2 Objectives Identify the categories of application software Identify the key features of widely used home, personal, and educational programsExplain how to work with application softwareIdentify the types of application software used in communicationsIdentify the key features of widely used business programsDescribe the function of several utility programsIdentify the key features of widely used graphics and multimedia programsDescribe the learning aids available for application software
3 Application Software Programs designed to make users more productive. Uses:Efficient business activitiesAssist Graphic & Multimedia projectsSupport home/personal & educational tasksFacilitate Communication4 Categories:BusinessGraphics & MultimediaHome/Personal/EducationalCommunications
5 How is software distributed? Packaged software: mass-produced, copyrighted retail software. MS OfficeCustom software: performs functions specific to a business or industryOpen source software: provided for use, modification, and redistributionShareware: distributed free for trial periodFreeware: copyrighted software provided at no costPublic-domain software: freeware with no copyright restrictions
6 1. Business SoftwareAssists people in becoming more effective & efficient while performing business activities.
7 Business Software Word Processing Software: Spreadsheet Software: Allows users to create and manipulate text and graphics.Clip art, font, font style, font size, formatting, printSpreadsheet Software:Organizes dataCalculationsChartsHow is a spreadsheet organized?Columns identified by lettersRows identified by numbersA cell is the intersection of a column and row
8 Business Software Database Software: Allows users to create, access, and manage a database.Database is a collection of organized data that allows access, retrieval & use of data.Parts of database:A table contains recordsA record is a row in a table that contains data about a given person, product, object, or event.A field is a column in a table that contains a specific category of data within a record.
9 Business Software Presentation Graphics Software: Used to create visual aids for presentationsA presentation is sometimes called a slide showNote Taking Software:Enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on the pageNotes are organized like a notebook
10 Business Software Personal Information Manager Software: Allows PDA users to help users organize personal informationCalendar, address book, notepad, and synchronization with desktop computerPDA Business Software:In addition to PIM software, a huge variety of business software is available for PDA like:Create documents & worksheetsManage databasesCreate slideshowsTake notesManage budget
11 Business Software Software Suite: Project Management Software: A collection of individual applications sold as a single packageMicrosoft Office, Sun StarOffice.Project Management Software:Allows you to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project.
12 Business Software Accounting Software: Document Management Software: Helps companies record and report their financial transactions.Document Management Software:Provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user.PDF
13 Business Software Enterprise Computing Software: A large organization requires special computing solutions because of its size and large geographical distributionEach functional unit has specialized software requirements
15 Graphics and Multimedia Software What is computer-aided design (CAD)?Software that allows you to create engineering, architectural, and scientific designsWhat is desktop publishing (DTP) software?Enables you to design and produce sophisticated documents that contain text, graphics, and many colorsWhat is paint/image editing software?Used to create and modify graphical imagesSometimes called illustration software
16 Graphics and Multimedia Software What is video and audio editing software?Video editing software allows you to modify a segment of a video, called a clipAudio editing software allows you to modify audio clipsWhat is multimedia authoring software?Allows you to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation into an interactive presentationWhat is Web page authoring software?Allows users of all skill levels to create Web pagesSome application software programs include Web page authoring programs
17 Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use
20 Learning Aids and Support Tools for Application Software What is Online Help?
21 Learning Aids and Support Tools for Application Software What is Web-based Help?A Web site linked from Online HelpProvides updates and more resources to respond to technical issues about a programSome Web sites contain chat rooms where a user can talk directly with a technical support person
22 Learning Aids and Support Tools for Application Software How can I learn more about a software package?BooksWebSchoolWhat is Web-based training (WBT)?Self-directed, self-paced instruction on a topic on the Web
23 Summary of Application Software Software for communicationsBusiness softwarePopular utility programsGraphics and multimedia softwareLearning aids and support tools within an applicationSoftware for home, personal, and educational use