Trello - Freeform Masterpiece
February 13, 2018

Trello - Freeform Masterpiece

Martin Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Trello

We use Trello across our organization and with client- and supported-organizations. The ability to share Trello boards enables collaboration and management without the confines of more limited solutions, which in turn encourages more effective sharing of content and concepts. Trello enables us to collaborate on virtual boards that organize ideas, collect comments and store assets and links that are essential to website design, social media management, campaign planning and project tracking.
  • Trello is very effective at allowing a user to organize ideas in a personal fashion. Yes, the software has constraints in which you must work, but the card-based concept is easily accepted by an user who has every written ideas on scraps of paper.
  • Trello is available as a mobile app, a Mac app and as a website so the software adapts to and leverages the advantages of the platform on which you are currently work.
  • Trello also allows easy updates via email so ideas don't have to be filed for later action. Receive an emailed request and forward it directly to the appropriate Trello board.
  • Trello is very good when collaborating with users who are outside your organization, don't have a company email address or are on the other side of the world.
  • Trello is not as robust a product for the Windows environment, although the web interface is as functional as most users will need.
  • Trello does not make it easy to completely delete content. The archive function is useful but sometimes you just want to get rid of something completely.
  • Trello does note currently offer an offline editing function which would be very useful.
  • Most of our users run on the free version of Trello, so our only cost is in learning. The software has improved our efficiency and enabled us to be more transparent across all of our work groups.
  • Trello enables me to focus on different projects and clients within a framework that is appropriate to their workflow - if they want AGILE, Trello conforms - if they are free-spirited, Trello enables us to slowly bring order from chaos.
  • Trello is so freeform that some users can get caught up in the decorative aspects instead of remaining focused on the tasks that Trello should help them accomplish.
I had a previous client that was convinced that Slack would revolutionize their world. Unfortunately, they spent more time implementing Slack than working on their business objectives and the result was, well, less than revolutionary. Trello brings to the table an ease of use and a simplicity that is unmatched in the other solutions we've tried. It is not an accounting, time tracking, billing, code-repository software. It is a free-form organizational tool that you shape to your needs.
I recommend Trello to clients and collaborative organizations who need to manage any size project. For some, the freeform aspect can be intimidating at first but soon becomes an expectation of other software solutions. Trello is especially good for visual learns, visual-centric businesses and projects related to communications and social media. With the mobile app, Trello enables the nice interface features to work without the quirks of advanced web design on tablets and phones.

Trello Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Change request and Case Management
Budget and Expense Management