Trello, a tool that is primarily intended to facilitate the organization of tasks, is changing its tariff model and in this way wants to become more attractive for smaller companies. In addition, there are slight changes to the tool itself.
Like other online work tools, Trello has experienced a pandemic-related upswing. The change in the tariff model is also understood to be a reaction to this turnaround: according to the company’s own statements, Trello also wants to react with the introduction of new tariffs to the fact that digital work management tools are now also increasingly needed in smaller companies – with which there is an increased demand for more affordable offerings.
Newly introduced for this purpose is the so-called standard tariff, which will cost 5 US dollars per month per person using the tool. In addition to the functions of the free version, which will continue to exist, the following functions can be used in this tariff:
- unlimited number of boards
- enhanced checklists
- free definable fields
- 1,000 automation commands per month
The Premium plan, which costs $10 per person per month, differs from the Standard plan only in that unlimited automation commands are available.
Changes in the free variant and other innovations
The free variant is also slightly changed: Here, unlimited power-ups will be available in the future. Previously, only one power-up could be used per board. Power-ups are embeddings of third-party content that can be edited within Trello. With this feature, Trello wants to enable centralized editing of all project steps.
Other innovations in all tariffs concern automation, which is to be further simplified. In the future, it will be possible to create quick actions directly in the cards and lists, which should significantly simplify operation – until now, work had to be interrupted each time for this, as these automations could only be created in a separate area. In addition, commands that can be created in the cards and lists will be accessible even without prior technical knowledge, as the command structure is largely preset.
Automation commands will also soon be easy to move from one board to the next so that they do not have to be created again and again. A function will also be introduced to automatically send reports on the status of boards to a responsible person by mail at desired times.