Application Software: A subclass of computer software that uses the computing power and resources of a computer directly to solve a user problem is known as "Application Software". Application Software is different from System Software as the System Software is used for integration of computer's different capabilities but is not involved in using computer resources in a direct manner to solve the user problems or answer user requests. Classification of Software Applications: Software applications are further classified into the following types; a) Enterprise Software: Software applications developed for addressing organization processes and data flow, i.e. Accounting software, Business software, Human Resource Management etc. B) Enterprise Infrastructure Software: Software application developed for providing capabilities to create Enterprise Software Systems, i.e. Databases Management System (DBMS), Geographic Information System (GIS) software etc. C) Information Worker Software: Software applications developed to help individual user to create and manage information. Following are some of the examples of Information Worker Software's; Spreadsheet, personal database, presentation software etc. D) Media and Entertainment Software: Software application developed for individual user and groups to enable them to access entertainment stuff in digital format, i.e. Media players, web browsers etc. E) Media Development Software: Software applications developed to help people who generate print and electronic for others to use in their education and commercial settings. Such software applications include Graphic art software, Image organizers etc. F) Product Engineering Software: Software applications developed for creating Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). Integrated Development Environments (IDE's) is an example of Product Engineering Software.
Application software provides tools to carry out the types of computer work for which users buy computer systems. When you write a letter within a word processing program or when your bank uses a program to produce your monthly checking account statement, applications software performs the job. Applications programs are often referred to as applications. The largest body of application software is productivity software which is designed to improve workers ' job performance'.
The principal types of productivity are software word processing programs, spread sheets programs and database managers. the type of application software include computer games, educational software, software geared to scientific research, and programs to make gadgets such as exercise bikes and television sets more capable. The difference between systems and applications software is not always so clear-cut in practice. Systems programs often contain applications software components. For example, Microsoft's windows operating system contains such productivity software enhancements a s a web browser, calendar and notepad. A program's classification as systems or applications software usually depends n the principal task the program does. Application software are also defined a s: programs that provide tools for performing the type of work that people buy computer systems to do, commonly called applications programs.
These are the software that are used by the computer users to perform routine tasks. For example, Microsoft Office, Note Pad, Microsoft paint, Coral Draw etc.