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Why can I create a SharePoint list from the Site Content page and also create a an app of type "Custom List"? They both create a "Custom List".

What is the underlying difference?

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It is just two ways to create the same thing. There is no difference.

If you are wondering about the difference between a Custom List and other list types, a Custom List is just a bare-bones list that you can customize by adding columns. However, you can do that to any list so it's not really that different.

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  • Thanks for you answer. So basically SharePoint has an own pre installed "app", that creates a list once that app is installed and nothing else. – carraua Mar 29 '17 at 19:42
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    @AlejandroC No. Basically Microsoft decided to hop on the "App" bandwagon and start calling their SharePoint lists "Apps", which has led to nothing but confusion. Anything in SP2010 that was a list (Tasks list, Announcements, Document Library, Custom, etc.), has now been relabeled in SP2013 and beyond as an App. But it's not. It's just a list. – Dylan Cristy Mar 29 '17 at 20:03

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