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What's New?

Stay up to date with the latest updates to Shortcut's roadmap and our release notes.

Planned

Custom Fields

Better reflect the way your organization sets up workflows

WIP Limits

Create guardrails for your team's work in progress

Roadmap Enhancements

Custom Quarters

Search Enhancements

Improve searching for or filtering data

Have a feature idea not listed here?
Let us know!

In Progress

Streamlined Data Model

Stronger Teams, more intuitive Workflow logic, and more robust categorization options.

Reporting Improvements

More Report filters and ability to remove weekends from charts

Power Bar enhancements

Additional Story actions, set/update actions and more so you can work keyboard first

UX Improvements

Update tables in-line for faster and easier editing

Shipped

Data Model updates

Streamline your setup with the new Team-to-Workflow relationship and optional Projects

Power Bar

A keyboard experience with more extensive shortcuts, actions, navigation and search.

Productboard Integration

Connect development work in back to your product strategy

Better Reporting

Updated Burndown Chart and customize your view of the Reports Page

Roadmap

Plan and present your high-level work visually

Shortcut Labs

Get early access to our latest and greatest features

Release Notes

Check out all latest releases!

Week of October 18th

18 October, 2021

Shortcut Story page custom card colors

Customize your Story card color


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.

Week of September 20th

22 September, 2021

New Teams-to-Workflow relationship

Streamline your setup with our updated Data Model

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:

  • Teams are now associated with Workflows
  • Projects are now optional

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.

Week of September 13th

17 September, 2021

Updated Burndown Chart in Shortcut

Burndown Chart enhancements for better predictability

The Burndown chart has been rebuilt to be more intuitive and useful. Here's what's new:

  1. Working Days (Reports page and Entity pages) There is now a Workspace level setting to set your Working Days. The Default Working days are Monday through Friday, inclusive. All calculations, metrics, and lines on the Burndown Chart take Working Days into account to give you a more accurate representation of your work. Currently, only the Burndown Chart accounts for non-working days, but the charts will be updated soon.
  2. Metrics (On entity pages only)
    Trailing Average Velocity - This Trailing Average Velocity will scale based on x-axis of the entity. If the entity is < 180 days, the chart uses a 7 Day Trailing Average velocity (the sum of all completed stories including stories completed during Non-Working Days divided by the number of Working Days); if the entity is >=180 days and <2 years, the chart uses a 4 week trailing average; if the entity is >= 2 years the chart uses a 3 month trailing average. For all running averages, the 
    Projected End Date - The anticipated end date is based on the Actual Stories Remaining, 7 Day Trailing Average Velocity, and Working Days.
    Required Velocity to Finish Work by Due Date - If the entity has an end date, this is the rate at which work needs to be completed for each Working Day to finish by the end date.
  3. Ideal and Projected Lines - Both lines always start today, but show up in different scenarios.
    Ideal Line: The ideal line represents the number of Stories/Points that need to be completed each interval in order to complete the entity on time. The ideal line only shows on uncompleted entities that are started or unstarted and that have a due date that is in the future. The line always starts at today. and the starting value will be the same as the "Actual Stories/Points Remaining". The line does not start decreasing until the following day and the line always ends on the due date. Entities with due dates that have already passed will not see Ideal Lines (a due date is passed if it is before today).
    Projected Line: The "Projected Line" represents the number of Stories/Points that are projected to be completed based on the average velocity of completed Stories/Points. The projected line only shows on uncompleted entities that are unstarted or started and that do not have a due date. 
Shortcut Epic Table editing

Edit inline in the Epic Table View

Newly designed, faster, Epics table is now available.

Quickly edit Epic metadata inline, or take action from the new Epic Action menu.

Customize your view of the Reports page!

Now you can reorder and choose to hide or show certain Charts on the Reports page. Use Show/Hide Charts to select what you want to see and in what order. Once you’ve selected your desired order and filters you can bookmark the URL to come back to that specific view. Or share the URL with your team to make sure everyone is looking at the same view!

