A program used to perform a particular task, usually interactively, such as computer-aided design, text editing, or accounting. Style Manager, Text Editor, and File Manager are examples of software applications.
Any program or group of programs which tells hardware how it should perform, including operating system, word processors and applications programs.
notes: 0 | add note used on: Software can be divided into two general classes: systems software and applications software. Systems software consists of low-level programs that interact with the computer at a very basic level. This includes operating systems, compilers, and utilities for managing computer resources. In contrast, applications software (also called end-user programs) includes database programs, word processors, and spreadsheets. Figuratively speaking, applications software sits on top of systems software because it is unable to run without the operating system and system utilities. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/application.html name note