Category:Application software

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(1) Application software is the general designation of computer programs for performing user tasks. Application software may have a general purpose (word processing, web browsers) or have a specific purpose (accounting, truck scheduling). Application software contrasts with (2) system software, a generic term referring to the computer programs used to start and run computer systems and networks; and (3) programming tools, such as compilers and linkers, used to translate and combine computer program source code and libraries into executable programs (programs that will belong to one of the three mentioned categories).

Guide to Application software subcategories[edit]

This guide is provided to assist locating those categories appropriate for an application software article. Lowest level subcategories are sometimes omitted (keeping the guide to a manageable size); click on any subcategory below to see if there are more detailed subcategories.

You can also use Category:Lists of software to find similar software,
then use the same, where appropriate, categories.

Access control: Biometrics, Identity management, Password managers

Business: Administrative, Business simulation, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise application integration, Message-oriented middleware, Extract Transform Load (ETL), Financial, Accounting, Investment Club, Office, Content management systems (CMS), Blog, Collaborative, Document Management, Version control, Video Hosting, Widget management, Wiki, Office suites, Presentation, Spreadsheets, Typing, Word processors, Project Management, Mind-Mapping, Reporting, Risk Management, Technical Analysis, Workflow Technology


Communication: Amateur Radio, Bluetooth, Bulletin Board, Email, Instant Messaging Clients, Electronic mailing Lists, Technical Communication Tools, Diagramming, Documentation generators, Online help, Web Browsers

Digital Typography:

Education: Edu-Ware educational, Educational operating systems, Educational Programming Languages, Interactive geometry, Learning Management, Notetaking, Pedagogic integrated development environments, Renaissance Learning, Virtual learning environments

Entertainment: Video Games, Gambling, Draughts, Computer Chess, Go, Poker, Role-playing Games, Novelty, Demos, Sports



Computer Graphics:, 3D Graphics, Animation, 2D Animation, Data visualization, Diagramming, Image organizers, Image Viewers, Digital Photography, Panorama, Photo stitching, Raster Graphics, Raster to Vector Conversion, Screencasting (capture), Vector Graphics editors

Health: Dental, Disability, Screen readers, Speech synthesis, Healthcare, Neuroimaging

Industry: Production and manufacturing, Computer-aided engineering, Building information modeling, Computer-aided design, Computer-aided engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Optical, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic circuit simulators, Computer-aided manufacturing, Film production, Screenwriting, Robotics

Knowledge Representation: Concept Mapping, Mind-mapping, Ontology editors, Rule engines, Expert systems

Language: Computational linguistics, Computer-assisted translation, Machine translation


Library and Information Science: Dictionary, Digital library, Institutional Repository, Library Automation, Reference management, BibTex

Multimedia: Audio, Audio codecs, Audio editors, Digital audio recording, Compositing, Media players, Media readers, Multimedia frameworks, Optical disc authoring, PDF, Podcasting, Tag editors, Video editing, Video conversion

Music: Audio trackers, Guitar, Scorewriters, Synthesizers, Drum machines

Personal information managers: Calendaring, Personal digital assistant



Simulation: Computer-aided Engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Optical, Scientific Simulation, Outer space/Space flight,

Transportation: Route planning, Satellite navigation, Transport simulation


This category has the following 36 subcategories, out of 36 total.