Note (6th March 2016) – The homepage is finally changed, they now have “Log in with Google” right on Top. 🙂
Trello is a tool for collaboration and for organizing projects/tasks. Its available on the web and also as an app on iOS/Android/Kindle/Windows.
I came to know about this almost an year back but only recently have started exploring and using it more and more. Since I use it more for my work purpose, which means more on the web during my working hours, its open all the time.
However on occasions when I do close it and have to sign back in, I encounter a friction which slows my log-in process. This friction can easily be resolved.
Let me show you what I am talking about.
This is the log-in page on the web –
So I enter my credentials –
And I am surprised to see this –
So, I am wondering what went wrong and also wondering how to make the wrong right. if you see the “Log in with Google button” is no where “above the fold” where it should be because that’s the primary log-in method Trello wants to enforce.
Aha, the scroll bar, which means something is there below, hopefully The “Log in with Google button” ?
And yes, finally I see it –
A simple login gets stretched, includes friction because a simple button is not very visible.
Let me again show you the main page again –
If only they add a “Log-in With Google” next to the “Log-In” button, it will make the whole process so simple. And since I am on Chrome with my Google ID, I am already logged in and authentication can happen automatically without even requiring to enter Email/Password.
They do have the “Did you sign up with your Google Account?” on the main page, but the way its positioned I always tend to miss it.
The point is Log-in is the first touch-point for any user, it should be as smooth as possible.