Search enables you to find your files quickly and easily. Access the most recently uploaded and updated files by clicking the magnifying-glass icon in the left-side navigation bar.

You can also access recently uploaded and updated files by clicking the clock icon for Recent Items.

Filter Search

You can search by project (In), the Type of asset, the specific date the asset was Created or Modified, the user who uploaded the asset (By), the filename, title, or description (Contains), the asset Filesize, the asset's width or height (Dimensions), the Duration of the asset, and any existing Tags associated with the asset.

Clicking the search bar presents you with a dropdown list of different values to choose from.

Select a value and the search engine routes you to the search results page. You can select multiple values to help narrow your search.

Selecting this value in the search menu allows you to get results for partial matches. You also have the option to select the box for "Exact match only," which only shows the exact result of what you enter in the search bar.

Save Your Searches

You can save any of your searches for easy and convenient access in your Shift search bar.

To do this, enter in the search bar any of the values you commonly use to search for an asset, such as Type, Filesize, and Tag, and select the "Save" option at the end of the search bar.

You will then be asked to name this Search, which can be accessed anytime in your Shift search bar.

After you enter the name for your search, click "Save." All your Saved Searches will be available to you for easy access whenever you click into the search bar in your Projects, Recent Items, or Search tab. Simply click one of your saved searches to view the results of the search.

Using the Metadata Search Function

Shift automatically scans every file uploaded for supported metadata types. That metadata is indexed and becomes searchable after upload.

Searchable types of metadata include: XMP, GPS, IPTC, and EXIF.

Enter a metadata keyword and tag and select "Apply" to search.

To filter the search by more than one metadata tag, select the “+” icon next to the Key and Tag search field or the “-” to remove a search item.

Filters & Facet Menu

There is a facet menu where you can view your projects and filter your search to sort by tags or asset type.

Each of these facets will have a number next to the tag name and type, which indicates how many assets have those tags or apply to that type.

Clicking the arrow in the top left will take you to the facet menu. Under Filters, you can click the options to specify your search.


You can access the Projects landing page and all your project assets by clicking the file cabinet icon.

Like the Search, Spotlight, and Recent Items pages, this screen can be viewed as either a grid or a list. At the top right of the screen you can click between a cluster of small squares (grid) and three horizontal bars (list).

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