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.

Available alongside, the companion Shortcut app for iPhone and iPad devices mobilizes the solutions key tools. With Shortcut for iOS, users are able to create new Stories in just several taps while also querying those already within the workspace. Stories can be searched, tracked, updated and commented on, with Epics too able to be checked for details and progression status. The Dashboard tab offers a quick view on current work, while the Activity Feed displays project updates and mentions from other team members.

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

Typical Customers

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

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil , Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Shortcut Software - Shortcut is a project management platform for software development teams, supported by a web-based UI and a companion mobile app for iOS devices
Shortcut Software - Shortcut is adaptable and scalable enough to meet the development environment, with the ability to add multiple projects and teams as the setup expands
Shortcut Software - The promise of a "fast and intuitive" cloud-based UI makes project management convenient and optimized to meet the particular needs of software development teams
Shortcut Software - Kanban boards update team members on task status and can be manipulated and rearranged intuitively using drag and drop actions
Shortcut Software - Track and visualize project progress with chart-based reporting capabilities including cumulative flow diagrams and burndown charts etc
Shortcut Software - Clubhouse for iOS showing the Stories, Epics and Dashboard tabs for viewing and creating stories, checking Epics progress and looking in on collective project activities
Shortcut Software - Milestones and Epics are used to signify important goals within project development, showing progress percentage indicators for following overall performance
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Shortcut Software - Shortcut is a project management platform for software development teams, supported by a web-based UI and a companion mobile app for iOS devices
Shortcut Software - Shortcut is adaptable and scalable enough to meet the development environment, with the ability to add multiple projects and teams as the setup expands
Shortcut Software - The promise of a "fast and intuitive" cloud-based UI makes project management convenient and optimized to meet the particular needs of software development teams
Shortcut Software - Kanban boards update team members on task status and can be manipulated and rearranged intuitively using drag and drop actions
Shortcut Software - Track and visualize project progress with chart-based reporting capabilities including cumulative flow diagrams and burndown charts etc
Shortcut Software - Clubhouse for iOS showing the Stories, Epics and Dashboard tabs for viewing and creating stories, checking Epics progress and looking in on collective project activities
Shortcut Software - Milestones and Epics are used to signify important goals within project development, showing progress percentage indicators for following overall performance

Features

Total features of Shortcut: 76

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backlog Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Charting
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Import Tasks
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Parent Task
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Recurring Issues
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Request Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Retrospectives Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Sprint Planning
  • Status Tracking
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Supports Scrum
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(349)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Cindy
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Simple to use and provides enough features to run and manage sprints for a small team

Reviewed on 17/11/2022

Pros

- Simple to learn and navigate so the team could quickly start using the product after switching- Love the dark mode and the colour coding of different story types i.e bug, feature or chore so it's easy to see things at the high level- Easy to create sprints and I like the summaries provided on the story points

Cons

- You can only write stories in markdown text. Not a big issue since I've become really good at it! But it'd be good if there was a text editor instead- Sometimes when I create a story and I accidentally click out of it, I lose the progress. It'd be good if they had a draft functionality where the stories get created as a draft straight away

Alternatives Considered

Jira

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

We needed something that was more focused on sprint management

Switched From

Notion

Reasons for Switching to Shortcut

JIRA has a quite suite of features however it was too complex for what we were looking for. We need something to track our sprints and features and shortcut was perfect for that.
Lee-ann
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Shortcut (previously Clubhouse) has been a great improvement for us.

Reviewed on 09/11/2021

Overall our experience has been great. Less has been falling through the cracks, and we're able to...

Overall our experience has been great. Less has been falling through the cracks, and we're able to actively manage & prioritize our development with ease. The application is enjoyed by both the development team & the management team, so everyone is benefitting from our switch to Shortcut.

Pros

1. The app is very easy to configure & set up.
2. The user experience is seamless & functionality is very self-explanatory.
3. There are multiple ways to configure each component, so you can set up the app according to what works best for you & your company. (No "one size fits all" model.)
4. The ability to set up different workflows for different departments has been a huge help for us.

