Application software is the kind of software. So, Software is consist of the instruction that tells the computer how to perform a task. The software is written in special code by programmers, and the software is then copied by the manufacturer onto a storage medium.
Such as CD-ROM. The code on the CD-ROM is translated in the user’s computer into the 0/1, off/on signals. In most instances, the words software and program are interchangeable.
For now, be aware that there are two major types of software:
- Applications Software:
- System Software:
- Application Software.
Application software is software that has been established to resolve a particular problem, to perform useful work on specific tasks, or to provide entertainment. Applications software may be classified in many ways. We use five categories in Application Software.
- Entertainment software.
- Home/personal software.
- Education/ reference software.
- Productivity software.
- Specialty software.
Let us consider all Application software briefly.
- Entertainment software:
The Serious Matter of Video Games Atomic Bomber man is a real blast, say video game players. Although it is really geared toward multiplayer games on a network.
- Home /Personal Software:
The software o the CD- ROM disk, offering maps, hotels, and restaurants (and currency, tours, and pictures), television show. It also includes a function that calculates the nutritional value of recipes. Other software in this category includes home repair home decoration, gardening, genealogy, travel planning and the like.
- Education / Reference Software:
Because of the popularity of video games, many educational software companies have been blending educational content with action and adventure – as in Math Blaster or the problem-solving game Commander Keen. They hope this marriage will help students be more receptive to learning. Students use programs that are self- paced or contain interactive video, the consultants found after analyzing 176 studies done over5 years.
In addition to the educational software library, search and reference software have become popular. For instance, there are CD-ROMs with the encyclopedia, phone books, mailing lists, maps, and reproductions of famous art.
- Productivity software:
Productivity software consists of programs found in most offices, in many homes and probably on all campuses, on personal computers and on large computer systems. Their purpose is simply to make users more productive at performing particular tasks. Productivity software is probably the most important type of software you will learn to use.
- Word processing software.
- Spreadsheet software.
- Database software, including personal information managers.
- Financial software, including personal finance programs.
- Software for cyberspace- communications, e-mail, Web browser.
- Integrated software and suits.
The most popular applications are:
- Word processing and.
According to the software Publishers Association, they use most often is word processing 94 % spreadsheet (75%).
Interestingly, most people use only a few basic features of word processing and spreadsheet programs, and they use them for rather simple tasks. For example, 70% of all documents produced with word processing software are on-page letters memos or simple reports. And 70% of the time people use spreadsheets simply to add up numbers.