Digi Domi

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on March 20, 2017

Trello is a useful and powerful tool for many things including tracking and organisation of tasks.

Generally speaking in Trello you have boards, lists and cards. Boards will be associated with a particular project or concept, for example, ‘My Work’. Within the board, you will have many lists such as ‘Pending Work’, ‘Work in Progress’ and ‘Completed Work’. These lists are then comprised of individual cards; normally these are tasks. Below is an example of a ‘To Do’ style board – this is not a dictation of exactly how you should use Trello, but an illustration of one possible way:



You’ll notice in this example that each of the cards contain other annotations:

  • The coloured bars are labels – which can be used to easily denote a service or other association between cards.
  • The little bubble indicated the number of comments on the card – these are a nice way of adding notes to a task.
  • The tick box indicates there is a checklist and displayed how many items are checked – this can be helpful for breaking down a task into sub-parts

It is also possible to add members to a task, associating the task with a particular person, to add attachments and a due date; which can be a useful way of sticking to a deadline or just organising your time.

There is also much more that Trello can do and it would be advisable to visit their website, they even have a dedicated inspiration section.

Domi’s Tips

How you choose to use Trello is up to you and entirely personal choice. I like to use boards in Trello in different ways of varying purposes, but my predominant board setup is:

  •  1 list of tasks that need to be done.
  • 1 for tasks in progress.
  • 1 for tasks that have been completed (this will be periodically archived).

I have boards to keep track of my personal to-dos, work to-dos, DIY planning, keeping track of blog ideas and tattoo ideas.

If you’d like to try Trello then it’s free so please enjoy.





One response to “Trello!

  1. Fiona says:

    I have been a huge fan of Trello for years, so thanks for this excellent post about it. I think what I like about it the best is that it can be used for everything from very simple personal projects, to complex projects with others. I like how some folks use it as an online roadmap for voting up product features and I personally love the power-up features for Slack, Evernote, Google Docs and others.

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