Every month we pull some stats to use internally from the Trello Power-Up directory. This year we decided to pull all of this together into a blog post showing some of the interesting numbers and most popular Power-Ups, new and old, from the last year. If you just want to know our all time favourite Power-Ups, then check out our favourite Power-Ups and our guide to reporting for Trello 😻.
When we compiled these stats for the end of 2021 there were 247 Power-Ups listed in the power-up directory. 47 (so nearly 20%) of those launched in 2021, an average of about 4 new pups a month. In most months there are a few new Power-Ups launched, but it is interesting to see so much action in December last year and such a quiet time in March. As we start tracking this data monthly in 2022 it will be easier to look back and see more about the actual Power-Ups launched each month.
Of the newly launched Power-Ups in 2021 all of those listed below managed to get more than 1,000 board installs. The move to allow unlimited Power-Ups on both free and paid plans no doubt helped growth for all Power-Ups. However, the top spot taken here by Amazing Fields was probably helped by another Trello decision, to remove their [Custom Fields](https://www.bluecatreports.com/blog/trello-custom-fields-how-to-and-examples/) Power-Up and make it part of their paid tiers only.
We actually list more than 10 Power-Ups here as a number all managed equal 3rd place with 1,000 board installs. If you are looking for interesting new Power-Ups from the last 12 months definitely take a look through these.
Looking now at all power-ups currently in the directory, not just new ones from the last 12 months. The Power-Ups listed below were the fastest growing 3rd party Power-Ups of 2021. We have separated out the Trello/Atlassian owned Power-Ups from the 3rd party Power-Ups as otherwise the Trello/Atlassian ones tend to dominate the listings.
All of these Power-Ups have been around for some time, although some a lot longer than others. If you wanted a quick list of what Trello users think are the best Power-Ups out there right now, this would be a great place to start.
These are the fastest growing Power-Ups owned by Trello/Atlassian. Another great bunch of tools you can use to improve your Trello experience.
Every Power-Up is listed in up to 2 categories within the Power-Up directory. Here we track the total number of Power-Ups in each category as well as the total number of board installs across all Power-Ups in each category.
Here we see how many Power-Ups are currently listed in each category. This shows where Power-Up developers are seeing the most opportunities to improve and extend Trello. Our top 3 of IT Project Management, Board utilities and Communication/Collaboration will become a bit of a theme.
Here we see how many new Power-Ups were launched in each of these categories in 2021. We have the same top 3 again, but also have Analytics and Reporting taking the joint 3rd position. Interestingly we see no Sales & Support Power-Ups added in 2021, possibly everything which needs to be done there has already been done?
This shows the total current number of Board Installs for every Power-Up listed in each category. Again we see the same top 3 but heavily leaning towards Board utilities and Communication and Collaboration. Being a Board Utility is probably the 2nd category choice for a lot of Power-Ups and Communication and Collaboration is, I guess, what Trello is all about. Although the numbers drop off massively after those two we can get some idea of how Trello users most commonly upgrade and improve their Trello experience.
Here we see a slightly different picture showing the number of new board installs for each category over the last 12 months. Board utilities and Communication/Collaboration now take second and third place as IT & Project Management takes the number 1 spot with nearly 900k new board installs in 2021! After the usual big 3 we see Analytics and Reporting leading the rest of the pack but not by much.
That's it for our 2022 round up of the Power-Up directory over the last 12 months. We will be back in February and every month after that with the latest developments in the Power-Up directory. If you want to know when we publish that and other news from us then drop your email address below 😺