Finding the Internal Name of an Application / Extension

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This article applies to product administrators when identifying applications that may not yet exist in DyKnow Cloud's Blocking Plan library, or when setting up a Global Application Blocking Plan for DyKnow Desktop. You will be searching for the "internal name" or "application ID."

Windows Device

List Names of All Apps on a PC

Download this zipped utility > extract all > run DyknowAppFinder to list internal names of all applications on the device.

Find Name of 1 App on a PC or if Unlisted Above

Download, install, and run this utility then select the exe file you want.  

 

Chromebook 

To find the internal name of a Chrome extension for the purpose blocking it on student Chromebooks (i.e. block Google Hangouts):

  1. open Chrome browser
  2. type in chrome://extensions
  3. show Developer Mode
  4. ID

 

MacBook

List Names of All Apps on a Mac

Download this zipped utility > extract all > run DyknowAppFinder to list internal names of all applications on the Mac.

Find Name of 1 App on a Mac 

  1. Open the Applications folder
  2. Find the App you need to add to the catalog
  3. Right Click it and select “Show Package Contents”
  4. Find the file that has “info.plist” in the name and open that file
  5. Find the record called the “Application Bundle ID” or "CFBundleIdentifier"

The Application Bundle ID is the internal name that you will enter in the DyKn ow Cloud application catalog.

Find Name of an Extension on a Mac

  1. open Chrome browser
  2. type in chrome://extensions
  3. show Developer Mode
  4. ID
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