25 July, 2022
18 July, 2022
Connect Fields to a Slack Channel to automate communication
Set up custom rules in the Slack Integration to get updates in a Slack channel whenever a Story with a specific Field and Field Value gets created or updated!
Some ways to use this new update are:
11 July, 2022
Docs are here to help you plan, manage, and document your work, in one unified experience in Shortcut
Today we're thrilled to roll out Docs to all Shortcut users to help plan, manage, and document work for seamless, frustration-free software development. In Shortcut, a Doc isn't just a normal doc, existing separately in another tool, like a Confluence or Notion.
A Doc is part of the Shortcut fabric, and it's linked to Stories, Epics, Milestones, Labels, and more. For example, you can highlight any text in a Doc and create a Story from that text to be forever synced across Shortcut.
We created Docs because we believe that fresh, living documentation updated in real-time is the only kind that provides trustworthy, useful written information when it comes to collaborating and building great products.
Check 10 ways to use Shortcut Docs!
We have updated the Shortcut + Zapier Integration to include:
Check out this blog post for ways you and your organization can use the Shortcut + Zapier Integraton!
🧹 Simplify your Workspace with the Projects toggle
Many customers have transitioned away from Projects and have opted to use Fields. If your organization is no longer using Projects you can now toggle Projects off for your Workspace by an Admin or Owner. Simplify views and remove the noise if your organization is no longer using Projects.
⚡️New enhancements to our Zapier Integration!
Bug Fixes and Improvements
We've upgraded our Slack Integration to include Fields
You can now set Field values directly from Slack when creating a Story from a message. Note that only enabled Fields and Values are displayed in Slack. Learn more about our Slack integration here.
Create your own custom shortcuts for Power Bar!
Every Shortcut user can now change the default keyboard shortcuts for any command, or attach shortcuts to commands that didn’t have any default shortcuts in Power Bar to fit your preferences! Use
CMD + K on a Mac or
CTRL + K on a PC to launch the Power Bar, hover your mouse over an existing command, then Edit or Add a shortcut!
Auto-generate PR Titles with Product Area
Our latest GitHub and GitLab integration update allows users to auto-generate PR titles with Product Area if you use Shortcut to open a PR on your Stories.
Prioritize your work and manage your backlog with Priority and Severity Fields
Check out the follow-up to our Fields release with two new opinionated fields - Priority and Severity Fields! The Priority Field should be used to filter and sort Stories in order of priority. The Severity Field should be used to filter and sort Stories in order of Severity.
Field Definitions and Default Field Values for Priority and Severity
Field shows up in your Workspace on:
Filter by Fields on the:
Reminder: Fields are configured at the Workspace level, and only your Admin can update the Field Values. Field Values are set by the Admin to help your organization enforce structure and process. The fields can be enabled or disabled for the Workspace.
New Table enhancements for faster navigation, better grouping, and easier scannability
🎯 Now, when you Group By on the Story Table Views, you can:
💪 Added functionality for more powerful Table View grouping and scannability
💬 Start a Threaded Comment from Slack for more focused conversations
Our latest update to the Shortcut and Slack Integration makes it possible to create a Threaded Comment in Shortcut directly from Slack. Try it out by responding to a Shortcut comment in Slack to start a Threaded Comment in Shortcut.
⚡️ New option to disable default automation for started states in the Shortcut + VCS integration
We've added a new option to disable the default VCS event handler that automatically moves a Story to the first started state when we detect any VCS activity related to the Story.
💛 Visit our new Community & Events page to stay connected with the latest happenings at Shortcut
Stay tuned with a visit to the Community & Events page to see what events we'll be at, view the recent content we've shared, and join our Discord Community to connect with a lovely network of people responsible for building great software.
Check out the latest table improvements for easier viewing and editing
We've launched an updated Quickstart Guide to provide a better onboarding experience. Every new user will get a personalized experience that highlights the most useful parts of Shortcut for their role.
Fields are here to help with the categorization of work and to help organizations transition away from Projects.
The initial Fields release allows you to add the following Fields to Stories:
Check out the new Story Table View on the Stories Page to see work in table view and group by State, Epic, Team, or Owner. Quickly edit Stories in-line in the Story Table View to update work without having to click into individual Stories.
Added new VCS Integration functionality for more automation and easier searching
We have added support for five new VCS event handlers:
We have added new Search Operators* to help surface Stories with branches, commits, PRs and more:
*Note: These operators will only work for Stories that were created or updated since 10-10-2021
Threaded Comments on Shortcut Stories makes it easier to quickly scan, understand, and jump into the relevant parts of a conversation without the headache of reading through every comment. Reply directly to a Comment to start a Thread and keep your conversations organized and on topic.
Don't feel like having fun? Not in the mood for confetti? Dislike memory games?
Head to your Settings and go to Your Profile to toggle off Add Joy.
Doing so will remove all Add Joy features from your instance of Shortcut. The setting is user-level and will persist for all future visits unless toggled back on.
Now there's a fun way to add (more) joy in Shortcut, so you and your team can celebrate your wins and accomplishments.
Here’s what’s new:
A new Workflow endpoint has been added to the Google Sheets Integration. The Integration allows you to connect your Story data to a Google Sheet for custom analysis and advanced reporting. Once set up, any updates that happen in your Shortcut Workspace will dynamically update to a connected Google Sheet.
We've redesigned and rebuilt the Milestones table view to allow for faster performance while also making it much easier to manage your Milestones directly from the table. The new user interface is designed for a more simple, and less cluttered experience.
Drag & Drop
Note: As mentioned before these will be rolled out to every Table view and these changes are also applied to Epic Tables for better UX and performance back in September 2022!
Bug Fixes and Improvements
Bug Fixes and Improvements
Additional Power Bar actions have been added:
Bug Fixes and Improvements:
New Story-related actions have been added to the Power Bar that allows you to:
Now you can define your organization's Working Days, which will be reflected accordingly in your charts and metrics. Because who wants to work the weekend? By defining your Working Days, your data will be more accurate and useful, and your team can better manage and predict future work. We default Working Days to Monday through Friday, but if that isn't right for you, you can change it in settings.
Now you can choose Teams, Projects, or Story Type to color-code your Story cards. Select the View Settings toggle to color-code Story cards by Teams, Projects, or Story Type. Please note, the Stories page color-code default is by Team.
We've released changes to our Data Model that provide a more intuitive, structured, and still flexible model to organize your work.
Here's what new:
Learn more by reading more about the new functionality on our blog.
Want help with transitioning to the new data model? Check out the guide.
The Burndown chart has been rebuilt to be more intuitive and useful. Here's what's new: