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Hi, I would like to know what happened with Trello Official Chrome extension
It has been down for several days
They delisted it because it needed some changes and right now we don’t have the resources to put it back up. I’m trying to figure out how to prioritize that but it won’t be soon as far as I can tell.
We don’t have any immediate plans to relist the extension because of other conflicts with our roadmap and prioritization.
So at the moment the Quick Cards for Trello extension would also be my suggestion.
Just adding to the votes here to find the bandwidth on this - to me this is a really core feature of Trello (easy saving links from Chrome), and this extension has been the smoothest, least-click way to do it.
Re-enabling the extension helps - for now - but still makes for a weird user experience, and I am now worried that, if nothing done, Chrome will fully block it.
Hi, I would also like to comment on this - It's annoying that such a useful feature was removed without any communication?! And that it hasn't received a higher priority in the backlog?! From the comments, the shortcut b to search for a board, for me, is the best alternative. Not ideal though as it means an extra step multiple times a day.
@Michael Pryor and @Amanda Alvernaz any updates for the year ahead? I know development is complex but it feels like this was just abandoned as a priority altogether. I have the shortcut bookmarked but its not the same experience and has affected how I use it and, honestly, perceive the app overall. I know I'm not an enterprise customer so my opinion is at the bottom of the pile. But the lack of priority for a clipper extension makes me question Atlassian's intentions for Trello as a platform in the long run. Even some transparency on why its not a priority would be better than the shoulder shrug of a response they are having you give us.
Already commented above, but ... Honestly, we all know Trello is awesome (in my opinion better than competitors by a country mile). That's why taking this feature away is so annoying, and it looks clear that there are no plans to add it back. I just hope they discuss with end-users next time they consider taking away features ...
Hi Everyone! A quick note from the Trello team. As you all know the official Trello Chrome Extension has been delisted by Google. We understand that might have impacted some of our users’ productivity. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience!
For now, we want to highlight these alternative options:
We are working behind the scenes to provide you with a better update on this, and we will be checking back soon.
Thanks for your patience!
@Amanda Alvernaz thanks for sharing this! I think the add card piece will be pretty helpful for me, and that's help to know about searching the boards in the URL. a few extra clicks than t tab but close enough :)
Totally annoying. I used to work for Accenture, and I find it hilarious that a company like Atlassian thinks this feature doesn't deserve prioritization.
It's absurd, especially after all the hiring efforts during the pandemic. Was there, not enough manpower to knock it out after a week?
it seems many users used the extension's shortcut for searching within Trello directly from the Chrome address bar. maybe they could get the same functionality by adding trello-search as an engine within Chrome:
- steps for adding custom engines: https://www.popsci.com/diy/add-search-engines-to-google-chrome/
- url for trello search: https://trello.com/search?q=%s
i read most of the discussions/ comments below and found the above approach to resolve my need for global search within Trello. doesn't quite get to the need for searching for/ within specific boards & so on.
That's the best solution I've seen so far. Would be nice if this option from @Amanda Alvernaz actually worked then it could be used for the board search I nearly always want:
However all that does is search for "b NAME_OF_BOARD" so maybe they removed that feature too!
In case it wasn't obvious, you can use the Trello website to quickly navigate to boards by typing `b` and then the board name and then enter when you are at trello.com
actually using the chrome location bar and "t NAME_OF_BOARD" was/is the main feature of the extension I use.
As the extension was released by you I simply activated it again and ignore the policy warning. But the "b NAME_OF_BOARD" is also a great help.
Hope you can officially list the extension again soon
Same here - after almost a year without the official extension, I still miss the "t NAME_OF_BOARD" function.
I'm not sure, but it seems the Atlassian team is somewhat underestimating the value of this feature.
None of the alternatives mentioned were good substitutes for this type of workflow.
I hope this functionality comes back somehow ;-)
"I'm not sure, but it seems the Atlassian team is somewhat underestimating the value of this feature."
What you need to understand is that the Atlassian team does not give a single rat's *ss about their users. I miss Trello so so much, but we couldn't go on with them ignoring even the most simple requests, breaking everything all the time, then shrugging and telling us to deal with it.
ClickUp has turned out to be an absolute godsend, but I still really miss the aesthetic of Trello.
Firstly, thanks - I didn't know that existed, so that at least saves me navigating through the menus to find the right board.
Secondly, this is close to what I want, but I'm not generally already in Trello when I want to open a new board - I don't 100% live in Trello ;) The address bar "t" shortcut saved me first having to find a random trello page to open and then searching for the board...
So my life just got a bit better thanks to you, but it could still get even better...
I wrote an article with tips on how to workaround the Trello Chrome Extension being removed, particularly:
- How to quickly add links to your Trello Board
- How to quickly open any Trello board
- How to search within Trello using Chrome
So, maybe someone should tell the content team that this extension is no longer available as it was referenced in a blog post last month, pushed out in an email this week...
Funnily enough, I’m the one who wrote that post 😂 at the time I thought I was just having some issue on my computer accessing it because I found that same link referenced multiple times in other blog posts and I assumed the editing team would pull that out if it wasn’t true. I’ll make a note with them that they might wanna comb through all the posts that mention it since it can’t be downloaded anymore.
Oh I don’t work at Trello - just a massive fan and write some blog posts for them. But also I think this whole thread is all of us trying to champion for the feature, and even if every Trello product manager agrees this is a key feature, that doesn’t mean atlassian is for sure going to give the thumbs up to dedicate resources to it, or that it’s the only feature they’re getting feedback to prioritize. So I’ll keep chiming in here and advocating for it, but as one who now works in product development, I’ve started to get to see the other side of it and I know it’s not always as simple as “a lot of people say they like this”.
I totally agree, but Atlassian has famously removed features without any word about them (see Jira redesign and all of the features they dropped there) and it leaves a bad taste in all of our mouths. This isn't championing for a new feature, this is us saying WTF, this was here, something I used, and now its gone (without so much as a word from Atlassian) and that's shitty.
Just noticed the extension disappeared from my chrome extensions 😭 I knew it was. having some wonky issues but didn't realize it was going away. This brings me great sadness. 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Update! I just noticed that chrome automatically disabled it because apparently it violates terms? But I can re-enable it by toggling it back on. (To do this, go to your chrome extension management and then search Trello and you'll see it. Click the gray toggle to turn it back on.) Sharing in case anyone else comes across this.
Yes, the extension still works just fine if you re-enable it.
I actually don't use the Quick-add at all, but use it to quickly search for a board by typing T <space> (trello board name) in the browser's addressbar/omnibox, which is a super fast way to get to the right Trello board. If there's an alternative for that, I'd be willing to switch.
@Sam Gilbert and @takesia.reid unfortunately i don't know how to restore it, but if you want to add a Chrome Extension called PixieBrix (it's free), you can create a similar functionality. Here's an article on how I did it: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Trello-articles/Trello-Customization-with-PixieBrix/ba-p/1857595
@Brittany Joiner, Unfortunately, I need the official version for Enterprise use. I was developing a use case for my corporate team. This totally shot my workflow and project to pieces. There's been a need all year. Users are wanting this back. I cannot use a third party sadly. Is there any timeline by chance? Thanks for your help.