Trello is a great place to organize your ideas. It can be a small project or a big one, a personal one or work-related. Trello will help you compartmentalize and manage the project – breaking things down in lists and then cards – all in a visual way and will surely be helpful.
While the Trello app on Android is certainly useful, I find that it’s not always enough when it comes to actionable steps. I find that the widget is too limiting if you’re managing more than three or four boards. There’s also no time-tracking feature built in. The great thing is that Trello has an API, so third-party apps can plug into your data and enhance it.
If you’re looking for additional Trello functionality, the following apps are worth looking into.
1. Widgets for Trello
As I’ve said, I find Trello’s widget limiting. It only shows me cards that I’m subscribed to. I can’t just put a widget that shows me every single card on a list on a particular board, but with Widgets for Trello, I can.
You’ll need to open the app once and connect your Trello account. After that is done, bring up the place that allows you to add widgets to the homescreen (it differs from OS and launchers), and select “Trello for Android.”
Now select the board and the list, and you’re done. You can go back to the app to customize the text color, the background color and more.
2. Plus for Trello
Plus for Trello is an Android app that adds a bunch of complex time-tracking and management features for Trello (they also have a Chrome extension). The app is ad-free, open source and a basic version of the chrome extension.
The app allows you to pin a card to the notification drawer which can serve as an always-on reminder. The app also lets you view basic information about all your cards.
3. Punchtime for Trello
If all your projects are in Trello and neatly organized by boards, you should try using Punchtime for time-tracking and timers.
Select a board, and set a timer. You can also log the time spent.
Trelloid is a replacement for the official Trello app. Once logged in, you’ll see all your boards. The app works offline as well.
Trelloid has a special section for each card for creating a checklist. This can be helpful if you want to break down a card into small actionable tasks.
Trelloid also has an extensive collection of widgets. You can create special widgets that just sort your cards by due date, only show your own cards or just the notification. There’s also a quick access widget for adding cards and checklists easily.
How Do You Use Trello?
I use Trello to manage article ideas and tracking article progress. How do you use Trello? Share with us in the comments below.