Wondering why Shift asks for some specific permissions? Find your answers here!
Shift asks for certain permissions or "scopes" so you can use your emails in Shift. This is the OAuth authorization protocol process. When you allow Shift access to these scopes, this provides the Shift desktop application on your computer access to Google/Microsoft APIs to access your email accounts on your behalf. This access and the information within each service are strictly local to the Shift desktop application on your computer. None of the information contained in any of these scopes, including what is rendered within each service is ever sent to or stored on Shift's servers. Additionally, no one who works at Shift or with any of Shift's data partners can view this information, ever.
Below is some more information about the specific permissions that Shift asks for and why they are required.
View your email messages and settings
This scope allows the Shift application to authenticate with Shift's servers as well as to read your unread counts in your mailbox so that they can be displayed in your sidebar. We do not have the ability to read your emails or have any access to the contents of your mailboxes.
See and download all your Google Drive files
This scope is used by the Epic Search feature in Shift which allows you to search for files in your drive accounts. We do not have the ability to read your drive contents or have any access to the contents of your drives.
See and download your calendars
This scope is used by the Mute Notifications feature so that Shift can see when to turn off notifications based on the events scheduled in your calendar. We do not have the ability to read your calendar contents or have any access to the contents of your calendars.