desktop application is a software program that can be run on a standalone computer to perform a specific task by an end-user. Some desktop applications such as word editor and media player allow you to perform different tasks while other such as gaming apps are developed purely for entertainment.

Characteristics of desktop applications

Now that you know what is a desktop app, here are some of their main characteristics.

  • The desktop applications are developed to run on a specific operating system such as Windows, Mac or Linux.
  • Updates to the desktop applications should be installed by the end-users. The updates may be published through the Internet but the installation is usually a manual process done by the end-user.
  • The desktop applications are designed to run in an isolated environment hence they have fewer security issues.
  • The ability to work without an Internet connection is another common characteristic of desktop applications.

We develop user-friendly desktop applications which can be locally installed on the computer using software.