Giving back to the community with open-source tools

We talk about our free tools and packages for Salesforce, and moving them to open-source

Elliott
Elliott
Sep 5 · 4 min read

At Appitek we have a bunch of free tools and packages that we’ve build for Salesforce. There’s the Automation Search tool that let’s you search for keywords across all of your automation, the Automation Manager that let’s you export your flows and processes, GraphSQL which adds GraphQL query support to the Salesforce REST API, and the latest addition — the Pardot Field Manager, which lets you create and manage custom fields in Pardot.

Early on we decided that one of the things we wanted to do at Appitek was give back the Salesforce Community which had helped us so much during our time in consulting. Tools like the Declarative Rollup Summary or the Salesforce Toolkit were both big inspiration to us of the sort of things that are really useful in the Salesforce ecosystem.


Making free tools, free forever

The Automation Manage let’s you view and export all your Salesforce automation

But although we can say this, this is literally just our word, so we wanted to take this a step further and take all our free tools and make them open source. That way they can remain available to everyone regardless what may or may not change at Appitek.


Publishing our source-code

To get the ball rolling, we’ve published the source code to the Automation Manager, Automation Search, and GraphSQL. We’re currently just cleaning up the new Pardot Field Manager and that will be uploaded too.

Our free tools available on GitHub

Our hope is that not only will this lead to a community-led approach to the tools we build at Appitek, but also inspire developers with ideas for their own tools based on what we’ve built.


Running our tools on-platform

The Automation Search tool on the AppExchange

GraphSQL was already a released package, so we started working on the rest, and have released both the Automation Manager and Automation Search as packages you can install straight into Salesforce instead of using them on our website.

While they are both still undergoing a security review, they can both still be downloaded and used without an issue.


What would you like to see?

If you have feedback for one of our tools, or an idea for a new free tool that would make your life easier, we’d love to hear it — drop us an email at support@appitek.com


At Appitek, our aim is to help make your job easier, by creating simple but effective Salesforce applications that make you more efficient at what you do.

Appitek is a registered Salesforce ISV partner.
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Appitek

We build innovative solutions for business, using the best of modern capabilities and technologies. Behind all that? The power of Salesforce.

Elliott

Written by

Elliott

Multidisciplinary full stack developer, with a history in product & digital design. CTO at Appitek Ltd.

Appitek

Appitek

We build innovative solutions for business, using the best of modern capabilities and technologies. Behind all that? The power of Salesforce.

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