Trello Software Review for 2021

Trello software review

Trello started out as an easy-to-use visual system of boards, lists, and cards for organizing to-do lists. It quickly became a popular productivity and project management tool for all types of users. Since its launch a decade ago, Trello is now a collaborative hub for users to manage all kinds of work happening across teams, businesses, and locations. It continues to provide the inherent flexibility in its interface but now also provides additional views and features to bring context to content and allow teams to connect their cards between boards and across apps.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

New views and perspectives

Trello continues to provide an easy-to-use, cloud-based digital board that supports work visibility. It now has additional views to give teams more ways and perspective in looking at their project across different phases. The timeline view lets users see how all the moving parts of a project fit together over time. An interactive interface lets you add or adjust start and end dates quickly or group cards in lanes by list, label, or member to display workload or dependencies. For projects that span across boards, teams can use the table view to provide a convenient spreadsheet-style list that they can also sort and filter. The dashboard view shows team progress and gives insights in how teams perform. The calendar view shows a monthly perspective and an easy way to change start and due dates with drag and drop. The map view organizes locations on cards and visualizes that information on a map in one click.

Smarter, more connected cards

Trello cards represent work or tasks that users can sort, label, and move across different work stages. It can contain details when clicked on to show the card back. The card back can contain task descriptions, comments, and activity. Users can perform different functions such as add members, checklists, due dates, and file attachments. Now, you can also link cards by pasting a URL as a card title. It can take the form of external tools and display previews from other apps such as YouTube, Instagram, Dropbox, Stripe, and Salesforce, among others. If you paste a board’s URL on a card title, the card will automatically provide a direct link to that board and connect projects and teams across Trello. Soon, users can mirror or clone cards to appear on multiple boards so that updating the information on the original card will result in an update of the mirrored cards on the other boards.

Cross-Platform, Power-Ups, Email Integration, and more

Trello syncs all information across devices, whether desktops, tablets, or mobile devices. So, no matter where users are, they can collaborate with the rest of the team from anywhere. The AI chatbot Butler provides built-in automation to all users. Automating repeatable tasks help teams save time and effort. A new sidebar provides easier navigation. Power-Ups provide third party integration to applications that teams are already using and rely on. Email integration allows the use of emails to create cards and comments. Users can also use @mentions and emojis to liven up discussions. A free, public developer API is also available. Business class and Enterprise plans now offer advanced features and more capabilities for bigger teams.

Trello Pricing

Trello offers a free plan to individuals and teams looking to be more productive. It includes unlimited cards, members, storage (10MB per file size limit), and activity log. The free plan also includes for up to 10 boards, one Power-Up, 50 automation command runs per month, card assignee and due dates, 2FA, and native iOS and Android apps. The Business Class plan at $10 per user per month billed annually ($12.50 per user month-by-month) includes everything in the Free plan with the addition of unlimited boards and Power-Ups, dashboard view, table view, calendar view, map view, advanced checklists, admin and security features, workspace-level templates, simple data export, and other advanced features. An Enterprise plan is also available for companies that need to connect work across teams and require organization-wide controls and security.

Trello pricing

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Trello Target Market

Trello is ideal for individuals, teams, and businesses of all sizes. It is useful for project management and collaboration, as billboards, workflows, repositories, and central work hub.

Supported Languages

Supports English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Turkish, Thai, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese.

Some of their Clients

Clients include Adobe, Kickstarter, National Geographic, Google, and Fender.

Trello Testimonials

Nathan Sichilongo described Trello as an easy-to-use to-do list and project management app. The intuitive design makes it easy to get started. The cards and lists allow him to go in-depth with project planning. The features enable him to manage projects in different ways.

Katie Doryland stated that the tool is perfect for project management. She loves how easy it is to use the software. Trello helps her company’s different teams and graphic designer keep track of different projects and the progress of each one.

Why Trello

Trello is a highly visual, simple-to-use, free tool for general project management. It is intuitive, requires minimum training, and comes with automation features that boosts the productivity of any team, remote or otherwise. The platform allows for collaboration and is ready for integration with Power-Ups. It also has well-designed native mobile apps that provides work flexibility. In October 2019, the company announced to have reached 50 million users.

Company Info

Trello was a privately held software company based in New York. Originally an internal application in Fog Creek Software designed to solve high-level planning issues in the company, Trello launched in 2011 with a web and iOS app. After a year, it reached 500,000 members. In 2014, it spun off as Trello, Inc. and received over $10 million investment capital with more than 4 million members. In 2017, multinational software company Atlassian acquired Trello, supporting its purpose to provide a visual collaboration tool that helps individuals and teams organize and prioritize work in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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