Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Difference between Jira and Trello?

I'm confused what the difference is between Jira and Trello. They both seem similar with how they have boards. 

3 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted



Trello is so easy and flexible collaboration tool based on kanban boards. 

I hope this explanation more will be clear - >

Jira is an issue tracking tool (also, flexible, but more  interesting features includes) that assists agile teams to plan as well as manage their projects. JIRA has different types of versions developed to serve different use-case scenarios. These are:

  1. Jira Core - General business projects tracking, Task tracking, Task reporting,Task Management,General process management through workflows.
  2. Jira Software - Software Development, Virtual Scrum and Kanban boards, Backlog planning and issue assignment, Agile reporting, reporting of issue, sprint, and product release progress.
  3. Jira Service Desk - Help desk desk management, Incident or Problem management, Change management, Customer self-service portal powered with Knowledge Base, Tracking of Service Level Agreement.
  4. Jira Ops - Modern incident management with one place to respond, resolve, and learn from every incident.

Of course, you need to determine what is the your use case. And evaluate it. 


In summary: 

Trello is a "board" based tracker :) 

Jira is issue based tracker. (I mean was developed early). Of course, it has boards.






Gonchik Tsymzhitov

Please keep in mind also that Trello is not supported by the Atlassian team in full more than likely at this point as it was acquired in 2017. Atlassian products are the four tools plus more in the above listing from @Gonchik Tsymzhitov

0 votes
Brittany Joiner Community Leader Jan 31, 2019

The way that I like to think of it is that Trello is a digital whiteboard with sticky notes, and you can add some advanced features and integrations on top of that. But if you need something incredibly advanced and feature-rich, ie - you have a lot of depenancies or organizing complex team structures, you might need something like Jira.

In my experience, it works better to start with a simpler/easier to use solution- like Trello. And see if that fits your needs. If you find it doesn't solve your problem, try out something a little more advanced, but just keep in mind that there will be much more of a learning curve for you as you set it up and get your team members on board.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Trello

📹 What is Trello?

Hello Community!  My name is Brittany Joiner and I am a Trello enthusiast and Atlassian Community Leader. I'll be sharing with you a series of videos with my top tips on how to best use Trello...

330 views 10 22
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you