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Google Keep vs Trello: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Keep as "Capture what’s important and get more done". Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google. It is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio. On the other hand, Trello is detailed as "Your entire project, in a single glance". Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

Google Keep and Trello are primarily classified as "Task Management" and "Project Management" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Google Keep are:

  • Add items to your shopping list without even touching the phone
  • Reminders in your Keep notes show up in Google Now too
  • Sharing lists

On the other hand, Trello provides the following key features:

  • Add a checklist to keep on top of all those little to-dos. There’s also a nice, big progress meter, because who doesn’t love a nice, big progress meter?
  • Got a relevant file, image, or document? Attach it right to the card, and you’ll never have to go scrambling through your inbox looking for it later.
  • Attach photos, drawings, sketches, and mockups to quickly illustrate ideas at a glance.
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I'm comparing Aha!, Trello and Asana. We are looking for it as a Product Management Team. Jira handles all our development and storyboard etc. This is for Product Management for Roadmaps, Backlogs, future stories, etc. Cost is a factor, as well. Does anyone have a comparison chart of Pros and Cons? Thank you.

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Max Stuart
Technical Project Manager at ShelterTech · | 6 upvotes · 139.2K views
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I just switched to ClickUp for my development agency - I am the product team, and I relay everything there betwixt designers, devs, and clients.

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Ivan Begtin
Director - NGO "Informational Culture" / Ambassador - OKFN Russia at Infoculture · | 5 upvotes · 146.8K views

Both Asana and Trello support Kanban style project tracking. Trello is Kanban-only project management, knowledge management, actually card-management tools. Asana is much more complex, supports different project management approaches, well integrated and helpful for any style/type project.

We choose Asana finally, but still some projects kept in Trello

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Abhay Vashishtha

Procezo is an excellent free-for-life task managing tool with several benefits. Its clear, user-friendly interface is perfect for small businesses and startups as well as enterprise-level use. It makes it a seamless transition from any other project management tools. Its simple but effective layout allows new users to quickly adapt to its ever-expanding set of features. Procezo allows users to create boards and provide access to users or teams as required, set priority and precedence of the task and allowing for subtasks and discussions to be created. With unlimited tasks, users, projects and free support, Procezo is quickly making its way into businesses from across the world and the ultimate growth hack tool.

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I loved Slack. We used it for discussion. But somehow, it was always difficult to get things done. HeySpace is what replaced Slack and Trello as it combines the functionality of both tools.

So, now we keep on discussing as we did on slack, but once we to a point where we want to do something, we create tasks on a board and distribute them.

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Ram Kumar
CTO, Architect at Sarvasv.in · | 2 upvotes · 102.6K views

trello has a much simpler interface and easy to learn for any team member. asana might have more features and configuration options but do you really need a complex system for developers to manage tasks?

After Microsoft took over trello, it has become more restricted these days but still good for startups.

Keep it simple! Focus on your product, not tools.

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Pros of Google Keep
Pros of Trello
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    • 716
      Great for collaboration
    • 627
      Easy to use
    • 572
      Free
    • 375
      Fast
    • 347
      Realtime
    • 237
      Intuitive
    • 215
      Visualizing
    • 169
      Flexible
    • 126
      Fun user interface
    • 83
      Snappy and blazing fast
    • 30
      Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
    • 27
      Kanban
    • 21
      Clean Interface
    • 18
      Easy setup
    • 18
      Card Structure
    • 17
      Drag and drop attachments
    • 11
      Simple
    • 10
      Markdown commentary on cards
    • 9
      Lists
    • 9
      Integration with other work collaborative apps
    • 8
      Satisfying User Experience
    • 8
      Cross-Platform Integration
    • 7
      Recognizes GitHub commit links
    • 6
      Easy to learn
    • 5
      Great
    • 4
      Versatile Team & Project Management
    • 4
      Better than email
    • 3
      Effective
    • 3
      Trello’s Developmental Transparency
    • 3
      and lots of integrations
    • 2
      Powerful
    • 2
      Easy to have an overview of the project status
    • 2
      flexible and fast
    • 2
      Simple and intuitive
    • 2
      Easy
    • 2
      Agile
    • 1
      Email integration
    • 1
      Nice
    • 1
      Bad
    • 1
      Name rolls of the tongue
    • 1
      Great organizing (of events/tasks)
    • 1
      Kanban style
    • 1
      Ytyt
    • 1
      Personal organisation
    • 1
      Customizable
    • 0
      Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects

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    Cons of Google Keep
    Cons of Trello
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      • 5
        No concept of velocity or points
      • 4
        Very light native integrations
      • 2
        A little too flexible

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      What is Google Keep?

      It is a note-taking service developed by Google. It is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.

      What is Trello?

      Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

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