#Office365Challenge – Adding Apps in SharePoint is what makes it SO GREAT. You don’t have to be a developer. Microsoft has prebuilt apps that can be used and built in literally minutes. Always keep in mind – just because it’s easy – doesn’t mean you have to plan less. Over the next couple of posts I’ll be going through all the apps available in SharePoint, after which we’ll start looking at building apps – better.

Day: 74 of 365, 291 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Adding Apps in SharePoint Online

In this post I’ll show you which apps are available.

“Apps for SharePoint are self-contained pieces of functionality that extend the capabilities of a SharePoint website.”

Go to Settings > Add an App:


This is where all the apps are displayed which are available for “quick build”. You can scroll to the next pages or alternatively search for the app you would like to use.

The most popular apps (Noteworthy) are displayed at the top:

The apps available (OTB) are:

  • Access App
  • Announcement
  • Asset Library
  • Custom List Custom List in Datasheet view
  • Data Connection Library
  • Discussion Board
  • Document Library
  • External List
  • Form Library
  • Import Spreadsheet
  • Issue Tracking
  • Links
  • Picture Library
  • Report Library
  • Site Mailbox
  • Survey
  • Tasks
  • Wiki Page Library

To add an app, simply click on the Icon and give it a name. I won’t be going into details of building apps right now – or what best practice tips there are. This is just the beginning. Tomorrow we’ll start the journey through “Your Apps”.

I cannot wait!!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.