Use the same account next time to pick up where you left off.
|Production Salesforce account||Developer Edition or Admin Playground|
|Do I need to be a Salesforce customer?||Yes||No (It's free!)|
|Can I use it to create my Trailhead profile and store my badges?||Yes||Yes|
|Can I use it to complete Trailhead challenges?||No (except for multiple choices quizzes)||Yes|
|Can I keep my Trailhead badges if I leave my company?||No||Yes (use a personal email address)|
After completing this unit, you will be able to:
The AppExchange is an online marketplace where you can browse, test drive, download, and install pre-built apps and components right into your Salesforce environment. There are apps on the AppExchange for every department, role, and budget, including many that are free.
When you’re looking to solve a business problem and you’re evaluating your options, the AppExchange should be on your short list of options to explore. Instead of having to build a solution from scratch, you might find a low-cost or free app that solves your business problem at hand, plus other valuable apps you didn’t even realize existed.
Let’s start with preparing your overall AppExchange strategy.
With the AppExchange user interface, you can browse by a number of different groupings, search by keyword, and filter your results. Let’s start by getting to know the interface.
 Search for apps by keyword.
 Return to this home page by clicking the Home link.
 Browse free apps.
 View Collections, including app collections for Salesforce1, Gamification, Small Business, and Getting Started (for customers new to Salesforce).
 View Categories, including Sales, Service, Marketing, Finance, and Analytics.
 Browse by Industry, including Nonprofits, Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, and Media.
 Click on any app to view details about that app.
 Preview the average rating and number of reviews for the app.
 Easily identify if the app is free at a glance.
Once you click on any of the left-hand navigation links, you’ll be directed to a detailed page, which includes optional filters for price, edition, rating, and language. You can also sort your results by popularity, rating, release date, name, or provider, and view results in tile or list view.
When you click into any app, you’ll get a detailed view of that app.
 View tabs for a high level overview, details on the app, customer reviews, and information about the provider.
 View videos and screenshots for the app.
 When you’re ready to proceed, click the Get It Now button to install the app.
Once you click Get It Now, the installation wizard will guide you through the steps. During the installation process, you’ll need to make a few decisions. Some of the key ones are:
Once your installation is successful, you’ll receive an email confirmation. Now you’re ready to go!
Great! You successfully installed your app. But wait, where is it?
Here’s how to find what you just installed:
As you’re exploring the AppExchange, be sure to check out free apps from provider Salesforce Labs. You’ll see these apps when browsing the ‘Free’ section of the AppExchange. The great thing about Salesforce Labs apps, besides being free, is that they’re open source, which means you can customize them as needed, and peek under the hood to see how they work. To that last point, Salesforce Labs apps can be a great resource as you’re learning how to configure and customize the platform.
In addition, some apps contain tabs, fields, objects, and more. There are governors and limits in Salesforce, which your org is subject to. Apps can either be managed or unmanaged, and your overall limits are affected in different ways depending on which one you choose. When you’re installing any app, keep your limits in mind. You can learn more about this topic by viewing the AppExchange Installation Guide.
Here are some tips: