Free vs Paid
- inline duties mode
- rename headings
- more staff
- show staff names
- staff hours
- more shifts
- extended repeats
- change week start day
- show staff initials
- more groups
|track staff availability||Yes||Yes|
|prevent double bookings||Yes||Yes|
|weekly shift patterns||Yes||Yes|
|show staff names||Yes||Yes|
|assign staff / duties||Yes||Yes|
|show duty counts||Yes||Yes|
|show staff names||-||Yes|
|show staff initials||-||Yes|
|assign staff / duties||-||Yes|
|show shift counts||Yes||Yes|
|show staff initials||-||Yes|
|email schedule to staff||-||Yes|
|printing (6 layouts)||-||Yes|
|per group shifts||15||20|
|per group shifts per day||5||6|
|per group duties||8||12|
|per group staff||12||25|
|maximum shifts per day||10||120|
|change week start day||-||Yes|
|choose duty colors||-||Yes|
|inline duties mode||-||Yes|
Is there a version for iPhone or Android Tablet or desktop?
Shifty has been developed to take advantage of the iPad only.
Will it work for my business?
Is it in my language?
Shifty includes 50 languages.
What about other uses?
As well as small businesses, Shifty saves time for non-profit organisations and individuals.
Is Shifty easy to learn?
Shifty is designed to make schedules incredibly fast.
Such emphasise on efficiency means some areas of Shifty are not easy to learn,
for example using multiple groups is conceptually difficult.
Stick with it and check the documentation and you will be on your way to scheduling bliss.
How should I use groups?
It varies business to business. Groups can used in all sorts of ways to divide up complex schedules and make them manageable and quick to edit on the iPad's screen. Maybe a group for storing shifts patterns (that are only used occasionally) and another for tracking of staff availability. Experiment!
What are the main advantages of the full version?
The free version is a capable app but the full version has 10x the number of groups, different ways to share schedules with staff, and lots of options to build highly complex schedules.
Is there a refund policy?
Apple handles all payments and refunds on the App Store. So you can request a refund from Apple. They will likely give you a refund but they don't have to! So try the free version risk-free instead.
What is the data policy?
As it should be. The schedules you make belong to you. You always have access to your data, which is kept on your iPad (not on a 3rd party server). And if you ever needed to, it would be possible to export your data to use with other software because the data is in an open format (SQL).
Is Shifty ever on sale?
Since launching in 2010 Shifty has never been on sale. The price actually increases incrementally as new features are added. So there's never a better time to buy!
What about other scheduling software?
There are lots of web-based solutions. They typically cost $25 per month, but some plans can be over $1000 per year. By comparison Shifty offers staggering value without subscription.
Where do I buy?
From the App Store.