Shift

Desktop app for managing your accounts, apps, and workflows.

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Shift Overview

What is Shift?

Shift is the desktop app for streamlining your accounts, apps, and workflows. Tired of switching between accounts, and logging in and out? Shift is a logical and beautiful solution for managing everything better. Toggle between multiple Gmail, Outlook & Office 365 accounts without the hassle. Connect all of your favorite apps (1,200+ to choose from!) and create the perfect workflow for you and your team.

Bring your work to life and make it collaborative with Workspaces, in Shift. Create the perfect workflow for you and your team with mission-critical tabs, apps and bookmarks in one, streamlined place. Then, share it with your collaborators to get the job done.

Shift Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$99.99/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Shift Basic: Free for up to 2 email accounts and 1 app
Shift Advanced: $99.99/year for unlimited accounts and additional features including; Google Services add-on; Chrome extensions; unified search, and more


Shift Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

Shift Gmail inbox
Shift settings
Shift calendar management screenshot
Shift video Shift screenshot: Shift Gmail inbox Shift screenshot: Shift settings Shift screenshot: Shift calendar management screenshot

Shift Reviews

Shift Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
146

Very good
99

Average
21

Poor
4

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
90% recommended this app
Katie L.

Keeps My Browser Windows Under Control

Shift helps me keep organized, both personally and professionally, and allows me to go back and forth between applications without losing my mind.


Christopher L.

Love your Product, Except

I do not need to have multiple applications open to find out what is going on, Social Media, Email, internal SLACK, School applications, webhooks, git hub all in one location means that I have only a single


Will R.

Beautiful concept; execution needs work


Hana P.

The Concept is Great, Quite a Few Bugs

Overall, the value of Shift is outweight the cons. I hope they remedy the MacBook usage dilemma because it often slows my computer down.


Zane B.

Simple, Effective, and Worth Every Penny!

Gosh, where to begin. I loved the software the minute I watched the promo. Thought it was too good to be true, then tried the free version and then fell in love and invested in the pro version - BEST MONEY SPENT. Been using it ever since I found it in early July. GREAT feature and keeps me focused and productive. LOVE LOVE LOVE the software!


Katie L.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Keeps My Browser Windows Under Control

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Shift helps me keep organized, both personally and professionally, and allows me to go back and forth between applications without losing my mind.

Pros

I'm the type of person who tends to have multiple browser windows open, and Shift helps me stay organized and keep the number of browser windows open under control. I use it daily to check my many email and social media accounts, to chat via multiple message apps, to keep track of my personal and professional calendars, and to attend to basic business and even personal tasks right there in the same browser, from Trello to my home budgeting software. It keeps everything all in one place and prevents me from losing my mind. When I see colleagues struggling to find the right tab in a sea of many browser windows, I always suggest Shift as a way to help them keep their browser windows under control as well!

Cons

I have noticed that at times the software can be a bit laggy. When I know I need to do intensive work, say in Google Docs or something, I will open the document in the default browser in order to prevent a delay. This is not usually a problem with basic email, messaging, or other simple tasks.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Christopher L.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Love your Product, Except

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

I do not need to have multiple applications open to find out what is going on, Social Media, Email, internal SLACK, School applications, webhooks, git hub all in one location means that I have only a single

Pros

Ease of use, simple. I love having all my social media sites, emails, Cloud Locations in one place. The add-ons for all the tabs really helps. I like that I do not have to have all my browser windows open.

Cons

At the start before the update in July 2019, MS Teams worked really well. NOW, it does not work and locks up the application completely, to the point that I have no choice but to remove it from my shift. The lack of 64 Client is also an issue, I am sure with an i9 CPU processor the use of more than a 32-bit application has its limitations. But, I wish it would use more of the active CPU usage so that I can utilize this.

Response from Redbrick Technologies

Thank you for the review! We're very happy to hear you love having multiple apps in one location in Shift. Are you still having an issue with MS Teams? If so, our support team would love to hear from you: https://support.tryshift.com/new.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Will R.
Industry: Performing Arts
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Beautiful concept; execution needs work

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

LOVE that it allows me to shift (get it?) between apps and accounts without changing windows. The integration with G-Suite is helpful since I manage multiple email accounts but generally use Drive with only one (this sort of arrangement frequently causes authentication issues when implemented in a browser)--so I am able to swap between email accounts while working on a spreadsheet in my "master" account.

Adore the integration with apps like WhatsApp, Slack and HootSuite--it's like having my very own personalized terminal with all of the solutions I need to get my work done efficiently. I also like that I can rearrange the stack of accounts and apps to suit my workflow.

Cons

This software is buggy as hell. I frequently have to re-authenticate my Gmail accounts as well as apps like HubSpot, HootSuite and WhatsApp (for some reason, Slack is pretty much the only app I have noticed that does not require me to regularly re-enter my credentials). I wouldn't mind this all that much, except for the fact that Slack does not seem to talk to Apple's Keychain, so I end up having to look up my (sometimes lengthy) passwords for each account. This will sometimes happen mid-session, with no explanation.

