About Shortcut

Shortcut is a cloud-based project management platform that helps small to large enterprises manage tasks and streamline communication between team members. It enables users to create stories that comprise of features, bugs or chores, and add attachments or descriptions in tasks. Key features of Shortcut include customizable templates, collaboration, reporting, labeling, an activity feed and feedback management. Managers can utilize Kanban boards to view live updates on tasks and add new stories on the board using a drag-and-drop interface. Additionally, it offers mobile applications for iOS and Android devices, which lets users add comments in stories and track progress of ongoing projects. Shortcut facilitates integration with various third-party applications such as Figma, Slack, GitHub, Bitbucket Cloud, Marker.io, Clockify and more. Pricing is available on monthly and annual subscriptions and support is extended via documentation, email and other online measures.
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Shortcut Software - Shortcut story management
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Shortcut pricing

Shortcut has a free version and offers a free trial. Shortcut paid version starts at US$10.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$10.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Shortcut Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.6
5 reviews of 348 View all reviews
Bryan
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 23/08/2019

The perfect tool for software projects using Kanban

Clubhouse helps us manage agile software projects better than ever before. With other tools it feels like we are forcing it to try to accommodate our workflow, but with Clubhouse it feels like it was designed exactly for our use.

Pros

Clubhouse brought us a new set of features and ways to organize stories and tasks that we didn't know we wanted/needed. We have always stuck with tools that were able to help improve our kanban based workflow rather than the simple project board tools like Trello that cater to everyone more than software/product development specifically.

There are few tools out there that provide what we are looking for: the ability to organize and label stories with more granularity than a single label (estimates, types, project, priorities, epic, etc), and the ability to have reports like velocity and burndown charts.

Cons

It is a very small thing, but it would be nice if we could adjust the color scheme of both things like labels beyond the default options, as well as adjust the overall interface colors.

Cindy
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 17/11/2022

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

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.
Kirsty
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 10/11/2021

Short may be an overstatement for shortcut

Pros

This is an adequate task management/tracking software. It has a fantastic Zendesk integration and multiple customizable fields. It also boasts decent search and filtering functions but it isn't particularly user-friendly and filling out all the fields that make it function well takes a great deal of time (hence the title of this review).

Cons

There are no AI/smart suggestions for related epic/team fields so every time you make a new ticket you have to search through them by scratch. They also don't offer a great tag database or tag definitions so you have to create naming conventions separately offline. You also can't use rich text in story descriptions.

Marco
  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 21/11/2022

My review

=)

Pros

The software is incredible, it's easy to use, and the features just feats your team needs.

Cons

For Brazil it is a really expensive product, I wouldn't be able to pay the complete version, although I know that the free plan locks features that would be really helpful. Some international companies vary the price based on the exchange rate. That would allow to sell your product here easily. For example, for a team of 7 the price would be $84,00, that makes almost R$500,00 here that is almost the same as all the shopping (food, grocery..) for a family of two for a month. See?Other than that, it would be awesome to be able to change the team shortcut url. When I've created my team account I didn't know that the company name would be used for the URL, now it is very long and very ugly to share.

Cristian
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 18/11/2022

Exactly what we need

It is the best tool for our business given our current size. I would recommend it for small teams of designers and engineers. Its integration with GitHub and similar tools is best in class.

Pros

Its interface is super fast compared to tools like Jira. I find the platform extremely easy to use and configure.

Cons

The interface has changed recently and at times that can be jarring. But I have no major complaints.

Alternatives Considered

Wrike and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

Jira was too expensive and sluggish for us.

Switched From

Jira

Reasons for Switching to Shortcut

Its simplicity

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