Hard Drive Recovery Associates (HDRA), a data recovery services firm based in Irvine, CA, recently released an article which talks about the different types of computer programs. HDRA talks about this further in their post, “Different Types of Programs For Your Computer”.
Computers, in the past, were used mainly for business operations such as accounting and programming.
These days, computers are very commonplace and are being used for a variety of different functions. As such, different types of computer programs have been developed to accommodate users’ growing interests. And there exist quite a few different types, including productivity software, web applications and gaming and leisure programs.
Speaking on behalf of HDRA, Jack Edwards says, “If you can think it, someone’s probably already done it. That’s the extent that computer programs have come in terms of variety. Yet more and more programs are being made each year. It’ll be hard to stunt innovation at the rate it’s happening at right now.”
Productivity software encompasses a variety of different programs from word processors to spreadsheets. These are most commonly seen in work settings and are used to make work operations more convenient.
The article lists some examples of productivity software, which include word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software, media and formula editors.
Web applications are applications used exclusively through a web browser. As such, these applications require the use of an internet connection in order to be accessed.
Some examples of web applications listed in the article are email clients, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) clients and chat clients.
Other programs, such as weather widgets and stock market tickers, run using the internet as well. These programs have an online component which updates the information on your computer continuously.
Gaming And Leisure Programs
Programs exist for entertainment as well. One of the most popular types of programs used today are video game programs.
Other than video games, various leisure programs also exist for entertainment such as e-book readers and media players for movie watching or music playing.
Other Types Of Programs
There are a multitude of other programs that serve specific professions and niche markets. Some of these include file organizers, compression programs, security software (e.g. anti-virus, anti-malware, firewalls), music notation programs, statistical computation programs for data analysis, computer-aided drafting programs for architecture and engineering content management systems and programming interfaces.
“A modern computer can run hundreds of programs. Individuals as well as businesses usually depend on the convenience and productivity that these programs bring to the table,” said Edwards. “However, these are still just chunks of data which can be lost just as easily as they can be installed. That’s why it’s crucial for anyone with a computer to safeguard their data by taking the necessary precautions. In the worst-case scenario, however, data recovery services like HDRA exist specifically for this reason.”
HDRA encourages anyone with an issue with their business or personal hard drive to reach out to them directly even if others have already told them that their data is unrecoverable and cannot be transferred.
HDRA specializes in hard drive data recovery for RAID, Mac and PC hard disks as well as SSD drives, and can recover data from clicking or damaged hard drives.
On their toll-free support line (1-877-443-2821), which is online 24/7, they provide free recovery diagnosis. They also have a full set of blog articles on their regularly updated Wordpress website for those who feel the need to find out more about hard disc issues. Interested parties can also connect with them via their preferred social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.