As we celebrate the end of another year (and decade!), I want to start by thanking our customers for their continued support of Shortcut.
Last year I described 2018 as a “big year” for Shortcut and it's safe to say that 2019 was even bigger. As I reflect on what we have accomplished together, I'm in awe of the awesome features we shipped, the tight-knit user community we've built, and the wonderful people we've added to our team.
This year we focused on delivering more features and integrations to make work faster, easier, and more enjoyable. We launched our second product, Write in private beta, and introduced a Free Plan to give smaller teams access to the best software project management tool. Before we dive into how we did this, here's 2019 in numbers:
The intent of Shortcut is to enable cross-functional collaboration, workflow transparency, and joy so that software teams can build better products. To help us achieve that (never-ending!) mission, this year, we shipped the following features:
Improved onboarding experience
Shortcut helps teams manage projects through the different development phases, but there is a lot of work that happens in the ideation, documentation, and post-release stages phases. That's where our second product, Shortcut Write, comes in. Write was born from the desire to evolve from a project management tool into an integrated platform that supports all phases of software development.
Shortcut Write aims to be everything you want in a documentation tool from real-time collaboration, comments, and @mentions, plus so much more. With Write relevant information is easily accessible and right at your fingertips as you work on Epics and Stories in Shortcut. No more wasting time searching for documentation or asking for permission to access a document.
Since launching in private beta in September, we've rolled out @mentions, code blocks, to-do lists, and much more. To date, we have received over 2,000 requests participate (🙏 thanks!), enabled over 100 organizations, and we continue to provide access on a rolling basis. If you'd like to join the private beta, please request access here.
In September, we introduced a new Free Plan to make Shortcut even more accessible for teams up to 10 people. The Free Plan is a no-cost option for smaller software teams so they can benefit from the full functionality and power of Shortcut without worrying about their budgets. Learn more about the Free Plan here.
As we look forward to 2020, we have many exciting new features and enhancements planned. Here are a few highlights:
Thank you for being a part of our community and contributing to our success. Happy Holidays and I look forward to sharing more exciting news in the new year!
Cheers to 2020!
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