Trello vs waffle.io

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Trello vs waffle.io: What are the differences?

What is Trello? 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.

What is waffle.io? Simple project management for your GitHub issues, free for open source. Track priority and rank for your GitHub issues across multiple repositories. Automatically see issues moved across a board for you, when you open pull requests or create branches.

Trello can be classified as a tool in the "Project Management" category, while waffle.io is grouped under "Kanban for GitHub Issues".

Some of the features offered by Trello are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, waffle.io provides the following key features:

  • Issues displayed in columns based on GitHub labels
  • Realtime updates
  • Automatically moves issues across states when you take actions like creating Pull Requests

"Great for collaboration" is the top reason why over 701 developers like Trello, while over 41 developers mention "Tight integration with github issues" as the leading cause for choosing waffle.io.

Medium, Stack Exchange, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use Trello, whereas waffle.io is used by Movielala, triGo GmbH, and Key Location. Trello has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2181 company stacks & 1770 developers stacks; compared to waffle.io, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

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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 · 111K views
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Samriddhi Sinha
Machine Learning Engineer at Chefling · | 10 upvotes · 54.4K views

Notion's novelty according to me is the fact that everything can be a potential document. Notion's as a product has two very contrasting features. One as a hybrid document editor that combines the goodness of Markdown of Dropbox Paper with a more extensive set of formatting blocks. The second as a task manager and an organizer like. Trello.

Every table on Notion can have multiple views saved for previews with different filters, sorting and table style applied. Also, elements in a table can also be a page making it easier to have a Kanban-style sub-task manager for a particular subtask on a Kanban board for your project.

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Ivan Begtin
Director - NGO "Informational Culture" / Ambassador - OKFN Russia at Infoculture · | 5 upvotes · 122K 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, Full-stack developer · | 2 upvotes · 77.9K 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 Trello
Pros of waffle.io
  • 716
    Great for collaboration
  • 626
    Easy to use
  • 571
    Free
  • 375
    Fast
  • 347
    Realtime
  • 237
    Intuitive
  • 214
    Visualizing
  • 169
    Flexible
  • 126
    Fun user interface
  • 83
    Snappy and blazing fast
  • 30
    Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
  • 26
    Kanban
  • 20
    Clean Interface
  • 18
    Easy setup
  • 18
    Card Structure
  • 17
    Drag and drop attachments
  • 11
    Simple
  • 10
    Markdown commentary on cards
  • 9
    Integration with other work collaborative apps
  • 9
    Lists
  • 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
    Easy to have an overview of the project status
  • 2
    Agile
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 2
    flexible and fast
  • 2
    Easy
  • 2
    Simple and intuitive
  • 1
    Kanban style
  • 1
    Personal organisation
  • 1
    Customizable
  • 1
    Email integration
  • 1
    Great organizing (of events/tasks)
  • 1
    Name rolls of the tongue
  • 1
    Nice
  • 0
    Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects
  • 42
    Tight integration with github issues
  • 31
    “done” column, closes the github issue automatically
  • 26
    Easy to integrate
  • 26
    Clean ui
  • 14
    Slack integration
  • 10
    Always view pull requests as separate issue cards
  • 10
    Assign a card to a milestone
  • 7
    Waffle story card
  • 6
    Todoist integration
  • 2
    Grouping issues with Pull Requests
  • 2
    Use Waffle's "Connect" Keyword to Connect PR's to Issue
  • 2
    Travis Integration
  • 1
    Trello Integration
  • 1
    Flowdoc Integration
  • 1
    GitLab Integration
  • 1
    Bitbucket Integration

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

    What is waffle.io?

    Track priority and rank for your GitHub issues across multiple repositories. Automatically see issues moved across a board for you, when you open pull requests or create branches.

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