Trello Software


 

Launched in 2011, Trello is a visual collaboration tool for planning tasks and projects. While commonly used by agile software development teams, the solution is also used in other departments such as marketing, sales, support and HR. The web-based solution provides tools to define projects, their requirements and the workflow to ensure projects are completed in a planned sequential manner.

Trello offers a digital board to create, organize and prioritize actions. Administrators or managers can even define workflows, assign tasks to individuals or teams, set deadlines and monitor progress. Trello cards allow users to collaborate with each other. Users can add comments, add members and attach documents to the tasks assigned to them.

Trello has a free subscription, but also offers a professional package, with the privacy and administrative settings required by large enterprises. Trello integrates with a number of online applications including JIRA Cloud, Bitbucket Cloud, Google Drive, GitHub and Slack.

 

Trello - Card wall view
 
  • Trello - Card wall view
    Card wall view
  • Trello - Calendar view
    Calendar view
  • Trello - Individual view
    Individual view
  • Trello - File-sharing with Dropbox
    File-sharing with Dropbox
  • Trello - Interactive card features
    Interactive card features
  • Trello - Images to illustrate tasks
    Images to illustrate tasks
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Amy from LAM
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

It really is the best free option out there

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This is a great free option to try if you're not sure what features you will actually utilize once you get going.

Pros

It is easy to collaborate, assign tasks, and export. The free version has everything we need, which is a huge plus for our small company.

Cons

For the most part it is very intuitive, but some of the task pages end up with repetitive info that clutters the page.

 
 

elliott from Journey Evangelical Church
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Helpful for keeping track of things

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This is super easy to use and very helpful. I use it to organize my day and my week, and also to keep track of creative ideas I have. It's simply to set up and manage.

Cons

Not really a con, but i realize that I can never finish everything on my to due list. If it take it too seriously it gets overwhelming.

 
 

Jacques from Grupo Padrao
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy to use and helps project follow ups

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We started to use Trello a year ago, to help our web design people to manage their several task as. Slowly, creative teams, content producers and event PR people join the tool to integrate projects in one single platform. Trello helps us to have one information base and to preview tasks with an easy to use interface.

Pros

The interface, the flexibility and the intuitive tools that put together text and key visuals allow people from different areas to know whats's happen.

Cons

It's hard to design a long term task calendar.

 
 

Craig from Dell
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great for lists, not so great for true product mgmt.

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Pros

Creating easily accessible card decks w/ list items where users can super easily contribute new comments, including screenshots.

Cons

There are not hierarchies showing relationships of items to each other. Otherwise, it's a pretty solid app we use regularly in our company.

 
 

Andre from The amp
Specialty: Energy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Trello review

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Good product but takes time to figure out how to use notifications

 
 

Rodrigo from OnePhase
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great activity management tool

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Great tool to be used.

Pros

I like the easy interface of the application, it is a really friendly environment that allows you to customize the way you create and assign your activities. The Kansan board its ready to be customized in case you need a different option from the default setting.

Cons

I don't really have any con to say about this tool, it works really great for a small -medium team.

 
 

Chandler from Spice works
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Trello is awesome!

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Pros

I really enjoy the simple and clean UI, which makes for easy task management. It's painless to create new boards and tasks and assign/make comments on cards.

Cons

It was recently purchased by atlassian, which makes me nervous because I fear they might mess up a great thing...

 
 

Ashley from Rocksauce Studios
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Software as versatile as cotton.

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I think Trello has really under estimated its value and how it can be marketed to a variety of different companies and fields. I would be curious to see if they would eventually market to different groups.

Pros

It takes complicated information and visually makes it easier for people to understand almost every concept. I have used Trello to onboard new employees at a tech company, to explain my vision for production design to a movie director, and to help provide socially conscious resources to those who didn't know where to find them.

Cons

I can't really imagine a con for Trello. I haven't been able to find one yet. I think the reward system for the gold plan is great and being such an advocate for them I rarely go without it.

