New Apps in the 500 Club! – January 2021

February 8, 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 while we also 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. It’s 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”. To cut through the noise our categories on AppWorld assign apps based on their primary utility.

We’re now tracking 551 apps (up from 540 last month) which are the real movers and shakers in the Atlassian marketplace – why? In the chart below you can see that 14% of all apps make up 83% of all instances.

These 551 apps all have the distinction of having more than 500 instances.

New Apps in the 500 Club! - January 2021

Congratulations to the following vendors for their January results. You can also see how we’re categorizing them:

App Vendor Instances Year to Date Percentage Growth Category License Platform Product
ProForma: Software QA Workflow ThinkTilt 541 32% Workflows Free Server Jira
Swanly – Release Timeline for Jira Jexo 531 8% Planning Paid Cloud Jira
Status Time Free Bloompeak 528 8% Reporting Free Cloud, Data Center, Server Jira
Multimedia Social Bookmarking Plugin Cognium Systems 522 7% Publishing Paid Server Confluence
Rating CustomField Slie 516 5% Utilities Free Data Center, Server Jira
Multiple Filters Chart Gadget Akeles Consulting 514 4% Reporting Paid Cloud, Data Center, Server Jira
Figma for Confluence LITE CollabSoft 507 16% Integration Free Cloud, Server Confluence
Freshdesk Jira Integration Freshdesk Inc 504 1% Integration Free Cloud, Server Jira

Again this month we are giving you an insight into the fastest movers in the 500 Club.

We can see that in January GitHub and GitLab continued their remarkable absolute growth and once again are leading the pack. Issue Checklist Free also features again on the absolute growth list.

 App  Vendor  Instances  Absolute Instance Growth January 2021
 GitHub for Jira GitHub 51302 1882
 GitLab for Jira GitLab 7740 788
 Issue Checklist Free HeroCoders 16559 726
 ScriptRunner for Jira Adaptavist 28041 484
 Easy Agile Scrum Workflow for Jira Easy Agile 18724 461

Meanwhile ProForma: Software QA Workflow is both a new 500 Club app as well as the fastest growing app in percentage terms this month.

 App  Vendor  Instances  Percentage Instance Growth January 2021
 ProForma: Software QA Workflow ThinkTilt 541 32%
 Simple Non-Dev Workflow ADELT Enterprises, LLC 513 20%
 Gantt Suite for Jira BrizoIT 757 19%
 Simple Developement Workflow ADELT Enterprises, LLC 1406 17%
 Figma for Confluence LITE CollabSoft 507 16%

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