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Top 10 most installed and popular Shopify apps in 2022

Tomas Janu

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January 30, 2021

Top 10 most installed and popular Shopify apps in 2022

What Shopify apps are proven to be the most popular with merchants? Find out from this list.

Top 10 most installed and popular Shopify apps in 2022

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 335 000
2 Klaviyo E-mailing Free 220 000
3 Shopify Inbox Customer service Free 167 000
4 Mailchimp E-mailing Free 162 000
5 Instafeed Sales channels Free 151 000
6 Customer Privacy Store design Free 144 000
7 Oberlo Dropshipping Free 118 000
8 Printful Print on demand Free 114 000
9 Loox Product reviews $9.99 / month 114 000
10 Judge.me Product reviews Free 103 000

Source: Most installed Shopify apps by Store Leads

Most Installed Shopify Apps According to the App Store

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 Facebook channel Sales channels Free N/A
2 Google channel Sales channels Free N/A
3 Point of Sale Sales channels Free N/A
4 Shopify Email Emailing Free N/A
5 Buy Button Sales channels Free N/A
6 Oberlo Dropshipping Free N/A
7 Shopify Inbox Customer service Free N/A
8 Pinterest Sales channels Free N/A
9 Product Reviews Product reviews Free N/A
10 Shop channel Sales channels Free N/A

Source: Most installed Shopify apps by App Store

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

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 Pinterest Sales channels Free N/A
2 Klaviyo Emailing Free N/A
3 Printful Print on demand Free N/A
4 Instafeed Sales channels Free N/A
5 Mailchimp E-mailing Free N/A
6 TikTok Marketing Free N/A
7 Judge.me Product reviews Free N/A
8 PageFly Store design Free N/A
9 Privy Marketing Free N/A
10 SMSBump SMS marketing Free N/A

Source: Most installed Shopify apps by App Store

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

# App Name Category Price Installs
1 ShipStation Shipping $9.00 / month N/A
2 Loox Product reviews $9.99 / month N/A
3 Feed for Google Shopping Sales channels $4.99 / month N/A
4 HelpCenter Customer service $5.99 / month N/A
5 Infinite Options Store design $7.99 / month N/A
6 Shogun Page builders $39.00 / month N/A
7 Vitals App bundles $29.99 / month N/A
8 Rewind Backups Store management $3.00 / month N/A
9 GemPages Page builders $15.00 / month N/A
9 Abandonment Protector Marketing $8.00 / month N/A
10 Gorgias Customer service $60.00 / month N/A

Source: Most installed paid Shopify apps by App Store

How To Choose The Right App For Your Store

Choosing the right app stack 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 a Shopify app to help you with a specific problem or address a specific topic, check out some of our hand-picked lists of the best apps:

Tomas Janu

Tom loves writing about upselling, conversion optimization, and e-commerce trends. He is one of our co-founders and you can sometimes talk to him if you contact our support team.

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