The Internet has changed how we use our computers. We now do most of our computing tasks on the web through our browsers. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in web gadgets & applications that enable us to do almost anything without installing any desktop software other than web browsers. That has become even truer with the richness of HTML5 that allows for the creation of complex applications that can run in any modern web browser.
The future of the web lies in these web gadget & applications. They are flexible, intuitive to use and require minimal resources. On top of these features, such applications harness the power of the Internet to let us discover, socialize and share our experiences seamlessly, something that desktop software has been unable to do so far. Here are a few more reasons why web apps are better than desktop applications.
As long as you have a working Internet connection and a modern browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can run web apps without having to worry about anything at all. They are available the same way you use webmail, which is in fact itself a web app.
The above also means that web gadget & applications are platform independent. This means that you do not have to worry about the operating system being used – they are all supported. As long as they can run browsers, you will be able to access your favorite web apps. In fact, this has resulted in increased uptake of operating systems like Mac OSX and Linux because users do not have to worry about being unable to access their favorite applications.
You Do Not Need a Powerful PC
While having a powerful computer never hurts, you can run these web gadgets using almost any computer out there, be it an underpowered netbook or a thin client. This means that you can save a lot of money on hardware; it also translates into cost savings for companies as well, especially when it comes to productivity apps.
You will also be glad to know that operational support costs and maintenance for web apps is substantially lower than desktop apps. They are also highly scalable, which means they can meet the demands of consumers and companies easily and efficiently.
Your Data is Safe
Another place where web apps beat desktop apps is in data storage. As noted above, these apps are scalable, so they can load as much data as you can upload. The uploaded data is also backed up on the cloud, which means that it is safe in the event of crashes, fires, or other natural disasters or accidents. Your data is also safe and protected from viruses.
There are many more benefits to web gadgets & applications. They can be used almost anywhere, ranging from your desktop computer to your mobile phone; are intuitive and easy to use; do not need powerful computers; and your data is safe from crashes or viruses. Simply put, they are better than desktop apps and are the future.
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