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Chapter 7

Application Software

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Overview
Differentiate Software Distribution Types
Discuss General Purpose Applications
Discuss Specialized Applications
Describe Graphics Programs

Describe Mobile Apps & App Stores


Discuss Software Suites
Describe Office & Cloud Suites
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Introduction
Application Software
End User Software
Used for a Variety of Tasks

Make Users More Productive


Assist with Personal Tasks

Types
General Purpose Applications

Specialized Applications
Mobile Apps
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Software Distribution
Licensed
Customized

Shareware
Distributed Free for Trial Period
Warez

Web Application
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Software Distribution
Freeware
Copyrighted
Free of Charge

Open Source
Collaborative Effort

Free of Charge

Public-Domain
Freeware Donated for Public Use
No Copyright Restrictions
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Compatibility
Upgrade
Version
Major

Release
Minor

Downward Compatible
Data Can be Used by Older Version

Upward Compatible
Old Data Can be Used by Newer Version
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User Interface (UI)


Controls How Data is Entered
Determines How Information Displays
Command-line
Typed Commands

Graphical User Interface (GUI)


Uses Visuals Such as Icons & Menus
Represents:
Program
Instruction
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General Purpose Applications


Word Processors
Text-based Documents

Spreadsheets
Numeric Data & Charts

Database Management Systems


Organizes Large Amounts of Data

Presentation Graphics
Communicate Ideas & Messages to Group
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Specialized Applications
CAD (Computer-aided Design)
Engineering
Architectural

Scientific Design

Desktop Publishing
Precise Layout Control
Type Size
Spacing
Color
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Specialized Applications
Image Editing
Create & Modify Digital Images
Painting Tools
Layering Tools
Masking Tools

Illustration
Create & Modify Vector Images
Use Shapes, Lines, & Curves
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Specialized Applications
Image Galleries
Libraries of Electronic Images
Types
Stock Photographs
Clip Art

Web Authoring
Create Web Pages
Without Using a Programming Language
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Specialized Applications
Audio / Video Editing
Modify a Segment
AKA Clip

Fade
Zoom

Splice
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Specialized Applications
Accounting
Record & Report Financial Transactions
General Ledger
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Payroll
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Specialized Applications
Project Management
Plan
Schedule
Track
Analyze
Events
Resources
Costs
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Mobile Apps
Programs for Smartphones or Tablets
Acquired from App Stores
Apples App Store
Google Play

Appointment Calendar
Address Book
ToDo List
Synchronization
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Software Suites
Applications Bundled Together
Less Expensive Than Separate Purchases
Work Well Together

Share Common Features

Office Suites
Microsoft Office

Cloud Suites
Accessed from Internet
Google Docs
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