Well, that was a year! Despite the tech slowdown we moved faster than ever to deliver more and better features that make work faster, easier, and (hopefully) more enjoyable.
By the numbers
Millions of Stories were created throughout the year by our ambitious users.
All of our customers finished what they started this year, completing 71% of their Stories.
More orgs than ever before started using our Teams features to organize their work.
40% of orgs are now using Docs, creating an average of 5,000 relationships per week between their work and planning.
I’m incredibly proud of the work our team has put in to make Shortcut better than ever. Teams can now collaborate on plans in Shortcut Docs, use custom fields to better shape Shortcut to their work, and stay focused on their most important work with the Power Dock. And that’s nothing compared to what we have planned for 2023. Can’t wait to show you what’s coming soon!
Co-founder, CEO at Shortcut
We shipped big features every month this year
We kicked off the year with Threaded Comments, which allowed for the creation of comment threads in Stories and anywhere else in Shortcut you're able to comment.
Custom Fields add valuable, extra categorization to Stories via three common dimensions: Technical Area, Skill Set, or Product Area. This release set us up to launch Advanced Custom Fields mentioned later in this timeline.
We made our VCS Integrations even better with additional event handler settings, improved automation for pull requests, and more control over how your Stories are automatically tied to and updated by changes to your ongoing work. Learn More
Join our Discord!
Can't get enough of Shortcut? Our Discord Community was launched, allowing anyone and everyone to ask questions and get a behind-the-scenes look into better issue tracking and product planning.
Launched to expand and supplement our existing Help Center, The Training Hub provides training (of course!), best practices, tutorials, videos, and other education to help everyone get more from Shortcut. Check out the Training Hub
New Enhancements to our Zapier Integration!
Big enhancements to our Zapier integration provide access to Teams, Requesters, Followers, Iterations, Labels, Owner(s), Estimate(s), Due Dates, External Link(s), Comment(s), and Task(s). Learn More
Docs are here!
Our biggest launch of the year: Docs! 🥳
Docs can be directly linked to Stories, Epics, Milestones, Labels, and more. We believe that living documentation updated in real-time is the only kind that's truly valuable for collaboration and building great products.
Advanced Custom Fields brought an update to the earlier edition of Custom Fields (mentioned above) allowing you to create your own fields and drop-down selections. Provide additional context to tasks and group similar tasks for easy viewing and filtering on different pages, standardize information you need to track across Stories, and sort or search by specific data fields on the Story Page.
This is just the tip of the iceberg! We launched new stuff every week this year, but we can't list it all or you'd be stuck scrolling through this page all day. Check out our Release Notes to see everything we released this year.