software applications

Basic Technology Skills -> software ->Applications

Applications are programs that you as the user use to perform specific tasks. These are the applications that most users are familiar with, such as Word 2010, Excel 2010, and Internet Explorer. Here are some examples of applications.

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Word Processing

Enables users to create, edit, format and edit textual documents such as letters

Microsoft Word 2010, Corel Word Perfect, Lotus Word Pro


Enables users to manipulate a table of data usually making numerical and business calculations and projections

Microsoft Excel 2010, Lotus 1-2-3, Corel Quattro Pro


Enables the user to create and maintain a database in which data is organized for ease of use and manipulation

Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Lotus Approach

Presentation Graphics

Enables users to create images for group presentations, self-running slide shows and for other situations that require the presentation of organized, visual information

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Lotus Freelance Graphics, CorelPresentations

Web Browsers

Enables users to view web pages and allows for communication on the Internet

Microsoft Internet Explorer



Enables users to edit, crop, manipulate photos that were scanned in or imported from a digital camera

Adobe Photoshop, PhotoImpact, Microsoft PictureIt

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