What is Wix App Market?
Wix App Market is a marketplace for Wix website owners to find, install, and manage apps to help them grow their online presence. In this app store, you can find apps made by Wix, as well as external ones, made by third parties.
Don’t be fooled by the name, in the Wix App Market, you won’t find any mobile apps for your smartphone, but instead it offers a selection of add-ons that integrate with your Wix website to add extra functionality.
Here are several captivating categories along with examples of applications to pique your interest.
There are hundreds of free and premium apps to enhance your website, such as:
Contact forms (e.g. Wix Forms & Payment, 123 Form Builder)
Appointment booking engines (e.g. Wix Bookings, Schedulista)
Photo galleries (e.g. Wix Pro Gallery, Before and After Slider)
Email marketing tools (e.g. Omnisend, Mailchimp)
Video players (e.g. Wix Video, iPlayer HD)
Services & Events (e.g. Wix Events)
Marketing (e.g. Social media feeds, popup banners)
Media & Content (e.g. Wix Video)
Design Elements (e.g. online maps)
Sell Online (e.g. sell buttons like PayPal)
Communication (e.g. live chat)
Pros of Wix App Market
The primary advantage of utilizing the Wix App Market lies in its user-friendly nature; it’s straightforward to navigate and you can find and install apps with just a few clicks. And you don't have to be good at coding. All you need is a Wix account that's active, and then you can begin looking at all the different things you can choose from.
Another awesome thing is that a lot of apps offer Free trials, so you can try out different things before you decide to pay for anything.
Wix has already checked all the apps, so they're safe to use. If, by chance, an app doesn't work well with your website, you can just get rid of it.
You'll also see ratings and comments from other people who have used the apps. You'll also get to check out what other folks have said about the apps. However, quite a few of the app ratings in the Wix App Market aren't very high. While many apps are given ratings of 4 out of 5 stars or even higher, the apps created by Wix tend to have quite low ratings. It's possible that Wix isn't encouraging positive ratings enough. Interestingly, many customers seem to be using the rating system to ask questions instead of using it just for ratings. This sometimes leads to them giving a low rating along with their question. From what we've seen, these apps are actually better than their ratings suggest.
Cons of Wix App Market
There are a couple of downsides to using apps from the Wix App Market. One concern is that a third-party app could potentially get shut down or discontinued, which could disrupt the functionality of your website. Additionally, we came across a few third-party apps that looked too expensive and not very good even though they had decent ratings. Pricing information for paid apps is not always readily available in the App Market, making the cost of these apps unclear. Generally, we would suggest you use Wix’s own apps if you can. The obvious advantage is that the risk of them getting shut down is much lower than with third-party providers. You will also be able to request support directly from Wix.
How to use the Wix App Market
Using the Wix App Market is straightforward:
Simply log into your existing Wix account.
Enter your website and navigate to Apps on the left-hand side panel
Search through the categories provided, until you find what you’re looking for.
Once you’ve found an app you like to try out, click ‘Add’ and then follow the instructions given by the app provider to complete the installation process – most will only take less than a minute.
You’ll also have access to check reviews from other users which should give you an idea about how reliable each app may be before making your decision.
How do I uninstall Wix apps that I don’t need?
The standard guideline is this: if you're not actively utilizing an application, it's advisable to remove it. Having numerous applications running simultaneously might result in compatibility problems or display issues on your website.
The process of removing a Wix application is straightforward. Just go to the Apps section, select Manage Apps, and click on the small three-dotted icon next to the application. You'll find the option to "Delete App" there.
In conclusion, the Wix App Market is a powerful tool that empowers website creators to enhance the functionality and features of their websites without the need for extensive coding or development skills. Whether you're looking to improve your site's e-commerce capabilities, streamline communication with your audience, or simply add a touch of creativity to your online presence, the Wix App Market offers a wide range of applications to suit your needs.
By exploring the vast selection of apps available, you can customize your website, improve user experiences, and stay ahead of the competition. The user-friendly interface and seamless integration make it accessible to both beginners and experienced website builders.
So, if you're ready to take your website to the next level and unlock its full potential, don't hesitate to explore the Wix App Market. With the right apps at your disposal, you can transform your website into a dynamic, feature-rich platform that engages your audience and achieves your online goals. Start exploring today and watch your website flourish with the added functionality and features you desire.