 
 

David from Acuity Blue Ltd
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Slick, user friendly, super collaborative, great design.

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Great product overall, and free!

Pros

Collaboration: invites to new members plus the intuitive design means new users 'get it' first time.

Cons

Can click or do something without meaning to or by accident, and undo doesn't highlight what it was.

 
 

Jory from Sales Rabbit
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Super simple, but limited in what it does

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I've been using Trello for years. Love the ease of use, drag and drop Trello cards, easily see information, add lots and lots of data easily.

Pros

Simple to use. Easy user interface. Quite intuitive.

Cons

You have to open a Trello card to update or add lists, etc. I want to see my lists in the main view.

 
 

Markus from Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Solid Agile PM Tool

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As an individual that has a leaning towards Scrum as a methodology for project management, Trello is a great tool. While limited in different aspects as outlined in the Cons section of this review, ultimately, I don't think there is a better tool for maintaining transparency and assigning task responsibility in a startup-esque, Agile environment.

Pros

Strong desktop and mobile interface. Simple to use, visually appealing because of the color-coding feature. Freebase version, fairly priced "plug-ins" to use if desiring to link up Google docs or other 3rd party programs.

Cons

Not industry-specific, may not be accepted by individuals working in a traditional project management structure, as Trello is an Agile-oriented tool.

Advice to Others

Try the free version out for yourself as a personal task list tool, and move from there. Download the phone application.

 
 

Andrea from Wildharted Designs
Specialty: Graphic Design
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2016

October 2016

Great for organizing and reorganizing content or projects

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I've been using Trello for a while for a number of different projects. I use it with a team to help coordinate tasks so each member has their own list and each assignment becomes its own card. I use this for my design business to organize clients and their projects by making a list for each client then adding projects as cards. I also use this for my blog so I have a way to have ideas, things to research, what to write, edit, create graphics for, publish, promote, etc. I've even used Trello to organize some of my daughter's activities at school and outside of school.

It's a really flexible system that can be used for a ton of different applications. The ease of moving cards around and reorganizing them makes this idea work for a lot of different systems. I've really enjoyed using Trello over other systems because of how flexible it is.

Pros

The ability to move things around and organize a system, however each user sees fit, which can be different for different projects.

Cons

It's overwhelming because of the unlimited options available but Trello does do a good job of providing guides to get you started.

Advice to Others

The options can be overwhelming when first starting but stick with it and know that you can customize it however you want.

 
 

Arsham from Lexpand
Specialty: Legal

August 2016

August 2016

Interesting and Visual

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Likes Best

It is very visual and help to track tasks easily. I like the check lists option

Likes Least

It does not give us a lot of tools to sort cards or report

Recommendations

I think it would be much better if you add some of reporting tools to it

 
 

Laura from DSH, LLC
Specialty: Graphic Design

April 2016

April 2016

Great project planning + tracking tool for business & personal

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Likes Best

The ease of use, it doesn't take much start up time. It's got great add-ins and works really well on the app on your phone. It also emails you updates if you haven't logged in since any other team members' have made changes.

Likes Least

The billing is a little confusing, but the staff is always there to help. The Gold membership that is free doesn't seem to have any differences to just the free.

Recommendations

Highly recommend making a mock board, just to learn about all of the abilities.

 
 

Steve from Activate Asheville
Specialty: Education

April 2016

April 2016

My favorite project management tool

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Likes Best

Very easy to use, I love the card system, familiar with it through the Agile Learning model but was using Trello long before I learned about Agile.

Likes Least

Maybe there's something I'm missing in terms of how to use the product, but I would like it to be easier to see a summary of action items that I am responsible for.

Recommendations

I find at the beginning of projects, people are gung ho about tracking projects they're working on, but over time software like Trello often doesn't get used. Make sure you really need to be tracking projects to this extent, and have people who see the value of using the software before starting (although there isn't a whole lot of harm in starting and then realizing people aren't using it - at that point you just need to have a conversation about the consequences of not using it are to the team). Again, I think this is an issue with any software, not just Trello.

