Application Software


An application program is a computer program designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user.

A computer program is a collection of instructions that performs a specific task when executed by a computer.

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Examples of an application include a word processor, a spreadsheet, an accounting application, a web browser, a media player, an aeronautical flight simulator, a console game or a photo editor.

A flight simulator is a device that artificially re-creates aircraft flight and the environment in which it flies, for pilot training, design, or other purposes.

In computer graphics, graphics software refers to a program or collection of programs that enable a person to manipulate images or models visually on a computer.

A word processor is an electronic device or computer software application, that performs the task of composing, editing, formatting, and printing of documents.

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The collective noun application software refers to all applications collectively.


This contrasts with system software, which is mainly involved with running the computer.

System software, or systems software, is computer software designed to provide services to other software.


Applications may be bundled with the computer and its system software or published separately, and may be coded as proprietary, open-source or university projects.

Open-source software is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.


Apps built for mobile platforms are called mobile apps.

A mobile app is a software application designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

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