Application Software Package

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An Application Software Package is computer software that causes a computer to solve user tasks (beyond the running of the computer itself).



  • (Wikipedia, 2013) ⇒ Retrieved:2013-12-2.
    • Application software is all the computer software that causes a computer to perform useful tasks beyond the running of the computer itself. A specific instance of such software is called a software application, program, application or app . [1] The term is used to contrast such software with system software, which manages and integrates a computer's capabilities but does not directly perform tasks that benefit the user. The system software serves the application, which in turn serves the user. Examples include accounting software, enterprise software, graphics software, media players, and office suites. Many application programs deal principally with documents. Applications may be bundled with the computer and its system software or published separately, and can be coded as university projects. [2]

      Application software applies the power of a particular computing platform or system software to a particular purpose.

      Some applications are available in versions for several different platforms; others have narrower requirements and are thus called, for example, a Geography application for Windows, an Android application for education, or Linux gaming. Sometimes a new and popular application arises which only runs on one platform, increasing the desirability of that platform. This is called a killer application.


  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒
    • S: (n) software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory) "the market for software is expected to expand"