The Top 10 Rated Atlassian Jira Apps For Developers in 2023

In this article, we have curated 10 of the best Jira plugins, add-ons, integrations and apps developers loved this year and have recommended. Jira is a renowned tool among developers for managing their day-to-day work processes either as a project management tool or as a bug-tracking tool. Amongst others, one of the key advantages of using an Atlassian tool like Jira is free access to the Atlassian Marketplace - a cache of thousands of integrations, plugins, apps and add-ons. But it can be hard choosing which tool would be just perfect for your team and that is why this article is here to help.
December 14, 2023
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In this article, we have curated 10 of the best Jira plugins, add-ons, integrations and apps developers loved this year and have recommended. Jira is a renowned tool among developers for managing their day-to-day work processes either as a project management tool or as a bug-tracking tool.

Amongst others, one of the key advantages of using an Atlassian tool like Jira is free access to the Atlassian Marketplace - a cache of thousands of integrations, plugins, apps and add-ons.

But it can be hard choosing which tool would be just perfect for your team and that is why this article is here to help.

Let’s jump in, in no particular order.

  1. Scriptrunner for Jira by Adaptavist

Number one on the list is Script Runner for Jira by Adaptavist, if you've been using Jira for a while, you most definitely have heard of this one.  ScriptRunner is a popular add-on for Jira that provides advanced scripting capabilities, allowing users to automate and extend Jira's functionality. In this case, developers can create custom scripts using Groovy and automate various tasks and workflows within Jira.

Script Runner also supports amazing features like custom scripted fields, automation rules and many more, you can get the app and find out more on the Atlassian marketplace here

This application is available for cloud and data centre instances

Reviews

Scriptrunner for Jira has over 36,000 installs on the marketplace with 3.7/4 stars in reviews.

Compliance & certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.
  • This app is SOC2 & ISO27001 compliant

  1. Issue checklist for Jira

The Issue Checklist for Jira is a popular add-on that allows users to create and manage checklists within Jira issues. This add-on is designed to enhance the task management capabilities of Jira by providing a checklist feature directly within the issue view.

By integrating the Issue Checklist for Jira, development teams can enhance their workflows by breaking down larger tasks into manageable checklist items. It's particularly useful for teams that follow agile methodologies and need a more granular approach to task management within Jira issues.

Key features of the Issue Checklist for Jira include; Checklist Creation, Item Status Tracking and automation for Jira issues. This add-on comes with even more features, you can find out more on the Atlassian Marketplace here

There are two versions of the add-on available for cloud Jira instances; the free version of the app with limited features and the PRO version with additional functionality

Reviews

Issue checklist for Jira has over 38,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace and at the time of writing this, it is an Atlassian Staff Pick product, with 3.8/4 star reviews.

Compliance & certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.

  1. Timesheets by Tempo - Jira Time Tracking

Timesheets by Tempo is a popular add-on for Jira that provides time tracking and reporting capabilities. This app helps development teams log work hours directly within Jira issues, associating time entries with specific tasks or projects. It also supports customizable approval workflows, allowing team leads or managers to review and approve timesheets.

Timesheets by Tempo is widely used by teams and organizations that require comprehensive time tracking and reporting capabilities within their Jira environment. It helps improve project visibility, streamline billing processes, and enhance overall project management efficiency.

Tempo is available in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Russian which is a unique selling point if you ask me.

Available for Cloud and Data Center instances on the Atlassian Marketplace. Find out more here

Reviews and Trust

Issue checklist for Jira has over 30,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace and at the time of writing this, it is an Atlassian Staff Pick product, with 3.7/4 star reviews.

Atlassian Staff Pick Product as at the time of writing this

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.
  • This app is SOC2, ISO27001 & ISO 27701 compliant

  1. Advanced Microsoft Teams Jira Connector

This Microsoft Teams Jira Connector from Move Work Forward helps development teams receive notifications in their Microsoft Teams channels for changes, comments and updates made to Jira issues. Teams can view Jira issues and their details directly within Microsoft Teams channels, facilitating quick access to relevant information and faster times to issue resolution for example when debugging.

Among the many Microsoft Teams and Jira connectors in the marketplace, this provides more features than other Microsoft Teams Jira connectors with advanced filters. Development teams and users can set rules to only be notified for specific issues and can set up personal notifications and team channel notifications

With this add-on, teams can also make changes and updates to Jira issues directly from their Microsft Teams Channels.  

You find out more on the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for Cloud and Data Center instances.

Reviews and Trust

The Advanced Microsoft Teams Jira Connector has over 1,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace with 3.3/4 star reviews.

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.
  • This app is SOC2-compliant

  1. Jigit - Jira GitHub & GitLab integration

Jigit is an application for Jira Data Center that provides an issue tab, which displays information about all commits and pull requests referencing the issue key. Jigit is the result of the combination of GitHub, GitLab and Jira (on-premise). Jigit combines all the functionalities of these different products into one integration for developers and teams making entire development processes faster and more efficient.

Developers can associate Git entities with Jira issues this helps reduce long processes and content switching to understand progress on projects. So from your Jira issues, you can view commits, pull requests and merge requests.

Developers can also create code reviews that would help to quickly identify any issues or potential problems within your code. With this feature, you get the chance to make necessary changes to your code before merging it into the main branch.

You can easily associate code changes with specific issues, making it easier to identify the source of problems and track resolutions. You can find out more on the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for  Data Center instances only.

Reviews and Trust

The Jigit - Jira GitHub & GitLab integration has 4/4 star reviews on the Atlassian Marketplace with close to 1k installs.

Compliance certifications

  • This app is SOC2-compliant

  1. Xray test management for Jira

Xray is a popular test management tool from Xblend that seamlessly integrates with Atlassian's Jira, allowing teams to manage and track their testing efforts within the Jira environment.  Development teams can create, organize, and manage test cases directly within Jira issues. Test cases can be associated with user stories or other Jira issues, providing a comprehensive view of testing activities.

Teams can also plan and execute test cycles, assigning test cases to specific versions or sprints. Xray provides a test execution view, making it easy to monitor the progress of test cycles.

Xray is widely used by software development teams to enhance their testing processes and integrate testing seamlessly into their Jira-based workflows. This integration is particularly valuable for organizations following an agile or DevOps methodology (which is everyone right? 😉 )

You can find out more about Xray on the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for Cloud and Data Center instances.

Reviews and Trust

Xray test management Jira has over 28,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace with 3.5/4 star reviews.

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.
  • This app is SOC2 & ISO27001 compliant

  1. Draw.io - Diagrams for Jira

Draw.io allows users to create a wide range of diagrams directly within Jira issues, enhancing visual communication and collaboration. Developers can seamlessly integrate with Jira, allowing users to embed diagrams directly within Jira issues. This is particularly useful for providing visual representations of complex information related to projects, processes, or requirements.

This plug-in also supports real-time collaboration, enabling multiple users to work on a diagram simultaneously. Changes made by one user are reflected in real-time for others, promoting teamwork and efficiency.

Overall, draw.io for Jira is a valuable tool for teams that need to incorporate visual representations into their Jira projects. It enhances communication, helps clarify complex concepts, and contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of project-related information.

You can find out more about Draw.io for Jira the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for Cloud and Data Center instances.

Reviews and Trust

Draw.io for Jira has over 11,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace with a 3.8/4 star review

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.

  1. Easy Agile TeamRhythm - User Story Map & Retrospectives

Easy Agile TeamRhythm helps you create, manage, estimate and schedule user stories, tasks, and bugs in context on the story map.

See detailed information at a glance, with the ability to surface initiatives, epics, issues and subtasks in a single view, to work better as a team with a shared understanding of context and priorities. Developers and other teams can collaboratively plan and prioritize user stories on the story map, fostering better communication and alignment on project goals.

You can find out more on the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for Cloud and Data Center instances.

Reviews and Trust

Easy Agile TeamRhythm Jira has over 5,900 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace and at the time of writing this, it is an Atlassian Staff Pick product, with 3.5/4 star reviews.

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.
  • This app is SOC2-compliant

  1. Deep Clone for Jira

Deep Clone for Jira is a popular Jira app that provides advanced cloning capabilities within the Jira environment. This app is designed to create comprehensive clones of issues, capturing not only the issue itself but also related data, such as sub-tasks, comments, attachments, and more.

Users can choose to clone sub-tasks along with the parent issue, maintaining the entire structure of the issue. Also, Deep Clone for Jira typically respects Jira's permissions and security settings, ensuring that only authorized users can perform cloning operations.

You can find out more on the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for Cloud instances

Reviews and Trust

Deep Clone for Jira has over 10,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace and at the time of writing this, it is an Atlassian Staff Pick product, with 3.7/4 star reviews.

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.
  • This app is SOC2 & ISO27001 compliant

  1. Structure by Tempo - Jira Portfolio Management & PPM

This app provides enhanced structuring and visualization capabilities for managing and organizing issues within Jira.

Users can create hierarchical structures of issues, providing a visual representation of the relationships between tasks, epics, stories, and other issue types. Structure by Tempo integrates with Tempo's PPM features, allowing users to manage and plan portfolios directly within Jira. This integration provides a cohesive solution for managing projects and portfolios.

For organizations using Tempo Timesheets for time tracking, Structure by Tempo integrates seamlessly, providing a holistic solution for project management and time tracking.

You can find out more on the Atlassian marketplace here. It is available for Cloud and Data Center instances.

Reviews and Trust

Structure by Tempo - Jira Portfolio Management & PPM has over 13,000 installs on the Atlassian Marketplace and at the time of writing this, it is an Atlassian Staff Pick product, with 3.6/4 star reviews.

Compliance certifications

  • This app is part of the Marketplace Security Bug Bounty Program.

And there you go, the top 10 Jira plugins and add-ons for developers in 2023.  We hope you find this list helpful when searching for a Jira integration, plugin, app, or add-on. 

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