Trello is dope!

Let’s start with the definition of dope.

Webster’s dictionary defines dope as:

a. An illegal drug (such as marijuana or heroin).

b. A stupid or annoying person.

Although Trello can be addictive like heroin, that’s not what I mean when I say Trello is dope. And although I can say something like “Trello is so simple even a dope could use it,” that‘s not what I’m looking for either. The definition of dope I really want to use is that of Urban dictionary.

Urban dictionary defines dope as:

a. An adjective meaning cool, nice, or awesome.

That’s what I’m going for. Trello is cool, nice, and awesome i.e Trello is Dope.

So what makes Trello dope?

Its beauty and simplicity are what make Trello dope.

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes projects into boards. Broads are made up of lists contianing cards. When building AccessFoodNYC, my team and I had several lists on our broad including a to-do list, an in-progress list, a completed list, and a future features list. Each card was made up of a task for the project, for example create login activity. Simple right?

Now the beauty.

Each card be assigned to a team member, color coded, and easily dragged from one list to another. Each card can hold its own checklist, notes, even entire files. Dope, dope, dope.

So here’s the flow:

In the to-do list, there is a card with the task “create login activity” assigned to yours truly. The card is red meaning it is of high priority. I start working on the login activity and drag the card into the in-progress list. I’m done — or at least I think I’m done — so I drag the card into the completed list, add a couple of screenshots to the card, then check out what‘s on the to-do list. But wait, sometimes my app crashes when logging in through Facebook. Instead of calling a meeting or sending emails or Slacks, I simply drag the card back into the in-progress list and write a note explaining the situation to my teammates.

Trello’s primary function is as a project management tool/Kanban board but it can be used for much more. For example, a daily planner with each list representing a day of the week and cards containing a task, event, meeting etc.

Need more convincing Trello is dope:

Trello is free.

Its available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones, tablets, watches, and Kindle Fire tablets. Trello also works on the web at any screen size.

They have the cutest mascot. Taco!

Notes:

I don’t work for Trello.

Unless you’re an old white guy or Fetty Wap don’t refer to marijuana as dope, just call it weed or bud.

For more dope ways to use Trello, checkout How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello.