A Web 2.0 Tool for Personal and Professional Use

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What is Trello?

Trello is a tool that can be used to manage every type of list you can imagine! Boards can be created for any purpose, including:

  • Planning a wedding or party
  • Collaborative/individual lesson plans
  • Professional development courses
  • Team projects
  • Personal to-do lists
  • School assignments
  • Educational resources

Each board contains as many lists as you would like, and can be categorized by content or topic. Within each list, you can include checklists, attachments, pictures, labels, due dates, and more. With its easy drag and drop feature, information on the board is fluid and can be moved and rearranged as needed. The simple design allows you to be creative about the type of content displayed and the overall purpose of your board.

Click on each of the buttons below to see an example of how Trello can be used!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it hard to get started?

Definitely not! There are tutorials on the website that walk you through all of the things you can do. There are also several sample boards to give you ideas about content and other uses. In fact, one of the sample boards is a tutorial in itself!

Does it cost money?

The basic Trello account is completely free! This enables you to create as many boards as you want with as many members as you would like to add. However, for more advanced features, you can upgrade to Business Class or Enterprise for a fee per user. Individuals and small groups/organizations should find that most of their needs will be met with the free version!

Do I need a special computer or software to use this tool?

Nope! Trello can be used on PCs and Macs, and also has apps available for Apple, Android, and Amazon devices. No special plug-ins or software required!

Is it kid-friendly? Is it adult-friendly?

It's everyone-friendly! Trello can be used by adults for professional assignments, planning, and projects. Teachers can create boards containing lesson information for student use and/or parent use. Students can also create boards to showcase research projects or keep up with school assignments and activities.

Are there any limitations I should be aware of?

As with any tool, there are a few areas that may not be the most favorable. One is the usability of the app compared to the website. The app is a little harder to use for some features, such as editing content within the cards on a list. The app also seems to freeze periodically. In addition, some may find that the design of the tool is very basic. There are not many ways to individualize or get creative with the look and layout of the tool.

Is this just one more thing I'm going to have to keep up with?

The whole purpose of Trello is to make your life EASIER not more difficult! Trello will keep you organized at work and at home all with just one account. You can choose who sees which boards, and you can create a new board in a matter of seconds. You can use as many or as few features as you want, depending on what your needs are.

Give Trello a Try!

Visit to get started.

Don't forget to look for the app on your mobile devices to use Trello on the go!

Smore Created by Laura Buck

HRD Graduate Student

University of Houston

CUIN 6320