This is a bit of a minority interest… but if you provide plugins for others, then you might be interested in a new free plugin from our sister company.
It’s the “Simba Plugin Updates Manager”, available for free from here in the wordpress.org repository.
What does it do? It allows you to host updates for your own plugins. i.e. You can make your plugin available for download from your own website, and users can access updates that you make available from there – just like with plugins in wordpress.org. Previously, this was quite difficult to do – you needed to build your own infrastructure. Now, you can just use your existing WordPress website, together with this plugin.
David Anderson (founder, lead developer, UpdraftPlus)