Hard to believe Trello has 100+ power-ups (known as apps for other Atlassian products) to choose from, enabling us to collaborate with teams and organize our work and personal lives more efficiently and effectively. I am in the process of trying out all the power-ups via a Trello Sandbox Board I created, where I can learn about each power-up and experiment with the different features.
In the meantime, I have a few favourite go-tos that help simplify my efforts:
The Card Aging Power-Up (I like pirate mode) is super useful - I turn it on about once a month to have a quick glance at cards that have not been actioned in a while. This helps me put my attention on tasks that may have been “back-burnered” due to other priorities, and I can then re-prioritize and action them.
The Calendar Power-Up is also a great way to visualize your Trello boards by week or month, based on the due dates you assign to each card and by using the filter feature. This has helped me have a bird’s eye view of my due dates so that I can accomplish my tasks strategically, like a game of chess.
The Card Repeater Power-Up for Trello automates the creation of Trello cards for repeated tasks, giving you one less thing to have to think about. Simply set the schedule on a card and Trello will automatically make an exact copy of that card at the given date and time. I use the card repeater for my daily workouts, so that each morning it appears in my Today list. That way it is top of mind so I ensure I squeeze a workout into my daily schedule, which helps me keep daily exercise a priority each day. I also use it for monthly and weekly tasks like a Bring Forward (BF) system - tasks I don’t need to look at everyday but they magically appear on my board when I need to action them.
I'm also fascinated with the Butler Power-Up and I want to explore more ways to automate my tasks—conserving time and a few mouse clicks.
What are your favourite Trello Power-Ups? Would love to hear from you in the comments below.
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