I noticed that there is a tag and a tag , but I'm unsure about the difference between the two. Shouldn't they be merged?

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Judging by the tag wikis, they sound the same:

Software: Software to help with personal productivity.

Application: Application is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks.

I'd be in favour of a merge. Any other thoughts?

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Agreed. Preference on which one stays? –  Jeanne Boyarsky Dec 20 '12 at 3:21
    
I think software as it's broader. Software includes apps as well as web apps, scripts, etc. –  Adam Wuerl Dec 25 '12 at 0:53
    
I think software as well. @Jeanne - if you agree, I'll merge application into software. –  Rory Alsop Dec 31 '12 at 20:08
    
Software works. Go for it! –  Jeanne Boyarsky Dec 31 '12 at 22:34

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