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Jira Cloud Apps: Boosting Your Workflow with Integrations and Add-ons

Jira Cloud is a fantastic tool for managing projects, but it can do so much more when you start using integrations and add-ons. These handy apps can help you automate tasks, track time, collaborate more effectively, and even connect with your code repositories. In this article, we'll look at how Jira Cloud apps can supercharge your workflow, plus some top integrations to try.

Why Use Jira Cloud Apps?

Integrations let you connect Jira Cloud with other tools, creating a seamless workflow that saves you time and reduces manual effort. By using the right apps, you can customize Jira Cloud to fit your team's unique needs. Whether it's automating repetitive tasks, tracking progress, or improving communication, there's an app for that.

Top Apps and Add-ons for Jira Cloud

With so many apps to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some categories and popular apps that might be just what you're looking for:

1. Automation and Workflow Enhancements

  • Automation for Jira: (Jira cloud built in native feature) This lets you create automation rules without writing code. You can set triggers and automate tasks to keep things running smoothly.
  • Scriptrunner for Jira: With Scriptrunner, you can customize workflows using scripts, giving you more control over your Jira setup.

Marketplace: scriptrunner-for-jira 

2. Time Tracking and Reporting

  • Tempo Timesheets: Need to track work hours? Tempo Timesheets has you covered, with features for managing timesheets and generating reports.

Marketplace: timesheets-by-tempo-jira-time-tracking 

  • eazyBI Reports and Charts: If you need advanced reporting, eazyBI offers powerful data visualization tools to analyze your Jira data.

Marketplace: eazybi-reports-and-charts-for-jira 

3. Collaboration and Communication

  • Slack for Jira: This integration allows you to connect Slack with Jira. Get notifications, discuss issues, and even create Jira tasks directly from Slack.

Document: use-jira-cloud-for-slack 

  • Microsoft Teams for Jira: Similar to the Slack integration, this app connects Jira with Microsoft Teams, making it easier to collaborate.

Marketplace: jira-cloud-for-microsoft-teams-official 

4. Development and Code Integration

  • GitHub for Jira: If your team uses GitHub, this app links commits and pull requests to Jira issues, so you can track code changes alongside project tasks.

Marketplace: github-for-jira 

Document: integrate-with-github-cloud 

  • Bitbucket for Jira: Like the GitHub integration, its connects Bitbucket repositories to Jira, streamlining your development workflow.

Document: connect-jira-cloud-to-bitbucket 

How to Install an App from the Atlassian Marketplace in Jira Cloud

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to install an app from the Atlassian Marketplace in Jira Cloud.

Step 1: Access the Atlassian Marketplace

To install an app, you need to visit the Atlassian Marketplace. You can do this in a couple of ways:

  • From Jira Cloud: Go to "Apps" in the main menu, then select "Find new apps." This will take you to the Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Directly via Web Browser: Visit  to browse and search for apps.

Step 2: Search for Apps

Once you're in the Marketplace, you can find apps in several ways:

  • Search Bar: Enter keywords or the name of the app you're looking for.
  • Browse by Category: Explore apps by category, such as automation, reporting, time tracking, or development tools.
  • Featured Apps: Check out popular and featured apps for inspiration.

Step 3: Check Security and Data Practices

Before installing an app, it's crucial to assess its security features and data practices. Here's what to look for:

  • Vendor Information: Click on the app to view details about the vendor. Look for well-known vendors with a good reputation.
  • Privacy Policy and Terms of Service: Review these documents to understand how the app handles data and protects your privacy.
  • Security Certifications: Check if the app or vendor has security certifications like SOC 2 or ISO 27001, indicating adherence to high security standards.
  • Data Storage and Encryption: Look for information about where the data is stored and whether it's encrypted in transit and at rest.
  • User Reviews and Ratings: Read reviews and check ratings to see what other users say about the app's security and performance.

Step 4: Install the App

Once you've determined that the app is secure and suits your needs, you can install it:

  1. Click "Get it now": This starts the installation process.
  2. Choose Your Site: If you have multiple Jira Cloud sites, select the one where you want to install the app.
  3. Grant Permissions: Review the permissions the app requires, such as access to certain data or integrations with other tools. If you're comfortable with these permissions, click "Accept and install."

Step 5: Configure the App

After installing the app, you'll need to configure it:

  • Follow On-Screen Instructions: Many apps have a setup process with instructions to guide you through the configuration.
  • Set Permissions: Ensure the right people have access to the app and its features.
  • Connect Integrations: If the app connects to other tools (e.g., Slack, GitHub), follow the steps to set up those integrations.

Step 6: Test the App

Before fully integrating the app into your workflow, test it to ensure it works as expected:

  • Use a Test Project: If possible, test the app in a staging project to avoid disrupting your primary workflows.
  • Check for Conflicts: Make sure the app doesn't interfere with other apps or workflows.
  • Assess Performance: If the app impacts Jira Cloud's performance, consider uninstalling or troubleshooting.


Jira Cloud apps and add-ons can significantly enhance your workflow and improve your team's productivity. By using the right integrations, you can create a customized environment that works for you. Following these steps, you can safely install apps from the Atlassian Marketplace in Jira Cloud. Remember to prioritize security and check data practices before installing any app. Proper installation and configuration will help you make the most of Jira Cloud's extensive range of integrations and add-ons, enhancing your workflow and improving team collaboration.

Happy integrating!



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