Trello, We Hardly Knew Ye

Recorded on January 13th, 2017

Atlassian is buying Trello. Damn.

I knew it was too good, too elegant to last. I knew not to trust it with too much of my brain in it. Trello says they’ll benefit from Atlassian’s R&D, but the track record for these things is not good.

They even ended their announcement with this, the kiss of death:

“We hope you are as excited as we are about our journey ahead.”

I just searched for alternatives and saw no compelling ones. I can look at a full Trello board and still feel calm. All the Trello competitors just feel off and busy to me. There is a real art to UI design and Trello nailed it, on the desktop and on mobile. Sigh.

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