Top 50 SharePoint Plug-Ins and Web Parts For 2013

Sharepoint makes it easier for businesses and individuals to collaborate, manage files, communicate and more; it’s a convenience that has almost become a necessity in such a busy world. With the proper plug-ins, you can make Sharepoint even more convenient.

We here at PortalFront  have been exceptionally excited about the 2013 release of Sharepoint not only in our hosting packages but also in the way our clients are using the platform and it’s application .  We put together a list of apps that can greatly increase your experience using Sharepoint.  The apps and web parts are sectioned into:

Forms Plugins
Document Management Plugins
Streamlining Productivity Plugins
Security Solutions Plugins
Back Up and Recovery Plugins
Auditing and Reports Plugins
Search Implementation Plugins
Social And Marketing Plugins

 

Forms

Make your Sharepoint forms more user-friendly and enhance their features with these plug-ins.

1. BPC PowerForms

This plug-in lets you transform your Sharepoint forms, saving space with a tab-based user interface and providing a rich control set. Developed by BPC-Components, PowerForms features a run-time designer that lets users move controls around on the form easily.

Features at a Glance:

  • Supports Calculated Fields
  • Hierarchical Combo Boxes
  • Web Service Call Definition with Filter Options
  • Combines Increased Functionality with Easier Operation
  • Free Trial

2. SharePoint Form Web Part

Developed by SharePoint AMS, this plug-in allows you quickly add forms to your SharePoint pages, and the plug-in will submit to any list type you currently have, including custom lists. You’re able to optionally control the button text and images, and can pass information from new forms to landing page URLs.

Features at a Glance:

  • Provide a Custom Thank You Text
  • Allow Users to Attach Files to Form Submissions
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SharePoint-AMS/179356378765629

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharepointam

3. Kaldeera Advanced Forms

Another great form plug-in for SharePoint, Kaldeera provides you with a “no code” forms solution that allows you to display forms in a “more intuitive” way. Data is stored in just the same way as if you were using the standard SharePoint forms.

Features at a Glance:

  • Lower Development Costs
  • Display Uneditable Fields
  • Add Static Text, Images Web Parts, etc.
  • iQuery Integration
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kaldeera

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaldeera

 

 

Managing Documents

One of the biggest uses for SharePoint is document collaboration. The following plug-ins make document collaboration easier, more convenient and faster.

4. Vizit Pro

If you’re already using Vizit Essential or Vizit SX, you can utilize Vizit Pro to add comprehensive document management solutions. View, comment on and markup documents of all formats through a single user interface. You can also scan, clean up and index documents you need in your library.

Features at a Glance:

  • Drag & Drop Manipulation
  • SharePoint Search Integration
  • Column Based List Searches
  • Search Multiple Fields
  • Simple Administrative Collaboration
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VIZit/185923724758446

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vizitinc

5. Organice Suite

Organic Suite allows individuals to create, store, search, find, view, edit and revise documents from one convenient user interface. Very reminiscent of MS Outlook, Organice Suite fully integrates with Microsoft Office and Outlook to edit documents without needing the source application. It also includes hardcopy scanning and storage.

Features at a Glance:

  • Superior Organization
  • Compatible with All Scanning Devices
  • Distributes Multiple Documents to Multiple Recipients
  • High-Quality Document Tracking
  • PDF Publishing
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CadacOrganice

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CadacOrganice

6. DocRead for SharePoint

For organizations and individuals who need to assign specific projects and make sure team members have read and understand documents, DocRead is a blessing. It allows users to specifically send documents to certain users and allows users to acknowledge that they have read and received the document.

Features at a Glance:

  • Perfect for Policies and Procedures
  • Send Documents to Groups or Individuals
  • Receive Confirmed Documents that Have Been Read and Acknowledged
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CollaborisLtd

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Collaboris

7. Qorus DocGeneration

For companies and individuals who need great document solutions, Qorus DocGeneration offers up highly customized business documents that can be created in mere seconds. From sales proposals to employee or client contracts to financial reports, smart templates enable these documents to be created quickly and customized to your needs.

