An application programming is purchased by the client to perform particular applications or undertakings, say for instance making a record or making an introduction or taking care of stock or managing the employee database. An application software can be of two types – General Purpose Application Software and Customized Application software.
General Purpose Application Software Some of the application software is made for the common users for day to day applications and uses. These are also referred as Office Tools. The users may use them in the manner they want. Some of the popular types of general purpose application software are discussed below:
Word Processor: Word processor is a general purpose application software used to create documents. It allows us to create , edit and format documents. We can use different types of fonts of various sizes; underline or make bold a certain part of the text. We can add clipart and other graphics into the document. Popular examples of Word processing software are Writer (Open Office) and Microsoft Word.
Presentation Tools: Presentation tools is a general purpose application software that lets us create presentations on any topic. We can not only create a presentation and add slides into that but also can use different types of background, fonts, animations, audio, video, etc. We can add clipart and other graphics into our document. Even audio video files can be added on to the presentations. Popular examples of Presentation tools software are Impress (open office) and Microsoft Power Point.