Better Jira

Better Jira

Much needed interface improvements for Jira

What is Better Jira?
"Better Jira" is a Chrome extension designed to increase productivity by providing interface enhancements to JIRA. It allows resizing of Kanban cards, offers a Standup Mode to remove clutter for focused standups, enables opening GitHub links in new tabs, and more. It keeps updating regularly to match JIRA's features and offers unmatched convenience to all JIRA users.
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By: joshwhatk
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 4.33 (21)
Version: 1.5.3 (Last updated: 2022-08-31)
Creation date: 2019-12-08
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • https://*.atlassian.net/*
  • storage
Size: 142.34K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Ever wished that large Kanban boards could not be squished? Now you can set your own custom Column width for all of your cards on all of your boards.

And what about that "Detail View"? Wouldn't it be cool if you could resize it to whatever size you wanted it to be with a simple drag of your mouse? Now you can! “Better JIRA” unlocks your productivity, getting the software out of your way and into the background where it belongs! JIRA added this feature so we no longer need to add it!

Also including "Standup Mode" that removes all of the clutter to keep your Standups focused and to the point!

Features:

  • Horizontal Scroll of Kanban boards
  • Resizable Cards on Kanban boards
  • Resizable Detail View (removed, this is now a default feature in JIRA)
  • Open Github Links in a new tab
  • Standup Mode that clears out the clutter of side navigations

Note: Access to all sites is requested to allow this plugin to work on JIRA instances that are not hosted by Atlassian, this extension only runs on JIRA instances.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Improves readability and usability of boards with many columns
  • Standup mode is highly praised for its functionality
  • Works well with other Jira improvement extensions and is considered essential by some users
Cons
  • Does not work with cross-project boards, causing limitations for some users
  • Issues with resizing column headers, leading to misalignment and confusion
  • Broken functionality with particular updates, such as Chrome 92.0.4515, and does not work on older instances of self-hosted Jira
Most mentioned
  • Resizing issues with column widths and headers
  • Compatibility issues with different versions of Jira and Chrome
  • Standup mode being particularly useful for meetings
Recent reviews
Is it possible to make it work with cross-project board like : `https://<company>.atlassian.net/jira/people/712320:4031e64e-e155-4537-95c8-a0f24a3f8598/boards/192/`? It will be really helpful.
by Vladimir Skipor Vladimir Skipor, 2024-02-15

Was great. But is broken as of now, does not remove any header and resizes nothing, AFAICS. So needs to be updated, to become that great plugin it was.
by Marcus Widerberg Marcus Widerberg, 2021-10-29

This has been great, but as of Chrome 92.0.4515, this breaks vertical scroll.
by Steve Kiehl Steve Kiehl, 2021-08-23
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Safety
Risk impact

Better Jira may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Better Jira has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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