A Stand alone application is computer software that can work offline, i.e. does not necessarily require network connection to function or does not even provide the possibility to connect to a network.
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Stand alone applications usually require an installation process before they run locally on users' PCs, whereas web applications run on the world wide web and are accessed be the user through a web browser.
Author: Weber Benno 13:14, 23 February 2016 (CET)