Apps & Tabs in Salesforce
Apr 29, 2019 | 0 Comment | Posted by Shrey Sharma

App in Salesforce

App in Salesforce is little more than a container for all of the objects, tabs and other functionality.

It is a group of tabs that works as a unit to provide application’s functionality.

It consists simply of a name, a logo and an ordered set of tabs. The simplest app contains only one tab i.e the home tab and a default logo.

There are basically 2 types of apps in Salesforce:

1. Standard apps: The apps which comes with every instance of Salesforce by default. It includes App Launcher, Call Center, Community, Content, Marketing, Sales, Salesforce Chatter and

These apps can be customized according to the needs and requirements of an

The label, description and logo of a standard app can’t be changed.

2. Custom Apps: The apps which are built to meet the specific business needs & requirements of an organization.

Custom apps can be made by grouping standard as well as custom tabs. Logo in custom apps can be added and they can be changed after that also.


Console Apps:


Console apps are designed and developed to provide a superior UI experience so that users can use the application in a productive manner.

It is mostly used for fast paced sales and service environments where users can use many functionalities at the same time on a single window without the need to refresh the whole page. Console app provides partial refresh which refresh the tabs updated without refreshing the whole page.

It can include LiveAgent (Chat), Softphone (call) and several other tabs including the VisualForce pages.

It provides the access to data and features frequently used by the user. Users can see records as well as items related to them on one screen. It also allows to work on multiple items simultaneously.




Tabs help users view the information at a glance. It displays the data of objects and other web content in the application.

There are mainly 4 types of tabs:

~Standard Object Tabs—Standard object tabs displays data related to standard objects.

~Custom Object Tabs—Custom object tabs displays data related to custom objects. These tabs look and function just like standard tabs.

~Web Tabs— Web Tabs display any external Web-based application or Web page in a Salesforce tab.

~Visualforce Tabs—Visualforce Tabs display data from a Visualforce page.

Tab Visibility:

Default On: If the tab visibility is default on then it would appear on the top bar along with
other visible tabs.


Default Off: If the tab visibility is default off then user will still be able to access the tab but by clicking on + symbol at the end of all visible tabs on top bar.

Tab Hidden: If the tab is hidden then it will neither be visible on top bar nor by clicking on + symbol.

Note: However users can edit this according to their preferences.

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