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The Biggest Problem With Gmail (And How To Solve It!)

When Google released Gmail, it changed the way people use email. It was the first web-based email system to break out of the mold set by the desktop email clients that came before. Beginning as a sort of secret club that you had to be invited to, it took off right from the start. Not only was Gmail faster, with a much more advanced and easier to use interface, the way Gmail handled and sorted email was a giant leap ahead. Gmail left behind the hard to follow, chronological lists of messages and sorted everything into nice, neat, individual conversations. Many people didn’t realize at the time just how revolutionary this change was.

Tobyn

Product Evangelist - 03 Apr, 2017

The 5 Pillars of Proper Emoji Etiquette

You may have noticed that we love emojis here at Shift - but let's face it ...

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Are Here!

Shift already supports all of your favorite Gmail keyboard shortcuts, and n...

4 Quick Tips For Mastering Google Calendar

When it comes to Google’s popular suite of apps, Google Calendar is probabl...

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The Latest and Greatest Shift: V1.1 Is Here!

We are thrilled to announce the release of Shift v1.1, available for download. If you're already a Shift user, you will receive an automatic update next time you log in; simply click the update button to install and begin maxing out those productivity meters.

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 21 Feb, 2017

How (Not) To Write An Email Greeting

Trying to come up with the perfect greeting for an email message is not alw...

Shift Privacy: How Does OAuth Work?

OAuth is an authentication protocol used by Shift, and most well-known and ...

Share Shift with Friends, and Get Rewarded!

You know that feeling when you’ve just found something really good, and you’re dying to share it with your work BFF?

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 19 Dec, 2016

Why I Switched to Shift (after 6 years of Apple Mail)

Having managed communications across multiple platforms for years, Apple Ma...

Shift Was Built for You. Yes, You!

When we started building Shift, I got really excited. Our Director of Produ...

The Biggest Problem With Gmail (And How To Solve It!)

When Google released Gmail, it changed the way people use email. It was the first web-based email system to break out of the mold set by the desktop email clients that came before. Beginning as a sort of secret club that you had to be invited to, it took off right from the start. Not only was Gmail faster, with a much more advanced and easier to use interface, the way Gmail handled and sorted email was a giant leap ahead. Gmail left behind the hard to follow, chronological lists of messages and sorted everything into nice, neat, individual conversations. Many people didn’t realize at the time just how revolutionary this change was.

Tobyn

Product Evangelist - 03 Apr, 2017

The 5 Pillars of Proper Emoji Etiquette

You may have noticed that we love emojis here at Shift - but let's face it ...

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Are Here!

Shift already supports all of your favorite Gmail keyboard shortcuts, and n...

Tired of switching between accounts? Get Shift.

Shift is a logical & beautiful solution for managing everything better. Gmail, Calendar, Drive + all of your favorite apps.

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4 Quick Tips For Mastering Google Calendar

When it comes to Google’s popular suite of apps, Google Calendar is probably, and paradoxically, one of the most used and most overlooked in the bunch. Many people use Calendar to keep track of things like meetings and birthdays, but very few ever go beyond using the app’s most basic features.

Marco Pimentel

VP of Marketing - 03 Mar, 2017

The Latest and Greatest Shift: V1.1 Is Here!

We are thrilled to announce the release of Shift v1.1, available for downlo...

How (Not) To Write An Email Greeting

Trying to come up with the perfect greeting for an email message is not alw...

Shift Privacy: How Does OAuth Work?

OAuth is an authentication protocol used by Shift, and most well-known and respected applications that require access to your third party accounts. Essentially, it is the security measure that allows you (as the customer) to approve the interaction between the application you want to use, without actually giving away your password, and your third party accounts - in this case Gmail (Google). With so many new applications on the market, OAuth plays a very important role in providing assurance that your passwords, and the information they protect, are safe and secure.

Tobyn

Product Evangelist - 19 Dec, 2016

Share Shift with Friends, and Get Rewarded!

You know that feeling when you’ve just found something really good, and you...

Why I Switched to Shift (after 6 years of Apple Mail)

Having managed communications across multiple platforms for years, Apple Ma...

Shift Was Built for You. Yes, You!

When we started building Shift, I got really excited. Our Director of Product was even more excited (cc Michael). He's like a Doctor for software pain points; he just wants to find the cure. With only a small sample population of our friends and family, I knew Shift would fill a serious void, but we also knew it would be shrewd to launch Shift Preview to test our theory.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 19 Dec, 2016

The Biggest Problem With Gmail (And How To Solve It!)

When Google released Gmail, it changed the way people use email. It was the first web-based email system to break out of the mold set by the desktop email clients that came before. Beginning as a sort of secret club that you had to be invited to, it took off right from the start. Not only was Gmail faster, with a much more advanced and easier to use interface, the way Gmail handled and sorted email was a giant leap ahead. Gmail left behind the hard to follow, chronological lists of messages and sorted everything into nice, neat, individual conversations. Many people didn’t realize at the time just how revolutionary this change was.

Tobyn

Product Evangelist - 03 Apr, 2017

The 5 Pillars of Proper Emoji Etiquette

You may have noticed that we love emojis here at Shift - but let's face it - proper etiquette when it comes to crying-so-hard-you're-laughing (?) versus crying (?) versus sweating (?) can sometimes be tough to navigate.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 22 Mar, 2017

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Are Here!

Shift already supports all of your favorite Gmail keyboard shortcuts, and now we're taking it to the next level. Boost your productivity and reclaim hours of your day with custom keyboard shortcuts, designed just for Shift.

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 16 Mar, 2017

Tired of switching beetween accounts? Get Shift!

Shift is a logical & beautiful solution for managing everything better. Gmail, Calendar, Drive + all of your favorite apps!

Small Shift Download Now

4 Quick Tips For Mastering Google Calendar

When it comes to Google’s popular suite of apps, Google Calendar is probably, and paradoxically, one of the most used and most overlooked in the bunch. Many people use Calendar to keep track of things like meetings and birthdays, but very few ever go beyond using the app’s most basic features.

Marco Pimentel

VP of Marketing - 03 Mar, 2017

The Latest and Greatest Shift: V1.1 Is Here!

We are thrilled to announce the release of Shift v1.1, available for download. If you're already a Shift user, you will receive an automatic update next time you log in; simply click the update button to install and begin maxing out those productivity meters.

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 21 Feb, 2017

How (Not) To Write An Email Greeting

Trying to come up with the perfect greeting for an email message is not always a simple task. The Internet has changed both the way we write, and the way we relate to each other. The lines between formal, friendly and linguistic fiasco have become blurred.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 30 Jan, 2017

Shift Privacy: How Does OAuth Work?

OAuth is an authentication protocol used by Shift, and most well-known and respected applications that require access to your third party accounts. Essentially, it is the security measure that allows you (as the customer) to approve the interaction between the application you want to use, without actually giving away your password, and your third party accounts - in this case Gmail (Google). With so many new applications on the market, OAuth plays a very important role in providing assurance that your passwords, and the information they protect, are safe and secure.

Tobyn

Product Evangelist - 19 Dec, 2016

Share Shift with Friends, and Get Rewarded!

You know that feeling when you’ve just found something really good, and you’re dying to share it with your work BFF?

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 19 Dec, 2016

Why I Switched to Shift (after 6 years of Apple Mail)

Having managed communications across multiple platforms for years, Apple Mail gave me everything I needed. And, I had been burned by a few alternatives in the past.

Marco Pimentel

VP of Marketing - 19 Dec, 2016

Shift Was Built for You. Yes, You!

When we started building Shift, I got really excited. Our Director of Product was even more excited (cc Michael). He's like a Doctor for software pain points; he just wants to find the cure. With only a small sample population of our friends and family, I knew Shift would fill a serious void, but we also knew it would be shrewd to launch Shift Preview to test our theory.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 19 Dec, 2016

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