Trello Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

Trello is a visual project management and collaboration tool. Through a system of boards, lists and cards, users are able to organize work and teams, create tasks, assign them, prioritize and track progress. The application is easy to use with an intuitive interface and drag-and-drop technology. It is very flexible and can be used in many different ways by all sorts of people, from families, project teams, to schools and non-profit groups. It is a centralized space in the cloud where people can communicate, share files, post ideas, view historical changes and updates, and get notified.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Easy-to-use, Visual Organizational ToolTrello uses an online digital whiteboard in the cloud that enables users and teams to see who is doing what. It provides a shared perspective of an organization, its project or goals, its workflow, tasks, and progress at a glance. The visual interface of boards, lists and cards makes it easy and non-intimidating even for first-time, non-technical users. Users can create boards to represent projects. They can create as many lists as they need inside the board to represent work stages, topics, or other categories and groupings. Cards inside the list can contain work details, checklists, due dates, file attachments and more. The application enables users to add labels, search for information and use filters.
  • Task Management and Project Tracking – The visual project management and collaboration tool uses cards to contain tasks. Project managers can invite as many team members within a shared board and assign the tasks to them. As users complete the tasks, they can move the cards to the next list that can represent the next stage of work. Thus, it is easy to see how work progresses, get a perspective of how much work is being done and what still needs to be done. Everyone in the team can post comments for real-time communication. They can attach important files and documents that needs to be shared, whether from their computers or from cloud storage services. A notification system alerts and reminds users of changes, updates and due dates, and stays in sync across devices.
  • Cross-Platform, Power-Ups, Email Integration and more – Trello syncs all information across devices, whether desktops, tablets or mobile devices. Therefore, users can use any device they have to get the information they need in one collaborative place. Moreover, users can avail of Power-Ups that integrate 3rd party applications they are already using and rely on. Email integration allows users to use 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.

Pricing

Trello offers freemium plans. The forever free plan includes for unlimited boards, lists, cards, members, checklists and attachments of up to 10 MB. Also included are one Power-Up and basic integrations. The Basic plan at $9.99 per user/month paid annually includes all features in the free plan with the addition of unlimited integrations, bigger file attachments, more admin controls, and priority email support. The Enterprise plan is for large companies with more security features, dedicated support and more.

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Target Market

Trello can be used by individuals, families, schools, functional teams and all kinds of organizations. It is useful for projects, as billboards, workflows, repositories and more.

Supported Languages

Trello is available in 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 FreshDirect, FiftyThree, The Verge, Adobe, Pixar, Google, PayPal, Kickstarter, ICON Aircraft, and National Geographic.

Testimonials

Steven Buckley at BurgerFi described Trello as an amazing tool for collaboration across departments. It has become a powerful source of information and control for individuals at all levels of their organization.

Blaise Lucey at Bitly stated that they use the visual collaboration tool to make content happen. It has allowed her team to cut down on marketing and design meetings because most of the communication happen directly on the cards themselves.

Why Trello

Trello is a high ranking task management and project collaboration tool used by teams and companies of all sizes. It is easy to use, intuitive, customizable and free. It is great for collaboration and simple project management. The integrations and Power-Ups allow users to extend the functionality according to their needs, giving them more options without much overhead cost.

Company Info

Trello, Inc is a privately held computer software company based in New York, USA. The Trello application was initially built in 2011 by Fog Creek Software to help solve some high-level planning issues. In 2014, co-founders Joel Spolsky, Chairman, and Michael Pryor, CEO, created the spin-off company. The company was able to raise over $10M in funding from investors. On its first year, it attracted more than 4 million users. In 2016, a total of 14 million have signed up with more than 1 million daily active users. On January 9, 2017, the company announced that it was acquired by Atlassian for $425M, providing significant investments for the product’s R&D. If you need a great extension to Trello, we recommend Bridge24 for Trello.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. 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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