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.


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


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(305)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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Rachel
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)

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).

Will
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  • Industry: Performing Arts
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Beautiful concept; execution needs work

Reviewed on 22/10/2019

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.

Daniel
Daniel
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  • Industry: Executive Office
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Shift is a time saver and a life saver

Reviewed on 16/09/2020

I have used the paid version for years. It is fantastic. Everything I use all day in one central...

I have used the paid version for years. It is fantastic. Everything I use all day in one central location. No more open tabs and jumping between tabs or apps. Simple and elegant!

Pros

Shift allows me to get more done in my day and has helped me to increase my productivity. It is well thought out and so easy to use and deploy.

Cons

To be honest, I don't have a feature I don't like.

Michael
Michael
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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 6.0 /10

Intuitive software to keep all your accounts organized

Reviewed on 10/03/2019

After a 2-month trial run, we were forced to move on from Shift, as great as it was due to the...

After a 2-month trial run, we were forced to move on from Shift, as great as it was due to the Gmail account restriction. If you use Gmail for business, then this is a great solution to streamlining all your services under one roof.

Pros

Shift is great at it's core functionality: having all your accounts logged in and ready to go, without having a million browser tabs open. This is especially handy if you have multiple accounts for the same service (ex: multiple Gmail accounts), as it saves you from having to log in/out or switch accounts.

Shift supports a ton of services natively, such as most major email provider, social medias, CRM's, and other business software.

Cons

The biggest drawback of Shift is the fact that your Shift account must be tied to a Gmail account. If you use Outlook/Office365, you'll have to connect it to a Gmail account first in order to set up your additional emails.

For companies that use Office365 for all in-office accounts, this obviously won't work, since there's no workaround and no solution in sight according to support.

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Shift FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Shift.

Shift offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $149.00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Shift Basic: Free for up to 2 email accounts and 1 app Shift Advanced: $149/year for unlimited accounts and additional features including; Google Services add-on; Chrome extensions; epic 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/X, Zapier

Shift offers the following support options:

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

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