Trello

Trello

Visual collaboration tool for shared project perspectives

4.5/5 (14246 reviews)

Trello Overview

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.

Pricing

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

Devices

Business size

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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

Trello Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Very good
1036
Average
126
Poor
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Terrible
Der S.

Trello, awesome for ToDo lists but in need of improvement

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/15/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Trello is an ingenious site to create ToDO lists. I know a few companies that use Trello and I do.
I use Trello to create ToDo lists for the completion of my computer game. So current problems are listed there and colored whether the problem still exists or has been fixed.
When I have new ideas, I create a Trello map.
So I have my ideas, important things and problems directly in one place.
I have tested a CMS for my webserver that works similar to Trello. However, it has always turned out that Trello is the better choice.

Pros

There are some positive things, but also some that bother me. One of the positive features of Trello is that it is absolutely free. I can use it without any costs and have all my information in one place. Trello's smartphone app helps me stay up to date and add new ideas even when I'm on the go. The website is quickly loaded even if the internet is not so good and you can access everything quickly and easily.

Cons

What really bothers me about using Trello is that you can only create these vertical boxes and then always add new lists to the right. In the beginning that's ok, but with larger collections of ideas, problems or todo-things in general, the board quickly becomes confusing.
With my current board I have to scroll 10 minutes to the right (Of course that's a bit exaggerated, but you know what I mean, don't you?) to get to my other lists. In any case, I hope for a better user interface that is clearer and makes it easier to work with a team on the board.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Rob B.

Trello - Organize your tasks for better life

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 11/17/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using it for personal purposes. I just found the app and decide to try it. Because of our energetic and dynamic days, there is a strong need to stay focused and organized, I think that app is very good for doing this. It helps you stay organized, always know what exactly you need to do at the moment, schedule your time and stay healthy mind because you do not need to remember all the things in your head and you can focus on your daily tasks.
I pretty recommend this app for every purpose. I think everyone can find himself or herself here because it can save a lot of time, nerves and not finished on-time job.
I think it is a very powerful and useful 2019s app for better everyday life.

Pros

This software has multiple features to like. Some of them are:
1. It helps you to organize all your tasks - from your home needs, vacations, what to buy for eating, to your business needs and office tasks.
2. You can share your projects with your family, team or friends - For example, you will no longer forget to say to your partner what to do instead of you at home - just share your common tasks and everything is ready.
3. You can easily create categories - like TO DO, IN PROGRESS, IDEAS and whatever you like. With this feature you always will see exactly what you want - for example you will always see only what you need to do and nothing else unnecessary.
4. You can add to your tasks images, due dates, attachments. You can share a task with specific people only. You can create checklists which I think are very powerful for one task because you just check everything you have done.
5. There are different design templates that help you organize different tasks for different spheres of life - like Home tasks, Business tasks, Study tasks.
6. The design is super pretty and eye-catching and for me, it is a pleasure to work with that kind of beautiful app.
7. You can synchronize your projects and tasks between your devices - PCs, laptops, phones, and tablets. I think this is useful because let's say you can write down all your tasks for the week on the PC on Sunday and then just check them on your phone throughout the entire week.

Cons

Till my using, I didn't find any inconvenience working with the app. I think that the app is very intuitive, easy to use and powerful for all your needs.
Of course, if you need it for strong purposes, you need to pay a bit for it, but I think the pricing is very good for all the powerful features the app supports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Verified Reviewer

I didn't ask for shared to-do lists... but here we are!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/17/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I have found Trello to be of benefit both personally and to our team. Trello has helped our management keep track of each team member's workloads from a big picture standpoint, and has helped with distribution (and re-distribution) of work. It has also been beneficial to me in terms of organizing and keeping track of the work that I'm doing. As someone naturally disorganized, this is a major compliment. It has been so helpful that I am considering using it for my personal projects as well.

