Top 10 Most Installed and Popular Shopify Apps in 2021

Choosing the right app for your Shopify store may be tricky. One of the indications is the app’s popularity or in other words on how many stores it is installed. It’s quite safe to assume that if the app is installed on many, it’s good. Although it may not be the best one as new apps emerging every day on the Shopify App Store.

There is no official source for the actual number of installs of each app but there are two quite reliable ones. The first one is the Shopify App Store itself as you can order apps by the number of installations. Second is the third-party service called Store Leads which is crawling Shopify stores and determining which app is present by analyzing the store scripts. The advantage is that Store Leads can also detect apps that are not published on the Shopify App Store (i.e. Mailchimp).

Most installed apps on the Shopify App Store

Most installed apps on the Shopify App Store

As you go through the rankings you can tell each method gives quite substantially different results. The reason is that some apps can’t be recognized properly by the Store Leads crawler. Also, 8 out of 10 most installed apps according to the App Store are from Shopify directly, we have decided to create a third list that excludes apps developer by Shopify which are free anyway.

Another factor that heavily influences the app’s popularity is the price. Obviously, free apps (or apps having a free plan) are much more popular than apps that have only a paid plan. That’s why we have decided to add a fourth list which includes only paid apps.

Most Installed Shopify Apps According to Store Leads

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 Product Reviews Product reviews Free 205.000
2 Mailchimp E-mailing Free 150.000
3 Klaviyo E-mailing Free 144.000
4 Oberlo Dropshipping Free 139.000
5 Instafeed Social media Free 110.000
6 Printful Print on demand Free 101.000
7 Loox Product reviews $9.99 / month 93.000
8 Privy Pop-ups Free 84.000
9 Messenger Sales channels Free 77.000
10 Judge.me Product reviews Free 63.000

Source: Most installed Shopify apps by Store Leads

Most Installed Shopify Apps According to the App Store

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 Facebook Sales channels Free N/A
2 Point of Sale Sales channels Free N/A
3 Google Sales channels Free N/A
4 Oberlo Dropshipping Free N/A
5 Messenger Sales channels Free N/A
6 Shopify Email Emailing Free N/A
7 Buy Button Sales channels Free N/A
8 Product Reviews Product reviews Free N/A
9 Klaviyo Emailing Free N/A
10 Printful Print on demand Free N/A

Source: Most installed Shopify apps by App Store sort

Most Installed Shopify Apps According to the App Store (Excluding Shopify Developed Apps)

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 Klaviyo Emailing Free  N/A
2 Printful Print on demand Free  N/A
3 Instafeed Sales channels Free  N/A
4 ShopSync Integrations Free  N/A
5 Pinterest Sales channels Free  N/A
6 Privy Pop-ups Free  N/A
7 DSers Dropshipping Free  N/A
8 SMSBump SMS marketing Free  N/A
9 Loox Product reviews $9.99 / month  N/A
10 Judge.me Product reviews Free  N/A

Source: Most installed Shopify apps by App Store sort

Most Installed Shopify Apps According to the App Store (Excluding Free Apps)

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 Loox Product reviews $9.99 / month N/A
2 ShipStation Shipping $9.00 / month N/A
3 Feed for Google Shopping Sales channels $4.99 / month N/A
4 Infinite Options Store design $7.99 / month N/A
5 Ali Reviews Product reviews $9.90 / month N/A
6 VITALS App bundles $29.99 / month N/A
7 GemPages Page builders $15.00 / month N/A
8 Shogun Page builders $39.00 / month N/A
9 Abandonment Protector Marketing $8.00 / month N/A
10 Frequently Bought Together Marketing $7.99 / month N/A

Source: Most installed paid Shopify apps by App Store sort

Conclusion – How To Choose The Right App For Your Store

Choosing the right app portfolio for your Shopify store takes a lot of time and testing. There is no universal recipe and each business may need different apps. Be open to test alternatives as new apps are launched every day. These lists should give you some basic overview in terms of what’s popular among others.

If you are looking for an app to help you with a specific problem or address a specific topic. You may check out some of our hand-picked lists of the best apps:

About Author

Tom is one of our Customer Success Gurus and knows everything about our apps and how to set them up. He's likely the guy you will talk to when you need help. Tom's favorite topic is upselling/cross-selling about which he also likes to write on our blog. If he's not helping merchants he's likely out doing something crazy like parachuting or downhill longboarding.

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