Features at a Glance:

  • Integrates with Microsoft Word or PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Easy Template Tags
  • No Need to Copy and Paste
  • No Coding Skills Necessary
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/qorus?filter=3

Twitter: https://twitter.com/qorusdocs

8. MediaRich for SharePoint

MediaRich, developed by Equilibrium, provides low cost, self-service digital asset management to SharePoint within the Microsoft Platform. It allows businesses to care for their digital asset managements without needing to employ an additional platform.

Features at a Glance:

  • Manage All Digital Assets Within the SharePoint Platform.
  • Incorporate Media Assets Availability For All Users, On Any Device.
  • Documents of Any Size and Type
  • Preview Documents with High Speed Zoom and Pan
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Blog: http://www.equilibrium.com/news/

 

Miscellaneous

These miscellaneous plug-ins may not seem like a huge deal to the man running a Fortune 500 company at first. However, these are the kinds of plug-ins that you’d really miss once you got accustomed to relying on them.

9. Virto Clock & Weather Application

This fun application lets you display the time and weather for different time zones. You can adjust the view from classic to digital and check the weather forecast for specific locations.

Features at a Glance:

  • Choose Different Clock Skins
  • Get a New Free Skin Every 2 Weeks
  • Select from Different Time and Date Formats
  • Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Views
  • Free

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Virtosoftware

10. Hello Web Part

Developed by Bamboo Solutions, Hello Web Part allows you to add a custom welcome message for users. It gives your space a more professional feel and makes your site appealing to users.

Features at a Glance:

  • Choose Your Own Custom Greeting
  • Use Any Language
  • Customize the Greeting Text Color
  • Free

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BambooSolutions?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BambooNation

11. Flash Movie Web Part

Developed by WebPart Gallery, the Flash Movie application allows you to play flash videos within your SharePoint space.

Features at a Glance:

  • Easy Installation
  • Play Flash Movies/Share Flash Movies in SharePoint
  • Unlimited Use Within Your SharePoint Organization

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EPC-Groupnet/108158249209247

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EPCGroup

Increased Productivity

Some plug-ins can really help the members in any given SharePoint environment increase productivity by making tasks easier and allowing them to complete those tasks quickly.

12. JungleMail Bulk Email

Developed by Enova, JungleMail allows users to send bulk emails to large numbers of recipients. Emails will be personalized and complete, without the need to send individually.

Features at a Glance:

  • Take Information from Contacts’ List
  • Quickly and Easily Alert Team Members
  • Email Templates
  • Rich Text Capabilities
  • Job Completion Report
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EnovaPoint?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/enovapoint

13. Colligo Reader

Developed by Colligo, this application lets you download information from your SharePoint sites onto your laptop, which enables offline browsing. You can access your lists and libraries without having to manually copy each file.

Features at a Glance:

  • Automatically Synchronizes
  • Manual Sync Option
  • Access Data, Events, Tasks, etc. Offline
  • Free

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ColligoNetworks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Contributor

14. SharePoint Reminder

Pentalogic’s creation, the SharePoint Reminder app lets users bypass the poor functionality of the standard SharePoint reminder. Helps project managers keep tasks on schedule, increases productivity and it’s completely customizable.

Features at a Glance:

  • Reminders Sent at Any Time Before Scheduled Events or After Event Has Passed
  • Customize with Rich Text
  • Individual or Group Alerts
  • Customizable Email Alert Content
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Pentalogic

15. Chart Web Part

Developed by Apptha, Chart Web Part enables you to create high quality, stellar-looking lists from SharePoint sources like lists, Excel files, SQL server tables and more. It’s great for creating visual aids for employees and others.

Features at a Glance:

  • Customize Height and Width Pixel Count
  • A Variety of Chart Options
  • Numerous Data Options

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/apptha

Twitter: http://twitter.com/apptha/

16. SharePoint Mobile Extensions

Mobile access to SharePoint sites is a must for some organizations and individuals. SharePoint Mobile Extensions by KWizCom supports most mobile phones and doesn’t require installation. It enables users to select exactly which functions will display on mobile phones.

