How do you handle recurring tasks in Trello?

Of course, I use Trello on a daily basis since I work for Atlassian! Here's a glimpse at my Trello board:

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However, one challenge I have is with recurring tasks. Right now I use Trello for everything except recurring tasks, which I put on Google calendar.  

I know there are lots of Trello productivity experts here (@Jodi LeBlanc, I'm looking at you) and wondering how you personally handle recurring tasks. Do you use the Card Repeater Power-Up* and do you find that this works for you? Or do you handle it another way?

*I haven't tried this because I never use due dates -- just drag from one column to another -- but I may have to experiment with this one. 

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Champion Feb 28, 2018

Thanks so much @Monique van den Berg for your kind words :) I have used the card repeater in the past and it worked great, however I don't have many daily recurring tasks (mostly weekly), so I have reverted to using the "copy" card feature, and then I assign due dates manually.

I love using the due date feature, because it allows you to check off that you completed the work on the card (turning it from red or yellow to green). This is a to-do-list dream (the checklist is awesome too), as I missed the ticking things off manually from my old days of my pen and paper to do lists. Does anyone else relate to the accomplished feeling when you tick off a completed task? That feature is small but mighty :)

Jodi LeBlanc Community Champion Feb 28, 2018

Wow I really need to start using the card-repeater power up, I just tried it out again after your post, I didn’t realize it was for weekly and monthly tasks, I thought it was only for daily. I’m going to get back to using that right away, thanks @Monique van den Berg - it will save me at least 10-15 mins of manual work :)


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