Skill Development at its Best Introduction To Computing

Skill Development at its Best Introduction To Computing

Skill Development at its Best Introduction To Computing BBA & MBA Lecture 101112 Programs and Apps Course Lecturer: Farhan Mir Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Programs and Apps A program, or software, consists of a series of related instructions, organized for a common purpose, that tells the

computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them An application, or app, sometimes called application software, consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks An operating system is a set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer or mobile device hardware Tools and activities System software Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Programs and Apps Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Programs and Apps Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Programs and Apps Software is available in a variety of forms: Retail Custom

Web app Mobile app Mobile web app Shareware Freeware Open source

Public domain Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Productivity applications can assist you in becoming more effective and efficient while performing daily activities at work, school, and home Word processing Presentation

Spreadsheet Database Note taking Calendar and contact management Project management Accounting

Personal finance Legal Tax preparation Document management Enterprise computing Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications With productivity applications, users often: Create a project Edit a project Format a project

Save a project Distribut ea project Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Word processing software allows users to create and manipulate

documents A major advantage of using word processing software is that it enables users to change their written words easily Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Presentation software allows users to create visual aids for

presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Spreadsheet software allows users to organize data in columns and rows and perform calculations on the data Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications A database is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data Database software allows users to create, access, and manage a database Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Note taking software is an application that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings,

sketches, photos, and links anywhere on a page Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Calendar and contact management software is an application that helps you organize your calendar, keep track of contacts, and share this information with other users Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best

Productivity Applications A software suite is a collection of individual related applications available together as a unit Project management software is an application that allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Accounting software is an application that helps businesses of all sizes record and report their

financial transactions Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Personal finance software is a simplified accounting application that helps home users and small/home office users balance their checkbooks, pay bills, track personal income and expenses, verify account balances, transfer funds, track investments, and evaluate financial plans Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Legal software is an application that assists in the preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Tax preparation software is an application that can guide individuals, families, or small businesses

through the process of filing federal and state taxes Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications Document management software is an application that provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Productivity Applications A large organization, commonly referred to as an enterprise, requires special computing solutions because of its size and geographic distribution Human resources software Accounting software Sales software Engineering or

product development software Distribution software Manufacturing software Customer service software Marketing software

Software for information technology staff Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Graphics and Media Software Computer-aided design (CAD) software Desktop publishing software Paint/Image editing software

Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Graphics and Media Software Photo editing and photo management software Video and audio editing software Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best

Graphics and Media Software Multimedia authoring software allows users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation in an interactive application Website authoring software helps users of all skill levels create webpages that include graphics, video, audio, animation, and special effects with interactive content Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Graphics and Media Software A media player is a program that allows you to view images and animations, listen to audio, and watch video files on your computer or mobile device Disc burning software writes text, graphics, audio, and video files on a recordable or rewritable disc

Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Personal Interest Applications Lifestyle applications Medical applications Convenience applications Entertainment

applications Education applications Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Communications Applications Blog Browsing Chat

Online Discussion Email File Transfer Internet Phone Instant Messaging Mobile Messaging

Videoconference Web Feeds Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Security Tools A personal firewall is a security tool that detects and protects a personal computer and its data from unauthorized intrusions Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best Security Tools An antivirus program protects a computer against viruses by identifying and removing any computer viruses found in memory, on storage media, or on incoming files Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Security Tools Spyware is a type of program placed on a computer

or mobile device without the users knowledge that secretly collects information about the user and then communicates the information it collects to some outside source while the user is online Adware is a type of program that displays an online advertisement in a banner or pop-up or pop-under window on webpages, email messages, or other Internet services Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Security Tools A spyware remover is a type of program that detects and deletes

spyware and similar programs An adware remover is a program that detects and deletes adware Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best Security Tools Anti-spam programs Web filtering software Phishing

filters Pop-up and pop-under blockers Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools A file manager is a tool that performs functions related to file management Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools A search tool is a program, usually included with an operating system, that attempts to locate a file, contact, calendar event, app, or any other item stored on your computer or mobile device based on criteria you specify Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools An image viewer is a tool that allows users to display, copy, and print the contents of a graphics file, such as a photo An uninstaller is a tool that removes a program, as well as any associated entries in the system files Copyright [email protected]

Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools A disk cleanup tool searches for and removes unnecessary files Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools A disk defragmenter is a tool that reorganizes the files and unused space on a computers hard disk so that the operating system accesses data more quickly and programs run faster

Defragmenting Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools A screen saver is a tool that causes a display devices screen to show a moving image or blank screen if no keyboard or mouse activity occurs for a specified time A file compression tool shrinks the size of a file(s) A PC maintenance tool is a program that identifies and fixes operating system problems, detects and repairs drive problems, and includes the capability of improving a computers performance

Copyright [email protected] Skill Development at its Best File, Disk, and System Management Tools A backup tool allows users to copy, or back up, selected files or the contents of an entire storage medium to another storage location A restore tool reverses the process and returns backed up files to their original form

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