Trello is an online tool for managing projects and personal tasks. Used by millions of people from all over the world, Trello is known for their easy, free, flexible and visual way of helping you manage and organize any and all of your projects—personal and professional.
The Good: Similar to the other platforms we’ve previously reviewed, Trello allows you to comment, attach content and collaborate with team members while using the platform. There’s no need to worry whether your teams have different email domains. By using the application, your teams—whether for work, family or friends—will stay separate and organized. You can integrate the apps your team already uses directly into your workflow, turning your Trello boards into living applications to meet your organization’s unique business needs. Trello also stays in sync across all of your devices, allowing you to collaborate with your team literally anywhere—from sitting on the bus to hanging out on the beach.
The Bad: Similar to AirTable, Trello also uses cloud services. So for companies that value keeping data “in-house”, using this platform may not be a plausible option. But, if your organization doesn’t have any restrictions with your data living on the cloud, Trello could be a great option. Also, while the majority of the Trello platform is free, there are monthly fees if you wish to upgrade your accounts (ranging from $5 to$45 per month, which compared with other platforms highlighted in this blog series, isn’t necessarily a bad price).
The Ugly: While this platform is a unique visual experience for your team members, there are some negative aspects to the overall organizational appeal such as not allowing you to mark “complete” on tasks or projects and not being able to put due dates or member tags on items in your teams checklists.
Overall, based on user experience and reviews, this application seems to be well-loved and easy to use for all.
Stay tuned for more planning platform reviews in the upcoming weeks, and share with us some of the platforms you’ve used in the past—the good, the bad, and the ugly.