System software is kind of like the bottom layer of software within a device’s makeup. It provides a foundation for other software and manages the device’s functioning too.
Operating systems are examples of system software, such as macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux and Android.
System software is essential to how your device works. It contains many different components, including drivers, debuggers, file management systems, and so on. These components are subject to regular updates as the best system possible is put forward by the software development companies behind them.
System software is the backbone of any device, if something goes wrong in your system software, it goes wrong everywhere.
Utility software is an essential but unassuming type of software that does much of its work behind the signs. Utility software runs in the background while we use a range of other types of software and does its job often unnoticed and unmanned.
Examples of utility software include task managers, anti-virus programmes, file compressors, disk cleaners, backup programmes, and so on.
They might not be the most exciting additions to your computer, but they are certainly necessary.
Application is the third main type of software and, right now, it is the star of the show. Application software is anything that isn’t systems or utility software, really. It is the top layer of software intended to be used and interacted with by users.
We use application software every single day, from our email apps to our Sudoku apps. Apps are the bread and butter of software development at the moment as they are accessible and highly bespoke. You can have a software development company expertly design any kind of app you want and put it up on the market within months for millions of users to get their hands on.
Pretty cool, right?