One of my favorite features in Confluence is the ability to drag and drop attachments onto the page. It just feels natural after years of dragging and dropping on the desktop – not to mention the time saved by the process.

Drag and drop in Jira

There’s no native support for dragging and dropping attachments in Jira, but luckily, Atlassian’s own Wojciech Seliga and Pawel Niewiadomskihas have written a plugin to remedy that.


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Just drag and drop your files onto the “drop zone” to attach them. You can attach multiple files simultaneously:

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The plugin is compatible with Jira 4.1 and later, and works in Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 5+ and Safari 5+.

If you’re interested in learning how the plugin was developed, check out Pawel’s explanation.

Try it out

You can download the Jira Drag and Drop Attachments Plugin, or install it directly from Jira with the Universal Plugin Manager.

If you just want to try it out, head over to the Jira sandbox.

Plugin Profile: Drag and drop Jira attachments