2 Application Software Designed to perform a specific task Word ProcessingSpreadsheetDatabasePresentation GraphicsGraphics and MultimediaMedia Player
3 Application Software Different Types Different ways to get it Desktop (includes laptops and netbooks)Mobile (includes phone, iPads, e-Readers)Different ways to get itInstalled or pre-installedWeb-basedCost/productivityBundledSingle product
4 1. Desktop vs. Mobile Software Software for mobile devices is different than software for laptops & desktopsSpecifically designed for a specific type of deviceWide range of software available
5 2. Installed vs. Web-Based Software WEB BASED (CLOUD)How you get it:purchased in physical formdownloaded from the InternetMust be installed on the computer before it can be runRun directly from the InternetAlso called Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloudwareNot installed on the computerCould be free software
6 3. Cost/Productivity: Software Suites Collection of software programs bundled together and sold as a single software packageOffice suites include:Microsoft OfficeApple iWorkOpenOffice.org (free)Most suites available in variety of versionsNot all suites available for all OSCost lower than buying each program separatelyProvides a common interface among programs in the suite
7 Common Software Commands Application programs today have a number of concepts and commands in commonToolbarsMenusCommand buttonsKeyboard shortcutsRibbonMini toolbar
8 Common Software Features TablesNavigation toolbarsStandard toolbarsNavigation methodsScrollbarsSpacebar (Powerpoint advances slides this way)LayoutsTemplates and placeholders in MS WordSlide layouts to use in MS Powerpoint, Publisher, Photoshop
9 Common Software Word processing Spreadsheet Database Presentation GraphicsGraphics and Multi-Media
10 The Basics of Application Software Software ownership rights:Specify the allowable use of the programSoftware license:Specifies the conditions under which a buyer of the program can use it
11 Software Ownership Rights Commercial software:Copyrighted software that is developed usually by a commercial company, for sale to othersMicrosoft OfficeAdobe PhotoshopShareware:Copyrighted software distributed on the honor system; consumers should either pay for it or uninstall it after the trial period100% Chess – a gameFreeware:Copyrighted software programs that are given away by the author for others to use free of chargeAd-Aware – an anti-virus programPublic domain software:Software that is not copyrighted - free and can be used without restrictionsHippoDraw - statistical analysis softwareGameSWF - a Flash video / game playerOpen source software:Programs whose source code is made available to the general publicLinux – the operating systemJava – the programming langauage
12 Chapter 6 review What is application software? What is a software suite?Which is cheaper, individual purchase or suits?What are common software features?Who owns the software?What is a license agreement?What are the 5 categories of ownership rights?
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