a couple of days ago I received an email from Michael Pryor who is the CEO of Trello, informing all trello users that they have now been acquired by the company atlassian. I have been a loyal user of trello for years and I love it. It is an amazing (and free) online project management app and it work wonders. It has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and clients love it.
This is clearly something that was noted by various competitors, and we have seen a couple of alternatives move in the same direction (most recently with asana, with their introduction of boards, meistertask, etc.). But back to Trello. They have now been acquired by atlassian; a company with great experience in exactly this kind of tools.
We’re excited to announce that Trello is being acquired by Atlassian.
We launched Trello five years ago to make it easy and fun to collaborate in a unique way. Since then, more than 19 million people have used Trello to solve many different challenges both personal and professional.
Atlassian has a great track record making excellent collaboration tools like JIRA, Confluence, HipChat and BitBucket. Both the Trellists and the Atlassians share a passion for helping teams work better together.
What does this mean for you? To start: exciting new integrations, an increased featureset, and a continued focus on making the product better and more useful than ever. Our mission will be to make Trello more powerful and even more delightful than it is today.
We will continue to operate as a standalone service, so you don’t have to change a thing about the way you are currently using Trello.
For more information, check out our blog post about the news. And stay tuned over the coming months (and years!) for more exciting news.
CEO of Trello
Trello already allows for a wide range of different integrations, and now, with the team from atlassian behind them, we can expect to see even more, going forward. Now I am sure some of you might be woried we will see a mailbox / dropbox-kind-of-meltdown but considering the relation in the tools offered by the two companies in question here, I don’t think (and hope) this will happen. I expect great things to happen from this deal. Best of luck to both parties! If you want all the details, you can get more info in this blog post over at trello.