A Software Category is simply a means of referring to what a piece of software is designed to do. The range of categories are as vast as the tasks that software can do. The following is a list of popular categories:

  • Audio
  • Archiving
  • CD/DVD
  • Emulation
  • Imaging
  • Office Productivity
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Messaging
  • Programming
  • Video
  • Video Game
  • Virtualization
  • Web Browser

In addition, for games in particular, certain additional categories can also be described:

  • Expansion Pack
  • DLC
  • Modification
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