Trello works best with medium to small projects and very high-level general overviews and less with projects that require very granular management due to the fact that it becomes considerably more difficult to keep track of various cards and priorities as they are pushed off screen very quickly.
Trello by Fog Creek Software is the ultimate tool for getting shit done. Whether it’s your team at work, a grand design project or just your weekly shopping list, this app is a super efficient way of keeping you organized and on top of things.
Trello can be used solo or with multiple users. The idea is that you create boards to organize anything you’re working on, then write down the important stuff on cards and arrange into lists (to do, doing, done) on the board. You can add really handy information to your cards, from checklists and comments, to photos and deadlines, as well as seeing who’s working on what. You can then shift and duplicate your list and archive your boards for a later date.
Trello uses cloud technology, so that everything you do is instantly synced and saved across all devices. Various email notification options (you can get a bit bombarded unless you adjust settings) will also keep you updated on any activity on the board. There’s also a helpful ‘reply by email option’ for when you’re not in the app but need to get something done.
The app comes pre-loaded with a demo board to get you started, which will come in handy. It takes a bit of getting used to flipping from place to place, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a super speedy tool. You don’t need to be online to access your boards either, great if you are making lists on the metro or are in the deepest, darkest corners of the supermarket.
Have little space on my phone and often find it easier to just use the web instead of an app... Not in this case. Having this app with me has relieved much stress by helping me keep track of details and keeping them handy while coordinating with co-workers.