Trello product overview
Trello is a collaboration and project management tool that enables teams to move work forward. From meetings and projects to events and goal setting, Trello’s features give any team the ability to set up and customize any workflow.
Trello uses a Kanban framework. It provides capabilities to let teams manage projects, organize tasks, and build team spirit—all in one place. The tool is ideal for task management in a to-do list format. It is a visual tool that organizes, coordinates, and tracks work.
The tool also supports sharing boards and cards across users or teams. Users can add comments, add members, and attach documents to the tasks assigned to them. Trello adds greater automation, collaboration, and administrative control to help teams reach new productivity peaks.
Pros of Trello
- Trello is a flexible and customizable Kanban app. It allows users to change the card covers and colors, as well as board backgrounds.
- The tool has a simple and intuitive interface. Its core features are as relatable as organizing sticky notes on a wall. There’s no cumbersome onboarding process to get started, accelerating getting group participation.
Cons of Trello
- Trello doesn’t provide time-tracking features and progress reports.
- According to some users, Trello lacks capacities such as the granular details needed for handling complex projects.
Breakdown of core features
Teams can start up a Trello board in minutes. Users can view board data from many different angles, so the entire team stays up-to-date in the way that suits them best. They can choose from the Timeline View for project planning, Calendar View for time management, and Table View to see connected work across boards. Board stats are viewable with Trello’s Dashboard.
Users can create Trello cards with a click. Trello lets teams break down bigger card tasks into steps with file attachment previews, reminders, checklists, and comments with emoji reactions. It empowers teams to gain an informed perspective by seeing all cards by list and status at the board level.
Trello allows teams to manage deadlines, provide and track feedback, assign tasks and hand off work, and connect work across apps.
Trello comes with a built-in automation feature called Butler, so teams can focus on work that matters. Butler reduces the number of tedious tasks on the project board by harnessing the power of automation across the entire team. This feature uses natural language commands to automate any task in Trello. Butler automates common actions like moving lists. It also creates custom buttons, surfaces upcoming deadlines, and schedules teammate assignments.
(Last updated on 08/04/2021 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)