What Is Trello?

From sales and marketing to HR and operations, teams can design and customize Trello to fit their unique needs and work styles. And with over 100+ integrations with other key tools like Google Drive, Slack, Jira and more, Trello is a living, breathing project hub of cross-team collaboration no matter where your work needs to happen. Trello brings joy to teamwork by making it transparent and easily shareable across boards and teams.

Who Uses Trello?

Trello is for teams of all sizes, for the creators and doers, and for those who take dreams to done. Trusted by millions, Trello powers teams all around the world.

Where can Trello be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Atlassian
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2013

Trello support

  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany and 11 others

Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French and 14 others

Trello pricing

Starting Price:

$0.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Trello has a free version and offers a free trial. Trello paid version starts at $0.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Atlassian
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2013

Trello support

  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany and 11 others

Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French and 14 others

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Features of Trello

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Backlog Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Brainstorming
  • Budget Management
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Campaign Planning
  • Channel Management Software
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management Software
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • For Creative Agencies
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forms Automation Software
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Guest Access
  • Idea Management Software
  • Import Tasks
  • Innovation Management
  • Inventory Management Software
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Management Software
  • Live Chat Software
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Media Planning
  • Meeting Management
  • Messaging
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Campaign
  • No-Code
  • Notes Management
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Tracking
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Polls/Voting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Product Data Management Software
  • Product Lifecycle Management Software
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management Software
  • Roadmapping
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Skills Tracking
  • Sprint Planning
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management Software
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of Trello

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Astrid
Astrid
Senior IT Recruiter in El Salvador
Verified LinkedIn User
Outsourcing/Offshoring, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Remote Project Management? Trello is your tool!

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: "Chef Kiss! 5 stars, would totally use it again"
I know it's super cliche but is true, I love Trello and after working with sooooo many project management tools Trello is among my Top 3, and whenever a new client tells me "Let me add you to our Trello Board" I cry put of joy because I know I am gonna have the information and support I need just a click away.

Pros:

Honestly, there are so many things to like about Trello, how user-friendly it is, you can literally teach anyone how to use Trello in less than 20 minutes. Super easy for people who are starting doing project management, visually a blast and you are able to have full visibility of stages and day-to-day tasks. Managing backlog is super easy and you are able to truly focus on what is important and not feel like you leaving anything out.

Cons:

If you are looking for a more confidential set type of tool maybe Trello is not your thing. Some of the projects I manage need some part to be public and others to be more on the low and since Trello is more focus on open collaboration I find myself needing to share classified files outside the tool which can complicate and confuse my peers, but honestly is more of the project itself than the tool.

Alternatives Considered: Workzone, monday.com, ClickUp, and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Trello: User-friendliness, I love using Trello when working with a team who is new to Project Managing software since it so easy to use and explain.

Switched From: Jira, GoodDay, Confluence, and ClickUp

Reasons for Switching to Trello: Price value comparative.

Dylan
Dylan
Operations Manager in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Printing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The only task management tool that has ever stuck with our team

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: We have been happily using Trello for years. We use the free version (with occasional upgrades) and it's powerful enough to do exactly what we want. Without Trello I think we would get far less done!

Pros:

We have a remotely dispersed team, and users at all levels of familiarity/interest in software tools. Trello is the only tool that has ever stuck and that our users have continued to use without constant prodding. It's simple enough to look like a structured wall of post-it notes for users who want that, but has enough granular controls that other users can label/colour-code/due-date to their heart's content. The UI is very well structured and both sets of users can happily co-exist. It also allows easy colloboration with our external development team.

Cons:

Sometimes I feel during busy periods that I lose track of individual updates (due to the sheer volume). I end up having to go board by board and card by card to ensure I don't miss something. Having a better system to watch certain cards/lists would help filter this.

Trindiad de Jesus
ceo in Mexico
Printing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

The worst to organize projects

3.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: It was not a good experience at all, it cost us a lot to use it and above all to make it work efficiently, in the end we decided to leave it.

Pros:

I can't say many positive things, the truth is that although the application fulfills enough of what was promised in everything it falls short.

Cons:

Problems of all kinds from alerts to the lack of update of tasks, we used the tool to organize our projects a bit but it was counterproductive, it was not updated on time so the tasks did not appear done, did not sound or send the alerts. We lost on several occasions the projects that we already had organized. It was a total fiasco but hopefully they will correct it over time.

Marie
Founder in US
Professional Training & Coaching, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great for Simple Start Up Purposes

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Trello was perfect for when I needed to organize my ideas and projects as a team of one and even adding 2-3 assistants, it was great for assinging tasks that have clear miletones and steps or even repeatable tasks that we could put on recurring deadlines. As the team and the business has grown, howeer we have started to see the limitations of the software for managing more comples workflows with multiple stakeholders and will probably be transitioning off of Trello as soon as we can upskill in a more dynamic platform/customize what we need in a system that has more functionality.

Pros:

Trello is amazing or solopreneurs and small teams where you may be managing juts a couple of VAs. It llows you to easily create tasks with detailed descriptions, checklists and attachments or links to other resources. From there you can assign the tasks, set deadlines and keep all communications about the task or project all in one place. Our team has several boards that we use for managing the business and each one helps us stay on task and in communication in between regular team meetings. Trello is also great because it is ver intuitive as a kanban board and allows multiple views for different learning styles and organization methods ( list view, calendar etc) so everyone can find a way to make it work for them. We recently upgraded a tier so that we could add deadlines and assign subtasks to people and its a game changer for supporting workflows. Also, having the abiliy to add Zaps with other software tools is amazing for if you want to automatically assing some workflows for things like appointment bookings or payments.

Cons:

The one thing that is limiting about Trello is you cannot create dependencies for tasks. If one deadline gets bumped there is now way to automate the timeline udates to the rest of the project - this has to be done manually (ugh). Also, the deadlines in the checklists do not show up in the personal board view, so if you have team members who are looking for a daily dashboard of their assignments, they won't see the detailed tasks assigned to them, only the headline projects/cards. It's because of this limitation that we are starting to look at other more robust project management tools like Notion or Asana that allow you to create those dependencies automatically and notify task owners of those changes.

Alternatives Considered: 17hats, monday.com, and Asana

Reasons for Switching to Trello: Asana was way too complex for us when we were starting out - the platform was overwhelming and interface elt cluttered compared to Trello's simplicity and desing Monday - we looked at this to see if it would help us stay organized around projects and product developmepnt but found the manual building of the boards tedious. Also, was not as intuitive for creating custom views. 17 Hats - we tried this for a while to see if it could replace Trello and it was pretty limited in terms of prject management capacity. We also tried to pull in all of our surveys and onboarding tools that exist in other platforms, and this was just a mess on the back end in terms of keeping track of the data. UI felt clunky and we couldn't make it prettier with the customizations provided

urban
urban
Marketing Manager in Kenya
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Trello tracker review

5.0 last month New

Comments: With just an email notification am able to get all the key team members on board about a campaign, their views, comments and also assign tasks easily.

Pros:

I like the fact that i am able to clearly label and track multiple projects helps ease communication with project members and delegate tasks. It has a file storage option which is easy to use. As a team leader, am able to give access to different team member as per the project requirements. communicate with project members and delegate tasks.

Cons:

Trello is unable to lock data for specific tasks