Relative Date Ranges

Use the Relative Dates selector to pull reports faster!

Now you can use the Relative Dates range to filter your data on the Reports Page. Using the Date Range selector, choose relative dates (i.e., past 3 weeks, past 2 months, or last quarter). Once your desired relative date is selected, these will persist in the URL so you can bookmark and share the link. When you use this link to view data (for the past 30 days as an example), the data will change as time progresses!

Note: Dates on your Reports page reflect your Organization's UTC offset, which can be configured via Settings (gear wheel) > Workspace Settings > General Settings.

Check out our Help Center for more info.

Search for Spaces and Story Templates from the Power Bar

We have two Power Bar actions that unlock new functionality with Story Templates and Spaces.

Use CTRL+K or CMD+K to:

Create Story From Template Search for a Story Template and create a Story from a template.

Go to Space. Search for a Space using the Power Bar and navigate directly to that Space.

Shortcut Power Bar

Use the Power Bar for keyboard-friendly navigation, search, shortcuts and actions

The Power Bar is now out of Shortcut Labs! Everyone can use the Power Bar to optimize their keyboard experience with more extensive shortcuts, actions, navigation, and search. Here’s what you can do with the Power Bar today:

  • Complete actions with just the keyboard to get work done more efficiently
  • Search your Stories and Epics to quickly find what you need
  • Navigate through Shortcut just with the keyboard
  • Access help center articles from your keyboard
  • Suggest new commands you’d like to see directly from the Power Bar interface

...and much more! Learn more about the Power Bar in our blog post or get a full list of actions here.

Productboard and Shortcut Integration

Connect product strategy to execution with the new Productboard + Shortcut Integration

With the new Productboard + Shortcut integration, product teams can connect their product planning in Productboard to all the tactical product development work happening in Shortcut.

With this integration, software teams can:

  • Automatically push a Productboard feature into a Shortcut Epic.
  • Seamlessly sync development status from Shortcut back into Productboard.
  • Use auto-generated links to quickly navigate from a Shortcut Epic to a Productboard feature.

Filter the Reports page by Story Owner

Filter the Reports page by Story Owner

You can now filter the entire Reports page by Story Owner. Select one or more users (or none!) and all Charts will be filtered to only include Stories owned by the selected users.

Note: The Story Owner filter, like all filters on the Reports page, acts as an OR filter.

Shortcut Cumulative Flow Diagram

Updated Cumulative Flow Diagram with new Sum Using filter and more

The Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD) empowers teams to make process changes and allows for more accurate estimating and forecasting of work. We've updated the CFD with:

  • Sum Using filter to the CFD
  • Added the CFD to the Reports Page
  • Bookmark your Chart

Here's a full summary of changes to the CFD:

  • Everywhere it appears, the CFD now has a "Sum Using" filter next to the already pre-existing "Workflow" filter. The Workflow filter still filters the chart data so that only stories pertaining to that Workflow are included in the chart's data. The Sum using filter just changes the aggregate type for the data: You can select either "Story count" to see the number of stories in each Workflow State, or you can select "Points" to see the breakdown by Story Points.
  • The CFD now appears on the Reports page, where it didn't exist previously. It obeys all top-level filters on the page. The chart-level Workflow filter works the same as the one in the Time Spent in Workflow State Chart: Using the Project filter at the top of the Reports page will narrow the available options in the chart's Workflow filter. If Marketing is selected in the Workflow filter, and the Project filter is updated to include only Projects within Engineering, the Workflow filter for the CFD will automatically switch to Engineering.
  • The CFD now appears on Project pages, where it did not exist previously. The start date is the creation date of the project, and the end date is today. If the range ends up being more than 183 days, we switch the interval to weeks, and if the range is more than 730 days we switch to months.
  • The CFD still appears on the Epic and Iteration pages, but now uses the interval calculation (see above) to determine if it should display days/weeks/months. And it now has the Sum Using filter as well to determine the aggregate type.
  • The "Sum Using" and "Workflow" filter values are now stored in the URL for all pages where the CFD exists, which means they are bookmarkable (if you always want to see Marketing by Points, bookmarking the URL will load those filter values if they're in the URL)
  • On the Reports page, as usual, users can choose the interval with the Group By filter. Day / Week / and Month are supported, but Iteration is not supported.
Shortcut Power Bar

Introducing the Power Bar

This Power Bar (available in Shortcut Labs) optimizes the keyboard experience with more extensive shortcuts, actions, navigation and search. Here’s what you can do with the Power Bar today:

  • Get work done more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts
  • Search and navigate from your keyboard
  • Access help center articles from your keyboard
  • Suggest new commands you’d like to see directly from the Power Bar interface

...and much more! Start using this Labs feature today and stay tuned as we add more functionality. You can learn more about the Power Bar in our blog post or get a full list of actions here.

Shortcut Google Sheets Integration

New Epic and Milestone Endpoints added to the Google Sheet Integration (in Shortcut Labs)

We have added the following Shortcut fields to the far-most right columns of your connected Google Sheet:

Epic fields: 

  • epic_planned_start_date

Milestone fields:

  • milestone_categories

No action is required at this time and the update should not affect your current use of the Google Sheets Shortcut integration. To learn more about the integration read about it in thisblog post.

Save and Export your Shortcut Roadmap

Save and export an image of your Roadmap for quick and easy presenting

Filter and set start and end dates to download a snapshot of your Roadmap so you can pop it into a presentation or doc to easily communicate planned work or provide a clear look at how work is progressing.

Google Sheets Shortcut Integration

New Epic and Milestone Endpoints added to the Google Sheet Integration (in Shortcut Labs)

We have added the following Shortcut fields to the far-most right columns of your connected Google Sheet:

Epic fields: 

  • Epic State (epic_state)
  • Epic is_archived (epic_is_archived)
  • Epic Start Date (epic_started_at)
  • Epic Due Date (epic_due_date)
  • Epic Created Date (epic_created_at) 

Milestone fields:

  • Milestone ID (milestone_id)
  • Milestone Name (milestone)
  • Milestone State (milestone_state)
  • Milestone Start Date (milestone_started_at)
  • Milestone Due Date (milestone_due_date)
  • Milestone Created Date (milestone_created_at)

No action is required at this time and the update should not affect your current use of the Google Sheets Shortcut integration. To learn more about the integration read about it in this blog post.

Updated Cycle and Lead Time Chart

Modify Workflow States in the Cycle and Lead Time

Modify Workflow States in the Cycle and Lead Time
Customize Start and End Workflow States in the Cycle and Lead Time Chart to better fit the way your team works. These tailored metrics can help you make more data-driven decisions around performance and identify areas for optimization.

Shortcut Roadmap

Share a cleaner, clearer timeline of your progress

Updates to Roadmap are being shipped on a rapid and ongoing basis. Here are the new features we shipped for Roadmap in April:

  • Remove Dates: Get a streamlined Roadmap view without the distraction of dates.
  • Presentation Mode: Share a clean view of progress and status with just one click.
Remove dates and Presentation Mode in the Shortcut Roadmap

Remove dates and Presentation Mode in the Shortcut Roadmap

Shortcut Teams

Organize Shortcut around your Teams

Our new "Teams" feature makes teams a first-class citizen of Shortcut, just like they are within your organization. Teams have people, they own work and they have a process to complete that work. As such, Teams in Shortcut contains Users, own Stories and Epics, and can run Iterations. By providing this thread between people, their work, and their process, Teams provides a foundation to organize around within Shortcut.

Our first release unlocks the following functionality:

  • Users can be added to Teams
  • Stories, Epics and Iterations can be assigned to Teams
  • Team updates can be sent into Slack and email
  • All pages and views can be filtered by Team
  • Filter and selection options are prioritized by Team membership

This will immediately help you:

  • Zoom-in on work relevant to your Team
  • Increase visibility and collaboration across Teams
  • Provide Teams the space to operate more effectively 
  • Stay informed of a Team's progress
  • Measure Team performance

Read more over about Teams and the vision at the blog.

