General purpose VS Function-specific application software

Application software is computer software designed to help the user to perform a singular or multiple related specific tasks. Such programs are also called software applications, applications or apps. Typical examples are word processors, spearsheets, media players and database applications.






There are 2 types of appliaction that I would like to discuss about.

i) General application software

ii) Specific application software

The general purpose application software is much broader in use.

Word processors for example, can handle every form of writing, aside from calligraphy.


Spreadsheet programs like Excel handle a significant portion of data processing problems (with databases taking the rest).



Specific Purpose application software is very specific in its use. Engineering programs often fall under this category - there is a program that does slope stability analysis and nothing else, for instance. Specific purpose software may also be created in house and tailored to the specific needs of the company.




For an example, Hollywood movie production uses the specific application software to product high-quality movie. This software can ensure them to make more profit.



In the other hand, some industries also uses the mathematics software
to solve their problems. This specific software make sure that
the industy are on track of their business.
The following pictures are some example of specific purpose application software.



















In general, general purpose software is intended to perform a broader class of functions, while specific purpose software is intended to perform a very specific function.


For my point of view I guess as their names said: you can use general purpose softwares for more purposes but limited capabilities for each purpose; but you can use purpose specific softwares for less purposes but with greater capabilities for each purpose.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

General purpose VS Function-specific application software

Posted by The Unbeatable at 10:06 AM
Application software is computer software designed to help the user to perform a singular or multiple related specific tasks. Such programs are also called software applications, applications or apps. Typical examples are word processors, spearsheets, media players and database applications.






There are 2 types of appliaction that I would like to discuss about.

i) General application software

ii) Specific application software

The general purpose application software is much broader in use.

Word processors for example, can handle every form of writing, aside from calligraphy.


Spreadsheet programs like Excel handle a significant portion of data processing problems (with databases taking the rest).



Specific Purpose application software is very specific in its use. Engineering programs often fall under this category - there is a program that does slope stability analysis and nothing else, for instance. Specific purpose software may also be created in house and tailored to the specific needs of the company.




For an example, Hollywood movie production uses the specific application software to product high-quality movie. This software can ensure them to make more profit.



In the other hand, some industries also uses the mathematics software
to solve their problems. This specific software make sure that
the industy are on track of their business.
The following pictures are some example of specific purpose application software.



















In general, general purpose software is intended to perform a broader class of functions, while specific purpose software is intended to perform a very specific function.


For my point of view I guess as their names said: you can use general purpose softwares for more purposes but limited capabilities for each purpose; but you can use purpose specific softwares for less purposes but with greater capabilities for each purpose.
~END~