In my Simple Steps column in the January/February 2017 issue of Law Practice magazine, "Get Your To-Do Lists Under Control with These Productivity Tools," I talk about Trello. Launched five years ago, Trello has already acquired over 19 million users.
Trello is a basic online project management app which is more visual than a traditional to-do list. It uses Boards for projects or categories of information. Within Boards, Lists show the progress of tasks, represented by Cards, within the project. Labels, color-coding, images, checklists and notes can all be added to Cards to help organize information. Trello can be used as an individual productivity tool, but it can also be used by teams of people to easily collaborate, see the progress of projects, and assign tasks (Read my article for more information about how you might use Trello in your practice.)
Earlier this week, Trello announced that it is being acquired by Atlassian, a company who reportedly places a premium on research and development, and whose mission is to develop software to help teams get work done. As a result, additional improvements in the Trello platform are expected. Trello will continue to be operated as a stand-alone product, so existing Trello users will be able to maintain their accounts and Boards.