Trello is a web-based Kanban-style list-making application which is a subsidiary of Atlassian. Originally made by Fog Creek Software in 2011, it was spun out to form the basis of a separate company in 2014 and later sold to Atlassian in January 2017.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 City.
|Original author(s)||Joel Spolsky|
|Initial release||September 13, 2011|
|Operating system||Web application, macOS, Windows OS, iOS 12+, Android 5.1+|
|Size||11.82 MB (Android) |
126 MB (iOS)
|Available in||21 languages|
|Type||Productivity software, team collaboration, project management, task management,|
Trello was released at a TechCrunch 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". Lifehacker said "it makes project collaboration simple and kind of enjoyable".
On January 9, 2017, Atlassian announced its intent to acquire Trello for $425 million. The transaction was made with $360 million in cash, while the remaining $65 million was made with shares and options. Trello had earlier 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.
Users can create their task boards with several columns and move the tasks between them. Typically columns include task statuses: To Do, In Progress, Done. The tool can be for personal and business use. Trello has a variety of work and personal uses including real estate management, software project management, school bulletin boards, lesson planning, accounting, web design, gaming, and law office case management. A rich API as well as email-in capability enables integration with enterprise systems, or with cloud-based integration services like IFTTT and Zapier.
.pushState() and the Mustache templating language. The server side was built on top of MongoDB, Node.js and a modified version of Socket.io.
On January 26, 2017, PC Magazine gave Trello a 3.5 / 5, calling it "flexible" and saying that "you can get rather creative," while noting that "it may require some experimentation to figure out how to best use it for your team and the workload you manage."
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