Features at a Glance:

  • Certified by AT&T
  • No Development CustomMobilePages
  • Server-Based, So No Need for Installation
  • Supports WSS 3.0 and 4.0/MOSS 2007/2010
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KWizCom?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KWizCom

17. Password Self Service Reset

Developed by the Dot Net Factory, the password self service reset allows users to reset their passwords without help from administration. It integrates seamlessly with the existing system and helps employees that are locked out or who have forgotten their pass codes.

Features at a Glance:

  • Unique Secret Question Options for Authentication
  • Comprehensive Activity Log
  • Lockout After Several Failed Attempts to Protect Users from Hacking
  • Reports on User Enrollment Processes

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TDNF

18. SharePoint Rich Text Boost 

Created by SharePointBoost, the Rich Text Boost application for SharePoint allows users to adjust the size of the SharePoint RichText editor during editing, as well as upload and insert images into the text editor as attachments. Increasing the functionality of the standard editor, this application is very convenient.

Features at a Glance:

  • Upload and Insert Flash Attachments
  • Adjust the RichText Editor While Editing
  • Upload Files as Hyperlinks within the RichText Editor
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SharePointBoost

Twitter: http://twitter.com/@sharepointboost

19. SharePoint Zip

Black Blade has provided SharePoint users with a helpful application that allows them to upload multiple files into SharePoint in one zipped folder, or download multiple files from Sharepoint with one zipped folder.

Features at a Glance:

  • Download Document and Image Libraries in One Zip
  • Add a Zip File’s Contents to the Document Library
  • Freeware and Supported Option

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackbladeinc

20. Tozit Notify

The Tozit Notify plug-in allows users to leave messages or status updates that can be seen by different members of the SharePoint site

Features at a Glance:

  • Update Teams or Team Leaders in the SharePoint Site
  • Avoid Having to Develop the Status Update Function Time and Time Again
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tozit-Ab/118799154841410

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tozitab

21. List Print

Bamboo Solutions has done it again with their List Print plug-in. It adds the print function to the action menu of every SharePoint list so it can be easily printed. When chosen, the list pops up in an attractive window, not your browser so it bypasses the clunky SharePoint standard option.

Features at a Glance:

  • Export to Excel Option
  • Easy List Printing
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BambooSolutions?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BambooNation

22. CCS Customer Service Manager

Developed by Crow Canyon Systems, the CCS Customer Service Manager allows organizations to care for customers more effectively. It includes management of service tickets, lead capture, and comprehensive tracking to increase productivity and profits.

Features at a Glance:

  • Capture Web Form and Email Leads
  • Captures Requests from SharePoint, Email, Extranet Web and Phone
  • Cost Tracking and Reports
  • Transfers Requests to Appropriate Departments
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crowcanyonsw

23. Issue Tracker

Similar to the CCS Customer Service Manager, Issue Tracker allows users to manage incident tickets more effectively than with the standard SharePoint help desk. The ticket can be tracked as it’s shared with department heads to provide a solution.

Features at a Glance:

  • Collects Ticket Data from Emails
  • Assign Technicians to Assist Customers
  • Set Due Dates for Resolution
  • Integrates with Microsoft Outlook

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AssistMyTeam

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AssistMyTeam

24. Ontolica KnowledgeBase

Ontolica KnowledgeBase by Surfray is a great option for organizations that need to store and share lists of links easily and quickly. Links can be grouped and sorted and the search function allows links to be located quickly.

Features at a Glance:

  • Changeable Default Sorting Options
  • Fully Functioning Security Options
  • Alerts for Added Links
  • Shared View for Comparisons

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ontolica/145857072101875

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SurfRay

25. SharePoint CRM Template by LookOut Software

For a better way to maintain customer relations, the CRM Template provides a rich functions list that takes advantage of the existing SharePoint CRM platform. Mange leads, accounts and contacts easily while taking advantage of the numerous other functions provided by this add on.

Features at a Glance:

  • Calendar Add-On for Outlook
  • Take Care of Corporate Wide Customer Relations
  • Safe and Secure
  • Integrates with Other SharePoint Add Ons
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SharePointCRMtemplate

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRMtemplate

26. SharePoint Time Sheet and Attendance

Developed by EPM Live, the Time Sheet and Attendance Plug-In, the SharePoint Timesheet and Attendance helps business owners and managers track hours effectively for various work projects. It also offers updates on time remaining for different projects.

