Trello is an online project management tool which lets users drag, drop, colour-code, and manipulate to-do list items.
Trello uses the concept of boards, lists, and cards instead of the more traditional structure seen in project management of projects, tasks, and milestones. Projects are arranged into “boards,” under which all sorts of lists can be added to break down that bigger project into sub-projects. Under each list, “Cards” are added, which are items in a list. Due dates, comments, a checklist, notes, attachments, and colour-coded labels can be added to each card. Files from the computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive can also be added to the cards. Cards can be dragged and dropped between lists and boards to show project progress. The option of adding notifications ensures important stuff is completed.
Trello adapts to individual project, team, and workflow. It updates in real-time, so everyone gets it instantly. Once people are invited to join boards, the user can start assigning cards to various individuals or groups. Anyone added to a card will essentially be following all the activity that happens within it. Trello’s visual display lets project managers see the progress of the project.
Trello offers four levels of service: a free account, and three versions of paid accounts. The free account lets you manage as many boards as you want and attach cards up to 10MB in size. The free account lets users invite as many collaborators as desired, too.
Trello stays perfectly in sync across all devices.
- Create a Trello account.
- Click the “+” button at the top of the Trello homepage and add a new board.
- Add a list to your board. Name your list something that will represent the tasks that you are going to add to it, perhaps “Ideas” or “To Do.” You can add as many lists to your board as you like.
- Add a card.
- Add the following to your card:
• Add Board Members to cards to assign them tasks or keep them in the loop.
• Add Labels for filtering and data visualization
• Add Checklists for cards that require subtasks
• Add a Due date to cards for projects that have deadlines
• Add Attachments from both local drives and many cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive