Overall Satisfaction with Trello
The whole business -- more or less. In its current use, Trello is used to unite the business office with the front line staff of our film production company. The business (and finance) office is based in an office, but the film production staff might be anywhere in the world...and then somewhere else the next day!
- Capturing To-Do items via email: An excellent feature that reduces your email load while capturing the key action items in a single spot for management.
- Templatizing complex tasks: Trello allows you to set up "Lists" that can be copied or used as a template. Make it once, use it ten times.
- Compartmentalizing Everything: Within the "Cards" on Trello, you can capture the entire discussion about that specific task (or sub-task), as well as attach files, add checklists and generally manage the basics of the task at hand.
- Teams: Trello is really good at helping you create and manage user roles and team memberships/authorities.
- Project Management --- Trello is a bit like "Basecamp": Its beauty is that it is dead simple and very intuitive. If you're looking for Gantt charts and resource allocations, this is NOT your tool.
- Mobile App --- the Trello mobile app is really just a micro webpage.... which is a bit hard to use with fat fingers and a little screen. The functionality is fine -- its just the presentation that I have a hard time with.
- Nothing else.... I'm having a hard time criticizing Trello -- it is exactly what you'd expect.... and just 10% more. Simple, intuitive, easy...
- Trello saves us TIME: No more long meetings trying to figure out where we are on twelve different issues.
- Trello saves us EMAIL: Just enough email integration and communication tools to eliminate a ton of back-and-forth emails.
- Trello saves us MONEY: The basics are FREE -- and most of our users pay nothing for the service.
Trello is really not like any of these product (Knowify, Basecamp, Microsoft Project). It is most similar to Basecamp, but even simpler. It is task-centric (Basecamp is Project Centric), and so simple that it would not be in the same league as Project or Knowify, etc. But that is also its beauty and value -- nothing but what you need!
Trello excels at helping small teams to coordinate many tasks. The more complex the tasks, the better. (see weaknesses -- this is not a full fledged project management tool with ERP functionality). It has flags, check lists, and email tracking that will make light work of keeping up on dozens (hundreds?) of issues at a glance. The software has easy-to-use color coding (labels) and good "Archive / Delete" functionality so that you can be rid of a task or list when its completed. I also really like the Google Chrome plug-in.