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Difference between Application Software and Utility Software
  • Last Updated : 22 Jan, 2021

1. Application Software :
Application Software, as name suggests, is a software designed to help people with information technology and make users more productive or assist them with personal tasks. It is used to perform personal and business functions and its main purpose is to meet user requirements.

Example : VLC media player, Microsoft Word processor, Google chrome, accounting applications, photo editor, etc.

2. Utility Software :
Utility Software, as name suggests, is a software designed to perform particular tasks that help in making device perform better and keep environment safe. It assists users with controlling and maintaining operations of computer, hardware, software, or its devices. It also provides energy and power to different site processes.

Example : AVAST antivirus, disk tools, backup software, etc.

Difference between Application Software and Utility Software :



Application Software  

Utility Software

It refers to computer program that performs particular functions for end users.  It refers to software programs that add functionality to computer and help to perform in better way. 
It deals with user inputs and help user to complete their task.  It helps to analyze, configure, optimize or maintain a computer system.  
It mainly focuses on work of user or an organization.  It mainly focuses on how computer infrastructure such as hardware, operating system, software, etc., operates.  
It can be downloaded from internet.  It can be downloaded either from web or comes pre-installed.  
It requires more space and more power on computer due to its bigger size as compared to utility software.  It requires less space and less power due to its smaller size as compared to application software.  
These delftwares’ are designed to perform group of coordinated functions, activities, or tasks that are beneficial for end users.  This software’s are designed to perform maintenance task on computer system so that system can perform better and smoothly.
These softwares help people to perform activity, mitigate issues, manipulate text, number, audio, etc.  These soft wares’ help in executing several crucial tasks for operating system, help in overall maintenance of system, etc.
It also helps to lower IT costs, improve employee productivity, lower customer churn, meet exact need of user, make business activities more efficient, facilitate communications, etc.  It also helps user to control, manage, and maintain computer’s operating system, defragment hard disk to correct fix problem in it, scan virus, clean disk, etc.  
It can be either free or paid if downloaded from web.  It is mostly free to install in computer. 

 

    

 

  

 

  

 

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