Switch between your accounts, extensions & apps, like a boss
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!
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.
Easy access to common browser tabs w/ notificationsCons:
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.Steven Lu has used this product for one year.
Great App, Beautiful, Easy to Use, Constantly UpdatedCons:
Pricing Model Sucks!
I don't mind paying a yearly fee for multiple accounts and extra features, but to charge an additional $30 freaking dollars just to get new features activated is crap! Raise your monthly fee slightly, don't punish your loyal users. I'll be moving on to another app at this point which is really sad.William Bosquez has used this product for one year.
I really like this product, it's easy to set up and use. Finally a consolidated overview of my various GSuite accounts.Cons:
The recent Pro price bump (50%!) is ridiculous. And then there's the Advanced plan. Paying $99/year for this is crazy, despite its features.
Remember there are other, similar products out there which a much more friendly pricing plan. I really like Shift, but I'm switching to WaveBox now, which is as feature rich as Shift Advanced, but costs a lot less than Pro. Too bad.Roy Prins has used this product for one year.
Not useful enough for the free version
Not like I'm complaining that it's not a freeware, but even the free version doesn't look that appealing. It's basically Gmail/Outlook inside an application container, something that someone with basic skills with JS/Electron can do (and which has been already done by Franz and some others).
And since there is no demo about the "Premium features", I don't know what the application can do. So yeah, removed it.Eli Or has used this product for one day.
Very useful, love multiple accountsCons:
I am a Shift Pro user, and was quite happy to pay $19.99 per year for it. I'm still quite happy to pay $29.99 per year. $99 is waaaaaayyyyy too expensive. To put that into perspective, that costs as much as a year of Dropbox Pro (1 TB of storage), twice as much as my financial program (YNAB), and more than Office 365! For basically a web broswer wrapper.
Roll the features from Advanced into Pro, charge no more than $29.99 per year and I'm in. Otherwise, I'm off to Station. It's a shame really, because I love this app. Just not enough to pay $8.33 per month.Chris Malanga has used this product for one month.
Great for checking multiple email accounts in one organized place.Cons:
Pricing model needs work.
I love using this email client over opening tabs in Chrome. I'm sure the work that went into this was passed down to the consumer but it's a bit much as the extra features for the new plan is way off base.ADRIAN 💯 has used this product for one month.
Great alternative to email in the browserCons:
Waaaay too expensive
This update doesn't feel like anything groundbreaking, yet the fee is so high.
Paying $30/year for an email client is not terrible, but $99 is. Doesn't feel like I'm getting enough value back. Competitor email clients include a lot of these integrations for a much more reasonable price. Looks like I'm going back to Spark.Valera 🤓 has used this product for one day.
Looks great, has all the right features.Cons:
Pricing: what the ... ?
I downloaded Mailplane 4 (https://www.producthunt.com/posts/mailplane-4) several weeks ago and after the free trial ended, I knew I had to buy it, although I was not happy about having to pay $20 something bucks for an e-mail client. But I did it anyway and haven't looked back since. It's made my routine a lot more productive.
I saw Shift 2.0 on a Facebook ad and immediately clicked because I understood exactly what it was. I saw that it had whatsapp and slack, which mailplane doesn't, so I was definitely intersted. When I didn't see a pricing tab on their home page, I was like "Whoa and it's free?!"... Guess I should've known better.
I downloaded it and installed, only to find out I needed to shell out $99 a year to get all the functionality I was looking for. I immediately unistalled and revoked 3rd party access to it in my Gmail accounts.
If you're ok with having only your gmail, google calendar, google drive and google docs apps in one place, I'd definitely suggest giving Mailplane 4 a try. It's been worth every penny for me.Bernardo Campos has used this product for one day.
>Extensions are nice --is there adblocker?
>Condensing Drive, Calendar, & Gmail in one circle in menu
>PRIC3$- as a college student, i wouldn't purchase this (feels like a 3 dollar sign item...)
>Little apps in comparison to station
I just had to download to see how this compares to Station because I’ve been using Station on the daily ever since I found out about it and have it on my Mac and PC.Jean Tu has used this product for one day.
Nice interface and good idea if you need to manage with multiple accountsCons:
Price is now maybe a little bit too high
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 ;)Greg Dlubacz has used this product for one month.
Helps clean up the browser hell from using more than one email account.Cons:
$100 for advanced? Really
I paid for pro a while back, will finish using it through mt paid term, but then I'm moving on to https://getstation.com/ which is completely free and offers a lot more.Kevin Oskow has used this product for one month.