Cons

1. It's a little hard to envision how each of the components should be set up for your organization when you're first getting in there (i.e., projects, workflows, milestones, epics, stories), so we ended up changing the setup as we went along after the initial configuration. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, as it allowed us to improve the way we currently did things.
2. The biggest issue we have now, after using the app for a while, is that stories do not populate into the Gantt charts, only epics. This means if we have one-off tasks that are added as stories, those do not pull into the report we'd like. For that reason, we have to set up an entire epic just to set up a single story, for reporting purposes. I think it would be great if you had the option to pull the Gantt reports at the epic or story-level.

Freddie
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Shortcut is a great tool for small companies!

Reviewed on 05/11/2021

Pros

Many of the features of this software are useful to our company. Our team has come to heavily rely on the roadmap view and reporting tools. These features have kept our company on track and increased our velocity in immeasurable ways.

Cons

A few of the features our team feels are missing from Shortcut are custom fields and release management. If our team was able to have a reliable release management system, it would be very impactful to our team and customers.

Alternatives Considered

Jira

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

This software simplified the product management pipeline and offered the best toolsets for our light touch pipeline.

Switched From

Jira and monday.com
Josh
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Took of our Trade

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

One spot for all teams to work together for client success is always going to be a win for a team.

One spot for all teams to work together for client success is always going to be a win for a team.

Pros

Shortcut does a great job allowing us to manage all facets of our product and being multiple teams together for what is most important, client and end user satisfaction. It follows standard agile flow but allows flexibility where engineers and non-engineers can use it alike.
We also utilize their API for templates epics and stories and it is great to work with.
Support team and client success managers have been a pleasure to work with when we’ve had conversations. They always are able to handle a situation or get us in touch with someone who can.
Lastly the product is always evolving and they are very transparent through their website and slack channel of what is coming next to make your life better!

Cons

Some things were less flexible such as naming conventions and required fields on stories/epics, but these are getting worked out over time (for ex projects are not required any more)

Alternatives Considered

Jira, Basecamp and ClickUp

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

Wanted one tool with more power and better price.

Switched From

Trello and monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Shortcut

Most flexible and best bang for your buck.
Justin
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Scaled for the complexity of JIRA, but with the best UX possible & no sysadmins needed

Reviewed on 04/11/2021

Pros

Every org grows out of Github Issues, Trello, and Asana when they realize a) stories need relationships such as blocking/blocked; b) stories need task checklists; c) different groups have different workflows; d) stories are often mini-project briefs and need to read as such. However, once you find yourself in JIRA, which you've been told is the mature platform for mature orgs, you're operating a nuclear submarine, you need 3 sysadmins, nobody can find anything, and you want to throw your computer out the window. SC has the infrastructure but with the user-friendliness of everyday software. Think of how Mixpanel took what Omniture was doing and made it accessible to the everyday marketer. That's what Shortcut does for eng/prod teams. No sysadmin needed, everyone gets it.

Their API is well-documented and incredible. We do tons with Zapier because of how much they expose.

Their CS team is spectacular, inquisitive, friendly, helpful. They want their customers to succeed.

They have a one-click signup link which has made our onboarding process much faster

They have templated stories and checklists which we use across the org for everything from product launches through onboarding/offboarding hires.

Cons

very few dislikes. it's amazing. if i have to force criticism:

- If you work cross-departmentally, avoid multiple workflows, or you'll be having to look at multiple kanban boards daily
- the "dashboard" (home) isn't as useful as it seems like it should be so we all either use iterations or stories view for our daily lens
- shortcut and productboard both boast integration, but it's not great, and i think this is the fault of productboard

but really these criticisms represent like 5% negative compared to 95% enthusiastic positive

Alternatives Considered

Swimlane, Jira, monday.com and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

A friend told me that Clubhouse was effectively "JIRA but with a designer cofounder" and that's accurate.

Switched From

Trello
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Shortcut FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Shortcut.

Shortcut offers the following pricing plans:

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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