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Going Beyond The Board: A Whole New Trello

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Give Work A New Look With Trello Views

Just as the Trello board revolutionized team collaboration by making it visual, simple, and fun for anyone, Trello’s new views are taking teamwork to places never seen before. For every point in a project, from ideation to planning to execution, Trello is building views that will take you from the high-level project status down to the day-to-day tasks that keep moving work forward. 

With views, your team can quickly get the perspective they need to make better decisions and get more done. Access views from the view switcher button in the top left corner of your board and see your boards in a whole new way.

Let’s take a look at Trello’s new views: 

  • Timeline 
  • Table
  • Dashboard
  • Calendar
Trello views switcher

Timeline View

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Stay on top of every sprint and see how all of the moving parts fit together over time with Timeline. Visualize your team’s pipeline and make sure there are no gaps that could take a project off track. Make start and due date adjustments on the fly as priorities shift and needs change, but never lose sight of critical tasks as projects move across the finish line. 

gif of Timeline components being moved

With Timeline it’s easy to group cards in lanes by list, label, or member to bring clarity to workloads and dependencies. Say goodbye to managing projects with spreadsheets that too quickly become outdated, and say hello to Timeline. 

Take a Timeline deep dive.

Table View


When work spans across teams or boards that simply get too big, that’s when Trello’s Table view comes into play. Table pulls in cards from selected boards across your team into a convenient spreadsheet styled list that can be sorted and filtered to drill down to exactly the cards you need to see. 

Keep track of key projects and company goals across initiatives, pull together team meeting agendas and organize all of your work within Table. 

Set up a Table for success.

Dashboard View

Trello Dashboard view

Communicate your team’s progress in a more meaningful way. Dashboard view brings insights into how teams are functioning so you can keep stakeholders aligned on the big picture and confidence running high. 

Dashboard brings a bird’s-eye view to projects and visualizes key metrics like due dates, assigned cards, and cards per list so you can prevent bottlenecks before they begin. 

It’s easy to generate tailored and unique reports for each need. Use charts and graphs for your project or processes’ most important data points, like making sure team members aren’t overloaded with work or identifying inefficiencies that need to be addressed. On the roadmap to project perfection, Dashboard is an important piece of the pie (chart).

Dig into your new Dashboard.

Calendar View

Trello Calendar view screenshot

Start each day on the right foot and see what lies ahead with the Calendar view. Whether managing a monthly marketing calendar, or staying on top of today’s to-dos, Calendar displays start dates, due dates, and advanced checklist items that have due dates in one convenient place. Need to update a due date? No problem! Simply drag and drop the card to a new date and Trello will automatically update the card for you.

Make a date with Calendar.

Get A Front Row View Of The Future

This is just the beginning of where Trello is going with views. In the near future you will be able to pull cards together from across all of your team’s boards like you can with Table, but with Calendar, Timeline, and Dashboard as well. Saved filters will let you instantly pull up the information you need in the view you want whether that is a Calendar of your work, a Timeline of company projects, or a Dashboard of current company workloads.

Cards Can Now Be So Much More

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Today we live in a world full of choices when it comes to picking the perfect app for any type of job that needs to be done. But having software with the right features at your fingertips also means that teams rely on a lot of apps and information across different tools within an organization.

This is why Trello is making cards smarter to bring in data both from across Trello and the apps your team relies on so you can connect all of the dots and turn Trello boards into your work management hub, no matter where the data lives. 

Available to all users, we’re excited to announce all-new card types that will turn Trello into your team’s single source of truth:

  • Link cards: With the simple paste of a URL as a card’s title, Trello cards can now take the form of 30 external tools, displaying previews from YouTube, Instagram, Dropbox, Stripe, Salesforce, InVision, Google Drive, and more within Trello.
  • Board cards: Just like Link cards, simply paste the URL of a board as a card’s title and it will automatically render a direct visual link to that board, connecting projects and cross-functional teams across Trello.
  • Mirror cards: Coming in the next few months are Mirror cards. Mirror cards allow you to clone one card to appear on multiple boards. This means teammates working across different boards will always have the latest information on a project that affects all of them because an update on the original card will automatically appear on its mirrored cards on the other boards.

Learn more about Trello’s new card types.

A New Sidebar With Better Navigation

In addition to exciting new ways to view your work comes a different way to organize it. On the left, you’ll soon notice a brand new Trello sidebar that helps you structure your work in a method that makes sense for you.


The new sidebar is organized by workspace. Within each workspace, you will find its boards. From there, you can see your starred boards, team level views, and all your boards within that workspace. 

We have begun to roll out the new sidebar, so you may see it already. If not, it’s coming soon!