How to install trello in ubuntu

Ask Ubuntu Asked by ujjal das on December 3, 2020

is there any command to install Trello in ubuntu? I search on their
website but there is no official application for ubuntu-desktop.

3 Answers

As of today, Trello does not have a native Linux app. In my opinion, there are 2 meaningful things you can do about this:

  • Use the unofficial app mentioned in the answer by matinict.
  • Or use a site specific browser window with Trello app quickly callable by a keyboard shortcut. I use this as an alternative to Ubuntu Todo app which is unfortunately not syncing with the cloud.

Here is how to do it with Firefox v73+:

  1. go to about:config, Accept the Risk and Continue
  2. search for ssb and using double-click flip it to true
  3. restart Firefox (I know about ssb thanks to this post of Andrew Braun)
  4. now the command firefox --ssb should work
  5. now go to Ubuntu Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts > Add
  6. fill in the command, specify a shortcut (I use Super + F1) and there you go, you have a Trello window quickly callable by a keyboard shortcut.

Here is how to do it with Chromium (I guess the same-ish applies for Chrome):

  1. sudo apt install chromium-browser
  2. open your Trello board in the Chromium browser
  3. click the 3 dots icon in the top right corner and choose More tools > Create Shortcut
  4. give the shortcut a name and check Open as window
  5. go to your Desktop where you will find a file named chrome-somethingsomething.Desktop
  6. open it with a text editor and copy the app-id
  7. this command opens the shortcut: /snap/bin/chromium --app-id=<the app id you have copied>
  8. do the steps 5. and 6. from the Firefox list.

Desktop shortcut instead of keyboard shortcut:

If you are more interested in "clicking an icon", this answer might be useful to you but I do not use it.

Other remarks:

  • chromium will remember the window position, which is cool
  • you can obviously close the window quickly with Alt+F4
  • of course, you can delete the .Desktop file from the Desktop
  • you can use Trello smartphone app so you have your todos always at hand

Answered by Paloha on December 3, 2020

By adding this PPA to your system, You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:atareao/trello-desktop to your system's Software Sources.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/trello-desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install trello-desktop


sudo snap install so-trello

Answered by matinict on December 3, 2020

Yes, it can be done. As it is not available officially, you have to download it from this git repository link to repo. Use the command below to download the software :

wget -O

Use the following commands to install the downloaded file :

sudo mkdir /opt/trello

sudo unzip -d /opt/trello/

You can now use trello, type trello in the terminal to launch it, or you can create a desktop shortcut as given below.

Create a shortcut to facilitate program execution :

sudo ln -sf /opt/trello/Trello /usr/bin/trello

Create a launcher for the program by running the command below :

echo -e '[Desktop Entry]n Version=1.0n Name=trellon Exec=/opt/trello/Trellon Icon=/opt/trello/resources/app/static/Icon.pngn Type=Applicationn Categories=Application' | sudo tee /usr/share/applications/trello.desktop

Put the shortcut on your desktop using the system file manager or the command below, and use it to start the program :

sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/trello.desktop

After this make sure that you have libgconf2-4 installed in your system. If you don't have, then install it using this command :

sudo apt-get install libgconf2-4

Answered by ujjal das on December 3, 2020

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