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APPLICATION SOFTWARE : 

APPLICATION SOFTWARE Nehal Patel

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Types of Software

Application Software: : 

Application Software: Application Software includes programs that do real work for user. Example: Payroll systems, Inventory Control, Manage student database, Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Database Management System etc., Application software: helps users solve particular problems In most cases, application software resides on the computer’s hard disk Application software can also be stored on CDs, DVDs, and flash or keychain storage devices

General Purpose Application Programs : 

General Purpose Application Programs Software Suites Web Browsers Electronic Mail Word Processing Spreadsheets Database Manager Presentation Graphics Personal Information Manager Groupware

Software Suites : 

Software Suites Separate applications bundled and sold together Less expensive More convenient Ability to share data between applications Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Most popular Microsoft Office

Web Browsers : 

Web Browsers A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. Different browsers have a uniqueness built in because of the very features that they provide and very functions that they support. Modern browsers and web pages tend to utilize many features and techniques that did not exist in the early days of the web. Connect to the Web Open and transfer files Display text and images

The Electronic Mail : 

The Electronic Mail Electronic mail (e-mail) Designed as a extension of traditional office memo The email software transmits a copy of the message to each recipient Electronic mail systems are automated to permit more complex interactions Every user must be assigned an electronic mailbox. The mailbox consists of a passive storage area. Each electronic mail box has a unique address, divided into two parts The first identifies a user mailbox Second identifies a computer on which the mailbox resides Ex: mailbox@computer Sender uses the second part to select a destination. Recipient’s computer uses the first part to select a particular mailbox

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Word Processors: Word processing is a tool that helps user in creating, editing, and printing documents. Word processors will normally have the following capabilities built into them:  Spell checking Standard layouts for normal documents Have some characters appear in bold print, italics, or underlined Save the document so it can be used again print the document. Examples: WordPerfect and Microsoft Word

Spreadsheet : 

Used to organize and analyze information Made up of columns and rows Columns and rows intersect to form cells Column letter plus row number makes cell address Spreadsheet A spreadsheet is a computer application that simulates a paper, accounting worksheet. It displays multiple cells that together make up a grid consisting of rows and columns, each cell containing alphanumeric text, numeric values or formulas.

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Database Management System (DBMS): A DBMS is a software tool that allows multiple users to store, access, and process data into useful information. Database programs are designed for these types of applications: Membership lists Student lists Grade reports Instructor schedules All of these have to be maintained so you can find what you need quickly and accurately.  Example: Microsoft Access, Oracle.

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Graphic Presentations: The presentation programs can make giving presentations and using overheads easier.  Other uses include:  Slide Shows Repeating Computer Presentations on a computer monitor Using Sound and animation in slide shows  The most recognized graphic presentation programs are Microsoft PowerPoint and Harvard Graphics.

Personal Information Management : 

Personal Information Management Definition : Personal information management (PIM) refers to both the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain, retrieve and use information items such as documents (paper-based and digital), web pages and email messages for everyday use to complete tasks and fulfill a person’s various roles.

Groupware : 

Groupware What is groupware? software for group use hard to differentiate from intranets (anymore) tends to integrate social & emotional aspects When/why is it used? news, notification, broadcast help systems instant contact work groups, physical networks special interests, communities of practice Computer- based systems that support groups of people engaged in a common task (or goal) and that provide an interface to a shared environment.

Summary : 

Summary Application software includes a variety of programs that can be segregated into general-purpose and application-specific categories. General application programs perform common information processing job for end users. Examples are Word processing, Electronic mail, Spread sheet, presentation graphic programs, Web Browsers, Groupware.

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