5 New apps to Enhance Confluence Look and Feel – Second Quarter 2019

August 22, 2019
9 min

Our team tests new apps for Confluence, Jira and Bitbucket every quarter to help you find the most useful solutions. So, if you doubt which app to install, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for the most interesting fresh Confluence apps that will enhance the look and feel of your site:

Let’s see our selection of Confluence add-ons that came out in the second quarter of 2019 in more details.

Track and search your shared pages

If you use page sharing option in Confluence, you probably know that there is no way to track and search the sharing history. We have good news for those who really need this feature!

Enhanced Sharing for Confluence is an app that helps you to have a record on what was shared with whom and when. Now you can improve your team collaboration because you can easily access the information about the pages you share with your colleagues. For example, if you share Confluence pages for content approvals and auditing processes, you will have visibility on the pages you share.

This app will be of great help to you when you didn’t get a reply from your teammate and do not want to bombard all the people from the same share list multiple times. Moreover, if you need to get back to the page you shared later, you can check if you’ve already shared it.

Pricing: The pricing for Enhanced Sharing for Confluence Server starts from $100 for 25 users and ends at $800 for the unlimited number of users.

Display Slack channels right on Confluence pages

Slack is a team collaboration hub that helps you bring co-workers together to get things done faster and smarter. If you are looking for a way to integrate Confluence Cloud with Slack, you can take advantage of Slack Feed Macro for Confluence.

This simple tool allows you to view your Slack channels on Confluence pages to stay up to date with relevant discussions to better focus on your work.

This app allows you to show both private and public channels listing multiple channels on a single page as a feed macro.

Pricing: Slack Feed Macro for Confluence for Confluence Cloud is free to use.

Add custom PDF Watermarks

PDF Watermark for Confluence is an app that allows you to add custom watermark to any PDF attachment. Your Confluence administrator chooses the spaces where to apply the functionality of the app and the documents from these spaces will get custom watermarks during PDF page or space export.

This app doesn’t change any page content and doesn’t add watermarks to pages when you work with them in Confluence.

Pricing: The pricing for PDF Watermark for Confluence Server starts from $100 for 25 users and ends at $5,700 for the unlimited number of users.

Embed Jupyter notebook into Confluence pages

Currently, you can convert iPython notebooks to HTML and copy/paste them as source into the Confluence editor. However, images break on Preview and Save steps.

The Jupyter/IPython Notebook Viewer app helps you to swiftly render Jupyter/IPython notebooks in Confluence pages. All you need to do it to add the URL to Notebook file and the app will take care of everything else.

You can also render charts and graphs in notebook to visualize them in Confluence. This app also supports private repositories from GitHub.

Pricing: Jupyter/IPython Notebook Viewer for Confluence Cloud is free to use.

Use Team Radar in Confluence

Team radars is usually a set of tools that help you to understand how your team is doing in areas like development practices, culture and values, Agile practices, and other topics. You can use Team Radar for Confluence to collect data about your team performance and visualize it to get some useful insights about how your team performs.

You can easily configure this app depending on your needs. For example, you can ask your team to evaluate their current project. You will get a report that will show you the strengths and deficits your team encounters.

This app is a great solution if you want to get a detailed assessment of your projects and check the overall team performance. It can also help you find some gaps your projects have and help your co-workers improve their teamwork.

Pricing: The pricing for Team Radar for Confluence Server starts from $250 for 25 users and ends at $6,000 for the unlimited number of users.

Check out our previous blog post and check out our favorite Confluence apps released in the second quarter of 2019. Share your picks of the most interesting apps for Confluence in the comments below.