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Show Description on card list

Is there any way to show the card description in the list of cards?  This would be so helpfull to be able to just glance at cards to know what they are about.


torben Atlassian Team Jul 03, 2017

Right now this is not available. The card description or any comments are only available by opening the card back.

I'll let our team know, that you are interested in a feature like that.


Hello guys, great idea. 
Would love to ask Torben about this.
I had on my mind one thing, if I got it properly (excuse me if I'm not), is similar to this one and could help: the transparent background for cards (in lists) in the board view. Similar to labels option but for the transparency of a pleasant eye comfort when checking results of team members. 

The idea on my mind is simple: in 3+person teams to have a proper view of the board member names while checking the cards. Since I'm moving the cards from the one-to-another board (not archiving them). Means like Cards are put in the list and I can see with the "transparent background for cards" to see who was the member who posts the card: Jordan, Franz or Ivan. I'm grateful for the whole Trello story and felt like I could add my new ideas. 

Sure this can be done in other ways with keeping the records separately (what is the case) but is ok for periods to cruise with the look over the recent period "results" and the situation. 
Hope I expressed myself enough to understand. 

Best regards guys, 


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+1. Option to be able to see the description in the list would go a long way, provided that you can't really format the NAME of a card. 

Often times just a few lines is all you need for the description, this way you can quickly skim your entire list(s), not having to click on each card individually

I like how you did the "show/no-show" option on labels, the description could be implemented in a similar way

Also - multi-select and multi-edit/delete cards is really necessary! 

+1.  playing a bit with "meistertask", it has an option to show a substring (first 100 chars or so) of the description of cards/tasks.  Have switched to Trello since testing meistertask, though, as it has other features I wanted.

+ 100.


I Realy want this feature. 

100%, all that is required is a snippet like Gmail and other mail programs use.

Grand prize would be if one could toggle the view like with the label names, and expand the entire description or show only the snippet.

Indeed, that was also one thing that (almost) convinced me to switch to Meistartask. The description snippet would benefit me greatly (and make it optional as other people may have opposite feeling).


Would really be helpful!

+100.  Anyone knows if there is any backlog for new features related to Trello?

+100 also!  this would be great, especially a toggle on/off on card.


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