If you want to organize your publishing schedule, business, and just your life, with an online solution that you can use anywhere, then you will want to check out Trello. I am a very visual person, and I love how I can customize Trello to what I need, when I need, and how I need. I’ve tried Asana, and while I do like it, Trello has my heart. I’ve shared a little about the program before, and I’ll use those screenshots here as well.
First of all, here is a video that explains a bit about Trello that I particularly liked:
When I was perusing videos from other Trello users, I found several ideas and applications for just about everything. I even found one where someone is using it for meal planning. I have used it to write down book ideas and plot ideas and inspiration. And since I can use it through an app on my tablet and my cellphone, I can add ideas on the fly. I love that.
This is a screenshot I did that shows the list of things I wanted to accomplish that day:
This screenshot is one that just shows an overview of my different Trello boards:
I think that your uses for Trello are only limited by your imagination. If you can think of a way to use it, you’ll find that your idea sparks several other ideas for using it. The more I use it, the more I do with it. I love adding in research url links and pictures for my inspiration. It’s kind of like my own personal and private pinterest board, but for organizing my life. It makes my heart sing. And the good news, is that if I want to collaborate with someone on a project, I can do that to by inviting them to the specific board or boards. And they can invite me to certain boards as well. Then you can comment and communicate and brainstorm there together.
Trello is free to use. There are some paid options to make things extra pretty if you want them. With those options, you can change your backgrounds and have access to more stickers. I haven’t upgraded as I am content and happy with just changing the colors and I don’t use the stickers much. But who knows what I will decide about the upgrade-able features in 6 months from now? I may want the fun. For now I am thrilled with just the basics as it does everything I want and need. Trello rocks my writing world.