30/04/2020

Iconic software applications to aspire to

Computing students should realise that creating software is one of the most valuable skills you can have to enhance your career. For decades, various software has shaped computer experiences, from writing a document on Microsoft Word to sharing our status on Facebook through Linus. Let’s take a look at some of the most impactful software’s in today’s society; they should inspire the development of your software when you study Computing at the University of Bolton.

Microsoft Windows Office

Possibly the most iconic software applications there are. Even Apple computers have had to create versions of these for their OS X platform. Unfortunately, ‘Pages’ and ‘Sheets’ couldn’t replace the inherent human nature towards Office.

Microsoft Office contains multiple applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more. These tools have gained so much popularity, that they’re considered an essential skill which is required for most job roles. Those who do not work in the computing industry will still be expected to know how Excel spreadsheets function.

Google Cloud

This software application is one of the most diverse. Offered by Google, it is a suite of services provided in the cloud. There are over 90 products listed under the brand, including storage and databases, identity and security, networking, management tools and more.

Adobe

The software for the creatives of the world, although the majority of the public will be aware of the Photoshop application, and how it can be used to transform imagery. Adobe is useful for a more extensive range of tasks than photo manipulation. You’ll find software’s to create and edit videos, websites, documents, audio and animation. 

The Adobe suite is compiled of 23 apps, each with a unique purpose and allowing creatives to collaborate. One of the most used apps of the Adobe suite is the Acrobat Pro application, which even non-creatives use to edit and sign PDF documents 

Norton AntiVirus

Discovering your computer has a virus, or it has been hacked is one of the most gut-wrenching feelings. Although there are now far more precautions taken when it comes to cyberattacks, it is still vital to protect your device with antivirus software. Norton has been one of the most popular for decades.

By installing this software application on your device, you can protect yourself from dangerous malware which could be easily and mistakenly downloaded from the internet.

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