The function of application software is to perform specific operations for various applications. These functions include writing reports, creating spreadsheets, manipulating images, keeping records, developing websites and calculating expenses. Examples of application software include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and desktop publishing applications.
Depending on the specific application software being used, the function of the software varies from manipulating text, images, numbers and graphics to creating presentations and personal websites. Some application software packages concentrate on a single, specific task, such as word processing and presentation creation. There are also application packages that focus on multiple tasks, such as database software and web design.