Trello Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

Overview Presentation

Trello is a visual project management and collaboration tool that allows individuals and groups to work with any team. They are able to organize work through a system of boards, lists, and cards, and use the platform for work, a side project, or the family’s vacation. The highly visual system provides information at a glance, so teams can easily create tasks, assign them, prioritize and track progress. It is easy to collaborate and work on the details by adding comments, attachments, and due dates, among others. An intuitive interface makes it simple to use, but also flexible enough to let users work the best way they know how. If you are looking for a great reporting and exporting tool for Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

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. Users can create cards anywhere in the list. They can also add labels, search for information, use filters, and sort their card list in various ways.
  • Task Management and Project Tracking – The visual project management and collaboration tool makes it easy for project managers to invite as many team members within a shared board. As users complete the tasks assigned to them, they can move the cards to the next list that can represent the next stage of work. Work progress is visible for all, as well as the amount work 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.
  • 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. With the acquisition of Butler, automation is now built-in and available to all. Automating repeatable tasks help teams save time and effort. Moreover, they can avail of Power-Ups or third party integrations they 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.

Pricing

Trello offers a free and paid plans. All plans include unlimited personal boards, unlimited lists, and unlimited cards. The Free plan includes 1 Power-Up per board, 10 MB for file attachment, and 10 team boards. The Business Class is priced at $9.99 per user per month on an annual billing. It includes unlimited Power-Ups, 250 MB per file attachment, unlimited team boards, priority support, and more automation and security features. The Enterprise plan is at $20.83 per user per month for 100 users. It includes all Business Class features and additional admin and security features. Trello Gold is an upgrade to the free plan with additional Power-Ups, custom backgrounds, premium stickers, higher attachment limit, saved searches, and advanced automation. It is priced at $5 per month or $45 a year.

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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

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.

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 popular and preferred task management and project collaboration tool by many teams and companies of all sizes. It is easy to use, intuitive, customizable and reliable. Uptime was 99.99 percent in 2018. Mobile apps are stable, and over 100 Power-ups extends it functionality according to the needs of customers. It is regularly improved and enhanced, and is also fun to use with things like emojis and board backgrounds.

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.

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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 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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