Shift 2.0 is here! Switch between Mail, Calendar & Drive + enjoy cross-account Unified Search, Extension Support for Boomerang & Grammarly, Notification Muting + all of your other favorite Apps & Google Services!
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Integrated workflow. Well designed.Cons:
Goodness, that price. No demo. Can't test any new features, including unified search, without plunking down the money.
Contacted sales about testing the unified search, since it sounds like a useful feature. However, in reality, its utility is dependent on implementation and performance.
Was told by sales to go ahead and pay for a subscription, since they're confident I'll like it, and if not, contact them back and they'll "see what they can do." (No assurance of a refund) In fact, I can't seem to find their refund policy anywhere.
Expecting customers to throw money at you just to see whether your software fits their needs seems like a bold policy.E.T.Cook has used this product for one day.
Nice, polished interfaceCons:
Wants to read my email(!), very limited trial, price doesn't match value
This reminded me of Franz, which is similar and free and which I'm using every day. I like Shift’s UI better, and apparently it supports Chrome Extensions, which is a plus. As a software engineer myself I support paying for good software, but $99 _per_year_ for what’s essentially a browser is just "interesting".
TIL that for desktop and e-mail apps, stickyness & retention is hard. Make me keep and use your product so long that using it becomes a habit and part of my routine, and I will miss it when it’s gone. With its very limited trial version, Shift 2 will be gone long before it had a chance to become a part of my work day.Andreas Pizsa has used this product for one day.