What Are 10 Examples of Application Software?

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Specific examples of application software include Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Skype. Games and mobile applications such as "Clash of Clans," SoundCloud, Spotify and Uber, are also considered application software. Other specific examples include Steam, "Minecraft," Adobe Reader and Photoshop.

Application software refers to any software that runs to let the user accomplish a function or create content, but which cannot operate on its own. Any sort of browsing software, word processing, multimedia, or spreadsheet software is considered application software. System software, the other main category of software, works to interact with the hardware and manages resources and other files. Windows 7, File Manager and Linux are all examples of system software.