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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software
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Application Software

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Application softwareconsists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks

To make business activities more efficientTo

To facilitate communications

To assist with graphics and multimedia projects

To support home, personal, and educational tasks

Available in a variety of forms

Packaged software

Custom software

Web application

Open source software



domain software

Objectives Overview

Identify the four categories of application software

Differentiate among the seven forms through which software is available

Explain how the operating system and utility programs work with application software

Describe characteristics of a user interface

Identify the key features of widely used business programs

Identify the key features of widely used graphics and multimedia programs

Identify the key features of widely used home, personal, and educational programs

Discuss the advantages of and ways to access Web applications

Business software

Business software

Word processing software

Clip art

Additional word processing features include

Developing a document

Spreadsheet software

Presentation software

Note taking software

Graphics and Multimedia Software

Computer‐aided design

Desktop publishing software

Paint/Image editing software

Professional photo

Video and audio editing software

Multimedia authoring software

Graphics and Multimedia Software

Web page authoring software

Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

Personal finance software

Legal software

Tax preparation software

Personal DTP software

Personal paint/image editing software

Personal photo editing software

Clip art/image gallery

Video and audio editing software

Home design/landscaping software

Travel and mapping software

Reference software

Entertainment software

Web Applications

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

Web Browser

RoomText, Picture, Video Messaging


Instant Messaging

Chat RoomText

RSS Aggregator


Newsgroup/Message Board


FTP Video

Learning Tools for Application Software

Online Helpis the electronic equivalent of a user manual

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

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

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

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


How to start and interact with application software

Overview of a variety of business software, graphics and multimedia software, and home/personal/educational software

Web applications and application software for communications

Learning tools for application software and Web‐based training