Milestones on the Roadmap

Use Milestones on the Roadmap to help plan, visualize, and communicate work more effectively in one place.

The addition of Milestones next to Epics in the Roadmap makes it even easier to map short-term efforts to long-term business goals. Clean visualization keeps your team ahead of blockers, plan the best course of execution, and manage expectations with an easily digestible big picture view of everything going on.

Here's everything that's new with the Roadmap:

  • See Milestones alongside Epics
  • More filters to customize views by Quarter, Milestones, Epic States, Labels, and more
  • Share unique URLs to share views of your Roadmap
Shortcut Iteration Velocity Chart

Shortcut Iteration Velocity Chart

Track actionable Sprint metrics with our new Iteration Velocity Chart

Shortcut's newest reporting tool is our Iteration Velocity Chart. This chart enables you to track and understand your team's historical average output across Iterations and Sprints, helping you better estimate team capacity. You can also slice and dice this data by Story Type because you may not want to track your Bug work on the same level as your Feature. But, then again, you might want that, which is why we show all Story types together by default.

The chart shows how much work was completed in each past Iteration as well as the running average across multiple or all Iterations. These insights provide you with better information when making, as well as the ability to see the impact of changes on shipping velocity as your team grows and takes on new initiatives.

Shortcut API

Use the Shortcut API to find and update external links, and more!

The latest update to the Shortcut API V3 enables users to update a Story's external links and to also find all Stories associated with a given external link. Her's what's new?

  • Renamed external_tickets to external_links
  • Use the external_links parameter on POST / / PUT Story
  • New public endpoint GET external_link/stories which lets you find all stories associated with an external_link
Charts available in Shortcut Labs

We released a set of charts and reporting enhancements as part of Shortcut Labs that will help you measure performance and make better, data-driven decisions.

What are these charts and enhancements? 

  • Time Spent in Workflow State:  A chart showing the amount of time your Stories spend in each workflow state.
  • Created vs Completed:  A visual representation of the Stories you've created vs the Stories you've completed.
  • Expanded reporting dates: You can now expand your reporting beyond our original 100-day limit. Now you can go all the way back to the beginning of time or to January 2016, whichever is most recent. 

You can activate these features in your Shortcut Labs settings. Shortcut Labs is available to organizations that are on a Standard Plan or higher. Read all about it here.

Shortcut Labs

Shortcut Labs

Shortcut Labs is here! Experiment with our latest and greatest features before they're available to everyone. 

Shortcut Labs provides anyone with a Standard Plan or higher early access to new Shortcut features before they're broadly released. These features are polished and fully-supported, but are also still in development, which means your feedback can and will help shape what they become (or don't become).

Shortcut Labs is available right now. What's in the Lab today?

Roadmap

Visualize your work on a timeline to easily communicate upcoming plans and ongoing progress. The Roadmap is automatically filled in with your org's Epics, displaying them by start and end date, and sorting them by priority. Read more at our blog.

Shortcut Roadmap

Shortcut Roadmap

Google Sheets Integration:

Connect your Story data to a Google Sheet for custom analysis. Once set up, any updates that happen in your Shortcut Workspace will dynamically update to a connected Google Sheet.

Shortcut Google Sheets Integration

Shortcut Google Sheets Integration

Updated Burndown Charts

Feel the burn with our updated Burndown Chart! 🔥

We've updated the Burndown Chart to provide you with more insightful information at a glance! In addition to the Ideal Stories Remaining and Actual Stories Remaining lines, you'll now see bars for Stories Completed, Stories Added, and Stories Removed. Learn more about Burndown Charts here.

Update Shortcut VCS Integrations

Git more done with our updated VCS Integrations

The workflow between GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and Shortcut is now stronger than ever. Set up customizable GitHelpers, take advantage of open work auto-detection, utilize Draft PR support, and even more! Learn what's new in the blog post.

New Navigation in Shortcut

Shortcut has a new coat of paint!

Our updated navigation and Story cards aren't just prettier, they also make Shortcut even easier to use. Watch the video to see what's new and read more about it in the blog post.

