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Application Software Chapter 6. Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition Application Software  Designed to perform a specific task 

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1 Application Software Chapter 6

2 Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition Application Software  Designed to perform a specific task  Word Processing  Spreadsheet  Database  Presentation Graphics  Graphics and Multimedia  Media Player  Email

3 Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition Application Software 1. Different Types a) Desktop (includes laptops and netbooks) b) Mobile (includes phone, iPads, e-Readers) 2. Different ways to get it a) Installed or pre-installed b) Web-based 3. Cost/productivity a) Bundled b) Single product

4 4 1. Desktop vs. Mobile Software  Software for mobile devices is different than software for laptops & desktops  Specifically designed for a specific type of device  Wide range of software available

5 Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition 2. Installed vs. Web-Based Software INSTALLED WEB BASED (CLOUD) 5  How you get it:  purchased in physical form  downloaded from the Internet  Must be installed on the computer before it can be run  Run directly from the Internet  Also called Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloudware  Not installed on the computer  Could be free software

6 6 3. Cost/Productivity: Software Suites Collection of software programs bundled together and sold as a single software package Office suites include: −Microsoft Office −Apple iWork −OpenOffice.org (free) Most suites available in variety of versions Not all suites available for all OS Cost lower than buying each program separately Provides a common interface among programs in the suite

7 7 Common Software Commands  Application programs today have a number of concepts and commands in common  Toolbars  Menus  Command buttons  Keyboard shortcuts  Ribbon  Mini toolbar

8 Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition Common Software Features  Tables  Navigation toolbars  Standard toolbars  Navigation methods  Scrollbars  Spacebar (Powerpoint advances slides this way)  Layouts  Templates and placeholders in MS Word  Slide layouts to use in MS Powerpoint, Publisher, Photoshop

9 Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition Common Software  Word processing  Spreadsheet  Database  Presentation Graphics  Graphics and Multi-Media

10 10 The Basics of Application Software  Software ownership rights:  Specify the allowable use of the program  Software license:  Specifies the conditions under which a buyer of the program can use it

11 11 Software Ownership Rights  Commercial software:  Copyrighted software that is developed usually by a commercial company, for sale to others  Microsoft Office  Adobe Photoshop  Shareware:  Copyrighted software distributed on the honor system; consumers should either pay for it or uninstall it after the trial period  100% Chess – a game  Freeware:  Copyrighted software programs that are given away by the author for others to use free of charge  Ad-Aware – an anti-virus program  Public domain software:  Software that is not copyrighted - free and can be used without restrictions  HippoDraw - statistical analysis software  GameSWF - a Flash video / game player Open source software:  Programs whose source code is made available to the general public  Linux – the operating system  Java – the programming langauage

12 Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, 13th Edition 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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