Well thought out productCons:
Pricing is not reasonable
Right now as a Pro user I really enjoy the product and the original Pro price fell just within a reasonable cost. The new service price is quite a leap and not being able to even trial it makes me incredibly reluctant. If the product is as great as you're suggesting, your customers will have no problem paying the $99 after a trial period. If not, there is something wrong here.Charlie Apps has used this product for one year.
its just a different browser
in short, the free version is basically a way for you to try your email in this service. you should know it's not really going to look very different.
you then find yourself clicking all over the place to have annoying popups tell you that if you sign up today you can save $10 ... so you can't really test anything else other than email and when you do the email is going to have the shift signature in it. you can't remove this with the free service
this app service will go the route of services like Amy. start off trying to get what they think it's worth instead of what the mass market will pay. there is a difference and if they dont they'll get some customers but they'll never get the million paying customers they want and they're not going to have enough people paying $100 a year to keep everyone happy
i hope the price comes down soon as i've had liked to have given it a go, but it's basically just a different browser and i actually quite like chrome and the apps I use
ironically, i followed an ad from facebook to try this .. thats usually a last throw of the dice for a service like this .. i hope i'm wrong
I just want to add (20 minutes later and after revoking access) .. that if you really really want this, then revoke access and go to exit the app - you then get an offer of 50% off if you sign up today.
it feels spammy. looks great and someone is going to do this .. (if you don't count chrome) .. but my initial thoughts of last throw of the dice were confirmed when i saw that offerDamian Dugdale has used this product for one day.
Pricing is insane!
I've been a pro user for a while now and I'm liking the product a lot.
But now with the recent release I've to pay 99$/year for the "advanced" version?! At least make it free for long time users ...
I'll be canceling my pro subscription immediately and moving to some other product as this is just not reasonable any moreBoris Levin has used this product for one year.
Nice and clean interfaceCons:
Pricing.. Seriously ? Don't need additional services. Just focus on email.
So I've been using Shift Pro for around 6 months. I like that interface is crafted to perfection. But ..
Instead of bloating Shift with additional services like whatsapp, messenger - focus on stability and polish email first .
I was ready to cancel my subscription because my shift install was so GOD DAMN SLOW with 5 accounts added (32 GB Ram here, desktop, SSD). Shift 2.0 looks a little bit faster.. at first so i'm gonna give it one more try.
What is this guys ? I paid for PRO version. Don't need advanced stuff yet so I WANT THIS OUT. Why you keep interface bloated with features that i can't (and don't want to) use ? Please do something with that. So misleading.
Everything about price was already said. You're using someone's else work. Your app is kinda just a frontend for web services. 99 / year ? You really have guts to came up with price like that :).Karol Orzeł has used this product for one year.
Nice gmail account switchingCons:
Price is crazy
Took them forever to add Chrome Extensions but now you have to pay extra for it as a current subscriber. Advanced price is crazy for something that force-closes/freezes on me daily.Aisha Sequeira has used this product for one year.
It looks great!Cons:
3rd party apps or extensions won't provide support. Pricing model sucks. No Guarantee Money Back Policy. No Trial.
This app looks and feels great until you get into work mode. You are dependent on Shifts speed to update extensions. After, I got pro within an hour realized I wasted 60$. Do not buy. Asking for a full refund. I agree, they are looking for money to stick. No trail, no money back guarantee. Use the basic and keep your money. I would never refer anyone as the referral program sucks. No real incentive. Refer 5 to get a free year. With high churn, I'd loose creditability. I am always running back to Chrome ... One thing to point out. Is new Innovative extensions are being released every day. If you find one you can't use it with Shift for months so you run back to Chrome. You can't add extensions yourself. Worst part is when you have an issue. Example: HubSpot wouldn't assist to work out the bug during a zoom unless using Chrome. Keep your money. Right now, no response from customer service. Filing complaint with Service Alberta for refund and BBB. Smoke and Mirror app. Beware and keep your money.Innogo has used this product for one day.
Pricing and lack of apps and extension in free version
The UI looks nice but the pricing is way too much for an app that is just a container. Needing to pay to access extensions that are freely available on Firefox or Chrome and on other apps like Franz is just insane. I will be switching to Franz which is also open source and offers more features and I will also try Rambox to compare.Karim Essafi has used this product for one week.