SharePoint comes with apps that you can add to a site. Get an up close look at those apps and discover the most popular ones.
[VO] Sharepoint has many apps that you can install on your site and in this movie we're going to take a look at how to do that how to go and find those apps and take a look at some of the more popular ones. Let's go ahead and let's go to our hotel internet site it is a classic experience Sharepoint site and there's a couple of ways to get to adding in a new app. We're going to go up here to the upper right corner and click on our settings gear. And from the list we'll go halfway down and click on add an app. And you see it brings me here to the your apps page where we can select any of these apps to add it, but of course being Sharepoint there's more than one way to do the same thing.
So we'll go back here to the homepage of our internet site and you'll see over here on our quick launch we had a link for site content. And if we click there it takes us to the site content page and we can go up here to the big new button and choose app and it brings us to the same place. Now the experience is similar on a modern experience Sharepoint site. We're here on our marketing teams site. It is a modern site. We're going to go to the upper right corner to our settings gear and click add and app and once more it brings us to the apps page.
We can also go ahead, go to site content on our quick lauch and from the new button choose app and of course Sharepoint being Sharepoint like I said there are plenty of ways to do this. I think actually the easiest and the best way on one of our modern experience sites is right here, click on the new button and simply choose app from that list. And at this point whether you're on the classic experience site or a modern experience site the process is exactly the same.
Now let's take a look at some of these apps. The very first row is what they call noteworthy apps. And basically these are some of the most popular ones. We have the document library which is a repository for all the documents or you know you can put whatever documents you want in a document library. We have a custom list which is basically like an excel spreadsheet. It's a list of a items. We have a task list and the task list allows you to create a task list of items that you can check off when they are completed.
You can add them to a timeline. You can add them to calendars. Lots of really great features in a task list. Now some of the other apps that we have include site mailbox which is exactly what it sounds like. It is a mailbox for the site. We have document library again. We have a form library which is just another version of a library. It's a library just for forms. A Wikipage library is a library for Wikipages. Picture library is a library for pictures. And each of these have slightly different properties to them to make them unique for these types of files.
We have a page that is simply for links. We have this announcements app which is the same as the newsfeed on our classics Sharepoint site. A page for contacts. An app for a calender and it's just that a calender. Promoted links. Discussion board which is like a forum. Tasks again. Issue tracking which is a fancy tasks list. Custom list which is what we saw. It's our standard list. We have a custom list and data sheet view which is just a specific view for that list. External list which brings in data from external sources.
Surveys which surveys is a surveys. Again document library, custom list, tasks and site mailboxes. And we have the imports spreadsheet which will allow you to bring a spreadsheet, an excel spreadsheet into Sharepoint a list and again the site mailbox. So you see these are the apps that we have. Now we also have the ability to use 3rd party apps and those are available here in the Sharepoint store. Now we're not going to go into these in this course. It's a little bit beyond the scope of our course.
And quite honestly this has to be done by a site collection administrator and as a site owner depending on the type of site you may or may not have the ability to add these. Some of these are free, but most of them cost money which again is something you're probably going to have to get permission for from your administrators, from your organization. You can also create custom apps if you have a developer who has the ability to do that, but that's again another course for another time.
So now you have a little bit more insight into the apps that you can add to your Sharepoint and how you can find the place where you can go to add those apps.
- Sites, site collections, and site templates
- Permission groups
- Permission inheritance
- Adding apps
- Creating columns
- Creating lists and document libraries
- Working with versioning
- Checking out documents
- Creating views and subsites