App Installation

There are two ways you can install an app in SharePoint 2013+ / SharePoint Online:

  • Install from the internal App Catalog (Recommended!!!)
  • Install directly from Office Store (Strongly Do Not Recommend)

NOTE: On-premises SharePoint 2013+ customers will be able to use only some of the apps. Provider-hosted apps, such as Ultimate Forms, will not work for those customers. On-premises versions of the products should be used instead.

NOTE: Do not attempt to deploy most apps as a Shared app, as it will not add the necessary ribbon buttons and content types to the host site.

Installing from internal App Catalog


App Catalog is a special SharePoint site functioning as a enterprise-wide repository of approved apps. You can upload .app and .sppkg files into a special library within the catalog, making these apps available to all sites.

You can download the app packages (.app and .sppkg files) and upload them to your internal App Catalog.

Read here for information on setting up your app catalog on premise or here for information on setting your app catalog in SharePoint online.

  • Download app file from the product page on our site. If the file[s] comes as a zipped archive, extract before the next step.
  • Drag or upload the file[s], one by one, into the Apps for SharePoint library
    Apps for SharePoint

    NOTE: after uploading .sppkg file, you will be presented with a permission request pop-up. You must agree to grant permissions to the app, otherwise it will not be available.

    You can choose to either make the solution availalbe to all site (recommended). If this option is not use, the app needs to be added to each site where you plan to use it. Note that this only applies to Ultimate Forms Extensions app, all other apps must be added to each site.
  • Go to the site where you want to add the app.
  • Click on the cog in the top right corner to open the site actions menu.
  • Click on Add an app.
  • In the Quick Launch menu on the left side, choose From Your Organization

  • Click on the app you want to add. Some apps will present a permission request pop-up at this point, you must agree before you can continue with installation,
  • Your app is now installed

Azure Active Directory Access

To allow modern forms to use permissions based on Azure AD groups, you need to allow the app to access your Azure AD.

  • Click on the waffle menu in the top left corner, then click on the Admin app
  • Under Admin centers in the left menu, click on SharePoint
  • If you are still using the classic admin center, switch to the Modern preview. There is no option to approve the request in the classic UI.
  • On the left menu click on API management under Advanced

    Here you should be able to see the pending approval request for Microsoft Graph. Approve it, giving the app the ability to read your directory data.


Installing from Office Store (not recommended)

NOTE: We strongly recommend installing through your Enterprise App Catalog and not through Office Store

You can search the store directly from your SharePoint site.
To add an app directly from your site:

  • Go to your site in the browser
  • Click on the cog in the top right corner to open the site actions menu
  • Click on "Add an app"
    Add an app
  • In the Quick Launch menu on the left click on SharePoint Store
    SharePoint Store
  • In the search box in the top right corner enter the app name, such as "Infowise Smart List Pro" and click Enter.
  • The app will appear in the search result, click on it
  • Click on Add It button on the app page
  • Accept the app's permission request
  • Your app is now installed


To add an app directly from our site, click on "Get from Office Store" under Download. In the app page, click on the Add button, then follow the instructions on the next page.

Store page

NOTE: most apps require an additional app, Infowise App Support to be download and installed from our site to be functional. In this case, it would make sense to simply download and install the original app from our site, so you won't need to additional support app.

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Last modified: 1/15/2020 6:24 PM

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