Atlassian Marketplace: Apps to Watch (November 2022)

November 23, 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

Smart Jira Forms

Vendor: SaaSJet SaaSJet

October Instance Growth: 195

Total Instances: 253

Total Users: 8070

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Gitlab Jira integration

Vendor: GitConnector GitConnector

October Instance Growth: 122

Total Instances: 386

Total Users: 3140

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Notion+ for Jira

Vendor:  Apps+

October Instance Growth: 99

Total Instances: 218

Total Users: 1481

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Theme Extension for Jira Service Management

Vendor: Hexygen Inc. Hexygen Inc.

October Instance Growth: 63

Total Instances: 417

Total Users: 193,028

Platform: Cloud, DC, Server

Product: Jira

Tricentis Test Management for Jira

Vendor: Tricentis Tricentis

October Instance Growth: 59

Total Instances: 95

Total Users: 596

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Google Sheets for Confluence - Workspace Connector

Vendor: Presago Presago

October Instance Growth: 53

Total Instances: 466

Total Users: 18,851

Platform: Cloud

Product: Confluence

Hedge: Risk Management, Risk Register & Risk Matrix for Jira

Vendor: Jexo Jexo

October Instance Growth: 53

Total Instances: 166

Total Users: 4025

Platform: Cloud

Product: Jira

Orderly Databases for Confluence

Vendor: K15t K15t

October Instance Growth: 51

Total Instances: 286

Total Users: 9205

Platform: Cloud

Product: Confluence

Slack Integration for Jira

Vendor: - Slack apps for Jira and Confluence – Slack apps for Jira and Confluence

October Instance Growth: 50

Total Instances: 199

Total Users: 39,034

Platform: Cloud, DC, Server

Product: Jira

Colorful Labels for Jira

Vendor: Polymetis Apps Polymetis Apps

October Instance Growth: 48

Total Instances: 107

Total Users: 1155

Platform: Cloud

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