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:

USD 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.

Devices

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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:

USD 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
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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: 71

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backlog Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Charting
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • 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
  • Prioritization
  • 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
(304)
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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Bryan M. Bryan M.
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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.

Freddie C. Freddie C.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Shortcut is a great tool for small companies!

Reviewed on 05/11/2021

Pros

Many of the features of this software are useful to our company. Our team has come to heavily rely on the roadmap view and reporting tools. These features have kept our company on track and increased our velocity in immeasurable ways.

Cons

A few of the features our team feels are missing from Shortcut are custom fields and release management. If our team was able to have a reliable release management system, it would be very impactful to our team and customers.

Alternatives Considered

Jira

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut

This software simplified the product management pipeline and offered the best toolsets for our light touch pipeline.

Switched From

monday.com and Jira
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

While Clubhouse can do some things well, it is lacking in many areas

Reviewed on 04/08/2019

My experience with Clubhouse was not great to say the least. While the UI is promising, and the...

My experience with Clubhouse was not great to say the least. While the UI is promising, and the price per user is much lower than others, you get what you pay for. Like too many other project management apps, there is not enough focus on the time being tracked vs a budget for the project you are working on. The project layers overlap in a way that would be good if you were working on individual projects for a larger product, but not if you are working on individual projects geared towards individual clients.

Pros

I think the best part of Clubhouse is the robust API that can allow a dev team to add or complement to the existing platform. Clubhouse seems designed for teams focusing on a product or a small portfolio of similar products or complimentary features. It does not seem designed for a consulting or agency style development shop.

Cons

Clubhouse is lacking in a number of areas that should be expected features in agile project management software. Completion dates are buried, no project budgeting or hourly rates, no invoicing or adding expenses, time tracking, resource management, personal task lists, custom fields, dependencies. It also seemed overwhelming to get set up and running.

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

Thomas L. Thomas L.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Shortcut (formerly Clubhouse) is a great task management tool for development teams

Reviewed on 08/11/2021

Pros

Before switching to Shortcut, we used Jira. While Jira has plenty of features, we found it a bit cumbersome and the performance of the interface was atrocious (everything single task was incredibly slow, even the most basic activities had a noticeable delay).

The first major benefit we saw with Shortcut was the speed of interaction - instead of waiting for the interface to catch up, we could just log in and get things done.

The integrations with various source control platforms (we use the Gitlab integration) also helps keep task statuses up to date without even having to open the web interface.

Overall the speed of the interface and the available integrations lead to a feeling that Shortcut never "gets in our way".

Cons

We started out paying for Shortcut (when it was still called Clubhouse), but were soon switched to a free plan without even having to ask. Although this was a nice gesture on their part, they then released a beta of their new product called Write. This beta is only available for paying users, which is understandable, but having been moved to a free plan meant we couldn't access it. This isn't a major issue, but starting our subscription back up would require going through the approval process with our accounting department again so we've just stayed on the free plan without access to Write so far.

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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+

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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