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MDM App Catalog

An organization may require a secure way to host all its necessary applications under one pane of glass. The ‘App catalog’ feature in Hexnode allows administrators to create a customized app store that contains a set of apps that can meet the requirements of an organization. An end-user can seamlessly download all the required applications from the app catalog, preventing them from running the wrong apps. In this way, businesses can get their users up and running quickly with all the approved business apps.

The app catalog feature works on Android, Android TV OS, iOS and macOS devices. The users can access the app catalog from the Hexnode app installed on their devices. An admin can set up multiple app catalogs containing app groups and individual apps to effectively provision enterprise, store and VPP apps for different sets of targeted users.


  • Deployment of app catalogs is supported from Enterprise plan onwards.
  • In iOS and macOS devices, store apps added to the catalog will redirect the user to the App Store when clicked. Users can install these apps from the App Store.
  • On iOS devices, only the following apps among the pre-installed apps can be added to the app catalog.
Activity Home Podcasts
Apple Books iTunes Stores Reminders
Calculator Mail Stocks
Calendar Maps Tips
Compass Measure TV
Contacts Music Videos
FaceTime News Voice Memos
Files Notes Watch app
Find My Friends Photo Booth Weather

Create a new catalog

To create a new catalog,

  1. Log in to your Hexnode portal and navigate to the Apps tab.
  2. Click on App catalogs.
  3. Click on + New to add a new catalog.
  4. Add a suitable name and description for the catalog.
  5. Click on Apps > +Add Apps to add apps of your choice to the catalog.
  6. Similarly, click on App Groups > +Add App Groups to add app groups to the catalog.
  7. Hit Save Catalog.

This newly created app catalog will be listed under Apps > App catalogs.

Deploying apps via Enterprise app catalog

Now that you have created an app catalog, let’s see how you can assign them to individual users to ease app installation. Start by creating a new policy.

  1. Log in to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to the Policies tab.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new one by clicking New Policy.
  4. From Android/iOS/macOS > App Management, select App Catalog and click on Configure.
  5. Click +Add Catalogs and choose the catalog you wish to add. Click Done.
  6. Now, click on Policy Targets. You can associate this policy with Devices, Device Groups, Users, User Groups, or even Domains.
  7. Click Save.

  • Deploying and Managing Apps