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awork as a Trello alternative: space duel πŸ›Έ

awork as a Trello alternative: space duel πŸ›Έ
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February 2024

In a galaxy far, far away, a cosmic event is about to take place: awork and Trello, two leading space fleets, are competing for a lucrative contract. The mission is to explore the legendary project management star.

The space agency's hangar is full to bursting as crews and astronauts from all corners of the galaxy come together. They all want to see which spaceship will be selected for the journey to the project management star.

awork and Trello are competing against each other in various categories: Design & UX, Onboarding, Support, Time Tracking, Project Planning and Capacity Planning.

And once everyone is strapped in, we'll ignite the rocket in 3... 2... 1... πŸš€

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Category 1: Design & UX - The cockpit

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Gantt Chart awork and trello in comparison
The intuitive design is one of the reasons why awork is the market leader in the OMR Reviews project management category.

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πŸ’œ awork:
"Our project management cockpit is known throughout space for its intuitive controls. With nice UX and galactic-good design, we offer our astronauts a smooth flight through their projects. The crew can fully focus on their mission without getting lost in a black hole of opaque menus and hidden functions. Astronauts from all over the galaxy praise us for exactly these reasons."

[.b-important-block]The tool scores with a nice design and simple UX. No cluttered menus, everything is easy to find - astronauts can concentrate fully on their tasks.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

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What customers say about awork

[.b-testimonial]awork is super intuitive to use and visually very appealing. It’s a lot of fun to work with and a perfect support for us. No extra effort in project management at all! πŸ’ͺ[.b-testimonial]

Lutz Giesselmann, Giesselmann Ingenieure
Lutz Giesselmann, CEO @ Giesselmann Ingenieure

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🩢 Trello:
"With our Trello board, we are pioneers in visual planning. We offer a clear layout that provides flexibility and clarity. Our cards and lists make it easy to adapt to different missions. At first glance, Trello's design may seem almost TOO simple. But it is precisely this simplicity that gives us a decisive advantage over more complex Trello alternatives such as Jira."

[.b-important-block]Simple boards with cards: The question often arises as to whether it is not a little too simple for more complex tasks.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ Trello[$tag]

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Enjoy productivity with a smart PM-Tool
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Project management calenders from awork and trello in comparison
A comparison of awork and trello calendars.

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Category 2: Onboarding - preparing the crew
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πŸ’œ awork:
"At awork, astronaut training has a high priority. When a new crew member comes on board, there is a relaxed training program and an easy onboarding process. With our project management tool, newcomers can immediately start their own missions and support their team.
Our awork onboarding project covers everything newcomers need to know to get started. This way, we make sure that no new members get lost in space."

[.b-important-block]The UX makes it easy for new team members with an optional onboarding project. This shows step by step how everything works. Newcomers get in and find their way around straight away thanks to clear instructions and an easy start to their own projects - everything is easy and well thought out.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

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🩢 Trello relies on a different strategy:
"New team members also get immediate access to their board with us - they can just try it out. If there are question marks on their faces, there is extensive support documentation to read. Otherwise, new astronauts can of course direct their questions to our community, which usually responds faster than our support team. So we focus more on exploratory learning - but that's fun!"

[.b-important-block]With the kanban boards is all about getting started and finding out for yourself how it works. You have access to lots of help documents and a community for questions, but good onboarding looks different.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ Trello[$tag]

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Customer rating from awork and Trello
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OMR Reviews ratings awork and trello


[.b-button-primary] Curious? Try awork for free! [.b-button-primary]

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Category 3: Support - Communication with the ground station
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πŸ’œ awork:
"We have a powerful live ground station in Hamburg. Our German and English-speaking support crew is available on weekdays from 09:00 to 18:00 via live chat, email and even by phone. They are right at the start and respond to queries in no time at all. In addition, our awork help center offers detailed instructions and answers to frequently asked questions. And the awork community is the best place for direct exchange with other awork users. So our crew is prepared for any challenge in space."

[.b-important-block]The software offers first-class live support with a multilingual team and quick answers via chat, email or phone. An extensive help center with FAQs rounds off the package.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

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🩢 Trello:
"We don't offer a live ground station. We have a Trello community and a help page. For more specific problems, crew members can contact the English-speaking Trello support team - which of course involves a certain response time. Until then, there is radio silence for the time being... Well, I have to say, awork, your live ground station makes you a really good Trello alternative!"

[.b-important-block]The tool lets you float in space with a "help-yourself" community and a help page. Support is only available in English and with a waiting time.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ Trello[$tag]

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Category 4: Time tracking - logbook management
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When it comes to time recording, awork scores with its intuitive and smooth logbook management.

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Easy time tracking integration in awork
Trello does not have its own integrated time tracking function and has to rely on power-ups from other software. With awork time tracking is easy, intuitive and right by the tasks and projects.

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πŸ’œ awork:
"With us, time tracking is a walk in the park," says the captain. "Our crew can enter their hours directly in the missions and individual tasks, using a stopwatch or drag & drop. The great thing about it is that you can always easily adjust the times. If we synchronize our calendars with awork, we can convert missions and trainings directly into working hours. This makes time tracking easy and is simply part of our daily missions. If times need to be exported, it's quick and easy."

