Applications are of three types:

  1. Stand alone application
  2. Client server application
  3. Web based application

1. Stand alone application:

software installed in one computer and used by only one person.

For ex – Installing s/w of a Calculator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, AutoCad


  • Faster in access.
  • Secured from Data hacking and virus.


  • Single user access at a time.
  • Installation is required.
  • End user system resources utilized.
  • No data sharing
  • Maintenance is tough with respect to both user and company


In the stand alone application architecture there is no question of any servers and entire application is installed a he end user machine.

This is about Stand alone application.

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