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43 Cards in this Set

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Identify four catoergories of Application software...
business software; graphics and multimedia software; home, personal, and educational software; and communications software.
______ ______consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks
Application software
What Are the Seven Forms through Which Software Is Available?
Packaged software , Custom software ,Web application , Open source ,Open source
business software
Word processing, speadsheet, presentation,Notetaking, PIM Personal Information Managenment, business software suites
graphics and multimedia software
CAD Computer Aided Design, Desktop publishing, Paint Image Editing, Video Audio Editing, Multimedia and Webpage Aurthoring
home, personal, and educational software
Software suite, personal finace, legal, tax prep, desktop publishing (home use), Photo editing, clip Art/Photo galley....
Communications Software
web browser, email, chat room, news groups,FTP, VoIP, RSS Aggregator.....
_____ _______serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware
System software
Application software
-make business activities more efficient
-assist with graphics and multimedia projects
-support home, personal, and educational tasks
-facilitate communications
How Do the Operating System and Utility Programs Work with Application Software?
1) computer must be running system software
2)system software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware
3)start a computer, the operating system is loaded (copied) from the computer’s hard disk into memory
4)Once loaded, it coordinates all the computer’s activities, including starting application software and transferring data among input/output devices and memory.
5)A utility program is a type of system software that assists users with controlling or maintaining the operations of a computer, its devices, or its software.
______ ______ is application software that assists people while performing business activities
Business software
What Are the Characteristics of a User Interface?
Personal computer operating systems often use the concept of a desktop, which is an on-screen work area that has a graphical user interface. One way to start a program in Windows is to move the pointer to the Start button on the taskbar and click the Start button by pressing and releasing a button on the mouse. Then, click the program name on the menu or in a list. Once loaded into memory, the program is displayed in a window on the desktop.
____ ____software allows users to create and manipulate documents
Word processing
___ _____is a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images
Clip art
_________ software allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations
_______ software allows users to create, access, and manage a database
_______ _______allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group
Presentation software
____ ______ software is application software that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page
Note taking
A _____ ______is a collection of individual programs available together as a unit
software suite
A ____ _____ ____ ( ___)is application software that includes
personal information manager (PIM)
____ _____software allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project
Project management
_______ software helps companies record and report their financial transactions
_____ ______software provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user
Document management
What Are the Key Features of Widely Used Home, Personal, and Educational Programs?
Personal finance software, Legal software Tax, preparation software, Personal DTP software,Personal paint/image editing software provides an easy-to-use interface with functions tailored to meet the needs of home and small business users. Personal photo editing software. Photo management software helps users view, organize, sort, catalog, and share digital photos. Application software often includes a clip art/image gallery, which is a collection of clip art and photos. Video and audio editing software is used to edit home movies, add music or other sounds, and share movies on the Web. Home
Personal finance software
is an accounting program that helps users balance their checkbooks, pay bills, track income and expenses, track investments, and evaluate financial plans.
Legal software
assists in the preparation of legal documents.
Tax preparation software
guides users through filing federal taxes
Personal DTP software
helps users create newsletters, brochures, flyers, advertisements, greeting and business cards, logos, and Web pages.
Personal paint/image editing software
is a type of image editing software used to edit digital photos
Photo management software
helps users view, organize, sort, catalog, and share digital photos.
which is a collection of clip art and photos.
clip art/image gallery,
Video and audio editing software
is used to edit home movies, add music or other sounds, and share movies on the Web.
What Are the Advantages of and Ways to Access Web Applications?
requires less disk space on a computer than installed software and is less costly to upgrade. Users often interact with Web applications directly at the Web site, referred to as the host, through their Web browser. Some Web sites require that you download the software to your computer or device.
Web browsers
access and view Web pages; e-mail programs to transmit messages via a network;
______ software for real-time exchange of messages or files;
instant messaging
RSS aggregator
program to keep track of changes made to Web sites; blog software, or blogware, to create and maintain a blog;
FTP programs
to upload and download files on the Internet;
VoIP (Internet telephony),
which allows users to speak to other users over the Internet; and video conferencing software for meetings on a network.
newsgroup/message board programs
allow online written discussions;
What Learning Aids Are Available for Application Software?
Online Help ,Web-based Help,
Distance learning (DL)
____ _____is the electronic equivalent of a user manual
Online Help
____ _____provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software
Web-based Help
_____ ______is the delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations
Distance learning (DL)