Welcome to the new Apps in the 500 Club! When we started our analysis over a year ago, we wanted to understand if there was any major Pareto effect in the marketplace. Also we needed a way to determine who we should prioritize in adding to our categories. As a reminder vendors self select their categories on the Atlassian marketplace. Its certainly democratic yet it can mean if you want to know who the real players are in any category, there is a lot of “noise”.
We’re now tracking 540 apps (up from 531 last month) which are the real movers and shakers in the Atlassian marketplace – why? In the chart below you can see that 15% of all apps make up 83% of all instances. These 540 apps all have the distinction of having more than 500 instances.
Congratulations to the following vendors for their December results: BR-AG, venITure, Alan Gibson, resolution Reichert Network Solutions GmbH, ADELT Enterprises, LLC, Old Street Solutions, Alpha Serve, Async Poker, Bitwelt Software, view26 GmbH, SolDevelo.
You can also see how we’re categorizing them. We can see that there are a number of apps showing spectacular growth this year, particularly Macro Suite – Decision & HTML Macro and API Token Authenticator for Jira with 12300% and 12200% growth this year respectively. Furthermore, Simple Approval Workflow has already reached the 500 instance threshold despite only being released in October 2020.
|App||Vendor||Instances||Instances Current Year to Date ROG||Primary Category||Licence||Platform||Product|
|KanBan Workflow for Releases||BR-AG||622||117%||Workflows||Free||Server||Jira|
|Macro Suite – Decision & HTML Macro||venITure||596||12300%||Publishing||Free||Cloud||Confluence|
|PowerPlantUML||Alan Gibson||567||800%||Code Management||Free||Cloud||Confluence|
|API Token Authentication for Jira||resolution Reichert Network Solutions GmbH||565||12200%||Security||Paid||Data Center, Server||Jira|
|Simple Approval Workflow||ADELT Enterprises, LLC||552||n/a||Workflows||Free||Server||Jira|
|External Share for Confluence||Old Street Solutions||542||660%||Integration / Publishing||Paid||Cloud, Data Center, Server||Confluence|
|Power BI Connector for Jira||Alpha Serve||541||1132%||Integration||Paid||Cloud, Data Center, Server||Jira|
|Async Poker Planning and Estimation||Async Poker||522||10125%||Planning||Free||Cloud||Jira|
|Table Exporter for Confluence||Bitwelt Software||516||2353%||Publishing||Free||Cloud||Confluence|
|Charts and Reports for Jira ServiceDesk||view26 GmbH||504||83%||Reporting||Paid||Cloud, Server||Jira|
|QAlity – Test Management for Jira||SolDevelo||502||1413%||Test Management||Free||Cloud, Server||Jira|
With the year drawing to a close we thought it would be interesting to point out some of the apps that have taken 2020 by storm. These are the top 10 apps in terms of absolute instance growth in 2020:
|App||Vendor Name||2020 Absolute Instance Growth||Instances|
|GitHub for Jira||GitHub||28516||49420|
|Issue Checklist Free||HeroCoders||10653||15833|
|draw.io Diagrams for Confluence||//SEIBERT/MEDIA – Draw.io||8985||36993|
|Timesheet tracking for Jira||TouchDown||6510||9456|
|GitLab for Jira||GitLab||6250||6952|
|Easy Agile Scrum Workflow for Jira||Easy Agile||5000||18263|
|Zeplin for Jira||Zeplin||4804||6750|
|Xray Test Management for Jira||Xpand IT||4780||12009|
|Miro for Confluence||Miro – online collaborative whiteboard||4018||5463|
|ScriptRunner for Jira||Adaptavist||3862||27557|
GitHub for Jira has shown incredibly impressive growth this year with nearly 3x more growth then its nearest competitor Issue Checklist Free. Here are the top 10 apps in terms of absolute instance growth in 2020:
|App||Vendor Name||2020 Percentage Instance Growth||Instances|
|Clone Epic Template for Jira||HeroCoders||2468%||1016|
|Custom Charts for Jira||Old Street Solutions||1836%||1621|
|Cost Tracker for Tempo Timesheets||Tempo for JIRA||1381%||1109|
|Clockify: Time Tracking & Timesheet||COING||913%||2355|
|GitLab for Jira||GitLab||758%||6952|
|Light Weight Test Case Manager||Testing2Go||528%||1143|
|Hakkiri Reviewed Issue Workflow||Hakkiri Software, Inc.||459%||1500|
|Open API (Swagger) Integration||Toshihiro Sato||311%||1289|
|Leadgem Agile workflow||Leadgem||284%||1208|
|Miro for Confluence||Miro – online collaborative whiteboard||255%||5463|
In this analysis (only including apps with over 1000 instances) Clone Epic Template for Jira and Custom Charts for Jira stand out with incredible growth rates both around 2000%. The Time Management offerings of Tempo, with Cost Tracker for Tempo Timesheets, and COING, with Clockify, also showed remarkable growth in 2020.