 
 

Jill from Everyday Health, Inc
Specialty: Software / Technology

April 2016

April 2016

Simple, Straight-forward, No learning curve

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Likes Best

No learning curve at all, can jump right in and start organizing anything from software development to a home improvement project.

Likes Least

Probably not well-suited for large projects / teams.

Recommendations

Know the scale of what you are trying accomplish before you start to avoid bumping up against its limitations.

 
 

Sandi from Elite
Specialty: Other

April 2016

April 2016

Executive asst

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Likes Best

Ease of use. There are lots of bells and whistles

Likes Least

Could use more organizational options but otherwise love

Recommendations

Gold for sure do a trial. Reach out for help to use to full capacity

 
 

Miguel from MiAGon LLC
Specialty: Web Design / Development

April 2016

April 2016

Visual, Simple, Effective - Trello Is Amazing!

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Likes Best

Trello offers an effective, functional and easy to use Kanban-styled experience to manage projects of any size. While I use it primarily for small personal independent projects, it scales well to larger environments with its robust architecture. Trello has one of the best visual interfaces of products in its class. It also keeps features and functions to just the essentials with a handful of extras to improve the experience.

It also allows for the creation of private and public boards with an extensive list of flexibility to fit your needs. It has everything you need and nothing you do not.

Likes Least

There are only a couple of features missing from the vendor's edition of the product. But these have been addressed by 3rd party app developers. The only feature I truly feel would make this product complete is the ability to track time and provide reports and metrics. Lacking these features makes it difficult to use on projects where time tracking and invoicing is critical. But if this type of functionality is not a requirement, Trello would be an exceptional tool that scales.

Recommendations

Trello is simple and effective, as well as powerful and highly functional. But in enterprise environments or with large scale projects, Trello may present a challenge only if compiling metrics is required. If you are looking to work in true Kanban-style and not Scrum, then Trello will definitely work. If using other Agile processes where time, cost and delivery is crucial and must be reported periodically, then Trello may not be the best fit. My recommendation is to try Trello on a small simple project first, like I did. I found out that it works well for small, short duration Kanban project where small teams of up to 5 folks can work together. I strongly believe it can be scaled to larger teams as well and I have seen it used in teams of up to 9 folks across multiple projects.

 
 

Henry from Turnitin LLC
Specialty: Software / Technology

April 2016

April 2016

Trello is a fantastic product

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Likes Best

Trello is a fantastic and free product. It's widely used and super user-friendly. I like the fact that it presents kanban-style boards that make it easy for anyone to work with either a personal project, or group projects. This is great for anyone not using scrum or agile.

Likes Least

The feature set is fairly limited. It's best for people working in non-agile environments, but it does what it does very well.

Recommendations

If you or your organization is not currently using agile, this is the software I recommend for you to get started with planning.

 
 

Daniel from Embark Consulting
Specialty: Financial Services

March 2016

March 2016

Trello is great, mostly

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Likes Best

I like that this product is able to track multiple things in KanBan style (columns) for different phases of tasks. Then you can add members, notes, to-do lists, and other helpful features. It's very helpful for keeping track of things and collaborating. Also, I use a shared workspace and it's great for design tasks as the uploaded photos show up on the cards they are assigned to.

Likes Least

I am great at managing one board at a time, but I get pretty confused when I have tasks assigned to me on multiple boards. So if the leadership board has a task assigned to me, the consolidated view is cluttered and not helpful. In addition to that, items that are marked complete still show up in your to dos until you archive them. This isn't helpful. It would be great if they could mark one of the lists in your board "DONE" so that these tasks didn't show up in all of your notifications.

Recommendations

I think that you should really decide what you want. We looked at so many different options and ended up with a more robust product that could track time and do some other functions. If you have a small team and are using Trello's functionality to the full, it will probably work well for you. I keep my personal tasks and wedding planning in Trello, but for complex work related projects I think it falls short for my needs.