The SNO Report: FLOW v. Trello, CSPA Crown Awards

Chances are you’ve heard some buzz about Trello. We’ve heard it, too. Trello is nice tool for managing projects, but we believe SNO FLOW is a better fit for the needs of scholastic journalism programs like yours.

Let’s start with the obvious question: Why buy FLOW if Trello is free?

Unlike Trello, which was created as a project management tool for businesses and backed by $10.3 million in investment funding, FLOW was created specifically for the management of scholastic journalism programs, by a journalism adviser named Jason in his basement. And he’s still in the basement, cranking out updates and improvements based on the feedback from the adviser and student users of FLOW.

With any free tool like Trello, there is the ultimate expectation of profitability by investors, and that means the focus of future development will be on paying customers, likely large companies with multiple project teams. FLOW, on the other hand, costs $300 a year — a fee we charge to feed Jason and to fund on-going development and support for all FLOW users. FLOW is entirely customized to suit the needs of scholastic news publications and always will be. At SNO, journalism is what we do. It’s all we do.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what one adviser had to say recently about FLOW:

“Every adviser should have SNO FLOW. Hands down. It is perfectly organized, and it is one site that handles all of the needs that I have to handle my 100 journalism students and two publications. It allows us to upload articles, edit articles, grade articles, upload videos, photos, etc., in one spot. It is absolutely incredible, and it was obviously created by an experienced adviser. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Don’t take her word for it, either; try it yourself by taking a free test drive or by signing up for one of our live demos.

The hits just keep on coming
This past weekend, the Columbia Scholastic Press Associationhonored eight SNO customer websites with Gold Crown awards. For a complete list of winners, visit the CSPA website.

Check out the SNO glow on this proud staff from Shalhevet High School’s Gold Crown- winning Boiling Point: