An application software is designed and developed to accomplish one or more specific task or solve a particular problem. These software written or developed by programmer to enable computer to perform specific task such as processing words, handling calculation etc.
Application software divided into two parts:-
- General purpose application software:- package provide specific capabilities but not in support of specific purpose. E.g spreadsheet package, word processor, desktop publishing software etc.
- Special purpose application software:- is a more limited in what it will do, but it actually does that one thing much better than a general purpose program. E.g accounting package, inventory control, payroll system etc.