Trello - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 05, 2021

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Trello has competition in the project collaboration and management industry in software like Asana, 10,000ft by Smartsheet, Wrike, and monday.com. In relevant aspects, Trello is compared to its competitors below:
  • Functionality: Trello is loaded with many features that support collaboration, project management, and workflow management. Similarly, its competition also has most of these features but considerably different interfaces and modes of operations.
  • Cost: In terms of cost, Trello compares more favorably to its competitors. The least plan Trello offers is priced at $5 per month. In contrast, Wrike and monday.com have their starting prices pegged at $9.8 and $10 monthly, respectively. At the same time, Asana pegs its starting price at $13.8 monthly, while 10,000ft by Smartsheet is regarded as less cost-friendly than Trello. Only 10,000ft does not have a free version, but all the software solutions have free trials available.
  • Deployment and Support: Trello offers email, FAQ, and chat support channels without 24/7 live representatives. In comparison, monday.com and Wrike offer all with a live rep and phone support, while Asana and 10,000ft have no phone support or live rep.
  • Scalability: Trello compares favorably with the competition in terms of scalability potential as it supports teams of all sizes. The competitors also support teams of all sizes, with 10,000ft especially targeting bigger teams.
  • Customers/Industries: Trello targets individuals and teams of small businesses. In contrast, monday.com, 10,000ft, and Wrike are more suited for teams, mid-market firms, and even larger businesses. Asana and monday.com also favor smaller teams. Both Trello and its competitors have similar target industries.
  • Cloud or Physical: Trello is entirely cloud and web-based, and there is no availability for on-premise deployment. All the competitors mentioned do not differ from Trello in this category, although 10,000ft by Smartsheet has no desktop support.
  • Popularity: Trello compares more favorably in terms of popularity to its competitors. The Trello brand partners with more prominent names than its competitors, and is more widely accepted with over a million users. Asana, monday.com, and Wrike are also well-established players in the industry.

2021's Top Trello Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Trello that are worth checking out: Basecamp for SMBs, Hive for large size business, Smartsheet for growing companies, and Airtable for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
Trello
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
16
Review
Best for SMBs
Basecamp
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
15
Best for Enterprise
Hive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
12
Review
Growing
Smartsheet
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$14 per user/month
Functionality
21
Free version
Airtable
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
15

1. Basecamp - Best for SMBs

Basecamp is an alternative Project Management software, Basecamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Basecamp, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

Basecamp is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Basecamp offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Basecamp Vs Trello

2. Hive - Best for Large Business

Hive is an alternative Project Management software, Hive installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Hive is considered same cost to implement ($12 per user/month) as Trello, both with a pricing score of 2.

Hive is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Hive offers 12 main features). compare head to head: Hive Vs Trello

3. Smartsheet - Best for Growing Companies

Smartsheet is an alternative Project Management software, Smartsheet installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Smartsheet is considered same cost to implement ($14 per user/month) as Trello, both with a pricing score of 2.

Smartsheet is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Smartsheet offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Smartsheet Vs Trello

4. Airtable - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Airtable is an alternative Project Management software, Airtable installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Airtable is considered same cost to implement ($10 per user/month) as Trello, both with a pricing score of 2.

Airtable is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Airtable offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Airtable Vs Trello

5. Asana

Asana is an alternative Project Management software, Asana installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Asana, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

Asana is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Asana offers 20 main features). compare head to head: Asana Vs Trello

6. WorkZone Project Management

WorkZone Project Management is an alternative Project Management software, WorkZone Project Management installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WorkZone Project Management, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

WorkZone Project Management is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WorkZone offers 15 main features). compare head to head: WorkZone Project Management Vs Trello

7. ClickUp

ClickUp is an alternative Project Management software, ClickUp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ClickUp, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

ClickUp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ClickUp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: ClickUp Vs Trello

8. Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is an alternative Project Management software, Pivotal Tracker installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Pivotal Tracker, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

Pivotal Tracker is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Pivotal offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Pivotal Tracker Vs Trello

9. Workfront

Workfront is an alternative Project Management software, Workfront installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Workfront, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

Workfront is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Workfront offers 25 main features). compare head to head: Workfront Vs Trello

10. KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is an alternative Project Management software, KanbanFlow used on the cloud, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. KanbanFlow, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

KanbanFlow is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (KanbanFlow offers 15 main features). compare head to head: KanbanFlow Vs Trello

11. TeamGantt

TeamGantt is an alternative Project Management software, TeamGantt installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TeamGantt, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

TeamGantt is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TeamGantt offers 15 main features). compare head to head: TeamGantt Vs Trello

12. Freedcamp

Freedcamp is an alternative Project Management software, Freedcamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Freedcamp, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

Freedcamp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Freedcamp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Freedcamp Vs Trello

13. Quire

Quire is an alternative Project Management software, Quire installed on-premises, Trello can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Quire, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Trello with a score of 2.

Quire is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Quire offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Quire Vs Trello

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.