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.

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

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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

Top 5 alternatives to Shortcut

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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
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualisation
  • 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
  • Prioritisation
  • 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
  • Visualisation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(351)
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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Alan
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Product Management Made Easy!

Reviewed on 27/8/2021

I am a bit newer to the PM world, but jumping into Clubhouse and getting going was quite easy! It's...

I am a bit newer to the PM world, but jumping into Clubhouse and getting going was quite easy! It's helped me set some order to my projects and collaborate with the proper people in a timely manner.

Pros

Once you understand the structure of the application, like the epics, stories, and iterations, it becomes very easy to navigate. The collaboration with team members and tracking of features or bugs makes it very valuable for our dev and product teams!

Cons

You do get a lot of email notifications when you are mentioned or anything related to you is updated, it would be nice to combine these notifications into one email every couple of hours or so.

John
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

Solid Product with Curated Agile Experience

Reviewed on 5/11/2021

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
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Just fine

Reviewed on 4/11/2021

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.

Wanja
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • 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 9.0 /10

Impressive

Reviewed on 17/11/2022

Pros

From usability and technical perspective this is really an amazing piece of software. The easiness to never having to save something is extremely impressive

Cons

Moving stories between different Workflows is sometimes a bit annoying. Also it would be really awesome if you could apply your own prioritsation scheme and rank for it.

Benjamin
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Effective Project Management for Small to Large Software Teams

Reviewed on 5/11/2021

I really enjoy using shortcut and it has given us the ability to manage complex projects. I highly...

I really enjoy using shortcut and it has given us the ability to manage complex projects. I highly recommend it.

Pros

Whether you’re part of a small software team or you’re integrated into a collection of agile teams at an enterprise software shop - Shortcut makes it easy and intuitive to manage the many integrated software projects of todays micro services oriented development style. We’ve found that Shortcut grew with us from 2 devs to 10 and we expect it to grow with us as we grow to 50.

Cons

Story management sometimes feels like a full time job, but at least Shortcut makes it a joy. For our open source projects we have a hard time integrating with issues on GitHub where public issues are generated, but for our private projects, the GitHub integration is lightweight and effective.

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Shortcut offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$10.00/month
  • 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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