Trello vs Kanban Tool Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Best Kanban software available

2018-11-02

planning and allocating resources.

Pros

the ease of use and the ability to share boards/ make them public.

Cons

has everything you could imagine from a simple kanban tool.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Trello Reviews
Trello
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 501-1000 employees)

Trello - super nice and easy to use

2019-01-30

I do use it all kind of stuff - event organisation - CRM and sales - kind of share point - etc.

Pros

Easy to use and basic Kanban Tool Good for easy projects and private use!

Cons

Well, none! The tool is probably not capable to organize a software development project with 200 developers but but a the same time this is the strength. Is´t simple, it´s easy to understand and useful from point zero!

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Fernando Kanarski

Nice Kanban tool

2016-12-16

Trello is a nice and simple kanban tool, where you can plan everything.

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Source: Capterra
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Carlos Eduardo

Amazing!

2018-12-18

Pros

Trello is definitely the best kanban tool in the market.

Cons

Nothing I can recall, I've been using Trello for years.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Irina Detochka

I use Trello for small and repeatable projects.

2018-06-29

Simple tool for simple projects of repaetable nature.

Pros

Basically it is a Kanban tool - known for anybody who is familiar with Toyota production system - re-thought for office owrk.

Cons

The flip side of the simplicity is that avanced features that can be found in other tools doesn't exist here. The pricing is a bit weird too.

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Marczak

Verified Reviewer

Great project management tool

2018-05-04

Pros

Great kanban tool. I use Trello boards in several projects.

Cons

I'm using the free version for almost a year. For me, Trello is a cons-free tool! It's easy and allows you to add add-ons to make it even more useful.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
UX/UI Designer (Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great for kanban board

2018-09-30

Pros

If you're looking for a simple Kanban tool you found it.

Cons

If you're working with a team of 100+ people you might want at something more complete like Altassian Jira

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Rachel Welsch

Specific Purpose and It Works

2018-10-02

Pros

It is a free application and provides functionality specifically as a Kanban tool. It is good for using with that limited functionality, very simplistic and easy to jump right into.

Cons

It would be nice if there was a different way to organize the boards. The left side panel swings out displaying the boards you have but I'd like a bigger interface for that.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Mo

Trello is the easiest and fastest way we've found to throw a Kanban together.

2018-07-27

Speed of setting up a project. It's simplicity is it's killer feature. Mobile app is also excellent.

Pros

Ease of setup, colours to assign categories of info. All of our clients have been comfortable getting started, without much overhead

Cons

With it being a relatively simple Kanban tool, you sacrifice some power in terms of what you can achieve.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew Freeth

Good for managing and keeping track of notes for personal use or collaboration

2019-02-16

Trello has been a useful tool that I first started using personally, then brought in to use for our business to help plan game development projects. It was great to use for the first few years of our company, and is still good to use personally. As our projects grew though, we ended up moving away from Trello and moved onto a combined Kanban/project management tool.

Pros

Trello is a great Kanban tool for managing notes, planning things, and managing small projects.

Cons

If you're using Trello for your business and you want to start getting more out of your Kanban as a project management and task tool (time tracking and reports, custom fields, progress reports etc.), you need to start looking for and paying for add-ons. I personally prefer an all inclusive service to avoid losing plugin support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Beverley Theresa

Kanban at it's finest

2018-12-15

Pros

I love Trello. It's the most simple Kanban organization tool I've come across. The interface is easy to follow.

Cons

To take advantage of all the features you really need to poke around or watch some instructional videos. While this isn't a huge negative, it'd be nice to be able to do a more in-depth tour upon sign up. Also Trello doesn't allow you to start sentences or lines with a hashtag which is really frustrating for social media.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Yarwood

Simple and Useful but be careful how you use it

2017-07-14

Simple shared lists with various teams. The ability to have different lists and the visibility for management is good too.

Pros

This is a great little Kanban tool or place to keep a list of Tasks for people to do.

Cons

There's nothing about the tool I dislike per se, but it has a tendency to sprawl and it quickly reaches a point where it can be confusing/inefficient based on How you Use the Tool. We're using it as a standalone tool and it's just become another place you have to check. You need to really embed the tool into your processes or it gets confusing and people stop updating cards or they look on the wrong board or ...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Keldon Alleyne

Simple tool for kanban with advanced features and powerful plugins

2018-09-12

I use it as my high level management tool. Since early childhood I have always kept a notepad to record my thoughts, plans and solutions. Those notes can quickly accumulate into a mess with a lot of redundancy in what is written. Trello allows me to keep track of high level decisions as well as keep a handle on my current tasks (though I tend to rely more on a simple text editor or a small sheet of paper for those).

Pros

Kanban was designed to be a simple tool, and I feel that Trello is as complicated as a Kanban tool should be.

Cons

There are a few usability flaws, such as flawed retrospective edits to labels that result in you losing logs of when you have changed the name of a label.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Aviation & Aerospace company, 11-50 employees)

A great task management solution

2018-08-24

Pros

Trello is a great task management kanban tool, which helps me keep on top of my tasks at work as well my personal life.

Cons

Putting too much information in a card, for instance an email with pictures, can make the boards a bit unwieldy to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Roy Zumbado Cognuchz

Simple, easy and good

2018-09-14

It worked great for me to implement a workflow in the marketing department, for social media images deliverables, priorities, and tickets, after a bit using Trello the team was a well oiled machine.

Pros

Trello is an easy to use kanban methodology tool, super easy and with great UX/UI, communications and collaboration in our team is achieved using this tool

Cons

I´d like it to have more built in reporting capabilities, or at least integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Carsten Dietz

Trello is good, but if you're going to upgrade from their free product, check out Breeze.

2018-11-18

Pros

Basic Kanban board tool. It gets the job done.

Cons

Once you get passed the basics of the boards and need more tools like time tracking, sub task management, reporting, etc., you have to pay a decent amount and integrate 3rd party apps. Instead of doing that, check out Breeze. I don't work for them, but they're little known and much better for the premium features for the price.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher Salvato

Good tool - limited features.

2018-04-06

Pros

It allows you to easily make boards, lists and cards for a variety of projects and in many ways is the "Gold Standard" of online Kanban-like tools. For the beginner in Kanban, Trello simply cannot be beat.

Cons

The design is so abstract, so simple, that there isn't a great way to stick to structure. Each board needs to have it's own mental rules to be managed, which puts a lot of onus on the user to be creative and come up with a workflow, as well as informing/educating others on the "right way" to use boards.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

Simple yet easy to use Kanban Board

2019-01-27

When I tried to use Trello as my personal Kanban board, I didn't get enough flexibility that I needed, so I switched to more robust tools (LeanKit and Kanban tool). However, as a basic tool to visualise and work on your tasks I'd fully recommend to try Trello.

Pros

* Very easy to start using * Good tool to collaborate on some simple projects

Cons

* Pretty limited in functionality * Doesn't allow to change the board

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Online Marketing Specialist (Automotive company, 501-1000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

I expected more

2018-12-24

Pros

It is a good projects and task management tool, visual and easy-to-use. But as I've used other tools already, I'm not impressed with this one. It's cheap.

Cons

For us Trello and Evernote are better but you might be delighted by it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Kanban Tool Reviews
Kanban Tool
A truly visual project management service.
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