The best app for task management and note taking
August 12, 2019

The best app for task management and note taking

Mike Hilverda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Trello

Trello is used by our Product, Engineering, and CS Teams. It allows us to collaborate on small and medium-size projects, tackle engineering work, and report and resolve bugs. Its Kanban layout is ideal for the engineering side, but also in CS, as it allows us to clearly document an issue, add attachments and all necessary data, and then hand it off between lists and/or boards.
  • It is great for moving small tasks and allowing people to keep track of them even after handing it off to another person or team.
  • It supports a lot of different development project management styles with point systems and other functionality.
  • The backgrounds and other customizations keep things light and fun.
  • It is not as good at managing large and especially long-term projects.
  • It doesn't allow you to produce whole documents and collaborate on them.
  • It doesn't have a built-in calendar function.
  • Trello has definitely made our engineering and product teams more efficient.
  • Trello has allowed us to be more productive in triage situations during a crisis.
  • The base product is free, and you can get a lot out of Trello before needing to upgrade to a paid account.
This is where Trello shines. I haven't found a task/project management app yet that is as easy to use on both web and mobile experiences. Whether I'm taking notes, collaborating on tasks, doing work projects, or taking down personal notes at the end of the day, it is so easy to gather data and organize it across lists and boards.
As far as I know, Trello doesn't have phone or chat support. Everything functions through their Help Center video tutorials and similar content. It's great stuff, but I sometimes wish I could talk to a live person.
Trello has a convenient pricing structure that allows teams of different sizes to find a plan that will work for their needs. Podio has phone and chat support, which makes it easier to get answers quickly, especially when the issue/question is outside the norm. I think Trello has a more intuitive UI, making it easier to create your tasks/content and move it between teams.
Trello is great for tracking engineering tasks and working small or short term projects where only limited content needs to be housed on the cards in Trello. I also find it works well for personal task management and note-taking. I used other task management apps for personals, but the kanban note style drew me to use Trello for both work and personal life.

Trello Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated