1) Application software, also known as an application or an "app", is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks. 2) Examples include enterprise software, accounting software, office suites, graphics software and media players. 3) Many application programs deal principally with documents. 4) Apps may be bundled with the computer and its system software, or may be published separately. Some users are satisfied with the bundled apps and need never install one.

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Introduction Application software, also known as an application or an "app", is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks. Computer software, or just software is a general term primarily used for digitally stored data such as computer programs and other kinds of information read and written by computers. App comes under computer software though it has a wide scope now.
Example Accounting software, office suites, Databases and media players. OS,Utilities, Windows
Interaction Users always interact with application software while doing different activities. Generally, users do not interact with system software as it works in the background.
Dependency Application software cannot run without the presence of the system software. System software can run independently of the application software.

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