APP SPOTLIGHT: Improve Your Collaboration With Trello

by | Oct 21, 2018 | App Spotlight, Productivity

Trello is a cloud-based application (meaning your data is stored on Trello’s servers) that can better organize your work and improve your company’s collaboration.

Trello uses what are called boards, lists, and cards.

  • A board is an entire category of work being worked on.  For instance, a board could be related to a single project for a particular client.
  • A list exists within a board.  A common approach for lists is to create one list for each status of a task.  For instance, you may have the following lists: New, In Progress, On Hold, and Complete.
  • A task exists within a list.  A task is exactly what you would expect it to be—something specific that needs to be worked on.  For instance, it could be “Create a report with findings from research.”

 

Where To Find Trello

Trello can be used online at Trello.com, or you can download the mobile app.

Using both the Trello website and mobile app can help make your company super efficient. 

Trello is free to use; however, it does offer something called Power-Ups for more advanced features.  As you’d expect, Trello charges for Power-Ups.

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How We Use Trello At Pixelayn

Trello Screenshot

As you can see in the screenshot above (of our “Pixelayn General Tasks” board), our cards progress through several lists.

Anytime we have a new task, a card gets created and then added to the “New” list.  We add a due date, assign it to a team member, and add any notes about the task.

We also leverage labels to quickly see what is a…

  • Future Consideration – Blue
  • Low Priority – Green
  • Medium Priority – Yellow
  • High Priority – Red

The free version of Trello works great for us at Pixelayn.  

Check it out.

Ryan has been heavily involved in the world of Information Technology and entrepreneurship since the early 2000s. From small business consulting to Fortune 500 IT leadership, Ryan has a wide array of industry knowledge. He earned his BBA from the University of Iowa in 2004 majoring in Management Information Systems and later earned his MBA from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a focus on Management and Marketing. When he's not spending time with his wife and three young children, you'll find Ryan pounding away at his keyboard, spinning on his Peloton, or listening to a good audiobook or podcast.

Connect with Ryan on Twitter or Instagram.

Ryan Glick

Co-Founder, Pixelayn Innovations

Ryan has been heavily involved in the world of Information Technology and entrepreneurship since the early 2000s. From small business consulting to Fortune 500 IT leadership, Ryan has a wide array of industry knowledge. He earned his BBA from the University of Iowa in 2004 majoring in Management Information Systems and later earned his MBA from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a focus on Management and Marketing. When he's not spending time with his wife and three young children, you'll find Ryan pounding away at his keyboard, spinning on his Peloton, or listening to a good audiobook or podcast.

Connect with Ryan on Twitter or Instagram.

Ryan Glick

Co-Founder, Pixelayn Innovations