Need to Collaborate? Clever and Free: Trello

Over the years, I’ve tried many collaboration apps, and here’s what I found: my clients were never as enthusiastic about them as I was. We always ended up going back to email, no matter how much I nagged.

Everyone uses email. Few people want learn a whole new program, no matter how easy it is.

So, when people started telling me about how great Trello is, I ignored them.

Then someone said: “it works everywhere!” And that got my attention. I had no intention of using it for clients, I wanted it for me, to make sure that nothing falls through the tracks.

From the Trello site:

Trello works on smartphones, tablets, laptops… just about anything. Just point your browser to and you’re using it on the go. There’s nothing to install or update.

I love apps which I can use on my phone and iPad, because I feel more creative when I’m out of the office than I do sitting in front of my work machine.

Trello is fun to access, no matter where you are, just like my other favorite app, Evernote.

For example, this morning I went to the library to get some quiet time with my novel. Because I have Trello, I also roughed out a client’s Web content strategy, and made notes for another client’s ghostwriting project.

Once I got back to the office, I carried on working on the projects; Trello updates itself pretty much instantly. Great stuff. :-)

So far, I’m using Trello to collaborate with my personal assistant, who also loves it. She can see what I’m working on right away; it definitely saves time. I haven’t mentioned it to any clients yet, but I will…

Disclosure — I have no connections to the Trello or the Evernote companies, I just love their apps.

Author: Angela Booth

Copywriter Angela Booth's clients tell her she performs "word magic." Whether she's writing advertising materials, Web content, or ghostwriting for her clients, she's committed to helping them to achieve results, fast. Author of one of the first books about online business, Making The Internet Work For Your Business, Angela's written many business books which have been published by major publishers. She's an enthusiastic self-publisher and writing teacher.