Shifty by Supercake (iPad)
Released: Jul 5, 2010
Version: 3.0
Size: 5 MB
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Ranking - Business (iPad)


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Shifty is a scheduling app for small businesses and individuals.

:: ABOUT ::

The basis of Shifty is to enter all the data which rarely ever changes, such as shift patterns, staff and duties. After that's in the system making schedules is just dragging and dropping combinations of those items.

Shifty was originally designed to be used by restaurants, pubs and shops. However it turned out to be useful to a much wider audience. For example: families, security companies, tour guides, charities, schools, churches, doctors and even gardeners!

:: THEY SAY ::

"Overall, this is a fantastic application that will really make running any business a whole lot easier." (

"This app can perform tasks pertaining to scheduling in business like a breeze. All you need to do is download this app, configure it for your particular business specific information and get started with its lucid drag and drop interface." (

:: YOU SAY ::

"Despite a few annoying limitations it's still the best program I've seen for less than $500." (Richard via email)

"I think the layout is ingenious." (Peter via email)

"This is a great app I just wanted you to know, you have saved me hours." (Phillip via email)

"Keeps the team together. Great app for quick and easy scheduling. Love the fact it's easy to duplicate shifts from week to week. Can't get much simpler than drag and drop. Worth every cent. Keep up the great work" (Canada review)

"Great app! I am all about cutting time from my daily tasks. This app really helps our crew of 30 stay on schedule and helps me get back to work a lot quicker." (US review)

"Love it! Tried a bunch of other scheduling apps and this one is by far the best. Well done!" (US review)

"I can be done with a 2 week schedule in 20 min instead of the usual 2 hours. Love it." (US review)

"I run a small petsitting business and this makes scheduling a breeze. There's a little learning curve but once you get it... works great! Thanks" (US review)

"Amazingly helpful. This is the only app of its kind. Well worth every penny. I am the manager of a store, and a project group. This keeps me organized while I can email staff schedule changes! Much recommended." (US review)

"This is an attractive application, easy to use and customise and with a good email export facility. I highly recommend the investment and rate this as 5 stars without hesitation." (UK review)

"I love this app it made my schedules for my team an easy exercise. I was looking for something to try out a few supports shift for Christmas cover it works great. You need to make time to check out the online manual, I initially missed a trick or two." (UK review)

"This app is by far the best app I have purchased for my iPad. It's really easy to use and better yet it's easy for everyone to read once the data is put in. I would recommend this app to anyone that has to make schedules for employees or even for someone who works a few jobs or does shift work. It's so visual the whole family will be able to figure out where you are. This app is the best money I have spent for my iPad." (Canada review)

"Great app that is easy to use. Feedback is quick and considers opinion. Looks good and works well for multiple staff." (Australia review)


Every country has its own AppStore. This means you only see ratings and reviews for your own country. For your convenience, the worldwide average is... 4.5 stars!

This is based on 300+ ratings from all countries that have ratings, calculated October 2020.


Visit or tap the "Shifty Support" link on this page. There you'll find the manual and videos that show Shifty in action. You can also find the videos by searching for "ShiftyApp" on YouTube. There's also a free version called "Shifty Jr" available on the App Store. This should help you decide if you want to plunge into the wonderful world of Shifty, if you're not already convinced!

What's new in version 3.0
• iOS14 Compatibility
• Larger iPad Models
• News Checker
• Dark Mode Theme
• 10th Anniversary

iOS14 Compatibility
This by itself has taken an enormous amount of work as much of the app has had to be replaced for iOS14! IMPORTANT: As a result of these massive changes you will need to export your database *before* installing either iOS14 or this app version. If you do not back up your database you will have to setup Shifty again. This is a big disruption but setup can usually be done very quickly in 10 mins.

Larger iPad Models
Also in this version, larger iPad models (e.g. 10.5", 11", 12.9") are now supported.

News Checker
Shifty can now alert you if there is a new version available or if there is any other important information that you need to know. It has been added in response to the iOS14 update disruption. It's a safety feature that you might never see.

Dark Mode Theme
The easiest change to see is the new dark theme. It has taken a colossal amount of design experimentation, so I hope you like it. Note: The beauty of the original classic theme is still available in the theme options. Enjoy!

Finally the big announcement: Shifty is celebrating its 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

It's amazing that businesses and families that have been using Shifty for so many years, and some have been from the very beginning back when the first iPad was released all the way to present day. To think that people on their own life journeys have taken a scheduling app with a characterful orange mascot with them for over a decade!

Three cheers to everyone!!!

I wish success and health for your businesses and families, especially in these difficult times.

Many Kind Regards,

The Shifty Team (i.e. Owen)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Shifty is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Shifty is currently ranked #105 in paid Business apps for iPad.
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