PTI Chapter - 3

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

Available in a variety of forms:
- Packaged software
- Custom software
- Web application
- Open source software
- Shareware
- Freeware
- Public-domain software

System software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware
- Utility programs

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 software

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