Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application which is a subsidiary of Atlassian. Originally created by Fog Creek Software in 2011, it was exit to form the basis of a separate company in 2014 and later sold to Atlassian in January 2017. The company is based in New York.

The “highly visual” work management app has more than 25 million users and is looking as a Viral enterprise success.

We will see here, what it does and what is the costs and etc.

History of Trello

Trello was released at a Tech Crunch event by Fog Creek founder Joel Spolsky. Wired magazine named the application in September 2011 one of the 7 Coolest Startups You Haven’t Heard of Yet. Life Hacker said “it makes project collaboration simple and kind of enjoyable”.


In Trello, adding millions of users every few months. It is acquisition by Australia collaboration software company Atlassian and after that acquistion the sign in process is have fast.

Trello is a very easy to use so that is the very popularity, highly visual tool that permits people to get themselves planned and work effectively,” said Margo Visitacion, Forrester vice president and principal analyst, “and without a lot of effort it can bring other people into their circle to work on various types of projects.”

Another important key point of Trello’s growth has been its ‘Viral’ adoption across organizations.

Trello varieties it similar to tools such as Dropbox and Slack, which also relied on end user adoption for growth rather than top-down commercial software roll-outs.

“A product like Trello is presentation the way for a new method of doing things, and I really think that will become more extensive with enterprise software,” said 451 Research senior analyst, Raul Castañon-Martinez.

In December 2018, Trello announced its acquisition of Butler, the company that developed a Power-Up for automating tasks within a Trello board.

As of March 2019, Trello was adopted by over 35 million users. Shortly after, in October 2019, Trello announced 50 million users.

Functionalities of Trello

Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application which is a subsidiary of Atlassian. It is defined as a collaboration tool which organizes your projects into boards. In additionally, Trello telling you for what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process.

In the current market, there are various collaboration work management tool has become a very famous. So Trello is a like as one of the popular work management tool. Others adding Smartsheet, Aasana, Workfront, Planview and Projectplace; Microsoft has also launched a Trello rival, Planner.

Microsoft project and Jira software are having the full featured project management tools, but Trello and its competer differed from those full features. Instead, they prioritize lightweight functionality and accessibility over an enormous feature set.

Trello’s initial use case has been for tiny groups of up to 10 people, or even for personal use. Microsoft Planner comes closest to Trello, says co-founder Michael Pryor, but the biggest competing he sees is “really just email.”

Also he said, “the most of the people using their communications system as their collaboration system”. we are in growing period of Trello and we are all really rivaling with email.

Trello Board

Trello Board

What is Trello board, a method of visualizing workflows to provide an overview of a project from start to finish. This is done using Trello’s boards, lists and cards. Trello follow the principles of Kanban.

A board will concentrate on a particular project like as launching a new website, or many process-based tasks such as on-boarding an employee.

Each and every board has lists which might be indicate the progress of a project. Finally, the cards within the lists grip information on a detailed task, and can be moved from list to list when completed.

Various number of options are available for to collaborate with team members, with potential to discuss projects from within cards and to upload appropriate files.

Another important feature is integration with other applications, that called as “Power ups”. These API integrations permit users to access features such as Google Drive, Slack and Salesforce directly from Trello.

The recently launched home view, it acts as a hub and central news feed for Trello users. Pryor explain it as both a going to system to jump to boards users need to sight and a way to surface all of the cards a user might have missed since last logging into Trello.

In basically, home gives you 30,000-foot view of everything that is happening in Trello and everything that is going on,” Pryor said in an interview, Trello is extensively used for personal itineraries, including anything from planning holidays to weddings; that diversity has been a major part of its appeal.

Charge of Trello

Trello has three type of charge list,


2-Business Class




If you want to use for free, you need to be a sign up then get the access for unlimited boards, lists, cards members, checklists and attachments. But Trello has certain limitation like as one power-up per board, and restrictions on file sizes (not more than 10MB) that can be attached to a project from their PC and also you can have linked an any file from Google Drive, DropBox, Box and Microsoft OneDrive. Do you want to know more about Google Drive.

The Premium Gold option for individual users, which delivers wider access to features such as board backgrounds, stickers and custom emojis.

Business Class

It is providing the unlimited power-ups, letting users access to the full range of integrations with tools such as Slack, Salesforce, GitHub and others. Paid a once in annually and get those features and also the Business Class option – $9.99 per user per month.

The business class permits files of up 250MB to be attached to cards.

It has a numerous range of security features especially to attract the IT admin people. Advantage of this feature – have an option for a click to removal for previous member, control to who can create both public and private boards and restricted participation invitations.

This feature also provides the email support.


It is providing the more security measures for deployments at large businesses and it consisting a single sign-in and two-factor authentication, file encryption at rest and intrusion detection with “enhanced software monitoring.”

The Enterprise plan starts at $20.83 per user a month, but can drop to as low as $4.17 per user for more than 1,000 users.

Trello Evolve

Atlassian announced its intent to acquire Trello for $425 million on 9 January 2017.

The transaction was made with $360 million in cash, while the remaining $65 million was made with shares and options. Trello sold 22% of its shares to other investors with the remaining majority held by founders Michael Pryor and Joel Spolsky at the time of acquisition.

Pryor said that structure new options and products such as a desktop app had been complicated when the company was still a “scrappy startup.” Atlassian having a more resources so it is permit for new development features like as desktop app – Pryor said.

And finally Atlassian Summit accessible a sight of how Trello may continue to evolve, pointing to further incorporation with its parent company’s portfolio along with improvements to user experience.

Each of its product has been tested by R and D Team, because Atlassian has good R and D Team but the same time having a core team to working on the new features that will be available across its product.

In recent times, Atlassian increase the number of Third-party Integration, and also created an app store for to find them very quickly. The new app store will be a good for helping grow both the developer ecosystem and also helping our users determine all the effects that the Power-Up platform can do,” said Hamid Palo, Trello’s head of platform.

Same time Atlassian have a challenge, like as, to ensure that add a new features and it does not create tangle that detract from one Trello’s main selling points and it is simplicity and accessibility by a wide range of users.

Final Words

In this above article has been telling what is Trello and describe the various features, functionalities and more. Basically Trello is web-based Kanban-style list-making application. If you have feel good, please let us know the comments for this article.

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