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