Features at a Glance:

  • Captures Billable Hours
  • Extensive Reports for Time and Attendance
  • Approve Timesheets, Add Notes and Send Emails Quickly and Easily
  • Integrates with LOB Applications
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/epmlive

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EPMLive

27. SharePoint Team Time by Pentalogic

Similar to the EPM Live solution, the Team Time allows individuals to track time cards or time sheets all conveniently within SharePoint with no added plug-ins. Managers can see users who are working currently, and the projects they’re working on.

Features at a Glance:

  • Integrates Perfectly with Standard SharePoint Applications
  • Provides Graphical Analysis
  • Provides In-Depth Reports That Can Be Exported to Excel
  • No Additional Installation or Set-Up
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pentalogic

28. Room Reservation Application by Optimus BT

This application is perfect for organizations that have frequent meetings and often need conference spaces. It allows users to view facilities as well as their reviews and past user comments, and reserve those spaces easily – all from a centralized location.

Features at a Glance:

  • Reserve Various Spaces from a Centralized Location
  • Obtain Complete Views of Reservation Statuses
  • Rate and Comment on Reservation Facilities
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/optimusbtinc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Optimusbt

29. VScan SharePoint Web Part

Developed by VIALUTIONS, VScan SharePoint Web Part is a simple solution for companies and individuals who are tired of saving files locally and uploading later into SharePoint. With this plug-in, you can easily scan and save documents directly in SharePoint.

Features at a Glance:

  • Quickly Scan and Save Documents in SharePoint
  • Save Documents as PDF or JPEG Files
  • Compatible with TWAIN Interface Scanners
  • Any User Can Upload with VScan

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vialutions

30. SharePoint Silverlight Phone Book by Guardian

Developed by Guardian, the SharePoint Silverlight Phone Book allows users to create comprehensive lists containing member details and each member’s photograph. This phone book is Silverlight-based and allows filtering based on departments.

Features at a Glance:

  • Silverlight Platform
  • Enables Auto Completion
  • Page Display Options
  • Department Category Filtering

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardian-Information-Systems/174400462570866

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GuardianInfo

31. Questionmark Perception

Questionmark Perception, developed by Questionmark, is great for organizations and employers who need to test employees prior to hiring, for training purposes and other situations. Professionals can create and deliver surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

Features at a Glance:

  • Provides Instant Feedback to Test Takers for Better Learning
  • Save As You Go Technology
  • Provides Comprehensive Reporting
  • Multilingual Delivery
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/questionmarkgroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/questionmark

32. Paid Time Off Management Software (PTOMS)

For large corporations or organization with a great deal of employees, the Paid Time Off Management Software can be very useful. This web-based solution calculates accrued time off and leave and allows employees to request time off through the plug-in.

Features at a Glance:

  • Help Reduce Employee Absences
  • Receive Time Off Requests
  • Reject or Approve Requests
  • Integrates Perfectly with SharePoint

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyPAIDLEAVEcom/323589477387

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mypaidleave

33. Virto Incoming Fax Service for SharePoint

Developed by Virto, this add on seems like a fairly simple idea but it’s super convenient. It allows users to forward incoming faxes from Microsoft Fax Server to SharePoint. It’s perfect for the business who wants to handle everything on one platform.

Features at a Glance:

  • Faxes Stored inChosenSharePoint List
  • Identifying Fields Located in Faxes
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Virtosoftware


34. Employee Performance Management

Developed by Jakoba, the Employee Performance Management add on allows employers to quickly handle performance reviews, notify employees of due projects, track proficiency levels and more. Employees and employers alike can utilize the goal management option to increase productivity and personal performance.

Features at a Glance:

  • Competency Management Assistance
  • Productivity and Performance Improvement
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Website: http://www.jakoba.com/learn.htm

 

Marketing and Social

To ignore marketing or the social aspects of a business is to wish for failure and savvy business owners and managers know how important it is to embrace those social aspects. These plug-ins can help companies and organizations do just that.


