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Free Card Mirroring

Hello everyone,

 

I've read a couple articles about card mirroring but didn't find what I need. So just a quick question - is there a way how to mirror cards without having to pay for any external app?

I have several boards with the same cards so is there a way to update one card and have the same card on a different board updated simultaneously?

Thank you.

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Laura Holton _Valiantys_
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May 12, 2021

Hi @Martina Klimovicova πŸ‘‹

I've taken a look at this for you and I'd recommend reading this article on Trello if you haven't already >> https://help.trello.com/article/1097-mirroring-cards

Unfortunately if you are looking for a 2-way sync the only option is to pay (after a free trial) for either:

  • Unito: With Unito you can mirror cards or entire boards two-ways, meaning updates made on any one version of a card are automatically reflected on all other duplicates.
  • Placker: The Placker integration allows you to setup various types of syncs across boards and cards. Check out how to get started with Placker here.
  • CardSync: The CardSync integration allows you to create and manage groups of cards that sync with each other across multiple boards.

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions just ask away πŸ˜ƒ

All the best,

Laura

Thank you very much Laura!

As you say, I am looking for the 2-way sync so I hope that Trello will release it soon.

Many thanks and have a great day,

Martina

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Trello did a webinar back in February 2021 indicating that by May 2021 they would release the card mirror feature. As of today (a YEAR later), they still haven't delivered. It's frustrating that they would actually present this option and then not deliver when it's probably the highest-requested feature from their users. Hopefully they deliver it at some point, though it's not looking promising.

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I do not accept that Laura Colton has answered this question. How do I change the annoying "Answer accepted" label β€” when clearly the answer provided does not really address the question?

Perhaps "Question avoided" or "Question ignored" labels are needed?

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Alex Waite
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Jul 03, 2022

@AndrewW - Laura is not an Atlassian team member but a valuable member of our Community Leaders. The OP of this post, Martina, marked her answer as accepted as she believed it answered her question. Laura added these mirroring options as an addition to Dan's answer above. She did not avoid nor ignore Martina's question. 

@Laura Holton _Valiantys_ - thank you for all you do for the Trello Community! 

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My mistake β€” apologies for any offence caused.

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Dan Ivory _Orah Apps_
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May 13, 2021

Hey @Martina Klimovicova 

You will be able to soon as Trello are working on their own version of this. However some features will probably be for Business Class users only, though this is still TBC.

I made a video a little while ago with some details of what we know so far about this. Though last I heard it they were aiming for late May for a release, but let's see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyQS-kf8OG8 

Hope that helps,

Dan

Thank you, Dan. I hope they will release it soon.

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Hi Dan i recived this information via this Youtube video you are sharing. 
Hope it's released soon.

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It is now mid August! Does anyone know if or when Trello will be releasing their version of card mirroring???

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Dan Ivory _Orah Apps_
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Aug 24, 2021

Hey @Sarah Rieth , unfortunately I don't think it is due anytime soon now, the original plans didn't work as expected from what I can tell here https://www.reddit.com/r/trello/comments/or41ng/card_mirroring_release/

We are finding the cost of Trello plus the cost of add-ons to add functionality that really should be part of Trello, is making the whole thing way too expensive. 

Being able to mirror cards (two-way) so that we can have a 'Master' board that tracks a number of project boards is really the only way we have found of making Trello anything like usable. It is bizarre that the examples shown in videos are so simplistic (organising your shopping!) when, like many users, we need to be able to use Trello to manage multiple large projects β€” none of which are shopping or software development!

The Unito add-on is great, but it's quite ridiculously overpriced (they expect us to pay over $980 a year for what we need!!). There is a recession looming and we are now seriously considering what value we really get from Trello in comparison to the total cost we have to pay.

Please β€” core features like card mirroring should be built into Trello, and users shouldn't be held to ransom by developers of 'add-ons'.

By the way, if there is a way to botch together card mirroring using the existing Trello automation scripts (Butler), please point me to the instructions. Thanks.

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Hi Andrew, Yes you could do a simplistic version of this with the current automation tools. using something like, the following approach, this is a specific example, but you could use all sorts of triggers. but you will need to do it field by field, rather than just a whole card update.

Works OK if you have a small number of key fields that need to be in synch. but its a one way push update, if you need a two way synch, this may cause a looping issue.

when custom field "xxxx" is set in a card in list "yyyyy" with a name starting with "blah -", for each card linked in the attachments, set custom field "xxxx" to "{customfieldvalue}"

https://support.atlassian.com/trello/docs/mirroring-cards/

Thanks for the suggestion. We did set this up to try and unite cards from around a dozen project boards into a 'Master' board. As stated previously, we manage multiple projects with teams that range between 8 and 35 persons.

Unfortunately, as you stated, the Butler automation workaround is somewhat limited.

I just wanted to gently prod you to see if there was an update on the native card mirroring in Trello first announced in May 2021... Any progress on this? I see you have released a number of recent updates relating to, for example, different 'views' of Trello content (e.g. the new 'Table' view). I'm afraid that, for us at least, these are unneeded bells and whistles that don't address core functionality gaps in Trello.

Over the past month, we have trialled replacing Trello with GoogleSheets β€” using one master sheet (tab) drawing on multiple projects sheets in the same workbook.

I hate to say it, but this works better for us than Trello β€” in terms of running weekly review meeting and project management meetings! We are using linked shared folders to store items relating to projects / tasks that would normally be 'attachments' in our Trello setup.

But I must say, as an early, pre-Atlassian adopter of Trello, I find this rather disappointing. I still hold out hope that one day your team will shift focus to key functionality such as native card mirroring. This would be the update that allows use of Trello to really shift gears, in our opinion.

Until then, I'm afraid we're forced β€” simply for time-saving and project delivery efficiency reasons β€” to leave Trello and switch to GoogleSheets for daily and weekly project management. But I do hope one day to be back using Trello.

Until then, best of luck with everything.

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I'm having the same problem.  I tried to get the not-for-profits I work with to use Trello and they like it at first but then get stuck.  In one case they wanted to separate routine tasks and ad hoc tasks onto different boards to make management easier, but then found reporting and scheduling was harder.  In another, some of the staff have found Trello great for their personal lives but then cannot visualise work activity and personal activity together, so stop using Trello for their work activity!

Trello is nice and good and great as a Kanban board or a personal To Do list, but as soon as you have more than one project, the lack of visibility and management of multiple boards concurrently just gets in the way.  And not-for-profit organisations are not going to spend what those add-ons cost.

Even my public sector employer has come unstuck here and the bill for them to have such add-ons is a non-starter.  I suspect we could employ someone to just copy and paste the cards for less money!  We've gone back to spreadsheets.

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Hi Atlassian, 

This is a really big issue to solve. Can you provide an update on card mirroring into other boards so we can get a master view of work across teams and projects? Otherwise Trello is not a scaleable option. Not interested in paying third parties for add-ons that should be pretty standard and included. 

Thanks!

 

Imogene

Not sure why this is congratulating me for posting an answer when I was posting a comment :/

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I too am curious about this feature. Congrats for bumping the thread, maybe?

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