Content Apps for Desktop consist of a suite of apps that deploy to end users in the Self-Service Portal. These apps help the end users access the content they stored in the Personal Content Repository, and facilitate secure collaboration.


  1. AirWatch administrator enables and configures Personal Content in the AirWatch Console.
  2. AirWatch administrator sets the end-user availability of content desktop apps, and manages associated security configurations from the AirWatch Console.

    App Description
    VMware Content Locker for Desktop Allows end users to access the important content on their devices while simultaneously safeguarding those files. Any content accessed through the VMware Content Locker opens inside the application, ensuring that it cannot be copied, saved, or shared without approval.
    VMware Content Locker Sync

    Syncs content added to a designated folder on an end user's PC or Mac computer with the Personal Content repository. In addition to the end user's personal computer, synced content becomes accessible to an end user from any browser through the Self-Service Portal, and on mobile devices using the VMware Content Locker application.

    VMware Content Locker Outlook Add-In Enables end users to send shared links to a file in their Personal Content repository, rather than sending the file as an attachment. This option secures files by allowing only those users with access to the link ability to view the file, forcing file sharing to occur within the confines of the VMware Content Locker. The add-in also allows you to update the file while maintaining user access to the shared link. You can also revoke access to the link at any time.
  3. End users download and use desktop apps, available in the Self-Service Portal, at their own discretion.

    The Content Apps for Desktop End User Guide , available in the Accessing Other Documents, contains editable instructions for end users about how to download the various desktop apps. To address the specific needs of your organization, tailor the instructions and distribute them to end users to facilitate the deployment.

Enterprise Deployments of Desktop Apps

Administrators implementing an enterprise deployment of the content apps for desktop can configure the MSI installer and provide the functionality prepackaged on the desktop.