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Hi Jira Cloud Admins! Maggie here from Atlassian's Ecosystem team 👋🏻
We're preparing for an upcoming series on Marketplace apps and integrations, and we'd love to hear from you.
What are your favorite Marketplace apps? In particular, we're interested in hearing which tools make your life easier or help you do more as an Admin.
Thank you in advance!
Aside from the usuals: JMWE, ScriptRunner
Structure for Jira (from ALM Works) by far is the most useful App for us.
We also use Swanly for Cross project fixversions
I applied for vacancy in ALM Works 5 years ago, unfortunately did not pass the second interview
Other good ones we use, ranked by usage:
On Cloud? I rely on:
My core set of add-ons are:
Structure and Structure Gantt by ALM
Scriptrunner for Jira by Adaptavist
JMWE for Jira by Appfire
JSU Automation Suite for Jira by beecom Products AG
eazyBI Reports and Charts for Jira by eazyBI
My list includes:
I run a small team covering projects and SD, I found these have hugely simplified things:
1. Structure: GANTT view for Project Plans/resource utilisation
2. Activity Timeline: for workload planning and time logging (wow, do many useful features)
3. CLERK: for billing time/invoices into XERO (very clean/nice solution)
4. Create from Template: for reusable templates for SD calls and Projects (big time saver)
5. Timesheets: is a handy/quick way to extract worklogs
But also has a pretty steep learning curve :) Dummy proof/Beginner material it is not!
@Dirk Ronsmans - 100%! That tool does require discipline to use.
What I suggest to those thinking about eazyBI:
If posting publicly isn't an option (say, for sensitive questions), I'd reach out to the eazyBI team - they're friendly and helpful experts.
p.s. Hmm, I should break out the above into a Community article, eh?
I'd love EazyBI if I could give it to users, but you practically need a master's degree to use it effectively. That being said, I am not sure how you could make it less complicated either!
We used to have JMWE for years but Automation for Jira naturally killed it. Now we use it only for complex conditions on issue creation.
I DID follow that thinking, @Sergei Gridnevskii , but the inability to deal with attachments without hacks along with the ability for rather more crisp validation and conditioning such as you cite reversed me.
Since I can do all the things in JMWE, AND all the automation is contained in a single place I have taken the Company/Team managed mindset to this.
For my home instance (We use it with our teens to manage school and extracurricular activities) I love Checklist for Jira Cloud. It's a nice way to contain related steps inside an issue without having to navigate between the parent issue and a slew of Sub-tasks. The checklist items are assignable, there's a ton of configurability, and each user can also keep a non-issue-related personal checklist.
At work, we use Harvest Time Tracking by 42nd to coordinate and sync worklogs with Harvest. It's not 100% foolproof and it took us a while to herd all of our cats into using it correctly, but it's significantly more usable than Harvest's native app, and works with both Jira Software and Jira Service Management.
We're evaluating two timesheet apps right now, Team Worklog Reports Lite, and Timesheet Tracking for Jira. They both do the same thing (generate a filterable timesheet report based on worklogs) but TWRL gives a more robust downloadable spreadsheet, and TTfJ gives REALLY nice visualizations. Since both are free, I'm thinking we may keep both.
Good call on Checklist! I wish Checklist for Cloud was beefier like its on-premise cousin, but I guess it's a matter of time?
I definitely go to the following two tools the most:
I use Jira Cloud for Sheets so often, I forgot it wasn't native functionality! It's a MUST if you work in GSheets!
We are using the Site Statistics for Jira Cloud that we built ourselves using Atlassian Forge framework.
It allows Jira Cloud admins to have a quick overview on the number of
My favourite feature is the historical charts which tracks the level of utilisation (e.g. issue count growth across the months). It gives great satisfaction for all Jira Admins to see how they drove up the usage of their Jira over time.📈
We are currently just starting our cloud journey so we have not procured any so far. It is a pain that the storage is separate so we need to procure every add-on thoroughly ;)
But in procurement right now we have.
Canned response for Jira - we just this heavily on our DC instance.
Scriptrunner - goes without saying I think ;)
Checklist - also something VERY much used and loved in DC.
iHub for Cloud - this is the engine for a lot of automation we do in our DC instance. We use it a lot with Insight (which is no longer an add-on).
I'm not a ScriptRunner poweruser by any stretch, but we regarded ScriptRunner as a requirement on Server. When we migrated to Cloud, we found that several of the Scriptrunner capabilities we relied on on Server were not available on cloud. We've been on Cloud for 15 months now and haven't missed ScriptRunner so far. Usual disclaimers apply: YMMV, Deuces are wild, void where prohibited by law, etc.
We are also using Canned Response for Jira for our Service Desk.
It is a time saver
Coming from Server, I'm having a hard time choosing Cloud apps.
The ones I tend to suggest are:
Scriptrunner used to be a no brainer but I seem to be favoring Automation (A4J) for most of my automating needs these days. This might change again tho once they come out with Behaviours for cloud.
We're on the cloud. My top apps (as admin), high to low:
My top apps for daily use:
ActivityTimeline - for planning, workload calculation and timesheets/reporting.
ScriptRunner - admin app.
draw.io - app for diagrams in Confluence.