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Chapter 06 software csc&tts

  1. 1. CHAPTER 6 Discovering Computers Fundamentals, 2011 Edition Living in a Digital World
  2. 2. Objectives Overview Identify the four categories of 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 See Page 107 for Detailed Objectives 2
  3. 3. Objectives Overview Identify the key features of widely used home, personal, and educational programs Discuss Web applications Identify the types of application software used in communications Describe the learning aids available for application software 3
  4. 4. Application Software • Application software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks To make business activities more efficient To assist with graphics and multimedia projects To support home, personal, and educational tasks To facilitate communications 4
  5. 5. Application Software 5
  6. 6. Application Software : software licensing • Available in a variety of forms: Packaged software Custom software Web application Open source software Shareware Freeware Public-domain software 6
  7. 7. Application Software : software licensing Packaged software • is mass produced, copyrighted retail software that meets the needs of a wide variety of users Custom software • Performs functions specific to a business or industry. Sometimes a company cannot find packaged software that meets its unique requirements. In this case, the company may use programmers to develop tailor-made custom software. 7
  8. 8. Application Software : software licensing Web application • A website that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet. Types of web application such as e-mail and game programs. Freeware • Software that is free to all. However, freeware is Copyrighted: that is, the author may place restrictions on its use. 8
  9. 9. Application Software : software licensing Public Domain software Open-source software • Software that is not copyrighted and may be used or even altered without restriction. Example, software that developed by university using government grants • Is a variation of freeware. The developers of open-source software make the source code available, which means programmer can understand and modify it. 9
  10. 10. Application Software : software licensing Shareware • Is a category of software that is often used with freeware. It is freely distributed, but only for a trial period. If you want to continue use it, you need to pay nominal fee to register it with the author. Software piracy • Making illegal copies of commercial software 10
  11. 11. Application Software • System software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware – Utility programs 11
  12. 12. Application Software 12
  13. 13. Business Software • Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities Word Processing Spreadsheet Database Presentation Note taking Personal information manager Business software for phones Business software suites Project management Accounting Document management Enterprise computing 13
  14. 14. Business Software 14
  15. 15. Business Software • Word processing software allows users to create and manipulate documents • Clip art is a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images 15
  16. 16. Business Software • Developing a document • Enter text and numbers • Insert images • Perform other documents Create a document Edit a document • Make changes to existing content • Inserting, deleting, cutting, copying, and pasting • Change appearance • Font • Font size Format a document 16
  17. 17. Business Software • Spreadsheet software allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations 17
  18. 18. Business Software • Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form 18
  19. 19. Business Software • 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 19
  20. 20. Business Software • Presentation software allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group 20
  21. 21. Business Software • Note taking software is application software that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page 21
  22. 22. Business Software • A software suite is a collection of individual programs available together as a unit • A personal information manager (PIM) is application software that includes Appointment calendar Address book Notepad 22
  23. 23. Business Software Project management software allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project Accounting software helps companies record and report their financial transactions 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 23
  24. 24. Business Software • Enterprises typically require special computing solutions for various functional units Human resources Accounting Engineering Manufacturing Marketing Sales Distribution Customer service Information technology 24
  25. 25. Graphics and Multimedia Software 25
  26. 26. Graphics and Multimedia Software Computer-aided design (CAD) software Desktop publishing software Paint/Image editing software 26
  27. 27. Graphics and Multimedia Software Professional photo editing software Video and audio editing software Multimedia authoring software 27
  28. 28. Graphics and Multimedia Software Computer-Aided Design (CAD) • Sophisticated application software that allows you to create engineering, architectural, and scientific designs Desktop Publishing Software • Enables you to design and produce sophisticated documents that contain text, graphics, and many colors 28
  29. 29. Graphics and Multimedia Software Paint/Image Editing Software • Used to create and modify graphical images • Sometimes called illustration software Professional Photo Editing Software • Allows users to customize digital photographs • Save images in a variety of file formats 29
  30. 30. Graphics and Multimedia Software Video And Audio Editing Software • Video editing software allows you to modify a segment of a video, called a clip • Audio editing software allows you to modify audio clips Multimedia Authoring Software • Allows you to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation in an interactive application 30
  31. 31. Graphics and Multimedia Software • Web page authoring software helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include multimedia and interactive content 31
  32. 32. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Personal finance software Legal software Tax preparation software 32
  33. 33. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Personal DTP software Personal paint/image editing software Personal photo editing software 33
  34. 34. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Clip art/image gallery Video and audio editing software Home design/landscaping software 34
  35. 35. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Travel and mapping software Reference software Educational software Entertainment software 35
  36. 36. Web Applications • A Web application (Web app) is a Web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet 36
  37. 37. Web Applications 37
  38. 38. Application Software for Communications Web Browser E-Mail Instant Messaging Chat Room Text, Picture, Video Messaging RSS Aggregator Blogging Newsgroup/Message Board FTP VoIP (Internet Telephony) Video Conferencing 38
  39. 39. Learning Tools for Application Software • Online Help is the electronic equivalent of a user manual • You can ask a question or access the Help topics in subject or alphabetical order 39
  40. 40. Learning Tools for Application 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 40
  41. 41. Summary How to start and interact with application software Overview of a variety of business software, graphics and multimedia software, and home/personal/educational software, and communications software Web applications Learning tools for application software 41
  42. 42. CHAPTER 6 Discovering Computers Fundamentals, 2011 Edition Living in a Digital World