These are called packaged software or commercial software. The single software can be applied to wide variety of tasks. By using such software a user can fulfill his or her general needs.
General purpose software includes MS Office, Corel Draw, page maker, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
Special purpose software:
The software that is designed to perform a specific task is known as special purpose application software. This is also called Custom software. The software can perform only one task for which it has been designed.
For Example, software to pro.cess inventory control, software to maintain Bank Accounts, software used in Airline Booking System, etc