Breeze vs Trello

Project board with tasks and task lists.

Most project managers, remote team leaders, and even remote workers have heard about Trello before.

It has been around since 2011 and, over the years, it has become one of the biggest project management tools out there.

But how has it achieved such success?

Well, in order to tell you the answer to this question, we should start by explaining two commonly used concepts in the world of project management: horizontal software and vertical software.

Trello is one of many project management tools that fall into the first category, which means that it was developed to handle simple task management and organization and to be used by all types of businesses in all sorts of industries. Because it is so broad in the type of services that it offers, horizontal software often lacks the customization tools that many businesses require nowadays.

Vertical software, on the other hand, is tailored to a specific industry, which means it includes features that any business within that industry would find useful.

To quote Joel Spolsky:

Horizontal means that it can be used by people from all walks of life. Word processors and web browsers are horizontal. The software your dentist uses to torture you with drills is vertical.

We usually say that Breeze is neither a horizontal nor a vertical tool.

However, if we had to “pick a side”, we’d say that Breeze falls more into the vertical category and, in our eyes, that’s where we gain an advantage over Trello.

When we created Breeze, we had one main objective in mind and that was to fill what we saw as a gap in the market, by offering a product that was meant for serious project management and that allowed professionals to manage scope, cost and time - the three main constraints of project management - while also guaranteeing that the tool was intuitive and easy to use.

In fact, the idea of developing Breeze emerged due to our own experience with other tools, one of which was Trello.

Don’t get us wrong, Trello was a good product, as were all the other ones we tried.

However, they didn’t help us overcome our challenges.

Something was missing.

Features that would have made our lives much easier when planning and updating our projects simply weren’t there - so, we made sure to include them when we developed Breeze.

Project board with tasks and task lists.

This was the end result:

Breeze Trello
Agile principles
Kanban board
Unlimited users
Unlimited projects
Unlimited file storage
Email notifications
iCalendar support
Time tracking
Google Drive integration
Dropbox integration
CSV data export
Completed tasks analysis

As you can see, Breeze isn’t overloaded with features that project managers rarely need. It offers just the right amount of features necessary for teams to always be on top of their projects. Give it a try and you can see it for yourself!