22 Salesforce Apps Professionals Can’t Live Without in 2022

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Whether they are on our phones, installed in our Salesforce Orgs, or added as an extension onto our browser, Apps are everywhere.

In fact, a lot of us couldn’t imagine doing our jobs without some of the many Apps we use on a day-to-day basis. The Salesforce Ben team has previously curated our own list of Chrome Extensions, as well as Apps for Salesforce Consultants. However, now we’ve asked Salesforce professionals which Apps they can’t live without. Let’s check them out…

22 Top Salesforce Apps

The Apps listed below were crowdsourced from social media, and we weren’t surprised to see a few familiar ones that just kept popping up. These Apps are roughly ordered by the number of times they were mentioned by different individuals…

22. Cloud Toolkit

Cloud Toolkit contains a bunch of different Apps built on the Heroku platform, designed by CTA, Ben Edwards. The Apps include “Org Doctor” to view the health of an Org, as well as Org Compare, to see a visual representation of the differences between two Salesforce’s Orgs.

21. Maven Tools for Salesforce

Maven Tools is our first chrome extension on the list, and is described as “One tool to rule them all! An ever-growing collection of Salesforce developer tools.”

Maven Tools include features called Query Editor, Event Hub, Rest Console, Org Limits and many more…

20. FuseKit

FuseKit is another multi-functional toolkit that is positioned as “the most powerful Salesforce productivity tool you’ll ever use”.

Features include a data loader and an Org comparison, as well as a way to work with multiple Salesforce Orgs.

19. Salesforce Advanced Search

A favorite App amongst Salesforce users that has often made it into our “Top Salesforce Chrome Extensions” post.

Advanced Search allows you to search across multiple components in Salesforce. By entering a keyword you can see all the components this has been used in.

18. Loom

Whilst Loom isn’t an exclusive Salesforce App, it’s a must-have for Trailblazers.

Quickly record videos on your screen, whilst also recording yourself on camera. This is fantastic for showing users how to perform a function, or recording a bug to show your development team.

17. Salesforce Change Set Helper

Change Set frustration can be a common occurrence in the world of Salesforce. Make things easier for yourself by using the Change Set Helper that enables some extra features when deploying changes.

16. Grammarly

A personal favorite of mine, Grammarly is a must for any professional, regardless of background. Grammarly simply goes beyond what native browser spell check can do to ensure you never make a grammar or spelling mistake again.

15. Password Managers

If you use 10s of Apps a day, or work with multiple Salesforce clients, it’s almost impossible to keep up with your credentials for every App you use. Enter ‘password managers’.

Tools like LastPass and 1Password take the hard work out of passwords and manage everything for you with a singular “Master Password” (just make sure it’s a good one!).

14. Texei for SFDX

This plugin has been developed by French-based consultancy, Texei, and aims to enhance SFDX.

It includes the ability to activate Shared Activities, pause and resume sharing rule calculations, as well as import and export data into a Scratch Org. You can read more on their blog here.

13. Enhanced Lightning Grid

The Enhanced Lighting Grid is a Salesforce Labs App that allows you to add a new type of component to a Lightning Page. This component can be used to sort and filter related lists in a style that looks the same as Lightning.

12. OwnBackup

OwnBackup is the world’s largest Salesforce backup service, and they also have functionality for data archiving and seeding.

Sandbox seeding was specifically called out in our research as being a feature that was impossible to live without.

11. Gearset

Gearset is a comprehensive DevOps platform that aims to make Salesforce deployments a delight (instead of a burden). If you’ve ever struggled with a Salesforce deployment before, be sure to check them out.

To learn more about DevOps, check out the links below…

Read more: Complete Guide to Salesforce DevOps

Read more: The Salesforce DevOps Periodic Table

10. Happy Soup

HappySoup.io is a 100% free and open-source app for impact and dependency analysis. At the time of writing, it’s just over a year old, yet it is used by at least 300 companies worldwide.

The value comes from a minimalist UI and support for dependencies that are not possible to retrieve manually. For example, standard field references or indirect dependencies through custom labels and custom metadata types.

9. Field Trip

Field Trip is another tool that is used by thousands of Salesforce professionals around the world.

It gives you the ability to report on field usage, allowing you to identify unused fields that can be deleted, merged, or realigned to business processes.

8. Declarative Lookup Rollup Summaries

A favorite amongst veteran Salesforce professionals, Declarative Lookup Rollup Summaries enhances Salesforce by allowing you to perform Rollups on Lookup relationships – previously only possible using Apex.

DLRS has a user interface that allows you to build out these Rollups, for which no code is needed. Install the package right here.

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7. Rollup/Lookup Helper

Whilst DLRS can work for a lot of organizations, it is also open-source and no support is provided. If you are looking for something with more support, check our two AppExchange Apps, Lookup Helper and Rollup Helper

6. XL Connector

XL Connector is the go-to tool when you need to sync Salesforce and Excel. With this handy plugin, you can import, export, and auto-refresh Salesforce data via Excel.

5. EasyCRUD

EasyCRUD is a super simple app that allows you to see permission access directly on the object. It also contains features to select all checkboxes in a column.

4. Boostr for Salesforce

Boostr is another very popular, multi-functional Chrome extension that is packed with features.

This includes simple but effective features such as displaying the API name of a field when editing a field set, and allowing you to select all components on a page to add to a change set.

3. Apsona

Apsona is another Salesforce Swiss army knife App that contains a bunch of different functionalities.

These include document generation, cross-object reporting across any number of objects, and mass import and export functionality.

2. Salesforce ORGanizer

Salesforce ORGanizer is another Chrome extension that is loved by thousands of Salesforce professionals around the world, and was mentioned numerous times in our research.

It combines many Chrome extensions into one, and includes storing logins and changing tab colors to identify different instances of Salesforce.

1. Salesforce Inspector

When we asked the Salesforce community for the Apps that they just couldn’t live without, the overwhelming majority of people mentioned Salesforce Inspector. This is also the App that sits at the top of our top Chrome Extensions post.

Salesforce Inspector is a Chrome Extension that sits on top of the standard Salesforce UI to deliver some simple but impactful features. This includes showing field metadata, data export, data import, and Org Limits.

Summary

That’s it for our ‘top 22’ Apps. There are plenty of must-haves on this list. Which is your favorite?

4 thoughts on “22 Salesforce Apps Professionals Can’t Live Without in 2022

  1. Some fantastic apps that I use loads! But make sure you check the ramifications of using the apps. If the apps require full access to your organisation’s data, you could be at the mercy of GDPR and other legal and security issues sending your data across borders etc…

    ALWAYS ask yourself, can this app still work in a sandbox with no production data in it? Many of these can, and you are protecting yourself from unnecessary exposure to your production data.

  2. The only applications I absolutely wouldn’t want to live — while working on Salesforce — without are:

    1. Intelli-J
    2. Illuminated Cloud. (Intelli-J plugin)
    3. Force.com Logins (Chrome extension)
    4. Salesforce Colored Favicons (Chrome extension)
    5. Show Salesforce API Name (Chrome extension)

  3. Just launched on AppExchange, so maybe a suggestion for the 2023 list (you’ll need 23 apps for that one anyway 🙂 ) CB Document Metadata Reporting – a free tool to add document metadata to your Salesforce reports. I think this will be a great addition to the toolkit of anyone that is doing analysis and reports, namely Salesforce consultants, Salesforce business analysts, and even managers.

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