Import from JIRA into Shortcut

Switch to Shortcut in 3 easy steps using the Jira Importer

Import your projects from Jira.

Import your data from Trello

Emoji Reactions in your Activity Feed!

When someone reacts to a comment in a Story you follow, it will show up in your Activity Feed.

Try out the new Navigation design (beta). Enable the new design in your Settings.

The Story dialog now shows the completed/total Task count, in the new and old navigation.

The new Story card design in the new Navigation (beta) will have completed and total Tasks represented on the Story card.

Customize your Git Helpers

We've added the ability to customize your default branch format in the Git Helpers dialog. Mix and match different attributes, or use dashes instead of slashes to work better with your CI tool. This new setting applies to all Users and VCS providers in your Workspace.

Learn more about customizing the Git Helper branch format here.

Table Markdown Helper! Now it's faster and easier to create tables in any markdown field in Shortcut.

Dark Mode for Shortcut Mobile (iOS and Android) is now available.

Communicate faster with @mention notifications in Slack

Organize and filter your team's work faster by assigning Groups to Iterations

With this new Group functionality, you can assign Iterations directly to Groups, allowing your team to organize and filter work by those specific teams and squads.

Cycle Time and Lead Time Reports are now available to help your company identify bottlenecks and improve your process! Learn more on our blog.

Mobile version v2.8.0 is available.

  • View external tickets in a Story
  • Updated Story screen so that you can scroll down to see a Story's comments
  • Write multiline comments in a Story (📸 to the left)
  • Directly deep link into a comment

Download:

We've done some behind-the-scenes work to update our GitHub integration. You will not notice any immediate difference to your current integration; all features you're accustomed to will stay the same. However, this new integration will allow us to build more features to bring you more joy.

Migration to the new integration is required and is not automatic. The old version will deprecate on May 1st.

Authorize your integration on the GitHub Integration Page.

Add to Story icons now have labels on the Story card dialog.

Tasks are back in their own section on the Story card dialog.

Relationship types dropdown is now listed as tabs to save you a click on the Story card dialog.

Attach files -> URL" is being removed (in favor of External Links) on the Story card dialog.

Mobile version v2.7.0 is available. Download:

📹Long press to move Stories between different workflows or to change priority on Stories page.

Update existing Story Relationships.

Access a handy list of 50 of your most Recently Viewed Stories and Epics.

Create a Group in Workspace Settings. Note: Members of your Workspace are allowed to belong to multiple Groups.

Group @mentions send an email and in-app notification to all users who belong to that given Group.

Execute commands with the Action Bar.

Group by Iteration on the Reports page.

Group by day, week, and month on Reports page.

Story name column after Story ID in table views, to see relevant information quickly in narrow displays.

Apply date range selection immediately when navigating to Reports page the first time.

GitHub issues and pull requests are recognized when they are added as external tickets to a Story.

Tooltip highlighting shift-click shortcut in Stories page.

Tooltip highlighting shift-click shortcut to start editing Story description.

Unfurl Story comment in Slack.

Render link to comment in Story badge.

Render link to Epic as styled badge.

Adding a comment automatically makes you a Follower.
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Commonly used emoji.
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Tooltip to teach keyboard shortcut for closing modal.

Collapsible real-time preview Figma links.
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Zapier integration.
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Mobile version 2.6.5.
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API v3.
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Figma links real-time preview.
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Attach Figma links to Story.
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Streamlined Story card design

  1. Add to Story options streamlined into icons
  2. Project and Workflow State are grouped together to better visualize their close relationship
  3. Story Type is now placed on the right side when creating a new Story for consistency

Group by Story type on Iteration page.
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Use the API as a free Observer.
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Select Epic when creating a Story from Slack.
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Group by Count and Points in table view on Epic page.
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Sticky table headers for Search page.
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Export Stories from Iteration page.
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View source and target branches in PR tooltip.
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Filter by Iteration on Status page.
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Initials for default avatars

Shortcut Training Platform to educate Users (available in the in-app Help menu)

Sample Workspace to illustrate how to best leverage Shortcut for a growing software team (available in the in-app Help Menu)

Full screen settings.
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Choose Story type when creating from Slack.
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Rounded corners in Story dialog.
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New invite link makes it faster and easier to invite your team into Shortcut.

