Time flies and we are in 2021 already. We crunched our sales numbers for Atlassian Marketplace Apps licenses to identify the developing trends.
This year, we are sharing this list as we feel it may be useful to fellow Atlassian users looking to extract more value from Jira/Confluence/Bitbucket.
From our perspective, Marketplace apps play a significant role for established instances by
- enabling automation to improve productivity, speed or security
- adding features to provide additional capabilities like Business Analytics, Test Automation, etc
- organising information to provide insight and facilitate collaboration
How is the ranking done?
The ranking is based on the number of licenses (Server/DC/Cloud) we sold for each app in 2020.
We felt this will be a better measure of the popularity of the app.
In event of a tie, we go by the licensed users count, followed by the total sales for the app.
Akeles Top 10 List
We are pleased to share our list for 2020 voted by the end users in Singapore. While our list may not reflect their actual popularity in Atlassian Marketplace, it is an affirmation in the usefulness of the apps.
Congratulations to the winners.
Top 10 Jira Apps for 2020
S/N App Name Publisher 01 ScriptRunner for Jira Adaptavist 02 JSU Automation Suite for Jira Workflows Beecom 03 Advanced Roadmaps (formerly Portfolio) Atlassian 04 eazyBI Reports and Charts for Jira eazyBI 05 Extension for Jira Service Management Deviniti 06 Jira Workflow Toolbox Decadis AG 07 Zephyr for Jira – Test Management SmartBear 08 Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) Innovalog 09 Dynamic Forms for Jira Deviniti 10 BigPicture – Project Management & PPM SoftwarePlant
Top 10 Confluence Apps for 2020
S/N App Name Publisher 01 Team Calendars for Confluence Atlassian 02 Gliffy Diagrams for Confluence Gliffy 03 draw.io Diagrams for Confluence //SEIBERT/MEDIA – Draw.io 04 Comala Document Management Comalatech 05 Table Filter and Charts for Confluence Stiltsoft 06 Refined for Confluence | Sites & Themes Refined 07 Excel for Confluence Bob Swift Atlassian Apps 08 SAML Single Sign On SAML SSO Confluence resolution Reichert Network Solutions GmbH 09 ScriptRunner for Confluence Adaptavist 10 Balsamiq Wireframes for Confluence Balsamiq
Top 10 Bitbucket Apps for 2020
S/N App Name Publisher 1 ScriptRunner for Bitbucket Adaptavist 2 Webhook to Jenkins for Bitbucket Mohami 3 Awesome Graphs for Bitbucket Stiltsoft 4 SAML Single Sign On (SAML SSO) Bitbucket resolution Reichert Network Solutions GmbH 5 Workzone: PullRequest Workflow Izymes Pty Ltd 6 External Hooks by Reconquest Reconquest 7 Jira Hooks for Bitbucket DevOpsSystems Mueller 8 Sonar for Bitbucket Mibex Software GmbH 9 Snippets for Bitbucket Server Mohami 10 Microsoft Teams Connector for Bitbucket Globo Solutions
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This is an ebook on a collection of Jira best practices that Atlassian has gathered from Jira experts around the world.
The title “Be a Jira Hero – A guide for Admins, by Admins” is well deserving. Therefore we recommend all Jira administrators and wannabes to read the 25 pages ebook.
Jira Best Practices ebook
The ebook is well-organised into different sections with short but clear snippets of wisdoms:
- How to keep Jira clean and simple for your users
- How to use issues effectively
- Best practices on managing Custom Fields and Screens
- Things to consider when building workflows
- Tips on managing backlog in Jira
- How to get people to work on the issues
- Best practices on designing the Jira dashboards for even more effective reporting
- Shortcuts & Hacks to work faster with Jira
- How to make use of automation to make life easier
One Common Mistake
For example, the book has highlighted in Tip #20 to incorporate Resolution into the workflows. We observed that a number of Jira admins who did not have formal training tends do not understand the concept of resolution. Consequently, they overlook this important step while creating new workflows. While the Jira appears to be working, the implications are some built-in reports may be inaccurate and an important piece of information is missing.
Our Additional Jira Tip
Dashboards are very useful if they are used correctly. Team members can have visibility on the progress and be reminded on the outstanding tasks. Furthermore, Management can have clear visibility without spending a lot of time preparing routine reports. As a result, users will understand the value of updating their tasks in Jira.
To sum up, if you are a Jira administrator, you should download the ebook and review whether you have been applying the Jira best practices.
There is no need to provide any email address to download the book. To add on, you may also want to check out the following resources:
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