Shift

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

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

$99.99/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Shift

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

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand , United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$99.99/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Shift

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Features

Total features of Shift: 34

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Management Software
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Tracking Software
  • File Sharing Software
  • Inbox Management
  • Monitoring
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(296)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Scott
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Shift has shifted a complicated group of windows into one

Reviewed on 05/12/2019

Shift has allowed me to streamline my workflows and keep everything neat on my desktop

Shift has allowed me to streamline my workflows and keep everything neat on my desktop

Pros

Shift has continued to evolve during the time that I've used it and continues to become a more efficient way to manage the multiple apps and windows that I have to use daily. The app integrations are a god send given I no longer have to keep multiple apps/windows open.

Cons

The one draw back that I have found is that Shift does not import bookmarks from Chrome or other browsers. Once they get these in, I doubt I'll need to use an actual internet browser for anything.

Response from Redbrick Technologies

Thank you for the review. We're very excited to hear that your workflow has been streamlined with Shift and that your desktop is neater. We're working hard on functionality to allow for importing bookmarks from the web so that you don't need to use a browser ever again. Stay tuned for updates!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A mail client which brings all of my google services into one place, across accounts....

Reviewed on 09/01/2018

All of my email in one place, including my calendar. It's a familiar interface since it just uses...

All of my email in one place, including my calendar. It's a familiar interface since it just uses the gmail native interface. The aggregation of accounts / services to a desktop client makes it a win.

Pros

Having a single mail client which brings all my accounts together. I like that they are all separated, but I can quickly change between them and see unread count in the sidebar. Shortcuts to jump to my calendar and back to my inbox make it quick and easy.
Having it in a desktop client allows me to not need to worry about the browser and which account I'm signed into right now when pulling up my mail.
Ease of use, convenient and familiar (gmail interface), quickly fetched mail, and other features make this a goto client for me right now.
The extensibility now with extensions is a great feature.

Cons

Sometimes it seems like the memory usage by Shift can get a little out of hand. I tend to force quit the application and relaunch it. Sometimes an extension doesn't work correctly and it's not clear how to fix it (like the Zoom extension saying I need to log in again to authenticate, but then not having a method of doing so - at least not easily found).

Lauren
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Shift by Redbrick Review

Reviewed on 16/10/2019

It's neutral. I like it for collecting email, Trello, and Slack into one window, but the rest of my...

It's neutral. I like it for collecting email, Trello, and Slack into one window, but the rest of my experience has been mediocre. I thought this would eliminate my million tabs, but the integrations that sold me on the product don't function as they should, so that simply isn't the outcome I got. Support was helpful in offering for me to switch to the beta version, but I am not convinced that will solve any of these issues, and I don't have time to email back and forth with support every single time this happens.

Pros

1. Ease of use
2. Interface
3. Having Trello, Slack, and two email accounts in one window

Cons

Many of the integrations I hoped to use simply do not work. So for Shift to claim it has them and then to experience them not functioning effectively is extremely frustrating. And this is not user error. I have tried closing, quitting, and reopening the application, refreshing, logging in and out of accounts, and completely deleting and re-adding integrations. Nothing helped. I completely understand glitches now and again and understand these integrations require communication between platforms. However, the extent to which I am having issues with integrations is unreasonable.

I'm specifically referring to:

1. Spotify (won't play music)
2. Toggl (won't load, blank screen except for top navigation)
3. Squarespace (won't load)
4. Sprout social (won't load, blank screen)

Response from Redbrick Technologies

Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear you're finding Shift easy to use and enjoying having your apps and multiple email accounts in one window. You may have noticed the addition of focused web tabs recently and that many of the bugs you mentioned have been fixed. However, if you're still have any of these issues or any new issues have come up, we'd love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out or to create a support ticket (https://support.tryshift.com/new).

Rachel
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best tool I didn't know I needed

Reviewed on 05/07/2019

You will save time you didn't know you can get back. It's a game-changer, particularly for contract...

You will save time you didn't know you can get back. It's a game-changer, particularly for contract and freelance workers who have so many accounts.

Pros

Having everything in one app has been a game-changer. I use multiple GSuite accounts, 5+ Slack Workspaces, Evernote, ClickUp for project management, Toggl to track time - all of these apps running on my computer made it really slow and I didn't realize how much time I spent navigating around everything. Shift conveniently puts everything in 1 place and has saved me so much time I didn't know I could get back.

Cons

I do run a lot in it, but 1-2 times a day I have to reload the entire app because it's glitching and won't save properly (I've never lost anything because I realize it super fast, but still annoying)

Sailaja N.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Using shift has been amazing. It is seamless in its design and allows me to manage multiple...

Reviewed on 09/01/2018

It saves so much time and is really incredibly easy to use

It saves so much time and is really incredibly easy to use

Pros

That it integrates with a wide variety of software, messaging apps and more. I love that i can easily toggle between multiple email identities as well as messaging apps. I haven't tried some of the more recent additions, but am excited to.

Cons

It's still a little bit of a clunky UI and I wish there were more app integrations (like airtable). I also wish I could visually customize the appearance a bit more.

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Shift FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Shift.

Shift offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $99.99/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, 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

Shift has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Shift supports the following languages:

English

Shift supports the following devices:

Shift integrates with the following applications:

1CRM, 1Password, ActiveCampaign, ActiveCollab, Acuity Scheduling, AdRoll, Agile CRM, AgoraPulse, Aha!, Aircall, Airtable, Algolia, Any.do, AppsFlyer, Asana, Assembla, Backlog, Balsamiq, BambooHR, Basecamp, Beebole Project Time Tracking, Beekast, Beekeeper, BigCommerce, Bitbucket, Bitrix24, BombBomb, Bonusly, Buffer, Canva, Clinked, Clio, Confluence, Copper, Gmail, JIRA Service Management, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Resource Management, Shift4Shop, Shopify, Slack, Trello, Twitter, Zapier

Shift offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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