Uses of Computers

A computer is an electronic device that executes certain actions through user-based commands. It is made up of two parts – hardware and software. The computer processes input through input devices like the mouse and keyboard. It displays output through output devices like a monitor and printer. The size of a computer varies considerably, from small personal computers (like laptops, minicomputers, and notebook laptops), to gigantic supercomputers which require an entire building to host them. The speed also has a very large range. Computers have become indispensable in today’s world; let’s take a look at why we’re so dependable on them.

Word Processing

A word processing software automatically corrects spelling and grammatical mistakes. If content needs to be replicated, there are options known as ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ that allow you to do this without re-typing the content. You can print documents and make several copies too. It’s easier to read a word-processed document than a handwritten one, making it effectual for paperwork. You can add images to your document as well, provided by certain features on word processors.

You can gamble online instead of going to a casino. While this isn’t advisable to partake in when it comes to money, there are ways to do this without betting on actual money.


You can give online exams and get instant results. You can also check your examination results online, after professors or examiners update a university’s network.


Shops and supermarkets use computer software that calculates a customer’s bills, as well as keeps track of how much is made monthly. Taxes can be calculated and paid online too. Accounting is done using computers, where large amounts of data are fed into a system. One can predict future trends of a business using artificial intelligence software. Software is used in major stock markets to keep track of the fall and rise of stock rises. One can even trade stocks online. There are fully automated factories running on software, to help keep track of the business without missing out on important updates.


Different types of certificates can be generated. It is very easy to create and change layouts, using design software that can help one achieve this.


The computer software authenticates the user through his/her credit/debit card, before it dispenses cash.


There are matrimonial sites through which one can search for a suitable groom or bride. A very popular trend today is online dating, where couples around the globe have met their future wives/husbands by signing up to one or more, of many dating portals.


There are many websites through which you can read the latest news, as well as access old articles and videos related to a past event.

University Websites

There are many alumni websites through which you can regain contact with long-lost classmates, since a database of students’ information is stored away in a computer.


Electronic gadgets run with the help of computers. There are various software which are used to increase the efficiency of these devices. Timers, self-controlled switches – these ensure that the machines ask for minimum human effort.

Planning and Scheduling

Software can be used to store contact information, generate plans, schedule appointments, and meet deadlines.


Software can examine content for plagiarism; this is where it checks if information has been copied or tweaked to resemble previously published work.

Greeting Cards

You can send and receive greeting cards using all sorts themes for various occasions, available through numerous websites; these can either be free of cost, or the sort that requires payment.


Software is used for making umpiring decisions. There is a simulation software that can be used. a sportsperson to practice his skills. Computers are also able to identify flaws in certain techniques that players follow, as part of sport.


Pilots train using software, which simulates a flight to help aircraft both big and small, to take off and land.

Weather Analysis

Supercomputers are used to analyze and predict weather conditions, and all other sorts of other phenomena.

Computers have leapfrogged the human race into another league. They are now used in each and every aspect of human life. They have spearheaded the human quest of eradicating social problems like illiteracy and poverty. It is difficult to imagine a world bereft of computers. This revolutionary technology is indeed a boon to us all.


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