Freedcamp is a web, mobile and desktop project management and collaboration system for teams. The company was launched in 2010 in Santa Barbara, California by founder Angel Grablev. Meanwhile, Trello was released in 2011 by Fog Creek Software. But in 2014, Trello formed its own company and has since been sold to Atlassian.
When Trello display tasks like sticky notes on the whiteboard (called Kanban boards), Freedcamp gives more options for displaying tasks. Its options including a Task List, Sticky Notes, and Gantt Chart view.
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Freedcamp provides a suite of task management tools to help you organize projects, tasks, and track your team working time. Also, unlike Trello, this platform provides reporting features to helps team leader or executive monitor the entire project easily.
Basically, Trello only provides very basic features for managing tasks. However, Trello offers an integration feature named “Power-Ups” to add extra functionality to your boards.
The two platforms also can be used by Agile teams. However, Trello is best used as a Kanban solution, while Freedcamp has the ability to supports both the Scrum and Kanban methods. In addition, Freedcamp has Issue Tracker that provides a clear and centralized overview for requests and their current state. Thus, you can keep track of issues through their entire lifecycle using Freedcamp.
|Project Planning & Scheduling|
|Setting priorities and deadlines||√||√|
|Resources & Workload Management||√|
|Support Agile Methodologies||√||√|
|Attach files to the task||√||√|
|Progress Tracking / Status||√||√|
|Project Financial Management|
|Payments / Billing||√|
|Integration with Accounting Systems||√|
As shown in the comparison table above, Freedcamp is more feature-rich than Trello. However, in certain features, Trello has more flexibility than Freedcamp. For example, tasks in Trello can be assigned to more than one project members, while Freedcamp doesn’t allow it.
In addition, task statuses in Trello are fully customizable. You can use “List” (like tasks groups) or “Label” to represents the task statuses. Meanwhile, in Freedcamp, there are only 3 task statuses which can’t be customized: No Progress, In Progress, and Completed.
If you are a software developer, Freedcamp provides an Open API that enables you to build your own custom integrations. It also works with Zapier, which means you can connect other apps that aren’t natively supported using that service. And the good news, the Open API and integration with Zapier are available in the free version.
Meanwhile, one unique feature of Trello is Power-Ups that connects each board to other services. Its Power-Ups including Google Drive, Evernote, GitHub, SalesForce, 3T time tracking software, Planyway Calendar (with Gantt chart), and many more.
Ease of Use
Based on my experience using Freedcamp and Trello, Trello is easier to use rather than Freedcamp. Because Trello provides a drag-and-drop interface and visual way of organizing the projects. With this platform, working on group projects as easy as using sticky notes on a whiteboard.
But Freedcamp is also easy-to-use and has an intuitive interface. There is also a drag and drop function to assign the task to a specific person, change tasks priority, and change progress.
Freedcamp has five plans — Free, Minimalist, Freelancer, Business, and Enterprise. The paid plans range between $1.49 to $16.99 per month (per user). The main differences between the plans include the available integrations, customer support response time, and more available features.
While Trello has three pricing options — Free, Business Class, and Enterprise. Prices range between $0 and $9.99 per month (per user) on annual billing. The main differences between the plans include the size of file attachments allowed, the number of integrations available, and onboarding assistance.
Pros and Cons
|Pros||Freedcamp is a complete suite of project management tools. Its features include tasks management, documents/files management, discussion, invoicing, and reporting. Another good thing about this software is the ability to integrate with many other apps, whether in the paid plan or free plan.||In Trello, everything is already installed and set up. Another good thing about Trello is the user interface that very visual and easy-to-use, and its support for various platforms. Furthermore, Trello can be integrated with various applications, but only limited to 1 integration in the free version.|
|Cons||Workflow and tasks status can’t be customized. Also, There is no way to automate a workflow process.||Light on features. No real reporting tools. No Gantt charts, and time-tracking features. However, with Power-Ups, you can integrate Trello to other Gantt chart or Time Tracking Software.|
So we recommended Freedcamp than Trello for you who are looking for project management software that can cover almost all features required for managing projects and tasks. In addition, Freedcamp is really cheaper than Trello.
However, 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.