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Everything You Wanted To Know About AppExchange Solutions

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Do you keep visiting the Salesforce AppExchange to leverage the best of Salesforce products, services, and capabilities or solving that nagging challenge? But are you aware that AppExchange is more than just applications? In fact, the Salesforce AppExchange is a comprehensive ecosystem of more than 5,000 ready-to-installs including apps, Bolt solutions, components, Lightning data, and Flow solutions. 

The best thing is that all these solutions are prescreened by Salesforce so that you can get the best value from these AppExchange solutions and start using them faster. If this is not all, AppExchange provides you complete and uninterrupted access to more than 70k peer reviews so that you can effortlessly tap into the industry expertise of partners. To date, AppExchange users have installed more than six million solutions and the numbers would keep on increasing with many more amazing apps, Bolt solutions, components, Lightning data, and Flow solutions knocking on the doors of the Salesforce AppExchange to get listed.

Let us have a close look at each of the Salesforce AppExchange constituents to gain a clear and complete understanding of them.


These can be referred to as ready-to-install third-party applications built by Salesforce employees and partners. Salesforce users and enthusiasts can get empowered through these apps that can be used to enhance productivity and operational efficiencies. 

The most amazing thing is that a big majority of these apps on the Salesforce AppExchange are free. To locate these free apps, you can simply visit the All Apps page and then sort out by “Free” by using the filters on the left menu. Alternatively, you can make use of the “All Apps” menu for accessing the Free Apps collection. You can even have a glance at the Salesforce Labs apps that are developed by Salesforce employees. All you need is to visit the Salesforce Labs collection.


Components can be defined as the building blocks to create your own custom pages and applications in LIghtning with clicks and not code. They are reusable, responsive and work in Lightning App Builder with drag and drop. Components include all of the code they require to run and this helps you reuse them time and again in other apps and pages. 

It becomes easy for you to effortlessly build your own unique components for unique cases with Salesforce Labs. If this is not all, you can even explore a powerful array of components built by Salesforce partners.

Bolt Solutions

Simply put, Bolts can be classified as pre-built templates for Salesforce Communities that enable you to seamlessly deploy industry solutions and communities faster.  They are built and empowered by an ecosystem of partners. Bolts include apps, Lightning components, industry process flows, and communities – all of which are seamlessly integrated with the out-of-the-box Salesforce platform. 


Ritika Pathak

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The focused technology leader happily manages and grows open source teams, besides spearheading the Salesforce®️ department at Cloud Analogy with flair.

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