Optimized profile image size for performance.
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Create Story in Slack appears as comment in Slack thread.
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Filter Iterations by state.
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Sticky table header in Iteration detail page.
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100 days max date range of Reports page.
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Simplify Story Workflows to just Workflows.
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New section headers in Epic page, Iteration page, Project page, Milestone page, and Label page.

Remove description in unfurled Story URL in Slack to reduce clutter.
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Project field pre-filled in Story creation flow in Slack integration to reduce friction.
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Sum of Story counts/points per section on Iteration page.
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Previously started Iterations counts in Story card and tooltip.
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Additional fields in CSV export.
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Download billing invoices.
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Expanded Iteration burndown chart.
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Daily refreshed API docs.
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Shortcut is SOC 2 compliant!

Shortcut has successfully completed its SOC 2 Type 2 audits! Learn more at our Security Page, read about our journey to SOC 2 compliance, or email security@clubhouse.io for a copy of the report.

Consistent Story icon throughout Shortcut, including Epic page sidebar, Search dropdown, Epic card, and Project page sidebar.

Stories page sidebar scrollbar consistency.
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Select Points vs Story Count for Reports on Iteration page.
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Milestone page view control on right to improve usability.
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Iteration page group by control on right to improve usability.
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Dark mode.
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Mobile version 2.5.3.
iOS
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Story Workflow API endpoint to have previous Team information.
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Story Workflow API incorporating previous Team information.
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Render Story URL as badge.
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Watch the July Shortcut Product Update

In case you missed it watch here.

Optional wide Story dialog.
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Teams renamed to Story Workflows.
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Register for the first Monthly Product Update on 8/1 @ 12 PM ET / 9AM PT to get a download of July releases and a sneak peak at what to look forward to in August.

Deprecate column view in Stories tab of Epic Page.
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Hitting return/enter selects matched Label instead of creating a new Label in Label dropdown.
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Filter by Iteration on Reports page.
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Save scroll position on Iterations page.
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Sticky sidebar for Story dialog.
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View previously started Iterations in Story dialog.
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Email notification for Iteration change on Story.

Collapsible sections in Stories page sidebar.

Iteration name in Story card.

Move view control to the right on Status page to manage clutter.

Color and spacing on Iterations page consistent with rest of Shortcut.

View number of unestimated Stories on Reports page.

Duplicating Story includes Iteration field.

Filter by Story name in Iteration page.

Link to Epics in group by sections in Iteration page.

Link to Projects in group by sections in Iteration page.

Move group by control to the right on Epic page to manage clutter.

More intuitive blocking and blocked by icons.

Infinite scrolling and skeleton loading for more performant Iterations page.

Consistent hide archived button checkbox throughout Shortcut.

Differentiated Iteration Done icon to help blue-green color blind users.

More readable velocity chart on Reports page.

Use Iterations immediately after enabling, without browser refresh.

Choose Story count or points on Reports page velocity chart.

Consistent styling of Epics filters in Stories page sidebar.

Frontend optimizations on Iteration page for more performant real-time updates.

Navigate to Iteration after creating it.

Revised Reports page layout for more efficient use of space.

Headline metrics on Reports page.

Usability tweaks to date inputs during Iteration creation.

Consistent ordering of Iterations in Stories page filter.

Consistent ordering of Iterations in Story dialog dropdown.

Iterations in public Beta.

New Story density option: Title only.

More discoverable OR vs AND in Stories page sidebar.

Quick filters section title

Move group by and view controls to the right on Epics page to manage clutter.

Shortcut unblocked Story Activity Feed notification

Blocked Story notification in your Activity Feed

Now when you follow a blocked story, you'll get notified in the Activity Feed when the blocked Story gets completed.