Trello is a list-making application owned by Atlassian. The online software uses a Kanban or billboard style organizing system. Users create columns with titles or topics, and then create posts and pin them in each of these columns.
How does Trello work?
The columns can contain as many cards as necessary, and each card can feature a variety of content. Among other things, users can subscribe to cards so they are updated if something changes, cards can be marked with colors and due dates, various file formats, and descriptions can be attached to individual cards, and permissions can be set to only allow certain people to interact with certain cards.
Cards and the columns they go in are organised on boards – one user can have multiple boards, for example, one with Chores (where the columns read To-Do and Done, and tasks could include Do Laundry and Walk Dog) and one with Movies (with columns labelled To Watch and Recommended, and cards like Godfather and the Matrix) there.
Cards and even columns can be moved easily via drag-and-drop. They can be archived or deleted once they have outlived their usefulness, and users can of course also create new ones.
Who uses Trello?
Anyone can make a free Trello profile and be invited to boards or create their own board and invite others. Boards can be both private and shared, and anyone can create their own for whatever they need. Classed as productivity software, Trello is often used for project management and planning purposes, as well as for school bulletin boards, lesson planning, accounting, and even case management.
In other words: Trello can be useful for just about anyone and any task. There is a bit of a learning curve, so it’s not ideal for people who aren’t familiar with this type of software, or who need things set up quickly.