Applications, which are also known as programs, are software packages you use to get work done. Here are some examples:
Word processors, such as TextEdit, iWork’s Pages, and Microsoft Office’s Word, are used to write letters, reports, and other text-based documents.
Spreadsheets, such as iWork’s Numbers and Microsoft Office’s Excel, have built-in calculation features that are useful for creating number-based documents such as worksheets and charts.
Databases, such as FileMaker Pro, are used to organize information, such as the names and addresses of customers or the artists and titles in a music collection.
Personal information management programs, such as Address Book and iCal, help you keep track of contacts ...