Word processing software
The main purpose of this software is to produce documents. MS-Word, Word Pad, Notepad and some other text editors are some of the examples of word processing software.
A database is a collection of related data. The purpose of this software is to organize and manage data. The advantage of this software is that you can change the way data is stored and displayed. MS access, dBase, FoxPro, Paradox, and Oracle are some of the examples of database software.
The spreadsheet software is used to maintain a budget, financial statements, grade sheets, and sales records. The purpose of this software is organizing numbers. It also allows the users to perform simple or complex calculations on the numbers entered in rows and columns. MS-Excel is one of the examples of spreadsheet software.
This software is used to display the information in the form of a slide show. The three main functions of presentation software are editing that allows insertion and formatting of text, including graphics in the text and executing the slide shows. The best example of this type of application software is Microsoft PowerPoint.
Media players and real players are the examples of multimedia software. This software will allow the user to create audio and videos. The different forms of multimedia software are audio converters, players, burners, video encoders and decoders.