July 15, 2013

Sifter – Simplified Bug & Issue Tracking

Why should all the best issue tracking tools be reserved for large agencies? Sifter is a bug and issue tracking application that gives smaller companies a competitive advantage, providing users with simplified tools to track project milestones and manage bugs and other ongoing issues in real-time.

Register for a free account with Sifter, and get set up in less than one minute. Visit your company dashboard page to see an overview of all your open projects, and click on any individual project title to take a deeper look inside. Sifter breaks projects down with milestones, and uses due dates as a way to keep track of the overall progress of any project. Specific issues can be attached to milestones and weighted based on priority level, which allows you, as the project creator, to develop prioritized lists with all the issues that have been assigned to employees at your firm.

Sifter provides users with daily email summaries that showcase the latest project updates on their company accounts. The platform also offers full text searches and allows users to bookmark frequently used filters. Users also have the option to create and update their issues via email, which is a useful feature for people who frequently outside the office. By making it easier for employees to track issues on the fly, managers can increase participation and simplify their existing workflows.

Practical Uses:

  • Track bugs that have been reported by your app users
  • Assign issues to specific employees to resolve
  • Categorize and prioritize all the bugs you’re tracking
  • Add issues to Sifter via email from your mobile phone

Insider Tips:

  • Record details of issue resolutions for future reference
  • Users can export data at any time
  • Get instant notifications if Sifter encounters any problems with a client’s email address
  • Sifter offers an API for developers

What we liked:

  • Lists can be filtered by priority
  • Daily email summaries are a great way to keep everyone in the loop
  • Archived projects don’t count against project limits
  • All plans include an unlimited number of users

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
  • Founded by: Garrett Dimon
  • Web site:


  • Pricing ranges from $29 to $149 per month


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