1.1.2: Types of application software include industry-specific software such as a medical imaging tool, or general-use software such as office and multimedia software. More importantly, applications can be local or networked. A word processor is a local application, and an e-mail client is a network application. A word processor runs directly from the local computer hard drive, whereas an e-mail application requires the local computer to communicate over a network with a remote computer. Table 30-6 provides examples of local applications and network applications.