If we compare ClickUp vs Asana vs Trello, there is a big difference between Trello and the two others. Because without integration with other tools, Trello is only very simple project management software. While ClickUp and Asana offer complete suites of project management tools. However, Trello is the easiest between the three.
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Actually, ClickUp and Asana obviously have more functionality than Trello. Because basically, ClickUp and Asana are designed to facilitate the planning and tracking of project components, stakeholders and resources. Also, has the ability to supports various project types. However, Trello offers an integration feature named “Power-Ups” to add extra functionality to your boards.
Another difference between the three is a way to display tasks. When Trello only provides Kanban boards to display tasks, ClickUp and Asana give more options for displaying tasks.
There are 4 different view options in ClickUp. Firstly, “Box View” to help you easily see who is overloaded and who needs more tasks. Secondly, “Me View” to see your personal tasks. Thirdly, “Board View” that also called Kanban style. Fourthly, and the last, “List View” to help you get a high-level overview of all tasks across your Workplace.
Meanwhile, Asana allows you to visualize projects as a list or board, as well as on a calendar or Timeline. Also, you are able to see how all your projects are progressing in real-time with Portfolios, so you can proactively address risks and report updates to stakeholders.
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ClickUp, Asana, and Trello provide native integrations with other systems such as time tracking software, cloud storage, source code repository, etc. Also, the three provides an Open API that enables you to build your own custom integrations.
In addition, there is Zapier that gives you access to 1500+ apps with pre-existing and customizable integrations. With Zapier, your team can automate exactly what they need.
Ease of Use
Based on our experience using the three, Trello is easier than others. Because Trello has a very simple and clean interface. So in Trello, everyone can easily start managing their projects in just a few seconds, even for first-time users.
Meanwhile, the main advantage of ClickUp from Asana and Trello is its task management tools which are displayed in real-time. Which mean you will know quickly when your teammates make changes or adding a new comment on tasks without needing to refresh the page.
One of the interesting things about the three is their free plan. But of course, the free plan has limits on the use of available features. And especially for Asana, there is a limitation of use for only up to 15 users.
In ClickUp, its limitations include the number of using certain features such as Custom Fields, Goals, Portfolios, etc. While in Asana and Trello, there are only very simple task management tools such as create projects and tasks, add an assignee, set a due date, and add comments on tasks.
Besides the free plan, Asana and Trello offer paid plan for use of certain features and services. Asana has prices range between $9.99 and $19.99, while Trello has prices range between $9.99 and $20.83. Meanwhile, ClickUp offers all features for $5 per user per month when billed annually, and $8.99 per user per month when billed monthly.
Pros and Cons
Either ClickUp, Asana, or Trello, each of them has advantages and disadvantages. So perhaps between the three, the best tool for you is not the best or not suitable for someone else. For that reason, we summarize the pros and cons of the three.
The best thing about ClickUp and Asana are the platforms provides a complete suite of project management tools that cover almost everything required in project management activities. Also, those platforms are quite flexible to supports various project types. Meanwhile, the best thing about Trello is its ease of use.
The main drawback of ClickUp is the lack of features to automate workflows. Also, see the availability of team members when adding an assignee to the task is difficult. While Asana’s main drawback is the status of its tasks that can’t be customized. Meanwhile, as mentioned above, the main drawback of Trello is that the platform only provides simple task management tools and has no real reporting tools.
Either ClickUp or Asana, both of them are rich in functionality. Also, as mentioned above, the two are flexible enough to fit your needs. Therefore, ClickUp and Asana are suitable for any types of project teams, even for personal use. However, for software developers, marketers, or agile teams, we recommended ClickUp. While Asana is best used for Creative teams.
Meanwhile, Trello is suitable for you who are looking for simple project management software which is easy to use even for first-time users. We also recommended Trello for you who are looking for agile project management software and does not really need project reporting features.