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Shortcut Integration

Shortcut is a project management platform that would help everyone on your team to collaborate better for hastening the release process. Shortcut helps in finding the right balance for cross-functional collaboration. It is easy for everyone on the team to focus on their individual task, while also being able to envision the bigger picture by zooming out to get an idea about the overall progress of a project. From declaring a story to achieving huge milestones, everything is represented with an intuitive visual representation using simple drag and drop Kanban dashboard. With a simple API and robust set of integrations, Shortcut also seamlessly integrates with the tools you use every day, getting out of your way so that you can deliver quality software on time.

The LambdaTest Shortcut integration helps you in filing issues to your project in Shortcut directly from LambdaTest platform. With one-click integration, you can push annotated issues to the project of your choice, assign it to the required teammate, and attach necessary screenshots. You can do all that while in the middle of a test session in LambdaTest platform. The fields populated by you when marking as a bug through LambdaTest are displayed as information on the Shortcut for a testing instance.

Shortcut Integration with LambdaTest, like all of the integrations to 3rd party applications, is available for freemium as well as premium plan.

How To Establish Integration With Shortcut From Your LambdaTest Account?

Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account. You would need to have Admin or User level access to see and install integrations.

Step 2: Select ‘Integrations’ from the left navigation menu bar. This will guide you to a screen where you will find a list of 3rd party applications, available to integrate with your LambdaTest account.

Step 3: Click on ‘ADD’ under the block that says ‘Shortcut’.


Step 4: Once you click on Add icon, you will be redirected to the below screen. You will be asked to provide your Shortcut API Token credentials in the highlighted fields to establish integration with LambdaTest.

api token

What is an API token? When two different applications interact with each other, a server-to-server communication is established. API token is needed for authenticating user identity from one server to another, by fetching user-owned resources available on the server from where the communication is initiated. API token has been a necessity for maintaining security and data integrity of any application. They are just as vital to an end user as they are to an application. API tokens are relevant if an end user logs in an application through a 2-step verification process.

Step 5: You can find your API token from your Shortcut account. If you have not generated one before, you can generate an API token by going to the settings. Hit the Profile avatar icon on the bottom left and select ‘Settings’.


Step 6: As you click on Settings, select “API Tokens” from the left hand side.

generate token

Step 7: Provide a token name and hit the button that says “Generate Token”.

copy api token

You can keep a note of this API token with you for future authentication. Although, in case you forget to do so, or you end up neglecting it due to some reason. Then there is no need to panic! You can create a new token by defining a new label. You can also delete a previously declared API Key, in case you feel that your API Key has been placed in some wrong hands. You can delete an API Key by hovering over the label and clicking on the bin icon.

Step 8: Your API token will be derived from the value you provided as an input. Copy your API Token.


Step 9: Paste the API token into the field provided at LambdaTest & hit the ‘Install’ button. You are all set to experience one-click bug logging to share your issues directly from your LambdaTest account to your project on Shortcut.


That’s it! Go to Integrations again and you will be able to notice a green tick indicating that Shortcut is successfully installed.


How To Log Your First Bug Through Shortcut Integration?

Step 1: Go for any of the test from the left navigation menu. For demo, we will be taking “Real Time Test” option.

Step 2: Present a URL of the web-app you need to test in the dialog box. After that, select any configuration for browser and operating system of your choice & hit ‘Start‘.


Step 3: After the VM is launched and operable. You can perform testing on your web-app for finding bugs. If a bug gets revealed, then you need to click on the Bug icon from the left panel for capturing a screenshot of the same.

VM launched

Step 4: After a screenshot is captured, you can annotate any issue or a task with an in-built image editor. Once you are done highlighting the bug, click on the button that says “Mark as Bug”.

mark as bug

Step 5: After clicking on “Mark as Bug” button a Shortcut specific form would open up. Fill the fields as per your requirement. Click on “Create Issue” & observe it being successfully marked through a single click effort.

  • You can select which Project should the ticket go under.
  • You can set the particular Story Type.
  • You can assign the bug to a colleague by populating the Assignee field.
  • You can mention the Summary as well to easily organize your bugs.
  • You also get to post a Description to help relate the cause of the issue or the task.


Step 7: Visit your Shortcut dashboard. You will be able to notice the logged issue right away by going to stories in the particular project.


Step 8: As you click on the story you will notice that all the data which you provided through LambdaTest would already be presented in it. LambdaTest automatically includes test environment details and related screenshots in the ticket as attachments.


How To Uninstall Shortcut Integration?

You can work with one integration at a time. So if you would want to integrate to a similar 3rd party application, then you would have to uninstall your current integration. Here is how you can do that.

Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account.

Step 2: Select ‘Integration’ from the left navigation menu bar. This will guide you to a screen where you will find 3rd party applications, available to integrate with your LambdaTest account.

Step 3: Click on ‘REMOVE’. You can find the remove button right under the ‘Shortcut’ block which would be highlighted with a green tick.


That was all you need to know for LambdaTest + Shortcut Integration. Increase your productivity with our integrations. If you still have any questions for us, please feel free to let us know. Our experts are always available on chat to help you out with any roadblock regarding our product. Happy testing!