About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$149.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Shift

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

Typical Customers

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

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom and 1 others

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$149.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Shift: 30

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customisable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Inbox Management
  • Monitoring
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(305)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Rachel
Rachel
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best tool I didn't know I needed

Reviewed on 05/07/2019

You will save time you didn't know you can get back. It's a game-changer, particularly for contract...

You will save time you didn't know you can get back. It's a game-changer, particularly for contract and freelance workers who have so many accounts.

Pros

Having everything in one app has been a game-changer. I use multiple GSuite accounts, 5+ Slack Workspaces, Evernote, ClickUp for project management, Toggl to track time - all of these apps running on my computer made it really slow and I didn't realize how much time I spent navigating around everything. Shift conveniently puts everything in 1 place and has saved me so much time I didn't know I could get back.

Cons

I do run a lot in it, but 1-2 times a day I have to reload the entire app because it's glitching and won't save properly (I've never lost anything because I realize it super fast, but still annoying)

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A mail client which brings all of my google services into one place, across accounts....

Reviewed on 09/01/2018

All of my email in one place, including my calendar. It's a familiar interface since it just uses...

All of my email in one place, including my calendar. It's a familiar interface since it just uses the gmail native interface. The aggregation of accounts / services to a desktop client makes it a win.

Pros

Having a single mail client which brings all my accounts together. I like that they are all separated, but I can quickly change between them and see unread count in the sidebar. Shortcuts to jump to my calendar and back to my inbox make it quick and easy.
Having it in a desktop client allows me to not need to worry about the browser and which account I'm signed into right now when pulling up my mail.
Ease of use, convenient and familiar (gmail interface), quickly fetched mail, and other features make this a goto client for me right now.
The extensibility now with extensions is a great feature.

Cons

Sometimes it seems like the memory usage by Shift can get a little out of hand. I tend to force quit the application and relaunch it. Sometimes an extension doesn't work correctly and it's not clear how to fix it (like the Zoom extension saying I need to log in again to authenticate, but then not having a method of doing so - at least not easily found).

Jeff
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Do Not Buy this software!!!

Reviewed on 22/06/2021

I must say that while the platform was useful, it comes with challenges. Every other day there...

I must say that while the platform was useful, it comes with challenges. Every other day there would be a glitch somewhere in the dashboard, or a new update. Many times the dashboard would open up, but would not function. Meaning I could not navigate through any of my mail, folders, drafts.. This was extremely frustrating.

While support would have me uninstall the software, try an alpha or beta version instead, each with their own bugs and glitches, which I gladly would create a support ticket for. I just was fed up with having to be their guinea pig and never any real fix or improvement.

When I saw that my subscription was about to expire, I did reach out to them to see if they would continue my free "pro" subscription since I was a loyal customer and they simply told me NO! Not even a substantial discount. #Tryshiftfail

While I am always looking at new technology and innovative products for my team, TryShift just doesn't make the mark for both their product or their support! Poor customer Experience
They Don't Listen
#ShiftFail

Pros

Can switch between email accounts quickly.

Cons

Have been using Shift for over a year. Just a month after signing up for a paid pro version, I found that there were too many bugs in the system and tried to cancel my subscription. Upon doing so, the shift team offered me a full year of the pro version for free. So, they refunded me and I took the offer.

Daniel
Daniel
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  • Industry: Executive Office
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Shift is a time saver and a life saver

Reviewed on 16/09/2020

I have used the paid version for years. It is fantastic. Everything I use all day in one central...

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.

Michael
Michael
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Intuitive software to keep all your accounts organized

Reviewed on 10/03/2019

After a 2-month trial run, we were forced to move on from Shift, as great as it was due to the...

After a 2-month trial run, we were forced to move on from Shift, as great as it was due to the Gmail account restriction. If you use Gmail for business, then this is a great solution to streamlining all your services under one roof.

Pros

Shift is great at it's core functionality: having all your accounts logged in and ready to go, without having a million browser tabs open. This is especially handy if you have multiple accounts for the same service (ex: multiple Gmail accounts), as it saves you from having to log in/out or switch accounts.

Shift supports a ton of services natively, such as most major email provider, social medias, CRM's, and other business software.

Cons

The biggest drawback of Shift is the fact that your Shift account must be tied to a Gmail account. If you use Outlook/Office365, you'll have to connect it to a Gmail account first in order to set up your additional emails.

For companies that use Office365 for all in-office accounts, this obviously won't work, since there's no workaround and no solution in sight according to support.

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Shift FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Shift.

Shift offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$149.00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Shift Basic: Free for up to 2 email accounts and 1 app Shift Advanced: $149/year for unlimited accounts and additional features including; Google Services add-on; Chrome extensions; epic search, and more

Shift has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Shift supports the following languages:

English

Shift supports the following devices:

Shift integrates with the following applications:

1CRM, 1Password, ActiveCampaign, ActiveCollab, Acuity Scheduling, AdRoll, Agile CRM, Agorapulse, Aha!, Aircall, Airtable, Algolia, Any.do, AppsFlyer, Asana, Assembla, Backlog, Balsamiq, BambooHR, Basecamp, Beebole Project Time Tracking, Beekast, Beekeeper, BigCommerce, Bitbucket, Bitrix24, BombBomb, Bonusly, Buffer, Canva, Clinked, Clio, Confluence, Copper, Gmail, JIRA Service Management, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Resource Management, Shift4Shop, Shopify, Slack, Trello, Twitter/X, Zapier

Shift offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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