Our Digital World

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Our Digital World

Chapter 5

Application Software:

The Key to Digital Productivity

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This chapter will help you to:


Understand the role of application software.


Provide examples of major categories.


Explain how software products share content.


Describe the software development life cycle.


Understand how software is priced and delivered.


Define cloud computing.

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Main Topics


5.1 Software’s Role in the World of
Computing


5.2 The Many Types
of Application Software


5.3 Developing and Delivering Software


5.4 Software Working Together

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Why Should You Care?


Use in personal and work lives.


Make you more productive.

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5.1 Software’s Role in the
World of Computing

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The Roots of Application Software


Early application
software.


Changes to software
interfaces.

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Terms to Know


application software

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Ask Yourself…

An example of an early spreadsheet software is

a.
VisiCalc.

b.
Excel.

c.
Quattro Pro.

d.
Word for Windows.

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5.2 The Many Types of
Application Software

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How Software Is Used


Business documents


Organization and management of data


Learning


Art


Finance


Gaming


Communication

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Anatomy of a Software Interface

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Productivity Software


Word processor


Spreadsheet


Database


Presentation

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Productivity Software: Excel

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Productivity Software: Access

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Productivity Software: PowerPoint

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Productivity Software: KeyNote

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Computers in Your Career


Many uses of spreadsheets.


Used by statisticians and people in
marketing, sales, and more.

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Calendar, Organizer, and

Contact Management


Schedule events
and meetings.


Organize contacts.

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Graphics, Multimedia, and

Web Design


Desktop publishing.


Photo editing.


Screen capture software.


Multimedia.

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Computers in Your Career


Design software in many careers.


Easy
-
to
-
use design software.

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Entertainment and Personal Use


Entertainment software industry growth.


Hobby
-
related software for a variety of
interests.


Tax and legal software.

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Playing It Safe

Safe Downloading



Use trusted sources.


Use antivirus and antispyware software.

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Professional Software


Accounting


Business
processes


Custom and
enterprise
software

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Industry Specific Software


Specialized software for
specific industries.


Hotel management,
medical offices, real
estate.

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Mobile Applications


Less full
-
featured.


Mobile versions of productivity software.


Wide variety of tools.

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Computer Forensics


Work with law enforcement.


Find hidden or deleted information.


Decrypt encoded information.

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Terms to Know


productivity software


word processor software


spreadsheet software


database software


presentation software

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Terms to Know


calendar software


organizer software


contact management software


graphics software


desktop publishing (DTP) software

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Terms to Know


photo editing software


screen capture software


multimedia software


animation software


audio software


podcast

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Terms to Know


video software


web authoring software


entertainment software


edutainment


web
-
based training

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Ask Yourself…

Which is
not

an example of productivity
software?

a.
Excel

b.
Access

c.
PowerPoint

d.
Adobe PhotoShop

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5.3 Developing and

Delivering Software

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Developing Software


Software manufacturers add features in new
versions.


Software development life cycle (SDLC) is the
process used to create a new software product.

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Software Development Cycle

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How Software Is Delivered


Packaged or downloaded.


Software suites.

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Cloud Computing

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Playing It Safe


Services allow you to store documents
online.


Check the service’s reputation and
policies.

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Software Pricing


Freeware and shareware.


Open source software.


Software licensing.


Cloud computing fees.

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Will Paying for Software Become
a Thing of the Past?


What are examples of free and open source
software?


What keeps people from using FOSS?


What risks do mobile phones present to FOSS?


Does FOSS have a bright future?

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Terms to Know


software development life cycle
(SDLC)


alpha version


beta version


release to manufacturing (RTM)
version


bug

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Terms to Know


packaged software


software suite


web
-
based software


cloud computing


software as a service (SaaS)


freeware


shareware

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Terms to Know


source code


open source software


software on demand


cloud storage


GNU General Public License

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Ask Yourself…

A software bug is a(n)

a.
security feature.

b.
toolbar icon.

c.
problem or malfunction.

d.
early version of software.

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5.4 Software Working

Together

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Importing and Exporting


Exporting: sending data to another application.


Importing: bringing data in from another
application.


Use of file formats to exchange data.

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Translating Handwriting and Speech


Handwriting recognition
software.


Speech recognition
software.

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Embedding and Linking


Object linking and embedding.


Sharing objects from between programs.


Copy and paste


Embedded


Linked

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Using Shared Features


Small applications.


Examples include WordArt and ClipArt.

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Terms to Know


export


import


rich text format (RTF)


comma
-
separated
-
values (CSV)
format


handwriting recognition software

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Terms to Know


speech recognition software


object linking and embedding (OLE)


embedded object


shared feature


file extension

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Ask Yourself…

A technique for inserting one document content
within another is called

a.
insertion.

b.
OLE.

c.
CSV.

d.
rich text format.

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