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SystemsThings  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThings is a personal task management application for OS X and iOS.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 5.89
Rank #101
Score 865.15
Rank #4
DeveloperCultured CodeTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteculturedcode.comtrello.com
Technical documentationsupport.culturedcode.comhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Facebook4,883likes
LinkedIn503followers
Twitter49,694followers
Facebook123,006likes
LinkedIn43,778followers
Twitter186,436followers
Initial release20092011
LicenseCommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoSync via Things Cloudyes
Operating systemsOS X
Mobile appsiOSAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfacenoyesinfoREST
Multi-usernoyes
Authentication mechanismPasswordinfoon Things CloudPassword
Google sign-on
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoinfotasks can be groupedno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnono
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnono
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenonoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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