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Standalone Applications

January 29, 2023

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

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