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Manage apps in the app launcher

The app launcher is a convenient window from which organization members can open the web apps available to them. Members access the app launcher from the Apps button Apps in the website.

The app launcher automatically includes ArcGIS apps for organization members who have an appropriate license. You can add web apps to the app launcher to make them available to organization members. For web apps added to the app launcher, members will not see a Request for Permission prompt when they access the app.

Once added, you can edit the icon and label of the web apps, or remove web apps from the app launcher.

Licensed web apps

When your organization has licensed web apps (either included with user types or add-on licenses), the apps automatically show up in the app launcher for users who have appropriate licenses. If you later revoke a member's add-on license or change their user type to one that doesn't include the app, the app is no longer available from the member's app launcher.

Add web apps

To make web apps readily available to your organization members, add the web apps to the app launcher. You can add up to 50 web apps that are hosted in your organization or outside your organization. To include a web app that does not have an item associated with it, you must add the app URL as an item in your organization before you can proceed with the steps to add it to the app launcher.

  1. Sign in to the organization as a default administrator.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. On the General tab, scroll to the App Launcher section of the page and click Add App.
  4. Specify a web app using one of the following methods and click Next.
    • Choose an app from the Select app drop-down list on the Registered App tab. This list only shows apps currently registered with the platform.
    • Click the App Item URL tab and type the URL of the details page for the app item in the organization in the App Item URL box.
  5. Type a label for the app and click Next.

    This is the name that shows up in the app launcher.

  6. The app launcher displays an icon to represent each app. Choose to display four or fewer alphanumeric characters or upload a simple graphic file to represent the app.
  7. Click Done to add the app to the app launcher.

    Newly added apps are marked with a green dot for organization members who use their app launcher in the future.

    Note:

    Once web apps are added to the app launcher, members only see those that they can access. If a web app item previously accessible to a member becomes unavailable because it no longer exists or is no longer shared with them, the change is reflected in the member's app launcher gallery within 10 minutes of it becoming unavailable. If an app you add to the app launcher later becomes inaccessible by your organization or has its app URL changed, the app launcher notifies you that some apps must be updated. To remove inaccessible apps or review URL changes, use the Delete App button Delete App and Edit App button Edit App next to the app's name in the Added Apps list.

Manage custom web apps

You can change the label or icon of web apps in the app launcher, or remove web apps from the app launcher. You might remove an app if it is no longer relevant to your organization, or if you want to make other web apps available that you find are more popular.

  1. Sign in to the organization as a default administrator.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. On the General tab, scroll to the App Launcher section of the page and click Add App.
  4. To edit the information for an existing app, click the Edit App button Edit App next to the app's name in the Added Apps list.
    • To change the text that appears for the app in the app launcher, type a new label and click Next.
    • To change the icon that appears for the app in the app launcher, type an abbreviation or upload a simple graphic. Click Done when you finish editing.
  5. To remove an app from the app launcher, click the Delete App button Delete App next to the app's name in the Added Apps list.

    Apps that you remove from the app launcher are identified as such when members use their app launcher in the future.

  6. Click Save on the Settings tab.