Trello is a web-based project management tool that uses boards, lists, and cards to help users organize and prioritize tasks. It was first launched in 2011 by Fog Creek Software, a New York-based software development company founded by Joel Spolsky and Michael Pryor.
The idea for Trello was born out of a need for a better way to manage tasks within Fog Creek. The company had been using a variety of different tools for project management, but none of them were quite right. Spolsky and Pryor decided to create their own tool, and Trello was the result.
Trello’s simple and intuitive design quickly gained popularity, and it was soon spun off as its own company, Trello, Inc. In 2017, Trello was acquired by Atlassian, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software.
Today, Trello is used by millions of people around the world, from individual freelancers to large enterprises. It’s user-friendly interface and flexible structure make it a popular choice for managing projects of all sizes and complexities.