In all apps, you have the OpenCms toolbar present at the very top. It let's you change apps, holds globally present options and also app specific options. Options that are present in many apps are explained in a separate topic.
To set up a website with OpenCms involves a variety of different tasks, tasks usually performed by various people with different focus. Different tasks demand different user interfaces. OpenCms provides these interfaces as workplace apps. Whenever a user logs in, he enters the OpenCms workplace. The app displayed first depends on the user preferences. The apps available on the role of the user.
OpenCms provides comfortable editor apps to manipulate single pages and the site structure. If a website is once set up, the editor apps suffice for most tasks. Content editors will see only these apps - and maybe not even all of them.
Besides the page, sitemap and content editors, OpenCms provides more apps for various different development and administration tasks. Users with according roles get access to the launchpad, which is the central place to switch between apps.
A very important app is the explorer, which allows to access the whole VFS.