The utility bar gives your users quick access to common productivity
tools, like Notes and Recent Items. It appears as a fixed footer that users can access to open
utilities in docked panels. Under the covers, utilities harness the power of Lightning components. You can add a
utility bar to any Lightning app,
including standard and console apps. Previously, you could only add or customize a utility bar
using the API.
This feature is new in Lightning Experience.
Does the utility bar sound familiar? That’s because it combines the best features from home
page components in Salesforce Classic and the footer
in Salesforce Classic console apps.
You select which Lightning components you
want to add to a utility bar and specify their properties. You can specify how big the utility
panel is and what label and icon you want to display in the utility bar. To add a utility bar
to your Lightning app, edit the app from
the App Manager page in Setup.
Here’s a utility bar configured with Recent Items and Notes.
Here’s what the utility bar looks like in your app.
We recommend adding no more than 10 utilities to a utility bar. And keep the labels for your
utilities short and sweet so that your users can quickly find what they need.