Trello is an iOS productivity app that will keep you connected with your colleagues. This iOS version of Trello shares many of the features of its web app counterpart. With the use of lists and cards you can inform others of your work ideas and plans. Trello easily lets you update information on your iPhone and iPad, or communicate with people on computers and other smartphones.
After creating or logging into your Trello account you will first need to select a board. You may create your own Trello board and invite others to collaborate, join a colleague’s board, or play around with the default board. Once on a board you will be able to make lists to categorize your plans, goals, and actives. Within a list you can add cards for specific tasks. Cards are the most detailed part of Trello. Here you will be able to add notes, tags, due dates, attachments, and assign members. When a card is updated the assigned members will receive notification e-mails.
You can also inform others of your Trello activity by sharing across social media and web services. By default the iOS version allows sharing on Twitter or opening links in Safari. Trello will also scan for other social media apps installed on your device and allow sharing across them. When a task card is completed it can saved into a Trello archive. If your assignment is canceled it can also be deleted to remove clutter.
Trello on iOS uses an interface similar to the web app version. You can scroll across lists with swipes, move cards by holding and dragging, and edit cards with simple taps. Within a card there are many dropdown menus to add comments, change due dates, and add labels. Unique to the iOS version of Trello are individual popup menus to add members, attachments, and vote.
At the bottom of the app are quick buttons to check board activity, view members, and share your cards. If you’re new to Trello the app also provides guides and help menus to get you started. The iOS version also has buttons to quickly change settings or access your archived items. One strange aspect of the iOS version are rather large and easy to hit deletion buttons, making it easier to accidentally delete content.
Trello’s visual design is a mashup of the web app and Apple standards. Trello on iOS uses the same blue and white color scheme found on its web counterpart, along with text, boarders, and menus matching Apple designs. Trello does not have any obvious bugs, functionality issues, or slow down. When a card or list is changed on Trello for iOS it will also quickly update across all forms of Trello.
Trello is a great means of staying connected with coworkers and collaborators. The iOS version functions similar to other versions, making a smooth transition for Trello users. Even if you’re new to Trello, the app includes plenty of help to get you ready.