There are thousands of plugins in Bubble's marketplace. Some of them are made by individuals, like you and me, and some others are made by Bubble team itself or popular agencies like Zeroqode, Airdev, Copilot. Some are documented, some are not. Some are still maintained by its owners, some have never seen any updates ever since. The Bubble plugins marketplace is a jungle, and plugin users need to be careful when choosing which plugins to use because many of them can open doors to security issues (i.e. stealing API keys, authentification credentials, etc.) or you can just end up paying plugins of bad quality, not worth your bucks.
So be careful when choosing a plugin but here are some tips to help make a good decision:
You install and manage plugins in the Plugins tab. There, you can see which plugins are currently installed and what their ratings are. You can sort plugins by rating, usage or submission date.
See Bubble documentation: https://manual.bubble.io/help-guides/using-plugins/installing-and-using-plugins
The following are 14 plugins that extend your Bubble apps and are not widely known.
Use case: Most of you use Search&Autocorrect for your search. This plugin is not production ready and won't work if you have thousands of thousands search results to load because the search and filters are done client-side, it's slow. Algolia search is done server-side and can enhance your search experience with relevant and blazing fast search.
Use case: Add beautiful charts to your app and make it stands out visually
Use case: Crisp is the best way to chat with your website visitors
Plugin link: https://crisp.chat/en/
Use case: Use Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel Online as the backend for your API.
Use case: Embed a visual editor that enables users to edit any content on your site, just as they would with a word document.
Use case: The all-in-one privacy-focused website/app analytics tool. Confidently ditch Google Analytics and enjoy powerful visualization tools, full developer freedom, and protected users.
Use case: Spend less time onboarding new users. Helppier creates automated tours and in-app messages to help users interact with your product.
Use case: Lemonflow Analytics is a simple and powerful Instant Analytics solution for Bubble.io developers. It allows you to track user events from Bubble workflows in two clicks and quickly understand how your MVP is doing.
Use case: Add a complete notification system to your app, including in-app, push and email notifications.
Use case: Add access control checks to your app to easily manage user and role level access to data, pages, and features through the Warrant dashboard.
Use case: The SQL Database Connector Plugin connects to databases and runs SQL queries from within Bubble. Bubble supports connecting to PostGres, MySQL and Microsoft SQL.
Use case: Post to multiple social media sites through one API
Use case: Add a fully featured, privacy-focused, fully-featured commenting platform to your app
Use case: Turn your Bubble app into a native iOS and Android apps.
Here is the list of plugins that are commonly used in 99% (it's just a number, you get the idea) of the apps made with Bubble.io.
Use case: Connect any API with your Bubble app.
Use case: Javacript and utility elements
Use case: This powerful plugin allows you to reverse, iterate over or process lists of things on Bubble.
Use case: This plugin converts Date objects into timestamps in more readable formats, such as "3 days ago", "a year ago", etc.
Use case: This plugin adds an uploader that you can use to upload multiple files at the same time.
Bubble Documentation: https://manual.bubble.io/account-and-marketplace/building-plugins
Complete Bubble Plugin Development Course (Udemy): https://www.udemy.com/course/bubbleplugin/
Designing and Building Bubble Plugins in 2022 - The COMPLETE A-Z Tutorial (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at1LNlLjbIk