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Best SharePoint Apps. SharePoint Online Apps.

Undoubtedly, SharePoint Online is an amazing product affording many opportunities for businesses to organize and improve their workflow.
However, its functionality is sometimes not enough to meet all their needs.

In such cases, there is a silver lining: Office 365 provides an ability to implement apps suited for every fancy. And, if designing a new standalone Office 365 app is too costly for a small business, and you want to close a gap in default Office 365 functionality to optimize your work processes, the best solution is Virto Office 365 Apps. In this article, we will speak about the best SharePoint apps for small business and big enterprises that could make a significant difference in your workplace.

Office 365 Calendar App

This remarkable Office 365 calendar app will help you to overlay Office 365 lists, Exchange calendars including shared calendars and meeting rooms in one view. There is no longer a need to check the events in separate Office 365 calendars because they are overlaid together in this app. For ease of navigation, each calendar has its own distinct color. Every function in this app is designed for your convenience and eliminates wasted time.

Office 365 Forms Designer App

Sometimes, it is necessary to customize list view in SharePoint, but default settings are not enough. Here you may need to work with SharePoint Online code or install full-blown additional projects to fill the necessary gaps. For SMB, it is a costly and durable process. Fortunately, with Virto Forms Designer, you need to spend only a few minutes to achieve the necessary results. This intuitive app creates highly customizable interfaces for SharePoint list items with pictures, rich text, users or group layouts and permissions, and abilities to use javascript, css and html editors in case you need a special adjustment.

Office 365 Kanban Board App

This is a convenient SharePoint Online task management tool. All the tasks are represented by colored cards, which one can drag and drop for an arrangement. Just like any of the Virto SharePoint business apps, Kanban Board is highly intuitive. It is designed for lean production processes implementation and the reduction of work-in-progress.

Office 365 Alerts App

Office365 Alerts App enables the creation of custom notifications in response to an item change or upcoming event date.

The app provides functionality for SharePoint Online email templates and recipient list configuration, and the flexible schedule abilities. Users can manage all the alerts previously created from a single intuitive interface. With this tool, you will never miss important events or list item changes.

Office 365 Backup and Recovery App

For a flexible backup and migration, one can use the Virto Backup and Recovery app. Compared to the Microsoft pre-defined feature, it has no time limits and depends only on disk storage.
It provides immediate backup and access to the archive, enabling you to save data exactly when you need it.

Office 365 Gantt Chart App

This add-in is a project management tool, that allows user to display Office 365 tasks in Gantt view, a bar chart illustrating a project schedule. It helps visualize the graphical structure of tasks, their relationships and duration, which enables convenient navigation and configuration of a project plan.

Office 365 Event Calendar Viewer App

Compared to the Virto Calendar, the Event Viewer app has only the most essential functionality and modern design. Moreover, it offers the other fascinating features to create beautiful event previews on a SharePoint site.

Office 365 Image Slider App

Ever dreamed about having a slideshow with pictures directly from a document library? Now, it is possible with Virto Image Slider! Moreover, it enables flexible picture presentation, using image filters and setting custom time intervals, text descriptions, and URL.

Office 365 CheckOut Manager App

There is a common problem with sharing checked-out documents in SharePoint Online, which can cause serious issues if left unresolved. This add-in entails checked-out documents that are forgotten about by users and, thus, blocked from the other coworkers. Virto CheckOut Manager provides an auto check-in feature and ability to add reminders about checked-out documents for increasing team productivity and document loss prevention.

Office 365 Workflow App

This custom workflow activities kit is a SharePoint Designer extension enabling one to use over 270 custom workflow actions (e.g., sending e-mails, managing permissions and attachments, etc.). By replacing daily routines with efficient workflow processing, this activities set saves considerable time and reduces error rates of manual operations. There is a great diversity of business processes that you can potentially automate with this activities set, which is why it deserves our mention.

Virto ONE Cloud for Office 365

It is possible that your enterprise may need most of these options since they are designed especially for business convenience and efficiency. In this case, Virto ONE Cloud is the best solution for you. It offers many Virto SharePoint Online apps at a considerable discount. The list of provided products includes:

  • Calendar app
  • Workflows for Office 365
  • Kanban Board app
  • CheckOut Manager app
  • Forms Designer app
  • Alerts and Reminders

These highly efficient options illustrate the valuable advantages with which Office 365 Apps can provide your business. It is up to you to choose what SharePoint functionality gaps to fill, and we will provide you with the best possible solution for your requirements.

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Tatiana Sushchenko is the product owner at VirtoSoftware. She started her IT career with the famous ABBYY Lingvo back in 2006 in Moscow. Then she moved to Microsoft performing strongly in various marketing management roles across Visio, SharePoint, Office 365 and Project for almost 10 years. Tatiana is a graduate of the Institute of Business Studies and holds a mini-MBA degree. She also graduated from Microsoft marketing excellence university.

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