Shortcut

Project management platform for software development teams

About Shortcut

Built specifically for software development teams, Shortcut is a cloud-based project management platform for collaboratively supporting the full planning, build, and launch cycle. Scalable to cater for non-profits right up to Enterprise-level with variable subscription pricing packages, Shortcut also promises robust, out-of-the-box integration options for the likes of GitHub, GitLab and Slack etc, with API access for developing custom workflow automations. An online UI allows users to create a “Story” for describing any task, job, feature or build, before defining “Milestones” and “Epics” for goal-based progression. Drag and drop Kanban workboards allow task workflows to be rearranged and prioritized intuitively while keeping every team member updated. Reporting tools and data visualizations including cumulative flow diagrams and burndown charts also support greater visibility on overall progress and achievements.


Key benefits of Shortcut

• Shortcut delivers features to make project management comprehensive and intuitive for software development teams, offering a cloud-based solution scalable enough to meet the needs of non-profit organizations all the way up to Enterprise level.

• Tasks, chores, features and builds are definable as a "Story" with "Milestones" and "Epics" used to signify, mark and measure project progress.

• Kanban boards can be built and managed via drag and drop, updating all team members on task status while using Shortcut's reporting capabilities to chart achievement progress.

• Shortcut app for iOS provides mobile users with features including quick tap story creation, story searching, visibility on Epics progress, a working Dashboard, plus project activity tracking within the Activity Feed.

• Third party integration for tools such as GitHub, Slack, Zendesk, Google Drive, Dropbox, Bugsnag, Clockify and others is extendable via Shortcut's own developer API.


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Shortcut Software - Create custom roadmaps for your teams so that everyone is on the same page.
Shortcut Software - See progress immediately as it happens. Use simple filters to view work connected to any Team, project, person, tag... anything really.
Shortcut Software - Stories appear in a Kanban-style view sorted by progress state, and can be dragged to reprioritize.
Shortcut Software - Create retros, strategy Docs, agendas, action items, and other collections of words all in one place. Start from scratch or use one of our templates.
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Shortcut Software - Create custom roadmaps for your teams so that everyone is on the same page.
Shortcut Software - See progress immediately as it happens. Use simple filters to view work connected to any Team, project, person, tag... anything really.
Shortcut Software - Stories appear in a Kanban-style view sorted by progress state, and can be dragged to reprioritize.
Shortcut Software - Create retros, strategy Docs, agendas, action items, and other collections of words all in one place. Start from scratch or use one of our templates.

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Kerry
Kerry
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  • Industry: Newspapers
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Get up and running in 1 day

Reviewed on 25/04/2019

Clubhouse is allowing us to capture user stories on the fly, and keep those stories organized. We...

Clubhouse is allowing us to capture user stories on the fly, and keep those stories organized. We are able to create custom swim lanes that match our process perfectly, so that the stories can flow from one step to the next easily until they are done. We use the reporting on a daily basis to look at our burndown chart, and to track our stats for each sprint. It is easy to add tasks for each other to complete, and to leave notes and comments for each other within the stories. It helps keep all the communication for each story in one place, and lets us easily see what is going on with them at any point in time. And it's REALLY easy to use, so we actually use it! Also, we love having the Milestones feature where we can keep the big items on our roadmap and easily see our progress towards them. SO much better than having a separate roadmap tool that we never look at. I recommend it to anyone.

Pros

We're a scrum team developing software in the news industry. We switched from PivotalTracker to Clubhouse, and the ease of setup and how quickly we were able to learn the product was amazing. It took me weeks to get a grasp of PivotalTracker, but within a morning we were up and running on Clubhouse and loving it. The software looks clean, appealing, and intuitive, and it is so easy to learn and use that you will wonder why you used anything else ever. And the price point is easy to swallow, too. We love it!

Cons

Clubhouse is still missing robust sprint related tools. There are great workarounds in place, and they will be releasing those soon, so no hesitation on recommending it. But once they roll those features out it will be even better.

John
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Solid Product with Curated Agile Experience

Reviewed on 05/11/2021

A solid 8.5/10. Would recommend to others, would use again and keep using, but could stand to...

A solid 8.5/10. Would recommend to others, would use again and keep using, but could stand to improve a few features that would bring it up to a 10.

Pros

This software is a curated experience that intentionally limits setup and flows compared with other products like JIRA which are less "bounded." I think this is better for most teams which do not care to install extra plugins and fight with non-intuitive workflow items.

Cons

There are some quirks in group selection and application, filtering, and sorting that do not always let me cross-cut the data the ways I want.

Alternatives Considered

Jira, Trello and GitLab

Reasons for Switching to Shortcut

Was here when I got here and curated experience. May shift to Gitlab eventually since we do our code there and features set is similar (even if it does not look as nice) to save on the monthly cost. The price point is completely fair, but just an extra expense not worth it for a few features missing as we migrate.
Kathryn
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Just fine

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

Pros

The software is intuitive and easy to use if you've used other product management software. Has lots of additional features.

Cons

The reason we stopped using it was we didn't actually need all the features that it had. In the end we felt like we had too many tools and downsized into Notion.

Jarret
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Does what you've always wanted out of Jira

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

Amazing!

Amazing!

Pros

Seems silly, but for me, it's the ability to create tasks under a ticket, and be able to convert those into tickets on their own. Jira did not have this, and still doesn't as far as I know, but wouldn't matter - Shortcut is simple to use, and ready to go out of the box.

Cons

Doesn't have the brand recognition, so hard to convince others that its the correct solution to use.

sam
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Flexible Agile-focused task and project management software

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

Pros

Shortcut is amazing for non-profits who need a flexible and no- to low-cost task/project management platform.

Cons

Unless you work in Agile methodology day in and day out, it can be difficult to understand how to effectively organize tasks/stories into epics and projects.

Alternatives Considered

MeisterTask

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

Trello was cumbersome and expensive for a small team.

Switched From

Trello

Reasons for Switching to Shortcut

Shortcut had better integration options
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Shortcut offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$8.50/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

14-day free trial, after which pricing is as follows: Billed annually: Free (1 - 10 users): $0 per month Team: $8.50 per user per month Business: $12 per user per month Enterprise: Request a demo via website Billed monthly: Free (1 - 10 users): $0 per month Team: $10 per user per month Business: $16 per user per month Enterprise: Request a demo via website

Shortcut has the following typical customers:

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

Shortcut supports the following languages:

English

Shortcut supports the following devices:

Shortcut integrates with the following applications:

Bitbucket, Box, BugSnag, Clockify, Dropbox Business, GitHub, GitLab, Google Calendar, Instabug, LambdaTest, Rollbar, Sentry, Slack, Test Lodge, Zapier, Zendesk Suite

Shortcut offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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