1. Identify the three main types of computer software that were discussed in your unit lesson.
Within the three main categories, give examples of each and a brief explanation of each. Each
explanation/description category must be answered with at least 100 words. You must cite your
sources within your answers.
MAIN TYPES OF
Application software, also known as
applications or apps, refers to programs that
can run on any device, including computers,
tablets and mobile phones. Although
originally known as software, as cross-
platform software has become more
prevalent, the name has also evolved too, to
better represent its flexibility. Application
software covers pretty everything you would
ever need to do on a device, whether you
want to post to social networks, track
expenses, collaborate with colleagues, create
documents, edit other files. Some apps have
just one function - such as the calendar or
calculator on your phone, while others can
complete more complicated tasks, such as
adding entries to a database.
Hopping Clare, Walker Dale. (2019). What is
application software? ITPRO
System software is software on a computer
that is designed to control and work with
computer hardware. The two main types of
system software are the operating system and
the software installed with the operating
system, often called utility software. The
operating system and utility software
typically depend on each other to function
properly. Some system software is used
directly by users and other system software
works in the background. System software
can allow users to interact directly with
hardware functionality, like the Device
Manager and many of the utilities found in
the Control Panel.
Computer Hope. (2019). System Software.