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IT Fundamentals - Applications
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Application software dedicated to producing information, such as documents, presentations, worksheets, databases, charts, graphs, digital paintings, electronic music and digital video.
Application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve goals, such as email, calendaring, text chat, wiki, bookmarking, shared document storage, screen sharing, and video conferencing.
System software designed to help analyze, configure, optimize or maintain a computer.
A suffix, separated from the base filename by a dot or space, used to indicate the file's content format or usage.
7zip / 7z
A compressed archive file format that supports several different data compression, encryption and pre-processing algorithms.
aac (Advanced Audio Coding)
An audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, which generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.
Utility software used to detect and remove malicious software.
A file extension used to indicate application bundles (folder hierarchies) on OS X.
avi (Audio Video Interleave)
A multimedia container file extension and format developed by Microsoft.
bat (batch file)
A file extension used to indicate a command script file in DOS, OS/2, and Windows.
A file extension used to indicate a bitmap image
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
The use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design, particularly for manufacturing.
CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing
The use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of workpieces.
An inter-connected environment in which all the participants in dispersed locations can access and interact with each other just as inside a single entity.
Utility software used to reduce resource usage, such as data storage space or transmission capacity requirements.
Productivity software used to capture and analyze data.
desktop publishing software
Productivity software used to generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing.
Utility software used to locate problems with the software, hardware, or any combination there of in a system, or a network of systems.
A file extension indicating an Apple Disk Image file format, commonly used by the Mac OS X operating system.
A document file format used for word processing files.
Productivity and collaboration software used to access and manage a user's electronic mail.
A common filename extension denoting an executable file for DOS, OpenVMS, Microsoft Windows, Symbian or OS/2.
flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
An audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio.
A file extension used to indicate Flash Video files.
gif (Graphics Interchange Format)
A bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe.
graphic design software
Specialty software used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.
gzip / gz
A file format and software application used for file compression and decompression on Unix and Linux systems.
instant messaging software
Collaboration software used to share real-time text transmissions over a network or over the Internet.
An optical disk archive file.
jar (Java Archive)
A package file format typically used to aggregate many Java class files and associated metadata and resources (text, images, etc.) into one file to distribute application software or libraries on the Java platform.
A file extension and commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital photography.
A file extension used to indicate MPEG 4 audio-only files.
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
A set of add-ins that allow Microsoft Office 2000, XP, and 2003 to open, edit, and save files using the file format of Office 2007 and later versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
mp3 (Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio)
An audio file format that uses a form of lossy data compression, accepted as the de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on most digital audio players.
mp4 (Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4)
A digital multimedia file format most commonly used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images.
MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group)
A working group of authorities that was formed by ISO and IEC to set standards for audio and video compression and transmission.
A file extension used for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 audio and video compression files.
A file extension used to indicate a Microsoft Windows Installer (software installation) file.
A collection of bundled productivity software intended to be used by knowledge workers.
pdf (Portable Document Format)
A document file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.
personal information manager
Productivity software used as a personal organizer.
png (Portable Network Graphics)
A file extension used to indicate a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression, created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF).
A document file format used for presentation software files.
Productivity software used to display information in the form of a slide show.
rar (Roshal ARchive)
A file extension used to indicate a proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning.
remote desktop software
Productivity software used to run a personal computer's desktop environment remotely on one system while being displayed on a separate client device.
A document file format developed by Microsoft for cross-platform document interchange.
Utility software used to control services running on Microsoft Windows.
screen sharing software
Collaboration software used to display a personal computer's desktop environment remotely on a separate client device.
Any computer program designed to enhance information security.
Utility software used to control incoming and outgoing network traffic based on an applied rule set.
Productivity software used to perform the organization, analysis and storage of data in tabular form.
tar (tape archive)
A file format and the name of a program used to create and manage tape archives on Unix and Linux systems.
tiff (Tagged Image File Format)
A file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists and the publishing industry, the specification of which is controlled by Adobe Systems.
A document file format used for text files.
An abbreviation for Video Teleconference.
video conferencing software
Collaboration software used to allow two or more locations to communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions.
wav (Waveform Audio File Format)
An audio file extension developed by Microsoft and IBM for audio bitstream files.
wmv (Windows Media Video)
A video file extension created by Microsoft which can contain video in one of several video compression formats.
Productivity software used to perform the composition, editing, formatting, and sometimes printing of any sort of written material.
A document file format used for spreadsheet files.
An archive file format that supports lossless data compression, supported by Microsoft Windows.
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