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Task management software tops 7M users

Trello, the collaborative task-management software, has topped 7 million users according to the co-founder, Michael Pryor

Seven million users have been recorded by free web-based project management application, Trello.

According to undefined, 120,000 new users join the platform every week with 1.7 million monthly active users.

Trello co-founder Michael Pryor, told the tech website that Trello users are scattered all over every country in the world.

“Eighty percent of sign-ups come from word of mouth; we’re always updating the product — we had a huge update to the iOS app yesterday and we had LifeHacker write about us recently — but that only makes up a small fraction of our new users. The more we grow, the more people find out about us from their friends,” Pryor told Tech Crunch.

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Pryor further explained that Trello’s success is due to the fact that the service that handle different projects unlike other task-management software.

Pryor says that he sees a wide variety of projects on Trello. While some folks use it for corporate project management, other Trello projects include wedding planning, Christmas gift lists for children, or family vacations.

“This new, generic, one-size-fits-all media type doesn’t have a name, but we’d like it to be Trello; the biggest challenge is helping people understand all the ways they can use it,” Pryor said.

“It’s a lot like the spreadsheet, before we knew about it; once you realize how it works, you discover you can use it in a million different ways,” Pryor added.

According to information on Wkipedia, Trello is a free web-based project management application originally made by Fog Creek Software in 2011 that spun out to be its own company in 2014.

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In 2014 Trello raised $10.3 million in funding from Index Ventures and Spark Capital.

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