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The Complete Guide to Desktop Applications

desktop pcDesktop applications are those programs that are run on a desktop PC or laptop running an operating system like Windows, OS X and Linux. They are distinct from mobile apps, which are run on smartphones and tablets. Desktop applications tend to offer more functionality and features than mobile apps, but also typically come at a higher price and require a more powerful PC to run. Web apps fall in between desktop and mobile applications in that they are run in a web browser and are quite often run on both desktop PCs and mobile devices.

This guide takes an in depth look at the differences between desktop applications and how they compare to mobile and web app alternatives.

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