Shift 4.0 is coming to the Beta Channel 🎉

Welcome to Shift 4.0 for the Beta Channel 🙌

Over the past few months, our team has been working (extra hard) behind the scenes to ensure Shift continues to perform faster, and more efficiently than ever.

If you are currently on the Shift Beta channel, this may impact you.

You may notice that you are reading this article in a web tab inside Shift. This is an exciting new feature allowing you more flexbility in how you get work done inside of Shift. 

New Features

We have a bevy of new features for you to enjoy in Shift 4.0 including... 

1. Focused Web Tabs

2. Quick Account Switcher

3. Smart Links

4. New Framework working in the background (Electron)

Extension Support

As we continue to build this new version of Shift, you may notice an interruption of service for some extensions.

The extensions currently available in Beta include:

  • Dropbox for Gmail
  • Mixmax
  • Gmelius
  • MailTracker
  • Boomerang
  • Grammarly
  • LastPass
  • Hubspot
  • PDF Viewer
  • Zoom

We are continuing to work hard on extension integrations in future iterations of Shift 4.0. 

Switching Back to the Stable Channel 


This update has already been rolled out to all customers on the Shift Beta Channel.

If you are a Beta user and would like to switch back to Stable, please follow the steps below:

  1. Open Shift
  2. Go to Settings > General
  3. Under ‘Support and Updates’ choose ‘Stable’.
  4. Quit Shift
  5. Download a fresh copy of Shift from the Shift website (https://tryshift.com)
  6. Relaunch Shift and check to your channel again to ensure you are on "Stable". 


Once on the Stable version of Shift, you’ll be able to use the full range of extensions once again.

We invite you to reach out to our Support Centre with any questions or if you require any assistance with making the transition back.

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