Aspect:Desktop app

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Many platforms are accessible using a dedicated application or program that runs on your computer, without needing a more general purpose program like a web browser or ssh/telnet/etc client. Desktop apps might be developed to run on various operating systems or on just one. They might be written only by the company responsible for a proprietary service, or they might implement an open source or Free protocol that can talk to one or more non-proprietary services or platforms or networks.