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Launchpad - Access your external tools

Create your own set of apps to access external systems from within your intranet

See the documentation for your Release

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Access your intranet's Launchpad

Where your intranet shows the Launchpad depends on the installed theme. In a standard Confluence installation you'll find a link to the Launchpad in the topmost bar, the application header. Simply click on the button Launchpad and it will open and show all apps.

 

Launchpad Portal

Sidebar

 

All Apps

Lists all available apps grouped by categories.

My Apps

Inside the Launchpad the second category is called "My Apps". This section shows all apps you have favored previously. This is useful if your intranet offers a wide selection of apps of which you are using only a small number regularly. By selecting those, you have quick access to the apps you use most often. Additionally you can display those on any page within your intranet.

Depending on the installed theme there might even be a preconfigured section "My Apps" on your dashboard which shows your favorites.

To mark an app as favorite, simply click on the star icon.

To unselect it, click on the star icon again.

Recommended Apps

Depending on the way your administrator configured the Launchpad, there might be a section "Recommended Apps". These recommendations can be personalized based on your profile information. For example there could be recommendations based on your language, your division or other criteria. This helps you selecting important apps, but they'll only show up in your "My Apps" section if you favorite them manually.

This feature is optional, so if you don't see any recommended apps, it's probably not configured.

New in Launchpad

These Apps have been recently created and you also should have a message about that in your notification box.

Categories

Apps can be assigned to one or more categories. This can be useful if you have a large amount of Apps. Categories can be folded to have a better overview. Within a category you can have nested categories. All categories are unfolded by default.

All Apps without a category will be shown within the Unassigned Apps container.

All Apps

 

This the place to search in all apps.

Furthermore users might suggest apps (on the top right) if the administrator enabled this feature.


Mandatory apps

 

Picture shows status with different stars display: not favored app, mandatory app and favored app (from left to right)

Depending on the way your administrator configured the Launchpad, there might be a section "Mandatory Apps". These apps can be personalized based on your profile information. For example there could be mandatory apps based on your language, your division or other criteria. These apps will automatically be added to your "My Apps" section and can't be un-favorised (The star next to the app is disabled).

This feature is optional, so if you don't see any mandatory apps, it's probably not configured.

App Visibility


Your admin can define if an app should be visible only for defined users depending on their profile information. If you can't see an app which is visible for other people in your company, this might be the reason.

HTML-Export

 

 

You can export apps as a HTML bookmark list.

Apps Macro

Insert Macro

 

  

To display a selection of apps on a Confluence page, select the "Apps" macro from the macro browser. No additional configuration is needed. The macro displays all those apps you marked as favorite on the page by default. Usually the dashboard is a great place to insert this macro. Depending on your theme there might be other suitable places.

Customize Macro

Navigate to the editing view of the page where you want to embed this list. Then pick the "Apps" macro from the macro browser and embed it. The macro configuration offers an input field. Type in a comma separated list of keys of the apps you want to display. At this point it's necessary to do this by hand. In later versions we plan to offer a comprehensive list to let you choose from instead of typing in the keys.

If you want to configure the displayed selection you have the following options

App source

NameDescription
My appsShow the current users favorite apps
My apps without mandatory appsShow the current users favorite apps, but without the automatically assigned "mandatory apps"
Mandatory appsShow only the automatically assigned "mandatory apps"
Selection by titleYou can also display a hand-picked list of apps on a page. Just search for app by its title.

 

Bar layout

Detailed and compact layout



Layout

Choose between a detailed, compact and bar layout. The bar layout is used in the Launchpad view and provides further detail. The detailed layout only provides these information on hover, whereas the compact layout has no details.

 


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