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    • 1. Chapter 3
      • Application Software
        • Matthew Kilrain
    • 2. Application Software
      • Consists of programs that perform specific tasks for users.
        • As a business tool
        • To assist with graphics and multimedia projects
        • To support home, personal, and educational activities
        • To facilitate communications
    • 3. Types of Application Software
      • Packaged software
        • Meets the needs of a wide variety of users.
          • Ex: Word Processing, spreadsheet software
      • Custom software
        • Performs functions specific to a business or industry.
      • Shareware
        • Copyrighted software that is distributed free for a trial period
    • 4. Types of Application Software continued
      • Freeware
        • Copyrighted software provided at no cost to a user by an individual or a company.
      • Public-Domain software
        • Free software that has been donated for public use and has no copyright restrictions.
    • 5. System Software
      • System software serves as an interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware.
        • To run application software you computer must be running system software.
          • Ex:Microsoft’s Windows XP, Apple’s Mac OS X
    • 6. Business Software
      • This is application software that assists people in becoming more effective and efficient while performing their daily business activities.
        • Ex:
          • Word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics, personal information manager, PDA software, software suite, project management, and accounting.
    • 7. Word Processing Software
      • Allows users to create and manipulate documents containing text and graphics
        • Used to create:
          • Letters, memos, reports, fax cover sheets, mailing labels, newsletters, and Web pages.
        • Features:
          • Changing the shape, size and colors of characters.
    • 8. Spreadsheet Software
      • This is a widely used type of application software that allows users to organize data in rows and columns, called worksheets, and perform calculations on the data.
    • 9. Database Software
      • Database software is an application software that allows users to create, access, and manage a database.
        • A database is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data.
    • 10. Presentation Graphics Software
      • This is application software that allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group.
        • These presentations can be viewed as slides, sometimes called slide shows.
    • 11. Personal Information Managers
      • Personal Information Software (PIM) is application software that includes an appointment calendar, address book, notepad, and other features to help organize personal information.
        • Many PDA’s today include PIM software
    • 12. Graphics and Multimedia Software
      • This software may be used by power users such as engineers, architects, desktop publishers, and graphic artists.
      • It includes computer aided design, desktop publishing, paint/image editing, video and audio editing, animation, multimedia authoring, and Web page authoring.
    • 13. Computer Aided Design
      • Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a sophisticated type of application software that assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs.
    • 14. Desktop Publishing Software
      • Desktop Publishing (DPT) is software that enables professional designers to create sophisticated documents that contain text, graphics, and many colors.
      • It is useful in the production of high quality color documents such as textbooks, corporate newsletters, marketing literature, product catalogs, and annual reports.
    • 15. Paint/Imaging Editing Software
      • This software, also called illustration software, allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various on-screen tools such as pen, brush, eyedropper, and paint bucket.
      • It is used by graphic artists, multimedia professionals, technical illustrators and desktop publishers.
    • 16. Video and Audio Editing Software
      • Video Editing Software allows users to modify a segment of a video, called a clip.
      • Audio Editing Software lets users modify audio clips and produce studio-quality soundtracks.
    • 17. Multimedia Authoring Software
      • This software allows users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation into an interactive application.
    • 18. Web page Authoring Software
      • This software helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include graphical images, video, audio, animation, and other special effects.
    • 19. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use
      • Types of this software include integrated software, personal finance software, legal software, tax preparation software, desktop publishing software, paint/imaging editing software, educational and reference software, and entertainment software.
    • 20. Integrated Software
      • This combines application software into a single easy to use package.
    • 21. Personal Finance Software
      • This is a simplified accounting program that helps home users and small office/home office users balance their checkbooks, pay bills, track personal income and expenses, track investments, and evaluate financial plans.
    • 22. Legal Software
      • This software assists in preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses.
      • It provides standard contracts and documents associated with buying, selling, and renting property; estate planning; marriage and divorce; and preparing a will or living trust.
    • 23. Desktop Publishing Software
      • This is a simpler, easy to understand software for home and small business users.
      • It helps users to create newsletters, brochures, advertisements, postcards, greeting cards, letterhead, business cards, banners, calendars, logos, and Web pages.
    • 24. Paint/Image Editing Software
      • This software provides an easy to use interface, usually with more simplified capabilities than its professional counterpart with functions tailored for the home or small business user.
    • 25. Educational and Reference Software
      • Educational software is software that teaches a particular skill and it exists for almost any subject .
      • Many educational programs use a computer based training approach.
        • Computer Based Training (CBT) is a type of education in which students learn by using and completing exercises with instructional software.
      • Reference software provides valuable and thorough information for all individuals.
    • 26. Entertainment Software
      • This is used in personal computers and includes interactive games, videos, and other programs designed to support a hobby or provide amusement and enjoyment.
    • 27. Application Software for Communications
      • This type of software is considered system software because it works with hardware and transmission media.
        • Types of Application Software for Communications include E-Mail, FTP, Web Browser, Newsgroup/Message Board, Chat Room, Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing/Telephone Calls.
    • 28. Application Software on the Web
      • Web application is application software that exists on a Website and stores personal data and information at their sites.
    • 29. Application Service Providers
      • This a third party organization that manages and distributes software and services on the Web. There are five ASP categories:
        • Enterprise ASP - Customizes and delivers high end business applications.
        • Local/Regional ASP – Offers a variety of software applications to a specific geographical region.
    • 30. Application Service Providers cont.
        • Specialist ASP – Delivers applications to meet a specific business need.
        • Vertical Market ASP – Provides applications for a particular industry.
        • Volume Business ASP – Supplies prepackaged applications.
    • 31. Learning Aids and Support Tools For Application Software
      • Online Help is the electronic equivalent to a user manual. It provides assistance that helps users increase productivity.
      • A wizard is an automated assistant that helps a user complete a task by asking questions and then automatically performing actions based on the responses.

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