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.
Integrated workflow. Well designed.
Goodness, that price. No demo. Can't test any new features, including unified search, without plunking down the money.
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.
Nice, polished interface
Wants to read my email(!), very limited trial, price doesn't match value
I've been using this Shift for a couple of months now and I'm still a fan of this tool but I'm not very happy with the current price ;)
Nice interface and good idea if you need to manage with multiple accounts
Price is now maybe a little bit too high
I've been a big fan of Shift but seeing that you need to pay $100 a year to try out the new things is just a huge bummer. To put that in perspective, that $8.33 / month all up front.
Easy access to common browser tabs w/ notifications