Shift Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Shift

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

4.4/5 (273 reviews)

Shift overview

What is 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.
www.tryshift.com

Pricing

Starting from
$99.99/year
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany

Supported languages

English
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Shift reviews

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Katie Langston

Keeps My Browser Windows Under Control

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Shift helps me keep organized, both personally and professionally, and allows me to go back and forth between applications without losing my mind.

Pros
I'm the type of person who tends to have multiple browser windows open, and Shift helps me stay organized and keep the number of browser windows open under control. I use it daily to check my many email and social media accounts, to chat via multiple message apps, to keep track of my personal and professional calendars, and to attend to basic business and even personal tasks right there in the same browser, from Trello to my home budgeting software. It keeps everything all in one place and prevents me from losing my mind. When I see colleagues struggling to find the right tab in a sea of many browser windows, I always suggest Shift as a way to help them keep their browser windows under control as well!

Cons
I have noticed that at times the software can be a bit laggy. When I know I need to do intensive work, say in Google Docs or something, I will open the document in the default browser in order to prevent a delay. This is not usually a problem with basic email, messaging, or other simple tasks.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christopher Leach

Love your Product, Except

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

I do not need to have multiple applications open to find out what is going on, Social Media, Email, internal SLACK, School applications, webhooks, git hub all in one location means that I have only a single

Pros
Ease of use, simple. I love having all my social media sites, emails, Cloud Locations in one place. The add-ons for all the tabs really helps. I like that I do not have to have all my browser windows open.

Cons
At the start before the update in July 2019, MS Teams worked really well. NOW, it does not work and locks up the application completely, to the point that I have no choice but to remove it from my shift. The lack of 64 Client is also an issue, I am sure with an i9 CPU processor the use of more than a 32-bit application has its limitations. But, I wish it would use more of the active CPU usage so that I can utilize this.

Response from Redbrick Technologies


Thank you for the review! We're very happy to hear you love having multiple apps in one location in Shift. Are you still having an issue with MS Teams? If so, our support team would love to hear from you: https://support.tryshift.com/new.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Hana Pugh

The Concept is Great, Quite a Few Bugs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the value of Shift is outweight the cons. I hope they remedy the MacBook usage dilemma because it often slows my computer down.

Pros
I manage a dozen or so email addresses and Shift does a great job with letting me access all of the accounts in one space. A couple of years ago, we sent a request for Shift to integrate with Lastpass and they integrated with it pretty quickly, which is helpful with password management of all of the accounts I juggle. I also love that Google Drive and Calendar work well right there in the platform very well.

Cons
Shift is quite buggy. It freezes often and takes up a lot of CPU memory on my MacBook. It often makes my fan start spinning quickly to cool my MacBook down. Microsoft Outlook doesn't work as well as Gmail accounts, so I still use a browser for Outlook. I like that it integrates with Dropbox so you can save email attachments in a Dropbox folder right in the app. However, in my experience, several documents that I would save would end up not saving even when indicating it was saved. I would not find out until weeks later when looking for that document. The thing I dislike most is the option to have external links open inside of Shift or your preferred browser. I would prefer all of my external links to open in Chrome, but this preference will also apply to Google Suite products. So if I open a Google Doc or Spreadsheet, it will open in a browser instead of in Shift. That gets annoying.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Will Ramsey

Beautiful concept; execution needs work

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Daniel Paul

Shift is a time saver and a life saver

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-16
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shift pricing

Starting from
$99.99/year
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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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 features

Chat
Collaboration Tools
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

API (240 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (145 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (114 other apps)
Call Monitoring (99 other apps)
Call Recording (150 other apps)
Call Routing (111 other apps)
Call Transfer (102 other apps)
Caller ID (92 other apps)
Communication Management (112 other apps)
Conferencing (107 other apps)
Contact Management (98 other apps)
Customizable Branding (89 other apps)
Instant Messaging (116 other apps)
Video Conferencing (106 other apps)
Voice Mail (91 other apps)

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Additional information for Shift

Key features of Shift

  • Office Suite
  • Response Management
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Benefits

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