Four Reasons Why EnjoyHQ
is The Best Alternative to Trello
for Building your Research Repository
If you’re looking for an alternative to Trello, you’ve come to the right place. Here are four reasons why EnjoyHQ is a better choice for serious UX teams.
1 - EnjoyHQ Is a Dedicated Repository; Trello Is Built For Many Use Cases
Trello is undoubtedly a great tool - it’s very flexible, allowing teams with a wide variety of use cases to adopt it into their workflow. This is also one of the drawbacks of using Trello to organize feedback and research data - while you can manipulate the platform to act as a research repository, it will never be built for that specific use case. You’ll find yourself doing manual work to make Trello a serviceable repository, but there will always be small pieces missing, such as the ability to tag feedback/research data and attach user properties to information stored in Trello.
EnjoyHQ is a dedicated repository, and our team builds the product with the UX research use case in mind. This focus allows us to build products and workflows that ultimately make your job as a UX researcher easier. In addition, we take product feedback very seriously and are constantly re-evaluating our roadmap to ensure the needs and pain points of UX researchers are being met.
2 - The Experience of Organizing and Analyzing Data In EnjoyHQ is Superior
EnjoyHQ is a true research repository that allows you to search through data stored within the platform with sophisticated search functionality. Users can build complex queries to find exactly what they’re looking for in seconds, search queries can be saved for repeat use, and the tagging of feedback can be automated thanks to EnjoyHQ’s robust search engine.
Trello can be searched, but not with the same level of depth or complexity as EnjoyHQ. Trello’s search matches keywords, but you can’t use AND/OR operators to build complex queries. With labels, Trello gives you the ability to assign one level of classification to your data; two or more levels of classification are not supported.
EnjoyHQ allows you to manage your research taxonomy in a much more sophisticated way with Tag and Property managers - these interfaces allow you to organize your classification system across multiple team members, making it easier to maintain a consistent taxonomy across all research projects.
3 - You’ll Discover Insights Faster In EnjoyHQ
The process for discovering insights within Trello is largely dependent upon how you organize information within the platform. If you are able to spend the time required to organize information, insights will surface. But if you are not diligent about keeping information organized within Trello, important insights will likely fall through the cracks. Individual researchers will likely have fewer issues using Trello as a repository, but teams with multiple researchers will find it hard to collaborate without features or processes to keep your taxonomy consistent.
EnjoyHQ is built specifically to help you scale your research operations. The platform allows you to onboard new team members with ease by providing structure for consolidating feedback and research data, analyzing data for insights, and ultimately summarizing the findings of your research. This structure not only helps new team members get up to speed faster, but it also helps your entire research team develop repeatable practices that result in more impactful research.
4 - Collaborating With Other Researchers And Stakeholders Is Easier In EnjoyHQ
Trello makes it possible to share research with stakeholders and other members of your organization via email invites and in-app tagging and notifications. Consuming research findings in Trello really comes down to personal preference - some people don’t mind information formatted in Trello, while others find the experience distracting. User permissions do not allow you to restrict edit access to someone who has been invited to view a particular card, opening you up to the risk of changes being made by stakeholders or other people consuming your research.
EnjoyHQ allows you to collaborate with others in dedicated comment sections where you can tag team members to call attention to pieces of feedback or research insights. You can also share read-only versions of research summaries, feedback documents, and insights via URL link or directly to Slack using EnjoyHQ’s Slack integration.
Within EnjoyHQ, researchers can organize feedback and research data pertaining to one particular research question in a “Project”. Researchers can then review the feedback and research data contained within that Project, pulling out insights as they go. Insights can then be organized into Stories, allowing the researcher to group insights and provide additional commentary. Finally, the findings of your research project can be summarized in a document that can be shared with stakeholders or whomever else consumes your research.