Applications are a class of software designed to be used by people. This differs from systems that are primarily intended to implement automation, controls and data processing that don't necessarily need a user interface. The following are common examples of applications.
WebA web browser is an application and websites are content and services.
AppsApps are single function applications such as light weight tools for mobile devices.
Office ProductivitySoftware for producing and managing knowledge such as a word processor.
Design & CreativitySoftware for producing creative works such as a music synthesizer or video production package.
Software Development Platforms, environments and tools for creating software.
ManagementTools for implementing and monitoring controls. For example, a platform that allows technicians to manage wind turbines.
WorkflowWorkflow is a term for business processes that have steps that require human attention. Workflow user interfaces provide data and tools to complete a task.
Decision SupportTools for data analysis and exploration such as an analytics platform.
Knowledge & InformationTools for managing information such as a sales platform that allows users to access customer and order data.
Media & GamesSoftware designed to be entertaining and engaging such as a game or streaming music app.
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