Standalone applications, also known as desktop applications or native applications, are software programs that are designed to be installed and run on a specific device or operating system. They are not web-based and do not require an internet connection to function.
Examples of standalone applications include:
- Productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Video editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Gaming software such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.
- Media players such as VLC and iTunes.
Standalone applications are often preferred over web-based applications because they offer faster performance and can take advantage of the full capabilities of a device, such as its graphics processing unit (GPU) or other specialized hardware. They also offer greater control over the user interface and can be customized to suit the needs of a specific user or organization.
However, standalone applications also have some drawbacks, such as updating the software manually and not being as portable as web-based applications.
Also, See: CUI Applications