General purpose software allows users to perform a range of different tasks in one application, saving disk space, money and time. Nearly all home computers have general purpose applications.
Examples of general purpose software include, word applications, databases, spreadsheet software, Web design and drawing and photo editing programs. These software provide multiple tools for editing or creating different kinds of projects. It can be adapted to suit different projects within a broad range of tasks, like editing school photos or creating the art for a book cover.
The user only has to pay for and install one program on their computer. Plus, these programs are widely available and come with plenty of user support, like manuals and user forums.