Learning using a computer is much more enjoyable and intuitive that by doing the same with paper books. The interactivity is one of the most important parts of the education process. Thus, a majority of applications presented in this category are oriented towards use in educational institutions rather than on a personal PC. Here, visitors will also find specialized software solutions developed for scientists and researchers.
However, an ordinary user can also find various test and training apps. There is a wide range of applications released for Windows designed to help people learn how to play a guitar or learn to type by touch. In addition, there are utilities aimed to train reaction time, memory, logic and more. Benefits of the aforementioned kinds of activities is obvious. As for the tests, they are generally created for entertainment purposes. Programs of this type are rarely developed to test user’s knowledge in a certain area of expertise. More often, they help users to learn about themselves. It is necessary to note that desktop applications are not common, in most cases people pass tests online. With the advent of universal access to the Internet such apps have moved to various websites, while the advances in development of portable devices lead to migration to mobile platforms.
The e-book section mostly contains technical manuals and handbooks rather than fiction. If you want to find the latter, you may try specialized resources (you can search for them on Google). In case you need computer-aided design software, please refer to the adjacent sections.