Trello Makes Project Collaboration Simple And Kind Of Enjoyable

Just launched web app Trello is a simple yet powerful project management tool. We know, "project management" sounds kind of boring, but if you've ever tried using project management apps, Trello stands out as a tool that augments your collaboration without overwhelming you.

Trello comes from the folks who make the excellent Q&A group of sites originating with Stack Overflow, and as the developers put it, it's simply "a web page where you make a bunch of lists". Making those lists is incredibly easy; you create a project, add cards to it, and add list items to those cards. If that's all you want from the site (and that aspect is solid enough that you might be satisfied with it for simple list making), you'll be happy. But Trello starts to shine when you dip your toe into collaboration.

To collaborate, you invite people to join your "board" (a board is like a project). Once they join, you can then drag people to items within your project to keep track of who's working on what (that's one of the main problems with collaboration Trello aims to solve). Click on any individual list item and you can add comments, add checklist for tracking progress on that task, attach files, and more.

The whole site's very user friendly, and that combined with the depth of functionality make it a strong solution for people looking for anything ranging from simple list-making to full-on team management and project collaboration.

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    Great for Agile type projects!

      Yes Agree Albie, after going through almost every project management I've found Trello is almost perfect for anyone that uses Agile methodology. I'm using to boost my Agile marketing projects and also finding great success with giving clients access to the trello board.

    Yeah is great... although everyone in the world can see the activity from your potentially private and sensitive projects. Not cool!

      Actually, you can make boards totally private

    If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.

    Kanban methodology is gaining popularity at the moment. But Trello seems to be just a clone of http://kanbantool.com but with a limited functionality.

    People keep saying Trello is a clone of X. Then I go to the X website and see "take the tour" or "plans and pricing" or "how it works". With Trello, you just go. Free, easy, simple signup. That's the difference.

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