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
$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, Canada, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Mexico
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

Media

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

Trello Reviews

Trello Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
10765

Very good
5463

Average
1241

Poor
154

Terrible
46

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

My number favorite organization tool ever

After not being very productive with my blog for a long time, because for me in order to be productive I need to be organized, Trello was the answer to my prayers. I have been so much more productive since implenting Trello. I can find things that I need quickly instead of wasting time finding or not finding what I need when I need it.


Verified Reviewer

Meet Trello, the everything connected web based platform

Trello was used by our team for over 1 year while I was on a contract gig. We used it for our everyday task planning and coordination along with TRACTION L-10 meetings where we supplemented progress reports with that system.

As I cannot speak for the reporting side of things, I'll cover the basic user side of things. Basically, Trello allows one to create "Cards" that represent a project and add tasks and assignments to the card that folks on the team can track through their notifications. Once you, the author of the card, update it, all connected team members of that card are sent a notification of this update and are reminded to take a look as time allows.

The manner in which one can build new pages/boards for each project type is quite simple and easy to learn. Then users simply add "lists" to their "Boards" and the boss has complete oversight over everything. I found it easy to explore new power-ups and try them out, but the more advanced ones may need IT help and some extra expense for the use.

As a manager, one will find it easy to tell when folks are actively working and collaborating, but I would warn against using it for an attendance checker. We used Skype to show availability instead.


Verified Reviewer

Our goto brainstorm tool

One of those tools to have in the toolbox -- just for reasons might not expect -- the cards make it super flexible, the lack of spreadsheet mode make it hard to justify paying for it -- some highly recommended plugins are trellists, multiselect for trello, list layouts, and butler, which solve some of those problems.


Abby B.

Outstanding project collaboration, especially for free

As a web designer and marketer, I use Trello for project management, to collaborate with clients and keep them up-to-date on their project. I also use is to assign them "homework", list due dates and checklists of what I need from them.
I work with mostly other solo business owners, but sometimes have a client with multiple hands in the pot. Trello has worked very well for either scenario.


Stuart S.

Trello is great for how we manage projects

Trello has been great for our team and the way we manage projects. It has become a huge part of the way we work.


Traci W.
Industry: Online Media
Company size: Self Employed

My number favorite organization tool ever

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

After not being very productive with my blog for a long time, because for me in order to be productive I need to be organized, Trello was the answer to my prayers. I have been so much more productive since implenting Trello. I can find things that I need quickly instead of wasting time finding or not finding what I need when I need it.

Pros

Trello is so customizable and has so many features. I have to admit I am a Trello board hoarder and I use different boards in different ways.

I use it for personal use- my daily calendar, menu planning, kids school stuff, household management, household inventory, family medical records, and so much more.

For my business, I use it to track all my content ideas, content calendar, affiliates, training, workflows, products, product ideas, and so much more.

It is so customizable and easy to track where I am with things.

If I have someone help me on a project it is easy to keep track of who is where so we don't have to keep checking in with the other person which frees up more time to get things done.

Cons

I haven't really found anything I don't like about it. The worst I could say about Trello I guess, and it is just a personal thing, I wish it would be easier to see/access cards that are lower. I can scroll down but I like to see everything on my screen at once. I don't know how they would fix this as I just have so many cards.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

Meet Trello, the everything connected web based platform

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 9/18/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Trello was used by our team for over 1 year while I was on a contract gig. We used it for our everyday task planning and coordination along with TRACTION L-10 meetings where we supplemented progress reports with that system.

As I cannot speak for the reporting side of things, I'll cover the basic user side of things. Basically, Trello allows one to create "Cards" that represent a project and add tasks and assignments to the card that folks on the team can track through their notifications. Once you, the author of the card, update it, all connected team members of that card are sent a notification of this update and are reminded to take a look as time allows.

The manner in which one can build new pages/boards for each project type is quite simple and easy to learn. Then users simply add "lists" to their "Boards" and the boss has complete oversight over everything. I found it easy to explore new power-ups and try them out, but the more advanced ones may need IT help and some extra expense for the use.

As a manager, one will find it easy to tell when folks are actively working and collaborating, but I would warn against using it for an attendance checker. We used Skype to show availability instead.

Pros

The power-ups involving automatic actions to simplify the tedious nature of repetitive tasks (like Butler)
The ease of use for customization
Categorization, lists, checkboxes,
Outlook connector
The ability to share files directly for review is the best!
Teamwork is now broadened to folks across the world!

Cons

The inability to label the columns with custom images without making a card for it.
The fact that power-ups are limited so a trial user can never get the "full effect"

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Our goto brainstorm tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/28/2020
Review Source: Capterra

One of those tools to have in the toolbox -- just for reasons might not expect -- the cards make it super flexible, the lack of spreadsheet mode make it hard to justify paying for it -- some highly recommended plugins are trellists, multiselect for trello, list layouts, and butler, which solve some of those problems.

Pros

Trello is absolutely great for quickly capturing thoughts and doing light organization of lists; the integration support is especially extensive. We also find it helpful as an internal wiki.

Trello shines best as task manager when you have someone as a PM who doesn't mind being in it all time, and who has time allocated to build up the automations for everyone. Among the more amazing integrations is with Pipedrive which permits contact lookup -- wish more CRMs had same.

Probably the best unique use of Trello, especially relative to other tools, is our ability to prototype with it -- treat boards as separate screens, items as actions, and so forth -- we mocked up an entire freight load board, a texting platform, and several other tools. Alternatively publishing a public product roadmap is another good use.

Cons

Lack of quick edit spreadsheet mode, even as plugin -- the primary reason Trello has never been our heavy lifter on task management -- the keyboard shortcuts aren't intuitive or standard -- couple that with having to manually enter every task and it's just clunky compared to tools such as Monday.com.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Abby B.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

Outstanding project collaboration, especially for free

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/20/2020
Review Source: Capterra

As a web designer and marketer, I use Trello for project management, to collaborate with clients and keep them up-to-date on their project. I also use is to assign them "homework", list due dates and checklists of what I need from them.
I work with mostly other solo business owners, but sometimes have a client with multiple hands in the pot. Trello has worked very well for either scenario.

Pros

There's so much you can do with the free version, I still can't believe they're offering it for free. They've made constant improvements with adding things like assigning a person and a date. Just with the color-coding of cards alone, there's so much you can do with it.

Cons

There's really nothing else out there like it, other than putting sticky notes up on a wall. There's no other SaaS like it. So getting started out, it's a little hard to explain to people, but once they're in there, I haven't had any clients get confused; it's quite intuitive.
I wish you could customize the layout a little more - like have sub cards, or make columns smaller. I also wish there was a way to move Comments to a sideboard, or to another card. Cards end up getting congested and makes it hard to find pertinent information.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stuart S.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Trello is great for how we manage projects

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 9/8/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Trello has been great for our team and the way we manage projects. It has become a huge part of the way we work.

Pros

Trello is used on our team to manage projects in very specific ways. We have been able to set it up exactly how we want things to be, as well, we have used other services that integrate with Trello to add even more functionality, and it really keeps our team organized and on task with projects.

Cons

For the most part Trello works great. Once in a while, we have some issues with our integrated service Zapier that we use a lot with it, where rate limits are exceeded. However, we can avoid this if we adjust some things on the Zapier side, but it would be nice not to have rate limits on the number of tasks we can do in the span of a certain time since we are paying for the service.

Other small issues would be some updated functionality we'd love to see like more color options for labels, and other simple cosmetic things.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 17,669 user ratings
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Trello Pricing

Trello Pricing

Starting from
$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 17,669 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
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4.3/5
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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: $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:

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