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$8.50/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.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

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$8.50/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: 73

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(326)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Bryan
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The perfect tool for software projects using Kanban

Reviewed on 23/08/2019

Clubhouse helps us manage agile software projects better than ever before. With other tools it...

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.

Lee-ann
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • 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.

Amy
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

While it does the job, it's not easy to use for sorting or management

Reviewed on 25/07/2022

I am only a user, but I know that our Engineering manager will be switching us to a different...

I am only a user, but I know that our Engineering manager will be switching us to a different product soon for ticket management with the reason that the new product will be much easier for everyone to use - especially for tracking their own tickets.

Pros

Does what we need it to do - create bug tickets

Cons

Not easy to filter, find or sort. Maybe I just don't know how to use the features, and I know I use them in a completely different fashion than Engineering does (we create tickets, they execute them), but each time someone says "just filter and find", I have no idea and can't figure it out. I also hear from their team about how hard it is to do what they need to do with the tickets once we create them. Not user friendly for sorting or tagging for projects.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Love the drag and drop. Great tool to stay organized

Reviewed on 04/08/2022

Pros

I like the drag and drop the most. It makes managing tasks so much easier

Cons

A little confusing to use. The learning curve is steep.

Paul
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Previously Clubhouse, Shortcut really did cut our processes shorter.

Reviewed on 02/05/2022

Pros

1) Easy to learn - Even our junior members got on-boarded quickly despite their absolute lack of familiarity to such tools.
2) Tons of tagging options - Tickets can get multiple labels and the long list of standard metadata for cross-posting and maximum searchability.
3) Powerful search box - We get lots of tickets using the same set of keywords yet the search function seems to algorithmically know exactly which one we are looking for!

Cons

1) Comment formatting is not WYSIWYG
2) A bit pricey for smaller teams
3) Continuous development is great, but there's always a new key feature deployed quickly that will make you rethink your currently-established conventions. We found ourselves testing these, and even migrating to fully commit to using the new feature instead (e.g. milestone-centric vs iteration-centric). There's this unshakeable worry that there's a new feature yet again right around the corner and we may have to switch once more.

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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

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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

Shortcut offers the following support options:

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

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