[.b-important-block]Making time tracking child's play. Directly in the tasks or with the stopwatch - the hours are quickly entered and customizable. It even includes calendar sync to convert appointments directly into working hours.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

[.b-button-primary]Discover the awork time tracking[.b-button-primary]

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🩢 Trello looks puzzled.
"We don't have Trello time tracking in our project management tool. We rely on the help of other companies that offer power-ups. These power-ups allow us to integrate time tracking into our project management software. Only then can astronauts track their time in Trello. As an alternative to Trello, this of course gives you a clear advantage, awork."

[.b-important-block]The software lags behind when it comes to time tracking. Only with additional tools is time tracking even possible.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ Trello[$tag]

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Category 5: Project planning - coordinating the mission

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Task lists in awork and trello in comparison
Clear overview of tasks with due dates, responsible persons, status and much more.

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πŸ’œ awork:
"Project managers start their missions with a clear plan. First, they set up the project and fill it with tasks. They can use templates that have been specially developed for complex campaigns and projects. Once the project is running, the dashboard shows the progress in real time. Editing tasks, sharing documents and meeting deadlines all work smoothly. When organizing their projects, project managers have a choice: they can use Gantt charts or move their tasks to Kanban boards. If something doesn't go according to plan, projects can be easily adjusted. The team is always kept up to date with comments - without much effort. External freelancers can also be easily integrated to ensure that every mission is completed successfully and on time. How do you do it, Trello?"

[.b-important-block]The PM-tool shines with special templates, real-time dashboards and flexible functions such as Gantt charts and Kanban. Customizations and team updates are easy and include seamless freelancer integration.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

[.b-button-primary]Project management in awork[.b-button-primary]

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🩢 Trello explains its method:
"Project teams first open a board. Then they create lists that represent different phases, areas or teams. Once the lists are created, the teams assign tasks to the lists. This step clearly organizes which tasks are pending and which have already been completed. The next step is to set deadlines and assign responsibilities for each task. As a result, every team member knows exactly what their tasks are and by when they need to be completed."

[.b-important-block]Trello relies on simple boards and lists to organize tasks. Practical, but without special functions for project management, it seems pretty basic.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ Trello[$tag]

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Category 6: Capacity planning - resource planning in space

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Clear capacity overview of all teammembers in awork
Capacity planning at a glance. The clear design of awork helps to get a real overview in the capacity planning.

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πŸ’œ awork:
"Our command center records every trip into space - from vacations to foreign planets to further training. If a crew member is ill, we have this on screen in the workload and can intercept it. The astronauts' calendars are synchronized with our plans and give us the best overview in the galaxy. awork clearly shows how busy the crew is - so we avoid overtime on our expeditions. Do you also attach such great importance to functioning capacity planning, Trello?"

[.b-important-block]With awork, you have a clear overview: Vacation days, workations or absences due to illness, everything is on your radar. You can see at a glance who is available and when.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ awork[$tag]

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What customers say about awork

[.b-testimonial]Thanks to awork we can see our workload in real-time and as a result can react proactively.[.b-testimonial]

Saskia Weiß, von Mende
Saskia Weiß, Project Manager @ von Mende

[.b-button-primary]How to plan capacities[.b-button-primary]

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🩢 Trello:
"Unlike many Trello alternatives, we are not designed for capacity planning. In that case, we fall back on solutions from external companies. With Power-Ups we can give a rough overview of the availabilities in the team. Once again, I have to admit that you are an excellent Trello alternative, awork!"

[.b-important-block]Capacity planning with Trello? No way, unless you get yourself extra tools. Next to awork, this seems like an unfavorable plan B.[.b-important-block]

[$tag]πŸ‘‰ Trello[$tag]

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The best project management software in the galaxy?Β 
awork as an alternative to Trello.

After an exciting duel between awork and Trello, the jury retires for a final verdict. As the dust settles after the interstellar competition, the jury members return and step up to the microphone, clearing their throats: "We are pleased to announce... that awork has won the race! πŸŽ‰Β 

The project management tool has successfully beaten Trello and will carry out the legendary project management star mission. Let's hear it!"

Trello also applauds and says: "So of all the project management tools, you're the best in the universe, awork! And to be honest, you're also my personal favorite among the Trello alternatives. Congratulations!"

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πŸ’œ awork: The rocket among project management tools and Trello alternatives

If you realize that your team needs more project management power and you are slowly but surely outgrowing Trello, then awork is exactly what you are looking for. Many teams start with Trello because it is an ideal "starter tool" for putting together initial ideas. However, when it comes to the serious implementation of these ideas, Trello often becomes a hustle.Β 

This is exactly where awork comes in: As one of the best Trello alternatives, it provides the power and flexibility you need to make your projects and teamwork take off. In the project management orbit of tech companies, creative agencies and consultancies, awork has already won many fans. Not only is our tool fun to use, but it also has everything you need to manage your projects galactically well.Β 

Wondering if awork is the best Trello alternative for your growing team? Find out and accelerate your projects to the speed of light with our project management tool.

[.b-button-primary] Curious? Try awork for free! [.b-button-primary]

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