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re: Yes! I love Trello. How are your trello boards structured? To-do -> In Progress -> Done? Do you take down notes on your task cards? I used Tr...

Yes I use the classical To-Do -> In Progress -> Done workflow on Trello but I often add a "Parking" column (before To-Do, for the things I will have to do in the future but are still to be defined or are not urgent) and a "Dropped" column, for abandoned (whatever the reason) cards.

I don't really take notes on my cards but I use a lot the checklist feature, especially to split a task/card into sub-tasks. I sometimes use comments for referencing external resources (like a GitHub issue) but nothing more.

I'll check out ZenKit, but I really like Trello for it's simplicity, I don't feel overwhelmed by features and it keeps me more productive.

I agree. I don't want the application to distract me from getting things done. Do what works for you! I might adopt your "Dropped" column, rather than just deleting tasks that get abandoned. It may be useful to still have a history of them. Thanks for your insights.

The dropped column might be something I want to adopt as well.

I like to work in weekly increments so my boards' structure is: Backlog -> Week(date) -> doing/in progress

When I'm done with that week I move it to the back and create a new list with the following week's date. Instead of having one long Done list I can see the progress I've done over the weeks.

I do this with Zenkit! It's super nice to see progress over time.

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