing software

3.3. Paint/Image editing software

3.4. Professional photo editing software

3.5. Video and audio editing software

3.6. Multimedia authoring software

4. Web Applications

4.1. to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet

5. Application Software for Communications

5.1. Web Browser

5.2. E‐Mail

5.3. Instant Messaging

5.4. Chat Room

5.5. Text, Picture, Video Messaging

5.6. RSS Aggregator

5.7. Blogging

5.8. Newsgroup/Message Board

5.9. FTP

5.10. Video Conferencing

6. Learning Tools for Application Software

6.1. Online Help

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

6.1.2. provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software

6.2. Web‐based training

6.2.1. uses Internet technology and consists of application software on the Web

6.3. Distance learning (DL)

6.3.1. is the delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations

7. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

7.1. Personal DTP software

7.2. Personal paint/image editing software

7.3. Personal photo editing software

7.4. Clip art/image gallery

7.5. Video and audio editing software

7.6. Home design/landscaping software

7.7. Travel and mapping software

7.8. Reference software

7.9. Educational software

7.10. Entertainment software