I’d like to share with you a tool I use to find plugins. It is a database search of the plugin repository but with more powerful search logic.
You can search by:
• Minimum rating,
• Minimum number of ratings,
• Minimum number of downloads,
• Last updated since,
• & exclude any plugins that are reported as broken.
There is also a boolean search mode where you can refine the Name and Keyword search using modifiers such as + - ( ) " " ~ < >.
Sometimes to find the best plugins I’ve never heard of I set the rating and the minimum number of ratings high then search. Then depending on the number of results you can change the levels to get a list of a few really great plugins.
Or if I am looking for a plugin for a particular job, I’ll use some keywords and change the levels until there is a very short list of plugins to look though.
The link is: http://searchwordpressplugins.com/search.php