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(1) Application software is the general designation of computer programs for performing user tasks. Application software may be general purpose (word processing, web browsers, ...) or have a specific purpose (accounting, truck scheduling, ...). Application software contrasts with (2} system software, a generic term referring to the computer programs used to start and run computer systems and networks; and (3) programming tools, such as compilers and linkers, used to translate and combine computer program source code and libraries into executable programs (programs that will belong to one of the three said categories).

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Guide to Application software subcategories

This guide is provided as an aide to locating those categories appropriate for an application software article. Lowest level subcategories are sometimes omitted (keeping the guide to a manageable size); click on any subcategory below to see if there are more detailed subcategories.

Business: Administrative, Business simulation, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise application integration, Message-oriented middleware, Extract Transform Load (ETL), Financial, Accounting, Investment Club, Office, Content management systems (CMS), Blog, Collaborative, Document Management, Version control, Video Hosting, Widget management, Wiki, Zope, Office suites (Lotus, Microsoft, ...), Presentation, Spreadsheets, Typing, Word processors(Linux, Mac, Windows, ...), Project Management, Mind-Mapping, Reporting, Risk Management, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Technical Analysis, Workflow Technology


Communication: Amateur Radio, Bluetooth, Bulletin Board, E-mail, Instant Messaging Clients, Mailing Lists, Technical Communication Tools, Diagramming, Documentation generators, Online help, Web Browsers, Word processors(Linux, Mac, Windows)

Digital Typography:

Education: Edu-Ware educational, Educational operating systems, Educational Programming Languages, Interactive geometry, Learning Management, Notetaking, Pedagogic integrated development environments, Renaissance Learning, Virtual learning environments

Entertainment: Video Games, Gambling, Draughts, Computer Chess, Go, Poker, Role-playing Games, Novelty, Demos, Sports



Computer Graphics:, 3D Graphics, Animation, 2D Animation, Card Creator, Data visualization, Diagramming, Image organizers, Image VIewers, Digital Photography, Panorama, Photo stitching, Raster Graphics, Raster to Vector Conversion, Screencasting (capture), Vector Graphics editors

Health: Dental, Disability, Screen readers, Speech synthesis, Healthcare, Neuroimaging

Identity: Biometrics, Identity management, Password managers

Industry: Production and manufacturing, CNC, CAD, and CAM, Building Information Modeling, Computer-aided design, Computer-aided engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Optical, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic circuit simulators, Computer-aided manufacturing, Film production, Screenwriting, Robotics

Knowledge Representation: Concept Mapping, Mind-mapping, Ontology editors, Rule engines, Expert systems

Language: Computational linguistics, Computer-assisted translation, Machine translation


Library and Information Science: Dictionary, Digital library, Institutional Repository, Library Automation, Reference management, BibTex

Multimedia: Audio, Audio codecs, Audio editors, Digital audio recording, Compositing, Media players, Media readers, Multimedia frameworks, Optical disc authoring, PDF, Podcasting, Tag editors, Video editing, Video conversion

Music: Audio trackers, Guitar, Scorewriters, Synthesizers, Drum machines

Personal information managers: Calendaring, Personal digital assistant



Simulation: Computer-aided Engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Interior design, Optical, Scientific Simulation, Outer space/Space flight,

Transportation: Route planning, Satellite navigation, Transport simulation


This category has the following 25 subcategories, out of 25 total.















Pages in category "Application software"

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).





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