Trello is a simple to-do list app with a different take on project management
August 13, 2019

Trello is a simple to-do list app with a different take on project management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Trello

I personally use Trello as my to-do list and project management tool. It has features to do simple project management but can turn into a full-blown project management tool with a few clicks. It primarily serves as my "whiteboard" of sorts to see at a glance where I am with projects, what tasks need to be completed and just to track overall progress. With its sharing tools, I can easily share a project or information from a project with clients via social/email channels.
  • I like the card style design of Trello and it is very intuitive. It's visually appealing and there is a satisfying feeling to moving a card from one list to another. Other to-do apps and project management tools have adopted this feature but Trello still does it best. If there is a single feature that I would say Trello does well, it is the cards feature. The visual appeal may not be to everyone's liking but the technique of the cards is very pivotal to what Trello does.
  • The PowerUps make Trello more useful. I like to use the card repeater power up for example, because I don't have to recreate tasks that may recur several times. In my opinion, this implementation of add ons has increased my usage of Trello and made me appreciate it even more.
  • Trello's free version has a bit of functionality, it makes it hard to see why one would want to upgrade. Any tool that can do project management well and is mostly free is worth the price.
  • Email notifications in Trello are helpful and not entirely overwhelming. They help to know when someone you may be collaborating with has commented on a card or task item.
  • Trello does things well but I feel in some ways the tool is neglected. The limited number of PowerUps is a sign of this, and I wish there were more PowerUps.
  • The process of setting up Trello can be overwhelming especially if you have not entirely bought into the kanban GTD methodology.
  • Trello has helped me become more focused on my day to day tasks and making sure to do list items are completed in time. I find that my time is better spent now that I have made Trello a part of my daily routine.
  • Trello has also helped me keep track of different projects for clients and being able to share boards with clients has had a wow effect. I have often had clients ask me what app I use for my project management and when I show them Trello they are often willing to give it a spin.
In my experience, Trello is easy to set up and start using. Setting up cards and boards and tasks is intuitive and you can be up and running in a few minutes. Keeping up with tasks is as simple as installing an app or having a tab in your browser for it. In this regard, I would say it is easy to use.
It's hard to give a fair rating of Trello customer support as I have never really felt the need for anything. I believe the service itself is user-friendly and in most cases, you can find what you need with just a few clicks or by doing a search. There are several guides on how to set up Trello, Power-Ups and more that are readily available if you need any pointers.
Todoist is a good to-do list app but I found it a bit more confusing to use than Trello because it feels like it does too much. Wunderlist was great until Microsoft bought it and stopped providing support. I used it before I switched to Trello and it would easily compete with Trello if it had been allowed to continue to function as is. Trello is a combination of a todo list app and a project management app so it is like getting the best of both worlds.
Trello is good for visual project management. People who need to keep track of tasks across multiple lists will find Trello very useful. It is also ideal for media, professional service personnel and people who consult.

Trello Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated