Required Trello fields are possible, and maybe sending SMS too!
Busy week in Trello, so let’s dive right in!
New(s) in Trello
Amazing Fields now lets you make automatic board backups for all your board data including fields
SMS for Trello - Ever wished you could send texts from Trello? Join the wait list
You’re not crazy - Number Stats Power-Up is gone 😱. I checked with the developer, who said a security bug was discovered, but they weren’t able to dedicate the time to fix it. So it’s gone - for now. They shared the source code and said I’m welcome to fix and relaunch and I’m thinking about learning how and doing it. 💪
Atlassian is allowing Trello Power-Ups to host Appy Hours! (I’ll keep you posted as a soon as I get any dates for participating power-ups!)
Atlassian is sunsetting Bitbucket Trello Power-Up in Oct 22, so brace yourself lads
Because nobody listens when you politely ask them to update info before moving a card to the next list, I found a way to “hack” requiring certain fields to be updated before you can move a card to another list.
Easiest way to add multiple people to boards (Atlassian Community)
Making Trello card ids more visible and searchable (Atlassian Community)
How to organize Trello boards as a law firm (Atlassian Community)
Creative Use Case
A lot of you said you work in software or tech from the survey last week, so wanted to highlight this use case, especially for you all! Did you know many companies use Trello for tracking feature requests and showing their product roadmap?
This is Epic Games roadmap. You can follow their format…
… or you can check out this Trello template for tracking feature requests.
I could write a whole post about about this - and who knows, maybe I will - but it’s a great way to build in public, give your users a way to share feedback, and show them what you’re taking action on (and help them see why you can’t do everything 🤷♀️).
I’m tired of saying I’m a junior developer, so I’m working on becoming a senior developer. I have goals and a plan, but I want to be able to quantify my progress.
For example, I have a goal of leading more team communications, and another one for proactively solving issues. So I’m keeping a log where every time I do something, I log it to that goal so I can see tangible examples of meeting those goals.
I knew if I had to open a spreadsheet (or, gasp, even Trello) I’d probably not do it. So I built some automation with PixieBrix that pops up a form in my sidebar asking a few questions and saving some info from the page, then sends that to a spreadsheet, and shows me a mini dashboard with the count of achievements I’ve taken for each goal. I’m pretty excited about it, and it’s great to be able to see quantifiable progress on my goals, with a few clicks when I’m working on something.
Here’s how it looks in action:
Want to build something like this? Here’s the full tutorial.
Do you like showing people how to do cool stuff in Trello?
Sendboard is looking for consultants they can promote on their website that would be willing to help people use Email for Trello. (You can of course charge clients your fee and Sendboard isn’t taking a cut of that. Also Sendboard will provide you with the necessary resources, even if you’re not familiar with Email for Trello yet!) If you’re interested shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’ll connect you with them!