In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Trello on Ubuntu using the command line. We will explore several methods, including the use of unofficial desktop apps, site-specific browser windows, and package installations.
Method 1: Unofficial Trello Desktop App
The first method involves downloading and installing an unofficial Trello Desktop app from a GitHub repository.
- Download the App
wgetcommand to download the software. The
-Oparameter is used to specify the output file name. Replace the URL with the latest version from the GitHub repository.
wget https://github.com/danielchatfield/trello-desktop/releases/download/v0.1.9/Trello-linux-0.1.9.zip -O trello.zip
- Extract and Install the App
We will create a directory under
/opt/(which is typically used for additional software installations) and extract our downloaded file to it using the
sudo mkdir /opt/trello sudo unzip trello.zip -d /opt/trello/
- Create a Shortcut
ln -sfcommand is used to create a symbolic link to the Trello executable. This allows us to launch the app from the terminal by typing
sudo ln -sf /opt/trello/Trello /usr/bin/trello
- Create a Launcher
We will create a
.desktopfile, which allows us to launch the app from the Ubuntu Dash or other application menus.
echo -e '[Desktop Entry]\n Version=1.0\n Name=trello\n Exec=/opt/trello/Trello\n Icon=/opt/trello/resources/app/static/Icon.png\n Type=Application\n Categories=Application' | sudo tee /usr/share/applications/trello.desktop
- Put the Shortcut on Your Desktop
We will make the
.desktopfile executable, so it can be launched directly from the desktop.
sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/trello.desktop
- Install the Required Dependency
libgconf2-4package is a GNOME library needed for the app to run. We will install it using
sudo apt-get install libgconf2-4
Method 2: Site-Specific Browser Window with Trello
This method allows us to open Trello in a site-specific browser window using Firefox or Chromium.
- Enable Site-Specific Browser
In Firefox, go to
about:configand search for
ssb. Set it to true.
- Restart Firefox
- Open Trello in a Site-Specific Browser Window
Run the following command to open Trello in a site-specific browser window. Replace
https://trello.com/yourboardwith the URL of your Trello board.
firefox --ssb https://trello.com/yourboard
- Create a Keyboard Shortcut
Ubuntu Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts > Addand specify the command and shortcut.
- Install Chromium
apt installcommand to install Chromium.
sudo apt install chromium-browser
- Create a Shortcut Open your Trello board in Chromium, click the three dots icon, choose “More tools > Create Shortcut,” and follow the steps similar to Firefox.
Method 3: PPA or Snap Installation
This method involves adding a Trello PPA to your system or installing a Trello snap package.
- Add the Trello PPA
add-apt-repositorycommand is used to add PPAs to your system. After adding the PPA, we update our package list and install the Trello desktop app.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/trello-desktop sudo apt-get update sudo apt install trello-desktop
- Install the Trello Snap Package
snap installcommand is used to install snap packages. Snap is a software deployment and package management system developed by Canonical.
sudo snap install so-trello
Method 4: Use Whale
Whale is an unofficial Trello app available on the Electron website. You can download and install it from here.
Method 5: Use Focus|Project
Focus|Project is a Trello integration app that you can install from the Ubuntu Software or using the command
snap install focus-project.
Please note that some of these methods involve unofficial or third-party applications, so use them at your own discretion. We hope this guide has been helpful in installing Trello on Ubuntu using the command line.
Yes, you can install Trello on Ubuntu without using the command line by using the Ubuntu Software Center or by downloading the Trello app from the Trello website.
The command line method allows for more flexibility and control over the installation process. It also enables you to install unofficial or third-party apps that may not be available through official channels.
Yes, you can use Trello directly from your web browser without installing any additional software. Simply visit the Trello website and sign in to access your boards and cards.
If you installed Trello using the command line method, you can uninstall it by running the following command:
sudo apt-get remove trello-desktop
Yes, Trello is available for various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora, and Debian. The installation process may differ slightly depending on the distribution, but the general steps should be similar.
Yes, you can use Trello offline after installing it on Ubuntu. Trello Desktop apps allow you to access your boards and cards even when you don’t have an internet connection. Any changes made offline will sync automatically once you’re connected to the internet again.
Yes, there are several alternatives to Trello for project management on Ubuntu. Some popular options include KanbanFlow, Jira, Asana, and ClickUp. These tools offer similar features to Trello and may have additional functionalities tailored to specific project management needs.