Are you looking for something better than Trello?

Something without all the clutter?

Kerika has everything your remote team needs to get more done!

If you have tried Trello, you already know how clunky it is. Instead of speeding up your work, it slows you down, and Trello itself needs a bunch of additional add-ons to be useful for most people.

We have made it super easy for you to try Kerika without giving up Trello: a single click will set up your Kerika account and import your existing Trello boards. It’ll take just seconds for you to pick up where you left off in Trello.

Kerika addresses all the things you find annoying with Trello

Trello makes it difficult to onboard a new client or a teammate: Trello is confusing for people who aren't techies; they need time just to figure out what they are looking at. Your team needs something that is easy to use and more versatile than Trello.

Kerika addresses all of Trello’s shortcomings in a very user-friendly way:

And Kerika is solid. Our users rarely need help to figure out how to use it, but when they do, we respond quickly with email and phone support. Just check out our reviews on Google Marketplace.

"You seem to have all the missing parts that Trello doesn't have.” – Nino van den Heuvel, Netherlands

A more useful Home

Trello’s Home page lists all your boards, but it doesn’t give you any useful overview of them. You have to open each board just to find something as simple as who’s working on the board:

Kerika's Home Page, on the other hand, lets you quickly scan and find your boards:

Instead of just listing a board's name, Kerika shows you a useful overview:

At a glance you can see:

  • Whether it is a Task Board or Whiteboard.
  • The privacy settings for the board.
  • The last time someone updated it.
  • Who's the Board Owner, and who are the Team Members.

"Keep up the great guys have an AWESOME product!”
– Michael DiPaolo, Kaplan

An easy way to manage all your boards

Managing boards in Trello can be challenging. You have to click on so many just to do something as simple as deleting or renaming a board, copying boards, adding or removing from your favorites... (the list goes on!) You'll find yourself having to use Google or browse forums to get answers to what should be simple questions.

Kerika makes this process very simple: just right-click on any board, and you will find everything you need to deal with that board. Kerika helps you save time and keep your workspace clean.

"I really like using Kerika”
– Jim Seasly, EduTek

A clean, light user experience

Kerika needs just 11 buttons to do everything that Trello does with 24 buttons! This means you will spend less time fiddling with buttons and more time working.

Every button in Kerika is placed thoughtfully and designed to help you work efficiently, so you don’t spend time finding the option you need. When you are working with teams, these little things can really add up and chew up a lot of your time.

Take a look at this side-by-side comparison: it's immediately clear how easy it is to work with Kerika.

"Thank you so much for the wonderful piece of software you created.”
– Oliver Trinidad, Ability Builders for Children

A Dashboard that helps you stay on top of things

With Kerika's Dashboard, you can stay updated on dozens of different projects at the same time.

The Dashboard is particularly useful for consultants and professional services firms because you can see, in one convenient view, what's happening across all your clients.

"Kerika is a morale booster.”
– Kaz Obreitan, Clarius Group

Kerika and Google Apps

Unlike Trello, Kerika comes with Google Apps support right out of the box! Simply use your Google ID, and you’re good to go! There's no need for any plug-ins or add-ons, and there's no extra charge.

Any files you upload are stored in your own Google Drive without any additional set up. And that's going to make your IT folks a whole lot happier than having your files disappear into Trello-land.

Sharing files is super easy in Kerika. When you create a new file, all the members of the board automatically get write-access to it. Visitors also get read-only access to your files.

You can even create new Google documents from inside a Kerika task or board.

If you upload a new version of a file, or rename something from inside Kerika, that shows up automatically in your Google Drive as well. If a Google file is updated, that shows up in your Kerika boards as well.

Everything you do in your Google drive gets updated in Kerika in real time! So there's no need to manually manage any documents.

Once you start using Google apps in Kerika, you will realize how much time it saves you from manually managing documents within your team. All of these features are simply impossible in Trello.

"Kerika frees up your brain.”
– Faith Trimble, Athena

Ideal for project management

All the actions for a board are in a convenient, intuitive place:

  • Board Team: You can add people as Board Admins, Team Members, or Visitors.

  • Board Chat: For when you want to say something to the whole team.

  • Board Attachments: An easy way to find shared resources, which could be files, images, videos or Web links.

Kerika’s Highlights shines a spotlight on what matters to you, without hiding the rest of the board. If you use Trello's filter function, a bunch of cards will simply disappear from view, and you lose the bigger picture.

If you use a Task Board for an hour each day, the difference in design really adds up: Kerika feels light; you don’t feel burdened.

Custom notifications at a glance

Real-time collaboration – seeing immediately what someone is doing – is great when you are both online at the same time, and are looking at the same card.

But when you are working with people in different timezones, that kind of overlap is rare. So the question you need answered when you start your day is: What happened overseas while I was sleeping?

Trello doesn't help at all: it gives you a firehose of information about everything that changed on every card on the boards. It becomes your problem to sift through all that to try and make sense of all that information.

Kerika is smart: it has a unique way to highlight exactly what changed, on every card on the board: orange highlights let you know whether a card's details, checklist, chat, attachments, or due date have been changed since you last looked at it.

Designed for Remote and Offshore teams

When people are working in different timezones, confusion about due dates is common: Did you mean the end of my day, or the end of your day?

That problem doesn't exist with Kerika, which automatically adjusts due dates to each user's timezone:

In this example, a work item that is due at the end of the day in India is shown as due at 11:30 AM in California, reflecting the 8:30 hour timezone difference. (And, yes, Kerika automatically handles daylight savings time!)

If you need a daily summary of what's due sent by email, Kerika will send that to you at 6AM where you live.

The Kerika team understands very well what people need to effectively collaborate across countries, because the Kerika team is a distributed team, using Kerika to make Kerika.

Whiteboards and Task Boards

Is Trello really a “visual tool” when there’s no way to visually collaborate and brainstorm ideas?

Sure, Trello allows you to create Kanban task boards, workflows, and tasks just like Kerika.

But what if you wanted to brainstorm ideas? Sketch out a process flow? Create a flowchart?

Whiteboards are a built-in feature in Kerika: you can create standalone Whiteboards or attach them to any card on a Task Board. That’s what we mean when we say Kerika is a visual tool!

Kerika’s Whiteboards are Amazing

  • Kerika lets you layer Whiteboards inside each other: if you want to expand upon a concept or dig deeper into a flowchart, Kerika lets you expand each shape on a canvas into a whole another Whiteboard.

  • There’s no limit to your creativity: you can incorporate files, videos, images, and Web content right inside any Whiteboard.

  • Every Whiteboard can also be viewed as a regular Web page: so you can share your Whiteboards even with people who are not Kerika users.

  • And, of course, there’s strong privacy in place: for each Whiteboard you can decide whether to keep it private, shared with a team, or even viewable by the whole world.

There’s no need to worry to find other tools or plug-ins: with Kerika, idea generation and task execution are seamlessly integrated.

Built for Regular folks

With its simple features that give you exceptional functionality, Kerika is the ideal choice for individuals and organizations anywhere. As you look at other tools, you will quickly notice that they are obviously designed for tech bros and millennials working in downtown San Francisco.

At Kerika, we care about people like you. Regular folks, trying to get their work done efficiently while working with the challenge of remote teams.