Business and finance top the categories of the best selling software programs for 2011. As the New Year begins, people turn their attention to resolutions and preparing for tax season. They focus on more important things than music sharing with Ares Galaxy and watching movies with xvid codec. If this is the year, you are finally going to put yourself on a budget or work hard to maximize your tax savings, there are a number of software programs which can help.
The number one best seller according to Amazon is Turbo Tax Deluxe. This program for Windows or Mac will help individuals prepare their 2010 Federal and State Tax Returns and file them electronically with the I.R.S. when they are complete. The use of Turbo Tax helps taxpayers identify possible deductions and maximize tax savings. A version for small businesses is also in Amazons top five for software sales.
Two of the other most popular software programs for 2011 are business related: Quicken and Microsoft Office. Office includes the latest versions of Microsoft’s most popular programs like Word and Excel. Word is for producing documents while Excel produces spreadsheets and reports. It also includes PowerPoint for producing video presentations and slide shows.
Quicken is a software program which is used to manage a household or small business budget. It is capable of downloading payroll and bank account information and can be interfaced with Turbo Tax to make it easier to prepare your return. The 2011 version of Quicken includes applications to update it faster than ever before.
The other two top software sellers according to Amazon are programs that make surfing the internet more safe. Norton 360 and Kaspersky Internet Security are programs for Windows which guard against viruses, spyware and computer worms. They both also offer protection from identity theft and other threats that come with downloading information from web sites. Both programs also provide tools to keep your computer operating at maximum speed.