Another issue is that my Gmail accounts will routinely reload while I'm in the middle of composing a message. Again, no explanation provided, just a dialogue saying "changes you make might not be saved" and then adios!

The rate at which these issues occur is high enough that I have considered abandoning the product ("why am I paying to take twice as long to write an email?"), especially since, even though I am a paying subscriber, support for these issues has been fair to middling. The latest response I received was that authentication issues can happen when the same Shift account is installed on multiple devices--which seems ridiculous, by the way, for those of us neanderthals that still have multiple computers--and that uninstalling shift on my other computers *should* fix the problem. It didn't, but I have yet to find another product worth my taking the time and effort to rejig my workflow/learn a new interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Hana P.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The Concept is Great, Quite a Few Bugs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the value of Shift is outweight the cons. I hope they remedy the MacBook usage dilemma because it often slows my computer down.

Pros

I manage a dozen or so email addresses and Shift does a great job with letting me access all of the accounts in one space. A couple of years ago, we sent a request for Shift to integrate with Lastpass and they integrated with it pretty quickly, which is helpful with password management of all of the accounts I juggle. I also love that Google Drive and Calendar work well right there in the platform very well.

Cons

Shift is quite buggy. It freezes often and takes up a lot of CPU memory on my MacBook. It often makes my fan start spinning quickly to cool my MacBook down. Microsoft Outlook doesn't work as well as Gmail accounts, so I still use a browser for Outlook. I like that it integrates with Dropbox so you can save email attachments in a Dropbox folder right in the app. However, in my experience, several documents that I would save would end up not saving even when indicating it was saved. I would not find out until weeks later when looking for that document. The thing I dislike most is the option to have external links open inside of Shift or your preferred browser. I would prefer all of my external links to open in Chrome, but this preference will also apply to Google Suite products. So if I open a Google Doc or Spreadsheet, it will open in a browser instead of in Shift. That gets annoying.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Zane B.
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Simple, Effective, and Worth Every Penny!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

Gosh, where to begin. I loved the software the minute I watched the promo. Thought it was too good to be true, then tried the free version and then fell in love and invested in the pro version - BEST MONEY SPENT. Been using it ever since I found it in early July. GREAT feature and keeps me focused and productive. LOVE LOVE LOVE the software!

Pros

I love how it cuts down on my CPU usage. Chrome takes lots of memory and Shift seems to do the job with 1/3 of the power. I love how I can have my Whatsup, text messages, and emails all in one spot. LOVE IT!

Cons

I would love if we can have the mute notification for longer than 24 hrs and also enable that on more than just the email.

Response from Redbrick Technologies

Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear that you love Shift. It is possible to mute notifications for up to 99 hours and 99 minutes and it is possible to mute notifications for mail, calendar and apps. If you're still having these issues, please feel free to create a support ticket (https://support.tryshift.com/new) and have our team solve this for you.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 273 user ratings
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Shift Pricing

Shift Pricing

Starting from
US$99.99/year
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Shift Basic: Free for up to 2 email accounts and 1 app
Shift Advanced: $99.99/year for unlimited accounts and additional features including; Google Services add-on; Chrome extensions; unified search, and more

Shift Basic: Free for up to 2 email accounts and 1 app
Shift Advanced: $99.99/year for unlimited accounts and additional features including; Google Services add-on; Chrome extensions; unified search, and more

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 273 user ratings
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Shift Features

Shift Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Call Monitoring
Call Recording
Call Routing
Call Transfer
Caller ID
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Conferencing
Contact Management
Customizable Branding
Instant Messaging
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing
Voice Mail
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Shift

Additional information for Shift

Key features of Shift

  • Email Archiving
  • Email Monitoring
  • Signature Management

Benefits

Streamline your accounts, apps, and workflows in one desktop app
Toggle between multiple Gmail, Outlook & Office 365 accounts
Connect all of your favorite web apps like Slack, Messenger, Facebook, WhatsApp, Tello, Asana and more
Organize work/life/play accounts in one place
Focused web tabs inside Shift for a more productive web experience
Create the perfect workflow and share it with your team with Workspaces

Shift FAQs

Shift FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Shift.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Shift offer?

Shift offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$99.99/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Shift Basic: Free for up to 2 email accounts and 1 app Shift Advanced: $99.99/year for unlimited accounts and additional features including; Google Services add-on; Chrome extensions; unified search, and more

Q. What are the main features of Shift?

Shift offers the following features:

  • Email Archiving
  • Email Monitoring
  • Signature Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Shift?

Shift has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Shift support?

Shift supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Shift offer?

Shift has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Shift support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Shift supports

Q. What other apps does Shift integrate with?

Shift integrates with the following applications:

3dcart, ActiveCampaign, Assembla, BambooHR, Basecamp, BeeBole Timesheet, BigCommerce, Clinked, Shopify, Twitter

Q. What level of support does Shift offer?

Shift offers the following support options:

Phone Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support