Computer software, or simply software, is a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work. This is in contrast to physical hardware, from which the system is built and actually performs the work.
What is computer software and examples?
Examples of Application Software
Microsoft suite of products (Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Internet browsers like Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
mobile pieces of software such as Pandora (for music appreciation), Skype (for real-time online communication), and Slack (for team collaboration)