Trello

Trello

Visual collaboration tool for shared project perspectives

4.5/5 (15903 reviews)

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$5.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Standard - Free
Gold: $5/month or $45/year
Business Class - $9.99/user/month, billed annually
Enterprise - $20.83/user/month (or less), billed annually
Discounts are available for non-profits and educational institutions.


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, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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
9631

Very good
4941

Average
1147

Poor
140

Terrible
44

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

More than just virtual sticky notes, a great way to manage To Dos.

I have used Trello for many years for managing projects and To-Dos for IT scrum processes, and I honestly don't know what I would do without it - it really does help keep everything organized and running smoothly.


Nathan S.

The good, the not so good and all of Trello


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.


Dima S.

Great project managing tool for freelancers and teams

I'm a freelance graphic designer, working remotely with clients all over the globe. Trello allows me to keep track of all tasks I'm working on with clients, and keep discussions focussed. I can't imagine managing a complex project over email any more. Also it allows me to cut most meeting calls, as most of things could be discussed directly in Trello.


Chaya W.

Trello - Managing projects sophisticatedly

Trello is becoming one of the most popular project management tools with its facilities like file uploading , adding due dates, color labels . Also Trello can be used with many devices like phones , computers or tablets. These facilities have attracted the users and it has become more popular among the users.


Matt T.
Industry: Printing
Company size: 51-200 Employees

More than just virtual sticky notes, a great way to manage To Dos.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/4/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Trello for many years for managing projects and To-Dos for IT scrum processes, and I honestly don't know what I would do without it - it really does help keep everything organized and running smoothly.

Pros

We use Trello for managing our software development in a Scrum workflow. We have separate boards for backlog items, current sprint items, and completed items. We utilize the scrum for trello add-on that gives us the ability to add estimates and actual work time spent on each card. This gives us a simple list of items to manage that Trello makes very easy to move around. It is hard to explain exactly how great this makes managing the workflow, but it is all centered around how easy Trello makes it to use their software. You can litterally just click into an item and start typing and then click to drag and drop that item around. The super simple interface that eliminates the need for training on the tool is what is really great about it. Keeping the interface simple and easy to use builds instant adoption from users across the organization. To top it off, the free version of this software is very functional - eventually you will want to purchase for extra features like active directory integration, but it is great that they let you use a very functional feature rich version of the software at no cost for an indefinite amount of time.

Cons

My only complaint, and this is more of a feature request than a complaint is when you have a large number of cards it would be nice to group cards and be able to view or manage cards in a group. Sometimes we have several items that are tied to an epic, and when something changes related to that epic you need to visit and update each card. We keep track of these with careful naming of the cards that includes the epic name, but it would be nice to have a more integrated way of managing these groups of cards.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nathan S.

The good, the not so good and all of Trello

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/10/2018
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

Trello is an easy to use to-do list/project management app. After being introduced to it 3 years ago, its the one todo list app that I keep coming back to.

1) The intuitive design of Trello makes it easy to get started. Its functions just work, whether its drag and drop, moving cards across lists, or setting up boards, you can easily get started using Trello in minutes. Trello's simplicity aids in its overall feel and use.
2) Trello's cards & lists allow you to really go in depth with project planning. While other platforms may have to do lists of sorts, with Trello's you get a checklist for each card, which can be a task with sub tasks. The use of the boards and lists also helps for those that need deep project management features
3) Trello has some hidden gems such as free downloadable boards, a Calendar view for lists vs using the standard board view, Power Ups and easy integration with email, shortcuts and more. You can use Trello to manage projects in many different ways. I like to think of it as a Swiss Army knife for Project Management.
4) Its mostly free. Its hard to really beat free stuff and Trello is right up there. Most features can be used without paying so thats really great.

Cons

My only gripes with Trello are:
1) The lack of new features in a while. It feels like the only progress of Trello is coming from Power Ups.
2) I tend to whine a lot about mobile app support and while I feel the current versions are sufficient, but the lack of a dedicated Apple Watch app for example is a bummer. To Do list apps like Things have apps for every platform including Apple Watch.
3) Trello is great for smaller teams but if you have a large team collaborating on Trello can be cumbersome.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

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

Dima S.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

Great project managing tool for freelancers and teams

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 18/2/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I'm a freelance graphic designer, working remotely with clients all over the globe. Trello allows me to keep track of all tasks I'm working on with clients, and keep discussions focussed. I can't imagine managing a complex project over email any more. Also it allows me to cut most meeting calls, as most of things could be discussed directly in Trello.

Pros

It's very flexible, very easy to use. It's possible to set up a Kanban style flow, or any other way you find useful. One of the biggest advantages that it has quite functional free plan. This allows me to invite my clients to the boards and manage complex projects without any financial investment.
It has a mobile app which helps to keep track of tasks when i'm on the go.

Cons

With time I learned that Trello works best when we setup certain rules or scenarios of how tickets are created and managed. So it needs a bit of setting up to do in the beginning, and understanding GTD and Kanban helps. I have to agree on how we would use the board with my clients and team so we don't clutter the boards. But once we get the system working for us it works perfectly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Chaya W.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Trello - Managing projects sophisticatedly

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 16/4/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Trello is becoming one of the most popular project management tools with its facilities like file uploading , adding due dates, color labels . Also Trello can be used with many devices like phones , computers or tablets. These facilities have attracted the users and it has become more popular among the users.

Pros

Trello is a one of the most popular web based project management tool used in these days. Because of its attractive visual and high adaptability it has become more and more popular. Through Trello people wo are scattered on different geographical areas yet working on the same project can get together and continue their work without any obstacles. The application provides the ability to transfer files among the team members and users can put cards to mark the work to do. Also each card is assigned a color label according to the priority of each task. Because of the colored label facility users may not miss dead lines. When a card is created user is given a chance to add due date . When the time is close color of the card turns in to yellow and once the date is passed it will automatically turn in to red. This method helps the user not to miss the dead lines. Also Trello can be used on many platforms like computers , tablets and even on the phones.

Cons

In order to use Trello users need to have a proper internet connection. Without a proper network connection users cannot use the application. Trello is more suitable for simple projects with in a small scale. It is not suitable for big projects with many teams . Users can only upload files up to 10MB for each attachment. Files bigger than 10MB cannot be upload if you are a basic member. Only business class and gold members can attach files up to 250MB.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 15,903 user ratings
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Trello Pricing

Trello Pricing

Starting from
US$5.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Standard - Free
Gold: $5/month or $45/year
Business Class - $9.99/user/month, billed annually
Enterprise - $20.83/user/month (or less), billed annually
Discounts are available for non-profits and educational institutions.

Standard - Free
Gold: $5/month or $45/year
Business Class - $9.99/user/month, billed annually
Enterprise - $20.83/user/month (or less), billed annually
Discounts are available for non-profits and educational institutions.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 15,903 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$5.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Standard - Free Gold: $5/month or $45/year Business Class - $9.99/user/month, billed annually Enterprise - $20.83/user/month (or less), billed annually Discounts are available for non-profits and educational institutions.

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, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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, 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, Online Support, Video Tutorials