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Trello

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+
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About Trello

Trello is a free productivity and task management app to help you get organized. With Trello, you can easily plan a new lesson plan or organize your thoughts as you are designing a final exam. Trello also offers a terrific mobile app so you can organize your thoughts or course content while on the go. If you have an iOS or Android device, you will be able to use Trello.

If you are looking for an app that helps you organize projects, whether in a team or solo, Trello is a great resource. This app is a collaboration tool that helps you organize your to-dos, projects, and other lists onto "cards" and "boards". This tool helps the user see what projects are in progress, who is working on what, and how far along each project is.

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What Is Trello Used For?

Many organizations are using Trello to manage both large and minor group projects due to the app’s easy-to-understand visual interface that displays the different stages that tasks are at and who’s working on them. Trello can also be used by individuals for managing personal and professional schedules, organizing events, and for tracking progress. Trello is also a popular organizational tool for students. From your classes to assignments and more, your can use this student planner app that will keep you organized.

Although, it is great for helping the user see things at a glance, it can become overwhelming very quickly if using with teams who use the app more like a chat app, which it is not intended for.

The users who trialled this app were a team of teachers who were working on a professional development unit during the school year. The users commented that it was helpful to have a collaboration tool, which they could use on the go (on mobile devices) and that they felt it helped them stay accountable and up to date on next steps and to be aware of task priorities.

Trello is also a good tool for students, especially when working on group projects, to help them with timelines and organization of tasks. For students who need and thrive on structure and knowing timelines, Trello is a great tool to add to your organization resource library.

Using Trello for project management in your personal life can be really effective as the apps can show you how much progress you’ve made, what needs to be done, and also what tasks may need changing.

The most-common way to use Trello for personal task management is via the popular progress column method which begins with a To-Do column full of tasks on the left side of the Trello board and additional columns for each phase of completion.

All projects within Trello are represented by “boards,” which contain lists and cards that allow you to drag and drop and progress from one task to the next, mirroring the flow of a feature from idea to execution.

Users can then be assigned cards that contain their tasks or projects, and these cards can be moved, updated, and even be used for communication about a specific task. Cards hold comments, attachments, checklists, and even due dates that sync automatically with the calendar.

It’s pretty simple methodology, but it sure has gotten a lot of companies to switch over to Trello.

Key Features of Trello 

  • Visual Progress: The easy-to-navigate boards make it feel like you always have everything you need sitting right in front of you.
  • Simple Access: Invite outside members, create closed boards, or add public boards.
  • Horizontal: This “horizontal” tool is multi-purposed, meaning you can handle everything with it;
  • Task Calendar: All of your tasks can be set with a due date, and once set all tasks sync with your calendar for each board.
  • Seamless Integration: Paying users can integrate with Slack, GitHub and Salesforce.

Cons of Trello 

  • Crowded: While items can be organized into specific tasks and cards, once a board collects a large number of cards the board can easily get crowded and cluttered.
  • No Time Tracking & Estimate Functionality: Unfortunately Trello does not have time tracking capabilities either. 
  • No Overview: There’s no way to add a project overview or any sub-task functionality.
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Additional Information

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Skills

Communication Skills
Organisational and Productivity Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Fog Creek Software

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Description

Organize anything, together. Whether you’re managing a team of freelancers, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a list of stuff, Trello makes sure you’re organized and on top of it all.

Like a whiteboard with super powers, Trello is simple to use and infinitely flexible. You’ll know exactly what needs to get done, who’s going to do it, and what’s coming up next. Plus, everything you do is synced and saved instantly to the cloud so that all your devices are always up to date.

With Trello, you can create boards to organize anything you’re working on. Use them solo - or invite colleagues, friends, and family to work together.

Write your ideas down on Trello cards and arrange them in lists on your boards. Add details to your cards such as

  • Checklists to keep track of to-dos;
  • Comments to update your co-workers;
  • Photos, videos, and PDFs;
  • Or just who’s working on it currently.

With the Trello app in your pocket, you can make to-do lists while waiting in line at the grocery store, assign tasks to your co-worker while you’re on the train home, or upload a photo of that paisley couch you saw the store — it would look lovely in the living room, wouldn’t it?

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