The tag is used in the context of computer software.

Applications is a very broad term:

Applications refer to computer or web-based software that enable a user to complete a specific task or activity. Applications can be run in an operating system or in a web browser.

Applications are sometimes referred to as software, software applications, programs, or apps, depending on the context.

Applications have a variety of purposes, including:

  • Data and/or informational organization
  • Enterprise management
  • IT Infrastructural Support
  • Education
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Simulation
  • Product Engineering


Questions on Superuser with the tag are expected to encompass a broader perspective on software as a whole, not necessarily a specific software application. Consider tagging questions specific to a particular software application with it's appropriate tag, if available.

Questions related to the design of applications are better suited for Stack Overflow.

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