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Add fields to the "Quick Add Shortcut" card creation

Matthew Pressnall
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February 29, 2024

Okay two questions.


First one is related to the title that when I use the desktop app and I fire my global hotkey to pull up the quick add card setup:image.png

I want it to be able to be able to add the custom field (the native Trello ones) that I created called Client:

So I want that quick add shortcut to list client as well.

is that possible at all? And yes, I know that I can set up an automation that based on the title if I include the client name there with a colon, I could parse that out And automatically set the client and then update the title to not include the client name.

But that is pretty kludgey and I'd rather just be able to do it straight from the quick ad screen.

Second question: (And this really is just related to the first) I'm wondering if there is a default card template that the quick add pulls from that I need to update?

So I have found how to create a template from a card but is there a way to set a default card template for a board?  If so, does this in any way influence the quick add shortcut?

I'm guessing everything I'm asking is probably not planned for and that I will need to use an automation to make it happen but hoping I'm wrong.

Many thanks and love the product!

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Vishaal S
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March 4, 2024

Hi Matt!

Vishaal here with Trello—thanks for reaching out

I'm happy to see how passionate you are about fine-tuning your use of Trello, especially when it comes to making adding tasks as smooth as possible. Let's get straight into your questions and see what we can do!

The Quick Add function is all about speed—letting you throw in tasks with just the essentials: what the task is and where it's going. Right now, slotting in custom fields directly through Quick Add, like your "Client" field, isn't something the Trello desktop app can handle. It's because Quick Add is built to be super quick and straightforward, and adding more to it would mean a more complex setup that could slow you down.

I really appreciate your thinking with the automation workaround, though! It's a clever solution, even if it's a bit more roundabout than you'd ideally want.

You can indeed create card templates on your boards, adding new cards with certain details pre-filled. But when it comes to Quick Add, it doesn't tap into those templates. 

Thinking about setting a board's default card template that influences Quick Add is a Great idea. Unfortunately, Trello doesn't offer this capability at the moment. I'll pass your interest in this on to our team for analysis/consideration—let me know if there's any additional info you'd like me to send them.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns, and have a great day.


Matthew Pressnall
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March 4, 2024

Thanks for the complete and thought out answer, Vishaal!

I can always use my automations to make it work the way I want!

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