Application and system software

software

Application software

Application software are software that can be downloaded or some are already on the computer/ laptop and are called applications or apps. The examples of application software are: word, google, explorer, Skype and Firefox.


System software

System software refers to the files and programs that make up your computer's operating system.The system software is installed on your computer when you install your operating system. You can update the software by running programs such as "Windows Update" for Windows or "Software Update" for Mac OS X.