35. Social Squared by Lightning Tools

Social Squared gives organizations the option of providing a large forum environment to members to discuss projects or other topics; something of a virtual water cooler, if you will.

Features at a Glance:

  • Alerts for Unread Topics
  • Moderation Option to Monitor Topics and Posts
  • Signature Options for Each User
  • Quote Capabilities for Replying to Posts
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lightningtools

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lightningtools

36. eLocker Solutions by Unbounded Solutions

eLocker Solutions is the perfect social SharePoint solution for teachers and students. It allows them to interact without worrying about security within the SharePoint environment. It’s customizable for the specific school or district and allows teachers to assign projects, track progress and interact with students.

Features at a Glance:

  • Post Assignments and Monitor Assignment Progress
  • Post Reminders
  • Contact Students Directly
  • Create Notes and Schedules
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theunbounded

Twitter: http://twitter.com/theunbounded

37. SharePoint Twitter Web Part by Coding Staff

The Twitter Web Part allows users to tweet right from their SharePoint environment as well as display the latest Twitter posts and search based on hashtags. This is a great option for companies who want to control everything (including social media) from their SharePoint environment.

Features at a Glance:

  • Tweet from Your SharePoint Platform
  • Display the User’s Twitter Time Line
  • Administrative Control
  • 6 Personalizing Skin Options
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CodingStaff

Twitter: https://twitter.com/codingstaff#

38. Blog Rollup Web Part

Created by Amrein Engineering, the Blog Rollup Web Part allows organizations to display a blog roll of the most recent blog posts created within the SharePoint environment. A very useful little tool, this is perfect for seeing at a glance the most recently published posts.

Features at a Glance:

  • Customize Size of the Blog Roll
  • Display or Hide Author Picture
  • Set Number of Words on Each Preview
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmreinEng

39. SPCommunity

Developed by Susqtech, SP Community utilizes SharePoint’s existing social features and transforms them into a complete user experience that organizations and businesses can take advantage of. It offers groups, user home pages and profile pages, discussion boards and much more.

Features at a Glance:

  • Public and Private Group Options
  • Profiles for Users
  • Networks for Colleagues
  • Full Spectrum Community Controls for Administration
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SusQtech

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SusQtech

Security Solutions

Security within any SharePoint platform is important, and while SharePoint has its own security features, these plug-ins help organizations and businesses ensure that their environment is secure.

40. BizCrypto 7.0 Data Encryption

For businesses and organizations who want to ensure that their data is absolutely secure, BizCrypto is a sound solution. This plug-in features encryption with OpenPGP algorithm which is nearly unbreakable, and encrypts data at all stages of entry and sending.

Features at a Glance:

  • Integrity Assurance for Emails
  • Encryption of all PDF and XML Documents
  • Secure Data Transfer Protocols
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EldoSCorporation

Twitter: http://twitter.com/eldoscorp

41. PortalProtect

Developed by Trend Micro, PortalProtect guards against malicious links, malware, and other security threats, stopping them from entering your SharePoint environment. For companies and organizations that will upload a lot of data and information, PortalProtect is a great choice for protection.

Features at a Glance:

  • Stops Infected Data from Entering SharePoint
  • Prevents Data Corruption and Theft
  • Low Administrative Needs – Virtually Automated
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Trendmicro

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Trendmicro

42. SharePoint Antivirus

Similar to PortalProtect, the SharePoint Antivirus, developed by AvePoint provides data scanning and regular checks to ensure that viruses don’t make their way into your SharePoint environment. The quarantine is located outside the SQL database to ensure integrity of the SharePoint portal.

Features at a Glance:

  • Protects Against Trojan Horses,Worms, Rootkits, and Other Types of Viruses
  • Quarantine Located Outside of the SQL Database
  • Regular Database Scans
  • Full SharePoint Integration

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AvePointInc

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AvePoint_Inc

43. SharePoint Security Analyzer

The SharePoint Security Analyzer, available from MS Team LLC is a free plug-in that allows users to check security allowances for specific objects and security clearances of specific users.

