Trello is a simple, minimalist project management tool built around Kanban boards. You can set up personal and team boards for any number of use cases, with collaborative project management being the most common. The versatility Trello's free version offers, along with its wide adoption, makes it a go-to for many individuals and teams.
Like most kanban boards, every Trello board starts out with a few columns to organize tasks in lists. Add columns for each stage of your workflow to take tasks through each column to completion, or for each section of your project to organize tasks into unique lists. Then, add tasks, include details in the descriptions, and invite colleagues to work together. Trello's core kanban cards are fairly basic, but you can enable additional features with power-ups, or automate tasks from your cards with Butler automations.
Trello started out as a new project management tool from Fog Creek Software in 2011, with the core kanban features that are included in today's free plan. Today, Trello's part of the Atlassian family of software, along with Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket, with additional paid Power-up features and Butler automations.
People love Trello for its simple tools to organize projects and create kanban workflows. Teams with more advanced project management needs may want a tool with more features, though, such as Jira, or a fully customized workflow in a tool like Airtable.