There are lots of apps floating around in the world today. Desktop applications are installed on a personal or work computer desktop. Web applications can be accessed through the Internet (or through an Intranet). While both types of applications are software-based, there are fundamental difference between desktop and web applications.
Some people argue that web applications are superior for various reasons. Other people argue that desktop applications will always reign supreme. A number of people use both types of applications. The truth is that both web apps and desktop apps have their place within the app world. The trick is knowing when to use one type of program versus the other.