Trello

Visual collaboration tool for shared project perspectives

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Trello Overview

What is Trello?

Spreadsheets, emails, and never-ending notifications are major teamwork blockers that affect today’s business teams—no matter their size. Project assignments, tasks, and daily to-do’s get lost, transparency gets trumped, and people lose productivity in the shuffle. Not only do teams need to manage this constant overflow, but they also need to build projects, track progress, and achieve major business goals. What’s needed is a clear view of the entire process to keep everyone on the same page.

Introducing Trello: A visual collaboration tool that creates a shared perspective for your team on any project in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.

* Trello is for Everyone *
From sales and marketing to HR and operations, teams can design and customize Trello to fit their unique needs and work styles. And with over 100+ integrations with other key tools like Google Drive, Slack, Jira and more, Trello is a living, breathing project hub of cross-team collaboration no matter where your work needs to happen.

* Intuitively Simple *
Go from idea to action in seconds: Trello’s core features are as relatable is organizing sticky notes on a wall. There’s no cumbersome onboarding process to get started, so getting group participation is easy. Log in, join a team and see progress across all the team’s projects right away.

* Take the Work Out of Work *
Trello brings joy to teamwork by making it transparent and easily shareable across boards and teams. Users are empowered to make Trello their own (and have fun while doing it!) with features like board backgrounds, emoji reactions, and stickers.

Trello Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12.50/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Trello offers free and premium plans starting at $12.50 per user per month and scales with number of users and features. Custom enterprise pricing is available as well as a discount for annual billing.


Trello Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish and 14 others, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Thai

Screenshots

Trello screenshot: Ongoing projects can be tracked in a single view
Trello screenshot: Ongoing projects can be tracked in a single view Trello screenshot: Checklists, members, and labels can be added to individual tasks Trello screenshot: Trello can be accessed across multiple devices, with instant data sync

Trello Reviews

Trello Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
10131

Very good
5165

Average
1189

Poor
147

Terrible
45

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.3
92% recommended this app
Handel H.

Incredibly useful task planner

Overall since implementing, the entire team has grown in efficiency of task planning. We are getting more accomplished with this program. We are all very happy with its use despite the drawbacks listed.


Verified Reviewer

Good collaboration tool with a lot of features to keep you organized

We used to use Microsoft Excel for our e-learning design projects, but there was a lot of overhead involved in creating the project forms in Excel. Trello mostly works for our purposes right out of the box, so we were able to dive into a new process without spending a ton of time defining the process up front.


Verified Reviewer

Great for the basics, but struggles with anything more.

It helps us with quick organisational tasks, and seeing ideas laid out infront of us does help with productivity. But sometimes Trello just isn't powerful enough for actual task management and tracking, and this is a chore having to move your cards into another system all the time. It should have a pro-level tier for people who want more control over their management of the boards.


Verified Reviewer

My go-to for team and project management

I have used Trello for years for personal, academic and professional use. I mostly use it for professional PM for clients and projects and for my NASA L'SPACE work. Use solo or with a team.


Jacob E.

Amazing Team Workflow Software

I am a huge supporter of Trello. In general, I am a super organized person, always at Inbox Zero and obsessed with task management. I use asana, trello and my reminders app on my phone to organize my day-to-day activities. I could definitely tell you that without Trello, I would not be able to work within my own team or other teams at the company. The ease of use for any new user, makes onboarding super easy, and painless. Moreover, I love having one place to manage all my tasks and other tasks on my team, with the ability to move it across the Kanban board comfortably.


Handel H.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Incredibly useful task planner

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 28/7/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall since implementing, the entire team has grown in efficiency of task planning. We are getting more accomplished with this program. We are all very happy with its use despite the drawbacks listed.

Pros

The "card" system is innovative and highly efficient. The ability to see all your tasks allows you to prioritize and organize what to accomplish. Overall runs smoothly with a very clean user interface. It is easy to use and requires little to no training. Tasks can be assigned to multiple people, and can be checked off as "completed" by whomever - making tracking and rewards a breeze. The calendar plugin is very helpful. The use of plugins is incredibly useful as well.

