Who Uses Shortcut?

Shortcut is ideal for mid-sized Agile software teams who are looking for a Kanban-style project management tool that has enterprise-grade features, but is simple to configure and use.

What Is Shortcut?

Shortcut is a fast, uncluttered project management platform for Agile software teams to plan, build, and launch better products. It combines just the right amount of simplicity and structure to keep software teams happy and productive. Shortcut is designed for developers and features a robust set of popular integrations (GitHub, GitLab, Slack, and more) and a well-crafted API to automate workflows. Free for teams up to 10 users.

Shortcut Details

Shortcut

https://shortcut.com

Founded 2015

Shortcut Software - Fast and intuitive UI
Shortcut Software - Web & iOS app
Shortcut Software - Easy to use kanban boards
Shortcut Software - Projects & teams
Shortcut Software - Bug reporting
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Shortcut pricing overview

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Shortcut has a free version and offers a free trial. Shortcut paid version starts at US$8.50/month.


Starting Price

US$8.50/month See pricing details

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Shortcut deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Shortcut Features

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Backlog Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Kanban Board
  • Multiple Projects
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Request Management
  • Resource Management
  • Retrospectives Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Status Tracking
  • Supports Scrum
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backlog Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Charting
  • Code Repository Integration
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Visualisation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Projects
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • NPS of Customers
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritisation
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Release Planning
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Assignment Management
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Kanban Board
  • Multiple Projects
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Visualisation
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Create Subtasks
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • File Management
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Import Tasks
  • Mobile Access
  • Parent Task
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List
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Shortcut Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.5
Customer Service 4.6
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.5

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Bryan M.
Bryan M.
Product Director
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/08/2019

"The perfect tool for software projects using Kanban"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 23/08/2019
De ville W.
CTO
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/12/2019

"Clubhouse is all the software project management you need without the clutter and noise"

Comments: Clubhouse has been a game-changer for us since we migrated from JIRA. We looked for something that was more lightweight, but still afforded us all the features we need to track our software projects. This is exactly what Clubhouse delivered, and more. I love the fact that Clubhouse gives you everything you need to track a project from the granularity of a sub-task, all the way up to milestones. This makes it easy to distinguish the forest from the trees, and present the relevant story to stakeholders at different levels. We haven't regretted the move to Clubhouse for a single moment, and we're always delighted with the new features that are regularly released. Simply put, Clubhouse gets out of your way very quickly and lets you get on with your actual goal: creating great software.

Pros: - Clean user interface
- Fast search
- Continuously adding of new, useful features
- Great integrations
- Free for teams of up to 10 users

Cons: - This is mostly me nitpicking, but I'd say reporting. It has been improving over time though.
- It would also be great if there was a tool for simplifying backlog grooming

Alternatives Considered: ZenHub and Sprintly

Reasons for Choosing Shortcut: JIRA felt feels like an oil tanker, where most companies we need a tugboat, i.e. lean, powerful and agile. JIRA also gives you infinite customizability options, which often leads to over-complication and analysis paralysis.

Switched From: Jira

Reasons for Switching to Shortcut: The other tools we evaluated were either too simple for our needs (lack of features) or lacked in usability. We often underplay the importance of the joy of using a certain software product. I continually found that I had to beg people to keep other tools updated with the current state of affairs, wherewith Clubhouse they simply opted to do it themselves. The other options just didn't compare to Clubhouse.

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  • Reviewed on 02/12/2019
Alan S.
Alan S.
Product Manager
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/08/2021

"Product Management Made Easy!"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 27/08/2021
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Project Manager
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
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  • Reviewed on 04/08/2019

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

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 04/08/2019
Tanya B.
Customer Success Manager
Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 24/08/2021

"Great tool for the team"

Pros: Clubhouse has helped aid collaboration between cross functional teams at our company. We've been able to submit feature requests, report bugs and so much more. It seems to have helped to streamline the development and bug fix process.

Cons: Sometimes hard to find old tickets previously created.

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  • Reviewed on 24/08/2021