Features at a Glance:

  • Check Security Levels of Items within SharePoint
  • Check Security Clearances of Individuals within SharePoint
  • Color-Coded Security Levels

Learn More:

Website: http://www.themsteam.com/

Backup and Recovery Options

Backup and recovery are extremely important, especially for organizations with lots of client information, proprietary information, etc. It’s great to have backup and recovery options integrated right into SharePoint, so you can have peace of mind!

44. Selective Restore Manager

For companies that want a fast restore option for lost or deleted data, Selective Restore Manager by Metalogix is a sound choice. It provides users the ability to restore documents, lists and even entire SharePoint sites quickly and easily. The plug-in accesses the native SQL database and recovers information even if the site is inaccessible.

Features at a Glance:

  • Open and Browse Existing SQL Database as if it Were the SharePoint Site
  • Compare Backup and Original Files to See What Has Been Changed
  • Selective Restore Manager Allows You to Restore Exactly the Items You Want
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Metalogix

Twitter: http://twitter.com/metalogix

Auditing and Reports

It’s essential to keep track of the available information and data within any SharePoint environment, and the following plug-ins help organizations and businesses do just that.

45. Content Inventory by IntranetFactory

When managers or owners need a complete inventory of the items present within any SharePoint farm, Content Inventory by IntranetFactory is a great choice. It offers an exportable Excel file which contains information on all available sites, lists and libraries.

Features at a Glance:

  • Enables Identification of Abandoned Sites and Lists
  • Provides Information Regarding Site Structure
  • Enables Project Managers or Owners to Plan Content Migration Projects
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/IntranetFactory/111558065549170

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IntranetFactory

46. Nintex Analytics 2010

This plug-in allows SharePoint users to check their growth, volume, usage, popular downloads, overall system performance, and users and activity. It’s a comprehensive reporting system that will show trends and patterns, enabling users to act accordingly.

Features at a Glance:

  • Plan Budgets for Resources
  • Monitor All Aspects of Your SharePoint Environment
  • Create Customized Reports of Growth, Usage and Download Information
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nintex
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintex

Search Options

While SharePoint features search options, the standard options pale in comparison to some of the amazing plug-in options available. These can make searching significantly faster, increasing production and convenience.

47. RebelSearch Preview for SharePoint

Developed by Renaissance IT, RebelSearch is a freeware plug-in that allows individuals to preview the contents of a document without downloading it first. Users can quickly find what they need without checking numerous items first.

Features at a Glance:

  • Sort Through Documents Without Downloading Or Opening
  • Increase Productivity by Reducing Search Time
  • Free

Learn More:

Website: http://rebelsearch.com/products/pages/preview4sp.aspx

48. Coveo Enterprise Search

Another great SharePoint search plug-in, Coveo Enterprise Search allows individuals to search with query terms through every nook and cranny of their SharePoint environment. You don’t have to worry about duplicate results with this one, so your search goes much faster.

Features at a Glance:

  • Deletes Duplicate Results
  • Extremely User-Friendly
  • Restrict Information Sources for Specific Users Based on Security Permissions
  • Each Result Features Key Concepts, Contextual Excerpts and Intelligent Summary
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coveoinsight

Twitter: https://twitter.com/coveo

49. SharePoint Tagging Feature

Developed by KWizCom, SharePoint Tagging Feature enables a different kind of SharePoint search; one based on tagged items. Documents or other items that are tagged will be displayed when the user searches for the specific tag.

Features at a Glance:

  • Tag Cloud View, Tag Index View, Category Tree, Tag Menu View
  • Cross Browser Support
  • Administrative Control for New Tags
  • Free Trial

Learn More:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KWizCom?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KWizCom

50. Version Search by StoicTech

The Version Search by StoicTech allows individuals to search for finished or published versions of documents, eliminating earlier versions and preventing users from having to search through previous versions.

Features at a Glance:

  • Search Published SharePoint Documents
  • Eliminates Historical Version Searches
  • Date Range Search
  • Context Search
  • MetaData Search

There you have it – the top 50 SharePoint plug-ins that make business and project management easier and more convenient.

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