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Fog Creek's Trello now available on Android

August 9, 2012
What kind of apps have they been baking (or toasting) at Fog Creek?

Apple’s iPhone and iPad may currently be in the lead among enterprise users, but this doesn’t mean Android is not a good platform for productivity. For GTD geeks, developers, mobile workers and project managers out there, you can try out Trello on your Android smartphone or tablet. It’s now available on Google Play.

Trello is a pretty straightforward project management app that lets you create “whiteboards” that contain checklists, and detailed tasks. Different projects can be managed through new whiteboards. Trello also lets different users collaborate on boards.

Tasks and information are organized using “cards.” These can be sent to different users in your team, which signifies you’ve assigned a task to them. Trello also supports task deadlines, reminders and other notifications.

Trello is “a super simple, web-based team coordination system,” says Fog Creek Software founder Joel Spoksly. “Trello is for anything where you want to maintain a list of lists with a group of people.”

Here are a few uses of Trello that I can think of:

  • Collaborating on assignments in multi-author sites (like Android Authority)
  • Bug tracking and resolution
  • Managing school projects
  • Managing company projects

I’m a big fan of  Spolsky. His online writings seem to always hit the mark when it comes to productivity and development. Fog Creek comes across as a team of folks who know how to get things done, and how to be productive in development work. This philosophy extends to software and web apps like project management tool Trello.

The app automatically syncs data to the cloud, and users can access their boards and cards across different platforms, including iOS, Android and the web. Added features over the web version are offline viewing and push notifications. Trello supports authentication via Google accounts for easy login. For those who have been reading this article and comparing to the morn well-known app, Evernote, test out out both and see which one fits your needs. We think you’ll prefer Trello for its simplicity.

Trello is currently available on Google Play and is free to use.