What can Trello do for you? So many things! Trello is an incredibly flexible app that allows you to organize just about anyproject, topic, or list. It is used by individuals and teams, providing a visual status of tasks, projects, priorities and more.
Everything begins with a “board”, aka, a big white board for the things you want to track and organize. Think of a board like a category, goal, workflow, or high level topic. Trello boards can be shared with individuals as well as teams. Teams can make updates to boards that you can see, which is super handy for team projects and workflows.
Each board consists of lists. Lists are like your sub-categories. A higher level place to group your tasks. A board can have many lists.
Each list contains cards. Cards are the tasks that need to be done, links to resources, or placeholders. Basically, anything that the list needs to house.
Cards can be dragged from list to list and reordered in a list. Lists can be moved across the board to change the order in which they appear. It’s like using sticky notes and a big white board.
Lists and cards can be “archived” when you are finished with them. Boards can be closed. While there is a delete option, I rarely use it. Sometimes I like to go back and see what was there previously. You can do that with Close Board and Archive.
Examples of boards include:
- Reading lists
- Fitness tracking
- Business and personal projects and workflows
- Calendar and To-Do List
- Goal Tracking
- Digital organizer
How Do I Use Trello?
I use Trello for many things, including managing my calendar, to-do list, goal tracking, and blog. There are boards to track my health, nutrition, and fitness progress. All of the Facebook groups I belong to, the freebies I’ve collected, my memberships, and courses I’ve purchased are organized on my Trello boards.
My need to keep myself organized and maintain lists has been made much easier with Trello.
Trello has four levels of membership (for lack of a better word.) The free version provides much of what a trello user needs. The Gold level is a paid level that provides more options. Business is the next level and enterprise if for the Mac-daddy team and project people.
The boards I design can be used with the free version of Trello. I do that on purpose so that no one has to pay extra to use my boards. The free version allows basic functions that I set up to make the boards easy to use and navigate.
I took the two boards I use most and modified them in a way that anyone can use them. Simply Weekly Calendar provides a method to organize your life a week at a time. This weekly layout provides space for appointments and tasks that can be organized exactly as you like. It’s very flexible!
Simply 90-Day Plan provides a framework for tracking your 90 day goals, milestones and tasks. The drag and drop feature of Trello allows you to move your “sticky notes” around to make working your plan easy. Both are available in my online shoppe.
Do you use Trello? Drop a comment and share how Trello has helped you! I’d love to know.