New Apps in the 500 Club! – December 2020

January 6, 2021

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 Diagrams for Confluence //SEIBERT/MEDIA – 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.

You can check other Atlassian Marketplace Apps we recommend here: Blended Perspectives’ AppWorld