Application SoftwareSlides By Rana Usman SattarStudent Of BBA(Hons)PMAS Arid Agriculture University RawalpindiGmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: email@example.com
Application Software Application software consists of programsdesigned to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks. Application software has a variety of uses:1. To make business activities more efficient2. To assist with graphics and multimedia projects3. To support home, personal, and educational tasks4. To facilitate communications
Application Software Application software is available in a variety of forms: packaged custom Web application Open source shareware freeware public domain.
Packaged software is mass-produced,copyrighted retail software that meets the needsof a wide variety of users, not just a single useror company. Packaged software is available inretail stores or on the Web. Custom software performs functions specificto a business or industry. Sometimes a companycannot find packaged software that meets itsunique requirements.
A Web application is a Web site that allowsusers to access and interact with software fromany computer or device that is connected tothe Internet. Many Web sites provide freeaccess to their programs; some charge a fee. Open source software is software providedfor use, modification, and redistribution.This software has no restrictions from thecopyright holder regarding modification ofthe software’s internal instructions and itsredistribution.
Shareware is copyrighted software that is distributed at no cost for a trial period. To use a shareware program beyond that period, you send payment to the program developer. Freeware is copyrighted software provided at no cost by an individual or a company that retains all rights to the software.
Public-domain software has been donatedfor public use and has no copyright restrictions.Anyone can copy or distribute public-domainsoftware to others at no cost.
Business Software Business software is application softwarethat assists people in becoming more effectiveand efficient while performing their dailybusiness activities. Business software includesprograms such as word processing, spreadsheet,database, presentation, note taking, personalinformation manager, business software forphones, business software suites, project management,accounting, document management,and enterprise computing software.
Word Processing Software Word processing software, sometimes called a word processor, allows users to create and manipulate documents containing mostly text and sometimes Graphics Millions of people use word processing softwareevery day to develop documents such as letters,memos, reports, mailing labels, newsletters, andWeb pages.
Spreadsheet Software Spreadsheet software allows users toorganize data in rows and columns and performcalculations on the data. These rows and columnscollectively are called a worksheet. Because of spreadsheet software’slogical approach to organizing data, many peopleuse this software to organize and present nonfinancial data, as well as financial data.
Database Software A database is a collection of data organizedin a manner that allows access, retrieval, anduse of that data. In a manual database, youmight record data on paper and store it in afiling cabinet. Database software is application softwarethat allows users to create, access, and managea database. Using database software, youcan add, change, and delete data in a database;sort and retrieve data from the database;and create forms and reports using the data inthe database.
Presentation Software Presentation software is application softwarethat allows users to create visual aids forPresentations to communicate ideas, messages,and other information to a group. The presentations can be viewed as slides,sometimes called a slide show, that are displayedon a large monitor or on a projection screen.
Note Taking Software Note taking software is application softwarethat enables users to enter typed text, handwrittencomments, drawings, or sketches anywhereon a page and then save the page as partof a notebook Users find note taking software convenientduring meetings, class lectures, conferences,in libraries, and other settings that previouslyrequired a pencil and tablet of paper forrecording thoughts and discussions.
Business Software Suite A software suite is a collection of individual programs available together as a unit. Popular business software suites include Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, Corel WordPerfect Office, and Google Docs. Software suites offer two major advantages: lower cost and ease of use.
Personal InformationManager Software A personal information manager (PIM) isapplication software that includes an appointmentcalendar, address book, notepad, and otherfeatures to help users organize personalinformation. Mobile devices such as smart phones andPDAs include, among many other features,PIM functionality.
Business Software for Phones In addition to PIM software, a huge varietyof business and other software is available forPhones Some software is preloadedon the phone, while other programs canbe downloaded or accessed on memory cardsthat you insert in a slot on the device.
Project ManagementSoftware Project management software allows a user toplan, schedule, track, and analyze the events,resources, and costs of a project. Project management software helps usersmanage project variables, allowing them tocomplete a project on time and within budget.
Accounting Software Accounting software helps companiesrecord and report their financial transactionsWith accounting software, business users performaccounting activities related to the general ledger,accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing,invoicing, and payroll functions. Accounting Software also enables business usersto write and Print checks, track checking accountactivity, and update and reconcile balances ondemand.
Document Management Software Document management software providesa means for sharing, distributing, and searchingthrough documents by converting theminto a format that can be viewed by any user. A popular file format that document managementsoftware uses to save converted documentsis PDF (Portable Document Format),developed by Adobe Systems.
Enterprise Computing Software A large organization, commonly referred toas an enterprise, requires special computingsolutions because of its size and large geographicdistribution. A typical enterprise consists of a wide variety ofdepartments, centers, and divisions collectivelyknown as functional units.
Graphics and MultimediaSoftware This software includes computer aideddesign, desktop publishing, paint/imageediting, photo editing, video and audio editing,multimedia authoring, and Web page authoring. Power users such as engineers, architects,desktop publishers, and graphic artists often use sophisticated software that allows them to workwith graphics and multimedia.
Computer-aided design (CAD) softwareis a sophisticated type of application softwarethat assists a professional user in creating engineering,architectural, and scientific designs. Desktop publishing (DTP) softwareenables professional designers to create sophisticateddocuments that contain text, graphics, and many colors.Professional DTP software is ideal for the production ofhigh-quality color documents such as textbooks, corporate newsletters, marketing literature, productcatalogs, and annual reports.
Paint software, also called illustration software,allows users to draw pictures shapes, and othergraphical images with various on-screen tools suchas a pen, brush, eyedropper, and paint bucket. Image editing software provides the capabilitiesof paint software and also includes the capability toenhance and modify existing images and pictures.