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101 COMPUTER USES
OR
APPS YOU CAN USE ON YOUR COMPUTER




This article on 101 computer uses tries to answer the following questions. How are you going to use your new computer? What other uses of your computer would you like to try? Think about these. The answers will allow you to get the greatest benefit out of your computer. You may have had an idea of how you were going to use your PC before you built it, but what else can you do with it now? We will try to give you an idea of how other people use computers to achieve their goals. This may give you some interesting ideas.


I use my computer to build this website. This requires that I use a word processor to create the content, an HTML editor to build the web pages, a website host to store and to present the site to the public, and finally a photo editor to manage and enhance the photos. Additionally, I use the computer for online banking, sending and receiving e-mails, maintaining my appointment calendar, and personal accounting for taxes. As you can see I am dealing with the normal computer personal use that most people want.


My wife uses her computer to keep and store recipes, and knitting instructions. She also loves to play solitaire on the PC. When she has the time, she will do research on the local library website, looking for books that interest her. She has used the computer to shop for necessities and gifts, using search engines and online stores. See how the 101 Computer Uses impact all walks of life.




My grandchildren, the ones in elementary school, are avid game players; so much so that their parents have to limit their time playing games on the computer. They also use the computer to improve their academic skills by downloading math tutorials and study guides. The older grandchildren, the teenagers, are enthusiastic users of social networking, as well as educational programs. This is an example of kids computer use, can you think of any other computer uses for school?


My son-in-law travels extensively throughout the country and in order to keep in touch with his family he uses video conferencing almost every day. Of course his online computer use is also for business applications as well as sending and receiving e-mails.


My son enjoys taking pictures and videos. One of the things he uses his Mac for, is to edit and maintain his photo albums. When he has the time he will spend hours editing his videos and turning them into a complete professional presentation.




These are some of the personal applications that are available to the everyday user. There are so many more that one can take advantage of. Think of the many uses of computer in education, or how to use your computer for work, or the computer uses in small businesses, or maybe medical office computer uses? Then of course there are the other business applications, some of which have been mentioned, while others are very specialized. In manufacturing, much of the automated equipment is run by computer. In research labs, computers are used for evaluation of data. Can you think of any additional ways to use your computer for work? When you explore the many apps that have been mentioned you begin to see the 101 computer uses and more. We have provided a form for you to tell the story of your interesting uses of the computer. This is to give other readers ideas on how to best use their computer.

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