7shifts: Employee Scheduling 4+

Easy restaurant scheduling

7shifts, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free



The 7shifts restaurant scheduling app makes it easy to manage schedules and communicate with staff on the go.

With 7shifts, your managers can edit work schedules, communicate with and engage staff, track real-time sales and labor data, and stay labor compliant. The employee app empowers your team to take availability and time-off requests, shift trading, and communication into their own hands—anytime, anywhere.

The 7shifts app is free for all restaurant employees to use as part of your 7shifts subscription.

Features for restaurant managers:
- Manage the schedule with time-off and availability automatically added
- Notify staff of their shifts automatically via email, text, or push notification
- Approve or deny shift trades
- Approve or deny time-off requests
- Track staff availability
- Track staff engagement like lates and no-shows
- Chat with staff or create team-wide announcements
- Get overtime alerts if staff are at risk of going into overtime
- Track real-time sales and labor to make smart decisions to reduce labor cost

Features for restaurant employees:
- View all of your shifts
- See who you are working with for upcoming shifts
- View hours and estimated earnings
- Request shift trades
- Request time off
- Submit your availability
- Chat with GIFs, pics, or emojis with your co-workers

The 7shifts team is focused on making employee scheduling easier for managers in the restaurant industry, and make employees happier in the workplace. See how easy life is with 7shifts.

What’s New

Version 2023.39.0

- Managers can now see “Who’s working today” on their mobile dashboard with filters by department and role, making on-the-floor staffing decisions easier.
- Employees can now gain better insights into their earnings with a breakdown of their tips from every shift.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings


I don’t know how I was doing it before 7Shifts

Ok so I’m the owner of BOHO Med Spa in Dallas with 5 employees. At first we would just tell people what their schedule was and kept it like that, then we had a mess in when someone asked off and I forgot to fill it. So I used a spreadsheet and everyone had access to it in Google Drive. But I had to manually count how many hours they were working, change dates every 2 weeks and all other head aches that come with manual entry. It was a lot of work. Then my new hire said they use 7Shifts at her other job. 🤯 this has been a game changer for me and is saving me a lot of time managing schedules, hours worked, and time off! And it’s copy and paste!!! You guys have been the best thing that has happened to me in 2020. (Probably because there has been a lot of bad things happening in 2020🤔) Either way, THANK YOU!!!!!

Jazbbo ,

Could be much better, near perfect

I love your apps (7punches, 7tasks, 7shifts) and the ideas behind them, I just don’t understand why it’s 3 different apps and not just one !!!! Having to have 3 different apps to do simple things is not convenient at ALL. You guys could compete a lot better I think against other apps if you grouped all of yours into one and that way you’d get a lot of people interested. Here’s a idea: in the 7shifts app you can simply get rid of the messaging tab at the bottom and turn it into a round section in the top right corner, and it stays in that corner no matter what tab you’re in so it’s easy access (kind of like the account tab in the top left corner) and in its place at the bottom you should put a 7punches tab (put the app logo there but just the fist) put the section there next to the shifts tab to clock in and out and do all the other things you can do with 7 punches and instead of a notification tab at the bottom turn it into a 7tasks tab (put the app logo there but just the check mark) by bringing all the functionality from that app and move the notification tab into a section somewhere in the account tab or something similar. It’s just a few ideas but that would make so much more sense and you would only need one app to do all these things which would be so much better and you wouldn’t lose any functionality cause they’d all be brought over into one app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to share these thoughts with us! Feedback like this that comes directly from our users in the field is extremely valuable, and we will make sure the details of your requests are passed to our product team.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any further suggestions; we love to hear from you!

ServiceIndustryProfessional ,

This app is awful

Perhaps it is because I’m used to the ease and clarity of schedulefly. I find this app confusing, overly complex and all around terrible. In viewing an upcoming shift all positions are jumbled together, there is no day to day organization by FOH title, it’s not even alphabetical. Also, why a shift pool? I offered up a shift and no one can even see it, let alone pick it up. Time off requests are swept under the rug, management can’t find them, and there are only two reasons we should need time off from work- working somewhere else or not in our prearranged availability. There are lots of service industry professionals who preform more then one job in a given restaurant. Like a host that also busses or bartenders that sometimes serve. This app only offers one job title per employee so I can’t tell is “Sara’s” a bartender or server that day. And this is just a review of their app. Their website is equally unnavigable and confusing. It is obvious that this app was created by someone whose career has been in IT and has never worked in a restaurant before. Finally, every time I open the app it prompts me to add their push notifications and I get daily texts even if it’s got nothing to do with my position. I could go on, but I think it’s been made clear. Sending out schedules via carrier pigeon is more effective and efficient then this app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback! Schedule organization, shift pool & time off approval and reasons, job titles, and daily shift reminders via text are settings customized by your employer. Please have your account admin reach out to us if any changes are needed; we're happy to help!
We'd like to investigate the issue you're having with push notifications - please reach out to us at support@7shifts.com and one of our support reps will get things working for you!

App Privacy

The developer, 7shifts, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Contact Info
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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
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  • Contacts
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