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6 Mar 2015

Free Tool Friday: Trello

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Free Tool Friday! Every week, we highlight a free tool designed to make your indie studio function better than ever. This week’s tool is one that we’ve mentioned before at Game Academy (albeit before Free Tool Friday began), and because I’ve had to personally use it for the past few weeks with a personal client, I want to introduce it to you guys. I’m talking about Trello: a free tool that is undoubtedly the most powerful to-do list I’ve ever used.

First thing’s first: this glorious tool is available for nearly every platform out there. I’m not going to go through the list, so go here to find out where to use Trello for your respective platform.

With that being said, the beauty of Trello is how easy it is to use. Essentially, this handy tool is a bulletin board full of lists, with each list containing cards used by you and every member of your team. What’s so great about it is you can organize each list however you wish. Want to create a list for ideas, another list for projects due, and another list for projects that need to be fine-tuned? Trello allows you to do this all within a minute!

The cards in Trello are also extremely customizable as well. You can put a deadline on each card, add comments, upload files, create checklists, label each card, and so much more. Seriously: each card can contain as little or as much information as you wish. You can also invite as many people to your board as you wish, and each member is emailed whenever his/her personal card is due, has new comments, etc. It’s my favorite tool for staying on task, and I cannot recommend it enough. Best of all? This powerful (and powerfully simple) tool is absolutely free.

That’s it for this week’s edition of Free Tool Friday! Do you have a free tool you want to see mentioned in a future installment? Let us know in the comments below!

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