Atlassian Marketplace: Apps to Watch (December 2022)

December 20, 2022


Marketplace Analytics Research ServiceOne of our unique offerings at Blended Perspectives is our Marketplace Analytic Research Service™ (MARS™) database of Atlassian Marketplace 3rd party apps.

At Blended Perspectives we pride ourselves on being a Solution Partner who does not make our own applications. Because of this customers and the Atlassian community as a whole can rely on us for objective, unbiased assessments of the Atlassian Marketplace. MARS™ is a key part of this. As a quantitative database covering every facet of the Atlassian Marketplace, MARS™ lets us combine our qualitative assessments of apps with the latest up to date information on a range of data driven metrics.

MARS™ contains a vast array of data from instances, reviews, and pricing, to platform, app growth, and version releases. This is all tied together at the top level through our meaningful app categorization in which, for every app over 500 instances, we carefully assigned our own categories based on the primary functionality of each app. We do this instead of using Marketplace app categorizations which are somewhat meaningless due to vendor self-selection. This means that MARS™ can give us a completely unique perspective into which apps are really excelling and driving forwards in the Marketplace.

The “Under 500 Club”

Through MARS™ we invest a lot of time and energy into analyzing apps with over 500 instances that are in our “500 Club“. We assign our own categories to these apps and then subsequently include them in all category analysis that we perform.

However, while this lets us make the most of the Pareto effect in the Marketplace (whereby the 15% of apps with over 500 instances generate 80% of all instances) it can mean that apps with under 500 instances potentially aren’t getting the credit they deserve.

That is why from now on we will be recognizing and congratulating the top 10 fastest growing apps with under 500 instances. These vendors and apps are clearly doing something right and it only seems fair that their excellence and growth be highlighted.

The Top 10

Tricentis Test Management for Jira

Vendor:  Tricentis USA Corp.

Monthly Instance Growth: 98

Total Instances: 193

Total Users: 3,117

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Gitlab Jira integration

Vendor:  GitConnector

Monthly Instance Growth: 81

Total Instances: 467

Total Users: 4,433

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Theme Extension for Jira Service Management

Vendor:  Hexygen Inc.

Monthly Instance Growth: 62

Total Instances: 479

Total Users: 221,297

Platform: Cloud, DC, Server

Product: Jira

Elements Publish

Vendor:  Elements

Monthly Instance Growth: 48

Total Instances: 308

Total Users: 17,058

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Email&Tasks: Jira Cloud for Gmail

Vendor:  SaaSJet

Monthly Instance Growth: 43

Total Instances: 90

Total Users: 1,487

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Orderly Databases for Confluence

Vendor:  K15t

Monthly Instance Growth: 35

Total Instances: 321

Total Users: 11,443

Platform: Cloud

Product: Confluence

Gitlab for Confluence

Vendor:  Move Work Forward

Monthly Instance Growth: 35

Total Instances: 170

Total Users: 50,532

Platform: Cloud, DC, Server

Product: Confluence

Contract Signatures for Confluence

Vendor:  Old Street Solutions

Monthly Instance Growth: 35

Total Instances: 83

Total Users: 1,699

Platform: Cloud

Product: Confluence


Vendor:  Planyway for Jira

Monthly Instance Growth: 34

Total Instances: 482

Total Users: 17,418

Platform: Cloud, DC

Product: Jira

Microsoft Teams Integration+ for Jira

Vendor:  Nextup.ai (an Appfire company)

Monthly Instance Growth: 34

Total Instances: 335

Total Users: 11,873

Platform: Cloud, DC

Product: Jira

Congratulations to all of the apps and vendors featured here!

If you have any questions regarding MARS then get in touch with us at hello@blendedperspectives.com.