Free Web Applications: The Next Logical Step

For those working in any large company, surely daily access to any application, for those who surf the internet, sure that they use or have used a webmail service, either gmail, yahoo mail, msn, etc. Surely the sophisticated implementation of its online bank, or almost any company you want to work online is a web application. Applications are online, although this term induces people to think of applications available for download on the Internet. These are applications that need to be a registered user normally, when it comes to access to services companies, and in many cases are extra, ie a new model of software distribution. Instead of charging for licenses or copies, it charges a monthly subscription or by using the program.

The advantages are manifold. No need to download or install anything. Always the latest version in your language. No matter what operating system and which browser you have. All information and documents with which you work is saved on the server, where they are supposed to be well guarded, with backup, and of course always accessible even if we connect from across the world. They also tend to be easier to handle, and often work with file formats and data standards. Finally, begin to be available from next-generation devices such as PDAs and mobile internet connection. In contrast, less frequently incorporate advanced features (those who only use some seasoned), require that we are connected to the network to use, and those who start out as non-living free of advertising that accompanies the software.

They also often require known to have installed plugins (java, flash) and usually take longer to load than a normal page. If we set aside as software or very specific, general software is starting to become a commodity for which we are willing to pay very little. In money, purchasing operating systems or Microsoft Office programs like photoshop, etc.., Or in time, installing and learning, or. We started with a Web application that was normal to go online, as it is to read our mail: webmail. But now Google has opened its publishing ban. Simple but sufficient for many users of word processors or spreadsheets that do not use macros or other functions and advanced formatting. Following the path, many small sites are starting to put online, etc. Many of them simply provide access to linux or java programs free, but hard to find, install, configure and learn to cope. Those who need more power, will have to continue using the installed packages, but the rest have at last an alternative, our support and promotion hopefully grow in services and availability (maybe soon in our bodies), but that’s another history …