Application Software is a group of programs or applications that are designed to create better user experience. There are basically two types of application software:

  • System software and
  • Application software.

System software is directly related to applications that are essential to keep the computers running such as operating system, file management utilities and several others. It acts as a strong base to the computers as without system software none of the applications can work.

Application software also known as applications are nothing but a group of programs designed for a specific task. For instance Microsoft excel sheets or the word documents.


  • Information worker software
  • Product engineering software
  • Content access software
  • Entertainment software
  • Educational software
  • Simulation software
  • Media development software
  • Enterprise infrastructure software

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