Pros

Trello is an organizational powerhouse. Personally, neither my mind nor my typical work style are very organized -- I'm all about scattered thoughts and scattered notes. Trello offers a myriad of solutions for the problem that is me. From separate boards for separate projects/task types, to separating lists of cards by various types, to individual cards, the organization options offered by Trello's "to-do" lists are pretty granular. This system is very easy to use, but the deeper you go -- especially once you start playing with Trello's various powerups -- the more complex it becomes. There is a lot to be said for the extension of functionality offered by said powerups -- they go from simple extensions of base functionality to drastic shifts in how information is presented (such as calendar view) or integration of other services (including Google Drive and Dropbox). Trello is pretty easy to use out of the box for an unorganized person such as myself, but offers a lot of possibilities for the power users willing to dive, or the highly organized among us.

Cons

Aside from its many organizational functions, which are stellar, the main draw of Trello is that it allows for sharing and collaboration among users. My team (10-20 people), for example, uses a single shared Trello board, with card lists for each team member, across all of our projects. Since everyone can see everything, this has led to occasional weirdness between members of our team. Perhaps this is just due to the organizational structure we've settled on -- perhaps I'm saying the con is people.

On that note -- there doesn't seem to be an easy undo function, so if you mess something up on a shared board you may end up creating confusion.

The notification system is also not ideal. Trello is not the place to go if you require the person you're communicating with's immediate attention.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Ishanka M.

My favorite, simple and easy to use task management tool on the Internet

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/13/2019
Review Source: Capterra

The ease of use and layout makes this great for smaller projects, but also holds the platform back from fulfilling the needs of bigger operations. With my experience with Trello, I think it is a must-have tool for freelancers, small companies and new startups.

Pros

Trello is a project management software that allows teams to collaborate on a project. This platform is commonly used by software development teams, small startups, and entrepreneurs who are working together with a team to create a product of sorts. It allows for easy communication, updates on tasks, and the general oversight of a project. Through my experiences of working with the software platform, here are some of the pros and cons I have found to be true of this platform.

Ease of Use - I was shocked to see older professors in a college setting using this platform, but thanks to the simplicity, almost anyone who is semi-tech savvy can easily navigate and figure out the basics of Trello.

Device Accessibility - Typically, when you are on the go, you don't always have time to be working off of your laptop. With Trello, it is easy to manage boards, lists, and cards from a mobile or tablet device.

Notifications - It is easy to stay up to date with any project as users are sent notifications through the mobile and web app platforms.

Layout - The way the task, cards, and list are set up allows for one to quickly understand the status of the project and access details needed in specific areas of the project.

Cons

Limited Storage - In the freemium model, the most each file attachment can be in size is 10 MB. This can be problematic if the team needs to view a PDF, video, or slide deck presentation that you are trying to add to the board. This can easily be resolved by a user posting a link on Trello of a google drive file, but the creation of that google drive file may come as an inconvenience.

Commenting - As progress is made, you may want to edit a comment made previously to avoid confusion among team members. Trello does not allow for editing comments, which can come as a hassle. Instead, you must write a new comment.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Vanessa H.

I LOVE TRELLO!!!! It will change your life.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Best organizational tool out there! Highly recommend for home and work use. The possibilities are endless.

Pros

Everything!!! The customization, the integrations, the data it can sort/ share, team collaboration, organizational flows (for personal and work related items). Trello has change my life and my clients lives. I manage real estate listings and transactions for clients in here and they can see everything I do. They know exactly where they are in the listing or transaction process and we can easily communicate with each other. It is also very helpful for storing data and tracking workflow.

On a personal level, I love it for keeping track of grocery lists, sale items, projects, health insurance issues. All of the above. I am a new mom and put questions for my daughter predication in Trello and pull out the list at each appointment. I love that it can be used on a desktop or mobile device and so easily.

I also love that it is FREE for up to 10 users and had thousands of integrations with other programs and apps. It is great tool for small businesses!

Cons

The downside it you have to share whole boards, not just specific cards. It would be the end all be all if they could build in this feature. It has been my greatest struggle with my business model.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Trello Pricing

Starting from
$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

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Multiple Projects
  • Prioritizing
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

  • Gantt Charts
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Timesheets

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

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: $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