Computer software suites are less expensive than purchasing applications separately. Each application in a suite tends to use similar interfaces, so data is easily transported from one program to another. However, a software suite often contains more programs than users utilize. Computer software is marketed to consumers in suites that contain several applications as a buying incentive.Continue Reading
One popular computer software suite is Adobe Creative, or CS. This is a software suite of graphic design, video editing and web development applications. The suite includes Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and Light Room. As of 2014, most software suites, including CS, are sold via the Internet through a cloud-based storage system. Adobe CS is the leading industry software for design applications. The suite provides a cost-effective way for students and professionals to acquire the tools needed for graphic and web design.
A second popular software suite is Microsoft Office. It is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems. Microsoft Office was first introduced in 1988. It is the leading software suite and includes the popular programs Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft Word is a word processor program and was initially considered the primary Office application. Its proprietary format is considered the industry standard.Learn more about Software
Computer software is the programming that tells a computer what to do to make it work. This contrasts with computer hardware, which includes the visible, physical parts of the computer.Full Answer >
Rosetta Stone, Rocket Languages, Tell Me More, Living Language Platinum and Duolingo are Spanish language-learning software applications. Each software package offers different features and tools for learners of different levels. Each package also offers a different price point.Full Answer >
Examples of general purpose software are spreadsheets, data processors, desktop publishing software, databases and statistics applications. Other software includes bookkeeping software, communication packages, Web-design packages, and graphics and drawing software.Full Answer >
Time tracking software applications, such as Toggl and RescueTime, are available online at no cost. These basic versions can be upgraded to premium products for a corresponding price.Full Answer >