I have been using Todoist lately for my To Do lists. But I just discovered Trello, which goes beyond lists.
Trello is a free, web-based project management application which organizes your projects into boards, much as you would use index cards on a cork board.
Boards are made up of multiple lists. Lists contain cards (corresponding to tasks).
There are also checklists, labels, a drag and drop feature, color coding capabilities, and the ability to assign tasks to team members.
It is so versatile that it can be used either individually or by groups working on a multifaceted project.
The default is To Do, Doing, and Done, but the image above shows the flexibility of using other list names. In this example, the Board is “Summer Vacation,” the cards (tasks) are Where To?, To Do, and Things to Pack.
I’m still learning how to use it, but I think it’s going to be the answer to my problem of having multiple lists for multiple projects.
Having a web design business, you can imagine that I have multiple projects going at any given time. Keeping it all straight can be a nightmare. I have multiple notepads sitting out. I tried having a notepad for each project. I tried having a large notepad with two columns – household chores on one side and business projects on another. I just haven’t been able to get a handle on it.
What I love about Trello is that it’s almost like having a bulletin board with the various projects laid out in front of me. That allows me to see all the projects at a glance, but then to get details on any given project, all I have to do is click on one of the projects, which is like flipping the index card over, as shown below.
Trello is very simple on the surface yet very powerful underneath.
And there’s an app for my Android.
I am really looking forward to exploring this app further.