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Trello (Honest) Review: The Pros and Cons

Updated: Apr 20

If you’re on the lookout for better management and organization tools, then Trello might just be the answer for you. Whether you’re a solo virtual assistant or with a team, Trello is a useful platform to manage tasks. We checked out this tool that easily sorts out your projects into cards and columns which can be rearranged according to your preference. Here’s what we found out.

What is Trello?

Trello is a project management and collaboration tool which helps you sort out your tasks into boards. It organizes projects in columns that each contain cards for more specific elements. It’s supposed to arrange your team’s projects and tasks into one simple and understandable glance.

The Pros

1. Rearrange-able cards and columns

You can arrange cards and columns according to your team’s needs. Easily move the columns from most relevant to those that do not necessarily involve the team. The columns have cards in them that could also be divided and arranged to make delegation more efficient.

2. Adding members to a card

If there’s a certain task that involves one or two members, you may opt to add them to the card, and they will be notified. Inside the card, you can type out the instructions needed to finish a project. Once they’re done, you can archive the card and proceed to the next task!

3. Attached documents and files

You don’t have to insert links or any other external platform to view a photo or audio file. You have the option to attach files from your hard drive or Google Drive and Dropbox.

4. Separate boards for individual and group tasks

This is important for a virtual assistant team to sort out certain tasks for their clients. You may categorize these projects according to dates, themes, and even clients!

5. Checklists for progress

Looking into the progress of your projects has never been easier. With the checklist feature, you can narrow down big projects into simple, bite-sized to-do’s. This will help you keep track of everything you’ve done and those you still have to do.

6. A downloadable mobile app

You can check your boards on your phone for more convenience. You will still be on top of your tasks even when you’re out and about!

The Cons

1. Cann