What is application software?

Application Software is any program or group of programs that are designed for the end-user. Application software includes programs such as Word, Database, Web browsers and Outlook. In order to run any application, you will need an operating system installed.  

How can software be installed?  

Software can be installed both locally or from online. Operating systems are usually installed locally from an installation disk or a USB drive. By installing software locally, you do not require an internet connection. Some software is only available online for installation however some software’s are available both online and locally such as Microsoft Office application.