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7 application software categories

  1. 1. Application SoftwareCategoriesLecture 7Zikria Mian
  2. 2. • What is application software
  3. 3. Application Software Forms• Packaged Software• Custom Software• Web-based Software• Open source Software• Shareware• Freeware• Public Domain Software
  4. 4. System and Application SoftwareSystem SoftwareHardwareApplicationSoftwareUSER
  5. 5. ShareWare• Shareware (also termed trialware ordemoware) is proprietary software that isprovided to users without payment on a trialbasis and is often limited by any combination offunctionality, availability (it may be functional fora limited time period only), or convenience (thesoftware may present a dialog at startup orduring usage, reminding the user to purchase it;"nagging dialogs"). Shareware is often offeredas a download from an Internet website or as acompact disc included with a periodical such asa newspaper or magazine
  6. 6. Examples• Wage Calculator ExcelWage Calculator ExcelWaiter Restaurant Management SoftwareWaiter Restaurant Management SoftwareWallpaper Master ProWallpaper Master ProWall Photo MakerWall Photo MakerWall Street RaiderWall Street RaiderWanSpyWanSpyWAPT - load and stress testing toolWAPT - load and stress testing toolWarperWarperWatchdog - O - MaticWatchdog - O - Matic
  7. 7. Freeware• Freeware (portmanteau of "free" and "software") issoftware that is available for use at no cost or for anoptional fee,[1]but usually with one or more restrictedusage rights.[2][3][4]Freeware is in contrast tocommercial software, which is typically sold for profit, butmight be distributed for a business or commercialpurpose in the aim to expand the marketshare of a"premium" product. According to theFree Software Foundation, "freeware" is a looselydefined category and it has no clear accepted definition,although FSF says it must be distinguished fromfree software (libre).[4]Popular examples of closed-sourcefreeware include Adobe reader and Skype.
  8. 8. Public domain Software• Public domain software is software thathas been placed in the public domain, inother words there is absolutely noownership such as copyright, trademark,or patent.• GameSWF• Qmail
  9. 9. Application Software Categories• Business Software– To assist in routine business activities– Examples• Word processing (MS Word, Apple Pages, CorelWordperfect)• Databases (MS Access, Oracle, MySQL)• Presentation (MS Powerpoint, Corel Presentations)• Personal information manager (MS Outlook, IBM Organizer)• Project management software (MS Project etc)• Enterprise computing software
  10. 10. Application Software Categories(continued)• Graphics and multimedia software– Specially designed for a particular field ofwork.– Examples• Computer Aided Design (CAD)• Desktop Publishing software• Image editing software• Video and Audio editing software• Web designing software etc
  11. 11. Application Software Categories(continued)• Software for home, personal andeducational use– Examples• Budgeting• Image and video editing• Travel and mapping software• Entertainment software• Home décor
  12. 12. Application Software Categories(continued)• Application software for Communication– Some communication software are included in systemsoftware category, others are there to assist users incommunication– Examples• Browsers• Email• Instant messaging• Chat• FTP softwares• VOIP• Video conferencing
  13. 13. Web 2.0• The websites offering web-based softwareare referred to as Web 2.0– More and more software are now availableonline– Examples• Maps• Documents, spreadsheets etc• Online media players, picture viewers
  14. 14. Web 2.0• A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interactand collaborate with each other in asocial media dialogue as creators ofuser-generated content in avirtual community, in contrast to websiteswhere people are limited to the passiveviewing of content. Examples of Web 2.0include social networking sites, blogs,wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services,web applications, mashups and[3]
  15. 15. • Pixel Matrix Design• MuttInk• 45 Royale• Pinch Zoom• FeelWire• Cream Scoop
  16. 16. Application Service Providers• ASP is a third-party organisation that managesand distributes software and services on theweb.1. Enterprise ASP – customised high end businessapplications like finance and database2. Local ASP – software applications specific to ageographical region, e.g. Google Street3. Specialist ASP – application to meet specificbusiness needs, e.g. Emailing, recruitment ?4. Vertical market ASP – for a particular industry likehealth, retail etc5. Volume Business ASP – prepackaged applicationsfor businesses, e.g. accounting
  17. 17. Learning and supporting tools forApplication Software• Tools to help us in using the application software– Online Help• Electronic equivalent of user manual integrated in theprogram– Web-based Help• Updates, add-ons available on internet– Templates• Files containing necessary formatting for a specific task– Web-based Training• Distance Learning  E Learning  Web based Learning• Web-based courses for particular application software
  18. 18. Summary• Different forms of Application software– Packaged, web-based, open source etc• Categories of Application software– Business, Graphics/multimedia,home/personal, communication• Web 2.0• ASP• Supporting tools

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