Unfortunately to use it in a larger company, it is a more difficult situation since there is no hosted in house solution. I know various team in a company that would be willing to pay the extra $$ to host a Trello set of servers in house to avoid sending data outside their network.
If Trello was to consider making such hosting a reality I am pretty sure it will spread really quickly like Wiki server are now becoming quite standard and hosted inside company's network.
There are a few things I feel could be tweaked. The number one would be allowing users to create more than 6 labels. It has been asked for a number of times on their uservoice page and always gets the response "we want to keep it simple for newbs".... I don't understand how allowing "expert" users some way of creating more labels impacts on newbs......
Most other features which I feel trello could do with have been plugged up by the amazing trello plus chrome extension. Trello should probably just hire the guy who makes it.
If using lots of labels became the way things were done in Trello, it wouldn't have been so simple. The best thing about Trello in my eyes is your ability to refer it as a tool to colleagues. Many many times they would come back thanking me because Trello was what they were looking for.
Now I'm wondering if I'm the only person on the planet for whom it didn't work.
But still - I have a lot of ideas and projects that need organising, and Trello just didn't happen for me.
Good on JS for another successful launch though.
It's especially useful for viewers (i.e. not people writing things in Trello, but people watching others update info and tracking the progress of something).
It doesn't work great for every team or every situation, but it is a very interesting canvas to paint on (so to speak).
It is practically a tool that invites you to come up with clever ways to organize your own things simply because it gives you a handful of smart, simple metaphors and doesn't restrict you too much in how you interpret them.
I'm sure he isn't actually doing much engineering/coding these days. His time is probably spent managing for the most part, in-which case it's easy to see him being able to juggle the three. (not saying managing is easy)
Future headlines in 1-2 years: Trello acquired by Microsoft/Google/Yahoo
Future headlines in 2-3 years: Trello team joins product X, and the product is discontinued. "It has been an amazing journey"
Quote from Joel:
> In the case of Trello, we had so much interest from investors that we were even able to limit ourselves to investors who were already investors in Stack Exchange and still get the price and terms we wanted. The advantage of this is that we know them, they know us, and they’re aligned enough not to fret about any conflicts of interest which might arise between Stack Exchange and Trello because they have big stakes in both.
- We added on ElasticSearch (for the search bar).
- We have almost phased out Socket.IO (we were only using the WebSocket transport, so it wasn't doing much for us).
- We're working on dropping Redis PubSub in favor of RabbitMQ (we're keeping Redis for transient data, though).
> "Because of the collaborative nature of lists, they cannot be deleted. We ask that you please archive them per the above."
How come you can delete cards then?
We use trello for project management and it is awesome! I love the design.