Trello has announced in a blog post that the popular collaboration tool is coming to the desktop. Trello, which can be described as a sort of Pintrest-style approach to project management, will be headed to both the Mac and Windows stores.
The switch will allow the app to offer native desktop features to its users, such as keyboard shortcuts, desktop notifications, the ability to set priority boards, and also Touch Bar support for MacBooks which have this feature.
Trello CEO Michael Pryor stated that "The desktop app has been on our roadmap and something we've wanted to do, but as a scrappy startup we couldn't do everything at once so we decided to focus on making our mobile and web experiences great for our users.”
Trello also recently added other features to its service such as the ability to embed cards directly into Bitbucket, Confluence, Dropbox Paper, Microsoft Teams, and appear.in, support for direct embeds of InVision prototypes as attachments, and a related card view for attached cards showing details such as card members, due date, board and list status, checklists, and more.
The apps for both Windows and Mac are expected to be similar in both design and features to the company's existing web app. This is due to the fact that the desktop apps are essentially web wrappers built using the Electron framework.
The macOS version of the app is already available, but the Windows Store counterpart is expected later today.
Editor's note: The article had originally implied that Trello was a competitor for Slack and Microsoft Teams, which it is not. This statement has been corrected. We apologize.