Short Questions of Application Software
Q.1. Define application software?
Ans: Application software is used to perform various applications or tasks on the computer. Today, a wide variety of application software is available to meet any user need.
Q.2. What is the relationship of application software and operating system?
Ans: The application software uses the operating system in order to function. The operating system is the base software. The application software runs on top of the operating system software.
Q.3. Application software is available in how many forms?
Ans: Application software is available in the following forms:
Packaged Software — It is not developed for a particular user or organization, Examples of packaged software are word processing and spreadsheet software.
Custom Software — It is developed to meet the requirements of a particular organization or industry.
Shareware — It is available free of cost for a limited time period.
Freeware — It is available free of cost for an unlimited time period.
Public Domain Software — It is free software and is donated for public use. It has no copyright.
Q.4. What do you know about Web Apps?
Ans: Web app is a type of software that is accessed with a Web browser. Most Web apps do not require any installation on local computer or handheld device. The software typically runs on a remote computer connected to the Internet or network. The computer requires a Web browser and an Internet connection to use the Web apps.
Q.5. What do you know about Mobile Apps?
Ans: Mobile app are designed for handheld devices such as smartphone, tablet computer or enhanced media player. They are generally small applications sold through an online apps store. They are downloaded and installed on the handheld devices.
Q.6. Why should an open source software be used?
Ans: Open source software has no restrictions from the copyright holder. The user can modify the software’s instructions and redistribute the software. The advantages are that the users modify the software and share their improvements with others. The customers can also personalize the software to meet their specific needs.
Q.7. What is packaged software? Give an example?
Ans: Packaged software IS available for different types of users. It is not developed for a particular user or organization. Examples of packaged software are word processing and spreadsheet software.
Q.8. What is custom software?
Ans: Custom software is developed to meet the requirements of a particular organization or industry. An organization has to develop a custom software by hiring a programmer. The cost of custom software is more than packaged software.
Q.9. What is shareware software? What is the use of this software?
Ans: Shareware is a type of software that is available free of cost for a limited time period. The user can use shareware for a certain time period. The user has to purchase it if he wants to use it further. Shareware is a version of software that is used by users for evaluation purpose.
Q.10. What is freeware software?
Ans: Freeware is a type of software that is available free of cost for unlimited time period. Demo disks often come under this category. Many software programs are produced for educational purpose. These programs are available free of cost to all.
Q11. What is public domain software?
Ans: Public domain software is also free software. It is basically donated for public use. It has no copyright restriction. Any person can use or distribute public domain software.
Q.12. What are the differences between shareware, freeware, and public domain software?
Ans: Freeware is software that is free. It can be copyrighted. It is freely distributed but only for a trial period. After the trial period, the user has to pay fee for it or remove it from computer. Public domain software is non-copyrighted software that may be used, or even altered, without restriction.
Q.13. List out different categories of software?
Ans: List out different categories of software is as follow.
Business Software — Business software is used to improve business activities.
Graphic & Multimedia Software — Engineers, architects and graphic artists use sophisticated software to develop complex graphics and multimedia applications.
Home, Personal & Educational Software — Some software applications are specially designed for home, personal and educational use.
Communication Software — Communications software are used to communicate.
Web Applications — Web applications are available on the Web.
Q.14. Give some examples of productivity software?
Ans: Some examples of productivity software are word-processing software, presentation software, spreadsheet software, database software and project management software.
Q.15. What is the use of word processing software?
Ans: A word processing program is used to produce letters, applications and other documents. Word processing is used in business to generate different documents.
Q.16. List three names of word-processing software?
Ans: Three word processing software are Microsoft Word, iWork Pages and LibreOffice Writer.
Q.17. List out some uses of word processing software for office work?
Ans: Word processing software can be used to manage office work. It can be used to prepare letters, applications, and notices, memorandums, meeting agendas, resumes and reports.