Cons

There are several lacking features. There is no ability to set a time-stamp on a project, (how long it will take) outside of using the calendar feature. You cannot assign an approximate time to complete a project. Also there is no messaging function, only "comments". This is very limiting. Also, there is no way to divide cards and tasks under a single person. A single person will only have all their tasks in a big pool, color labels help but do not break it up making it easy to read. When a card is archived, who knows where it goes, it vanishes really. no ability to delete cards.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Good collaboration tool with a lot of features to keep you organized

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We used to use Microsoft Excel for our e-learning design projects, but there was a lot of overhead involved in creating the project forms in Excel. Trello mostly works for our purposes right out of the box, so we were able to dive into a new process without spending a ton of time defining the process up front.

Pros

Trello supports our e-Learning design process by providing a central place to store and discuss the design for a particular learning engagement. It is user-friendly even for folks who are not particularly tech-savvy. It runs quickly and doesn't require any software installation. It can also be used for a variety of projects, from tracking a product roadmap or personal to-do list to creating new content for our learning platform.

Cons

A lot of the useful features require a paid account or a certain amount of Trello Gold to use. So all of the features are not available right out of the box. It also forces a design layout that is vertical, as opposed to our learning platform content which is arranged horizontally. So it is not as flexible as we would like.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Games

Great for the basics, but struggles with anything more.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/7/2018
Review Source: Capterra

It helps us with quick organisational tasks, and seeing ideas laid out infront of us does help with productivity. But sometimes Trello just isn't powerful enough for actual task management and tracking, and this is a chore having to move your cards into another system all the time. It should have a pro-level tier for people who want more control over their management of the boards.

Pros

Trello is great, it's simple to use, and has loads of clever UX devices that make tracking and updating tasks a joy. We use it quite often within our organisation whenever something needs "organising fast" - we're not expecting to track the progress of the entire project through Trello, but the occasional breakout.

We've most often used Trello to round up our "ideas" phase, and then moved onto a more complex project management tool after that.

The interface is simple, the free level is "about right" and there are just enough features for you to get going quickly.

Trello is great for quick organisational tasks, that need to be presented in a visual way, or they are good for information sharing (literally a pin-board of ideas works well) - and has reduced the need for post-it-notes everywhere in the office.

Cons

There comes a point in every Trello boards life when the user will go "ok, now it's time to move this all away from Trello"

Task management is .. laborious at best, with no real way of tracking time, burndowns, productivity, velocity, or any other metric that tells a project manager if the job is "getting done", it's simply not built for that and trying to implement methods that will make it work, just result in frustration.

It's also a bit lightweight on the features for the free trial version, quite a few things are locked off behind the paywall (which is fine) - but also, we feel that there isn't *enough* features behind the paywall which would incentivise us to purchase a license.

So the bottom line with Trello is it's great for short term, simple tasks and idea sharing, but anything more heavy duty that needs to be updated regularly and it will struggle.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: Self Employed

My go-to for team and project management

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Trello for years for personal, academic and professional use. I mostly use it for professional PM for clients and projects and for my NASA L'SPACE work. Use solo or with a team.

Pros

It really helps me organize information, tasks and really all aspects of a project. I've used it for years and it just gets better with the add-ons. I use it for professional project management and with my special projects with NASA's L'SPACE program. I use Trello with a premium add-on called PlanWay that adds additional project management tools like Ganntt charting and it makes task assignments and ownership easier for team based projects.

Cons

When I first began to use it years ago I jumped in and didn't really both to learn how to use it. If you don't have a method to organize the lists and cards it can get messy and overwhelming. What I learned to do was take a little time to read tutorials and watch some Trello YouTube videos and it helped me organize my information better. That's my advice to new users. Otherwise I have no complaints I love it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jacob E.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Amazing Team Workflow Software

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 8/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I am a huge supporter of Trello. In general, I am a super organized person, always at Inbox Zero and obsessed with task management. I use asana, trello and my reminders app on my phone to organize my day-to-day activities. I could definitely tell you that without Trello, I would not be able to work within my own team or other teams at the company. The ease of use for any new user, makes onboarding super easy, and painless. Moreover, I love having one place to manage all my tasks and other tasks on my team, with the ability to move it across the Kanban board comfortably.

Pros

- Ease of use
- They have a mobile app and browser software
- Super easy to understand for new users
- Sharing it and inviting new users is as simple as sending them an invite link
- The setup literally takes just minutes
- You have the ability to add custom fields to cards
- They work with Zapier so you can trigger certain things based on cards moving to columns you've identified
- It's freemium is extensive

Cons

- There were times when I sent an invite link, the user joined, but then when sending a specific card URL, the same the user could not access

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 16,677 user ratings
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Trello Pricing

Trello Pricing

Starting from
US$12.50/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Trello offers free and premium plans starting at $12.50 per user per month and scales with number of users and features. Custom enterprise pricing is available as well as a discount for annual billing.

Trello offers free and premium plans starting at $12.50 per user per month and scales with number of users and features. Custom enterprise pricing is available as well as a discount for annual billing.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 16,677 user ratings
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Trello Features

Trello Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritising
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Timesheets
Features
4.3/5
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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Additional information for Trello

Additional information for Trello

Key features of Trello

  • @mentions
  • API availability
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity logging
  • Activity management
  • Activity monitoring
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Assignment tracking
  • Attach photos, drawings, sketches & mockups
  • Automatic backup
  • Boards
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Comments & attachments
  • Data synchronization
  • Deadline tracking
  • Developer API
  • Due date tracking
  • Employee management
  • Invitations
  • Lists
  • Prioritizing
  • Project management
  • Project tracking
  • Real time data
  • Real time updates
  • SSL/HTTPS connection
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • To-do list

Benefits

- Trello backs up your data so it is retrievable, preventing permanent loss of data after the accidental deletion of a board, card or list.

- Your data is sent over a SSl/HTTPS connection so it is always as private and secure as bank data.

- Trello automatically scales to match the screen you are working on

- Search Trello using filters and advanced search to easily pull up boards, cards and members.

- Trello has an iPhone and Android app for on-the-go use.

- Use the open API to create you own plugins and extensions for Trello

- Use Trello stickers to express yourself and update statuses on boards and cards. Stickers include Taco the Husky, Pete the Computer, and many more. You can also upload your own.

. Trello has over 800 emoji for use in comments, checklist items, descriptions and elsewhere. You can also upload your own emoji with Trello Gold.

Trello FAQs

Trello FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Trello.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Trello offer?

Trello offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$12.50/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Trello offers free and premium plans starting at $12.50 per user per month and scales with number of users and features. Custom enterprise pricing is available as well as a discount for annual billing.

Q. What are the main features of Trello?

Trello offers the following features:

  • @mentions
  • API availability
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity logging
  • Activity management
  • Activity monitoring
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Assignment tracking
  • Attach photos, drawings, sketches & mockups
  • Automatic backup
  • Boards
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Comments & attachments
  • Data synchronization
  • Deadline tracking
  • Developer API
  • Due date tracking
  • Employee management
  • Invitations
  • Lists
  • Prioritizing
  • Project management
  • Project tracking
  • Real time data
  • Real time updates
  • SSL/HTTPS connection
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • To-do list

Q. Who are the typical users of Trello?

Trello has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Trello support?

Trello supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Thai

Q. What type of pricing plans does Trello offer?

Trello has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Trello support mobile devices?

Trello supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Trello integrate with?

Trello integrates with the following applications:

Avaza, Bitium, Cronforce, Dropbox Business, Hubstaff, SeamlessGov, Slack, Time Doctor, UserEcho, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Trello offer?

Trello offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, Online Support