The Search Features You’ve Been Looking For

trello_lionel As Lionel would tell you, searching is important, and Trello search just got a whole lot better. All of your card content is now searchable and presented in a simpler interface, with a brand new set of operators to help you narrow your searches down.

Search all the things!

Now you can search just about every bit of data you have in your Trello boards. Where before search only found cards if your terms were in their title and description, now the comments, checklists, and names of attachments on the card are part of the same unified search. So if you’re pretty sure there was some mention on a card in ages past of “Lionel’s dream facial hair trimmers” and that it had an excel spreadsheet listing important traits and a checklist containing a check for “enhances my salutary smooth stare”, well, now you can find it. lionel_search

Easier on the eyes

But what’s this? A new Trello search interface? We redesigned Trello search to emphasize instant search, so you get the full Trello search without leaving the page you’re on. We made the search results view wider to fit the full title and a preview of the card. You can hover over the card to get the full view. This lets you easily scan titles and provides enough visual cues to identify the card via cover, stickers, labels, and the like. lionel_hover

Focus your search

Finally, you’ll notice that as you type in a search, Trello will suggest various search operators. An operator is a special search term that narrows down your search in a specific kind of a way, like looking for only cards with the green label, or only cards with the word “smooth” in a checklist. Many of these have existed for a while, but we found that even Trello power users often didn’t know about them. We added inline help to get the word out, and autocompletion to help you to use the right operator to find exactly what you’re looking for. Old operators like “label:” and “member:” are joined by new ones like “checklist:” and “is:unassigned”.

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Bonus: You can now get to the Trello search box just by hitting ‘/’.

We hope you, like Lionel, find what you’re looking for. As always, you can follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google+ to keep up with Trello.

Trello and the Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

On April 7th, a serious security issue called “heartbleed” was reported in the OpenSSL library. The library is used to encrypt private traffic on a majority of services on the Internet, including Trello. The issue could allow others to access private data from an affected server.

In order to eliminate the vulnerability, all of our systems have been patched and all of our SSL certificates have been replaced. As of now, we are no longer affected.

We are not aware of any malicious behavior, but due to the nature of the vulnerability, it can be difficult to determine. As a precaution, we’ve logged out all sessions. That means you’ll need to log back in, which is an inconvenient but necessary step. We’re sorry for the trouble. We also recommend resetting your password and removing app tokens via trello.com/my/account.

Because OpenSSL is used in so many places, we recommend checking to see if your other online services are affected before logging into them again. We recommend resetting your password on those services, too.

A Big List of Small Improvements Including Box.com and OneDrive Integration. No Joke.

Today is April Fools’ Day and we don’t have any pranks for you. We love a good gag as much as the next team, but you know, you probably wanted to get some stuff done today and seeing a pack of huskies frolic across the screen won’t help. Okay, that sounds kind of great now that I’m thinking about it… Ugh. This is how bad ideas are born.

Anyway, we didn’t do that. Instead, we spent our time making a bunch of updates that we think you’ll find useful. Let’s dig in!

You can easily add Box.com and OneDrive attachments.

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Maybe you saw our Dropbox and Google Drive integrations and thought to yourself, “Oh great. I use Box.com or Microsoft OneDrive formerly known as SkyDrive, so lots of good that does me. *sniffle*” You throw your pen across the room, put your head on your desk, and everyone in your office looks over at you wondering what’s wrong. Cheer up, my productive and good-looking reader! Now we’ve got those integrations, too! Just open a card, click “Attachment”, select your service of choice, pick some files, and voilà. Added. You did good!

You can toggle sections in the now-wider boards drawer.

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We’ve heard lots of angry shouting requests for a way to turn off the recent boards section in the boards drawer, a.k.a. that sidebar on the left with all your boards that we introduced with the new boards page. It got in the way for lots of you, especially if you only have a few boards. Now you can expand or collapse any of those sections like recent boards, starred boards or organization boards. Just click the + or – next to the title of the section. Hopefully it keeps you focused.

We also made the boards drawer a little bit wider to accommodate longer board titles. Hope that helps!

You can add any link as an attachment. GitHub, Kiln, FogBugz, and Trello links are extra special.

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Drag a link from the address bar in your browser (or anywhere) and drop it onto your card and Trello will dutifully store it as an attachment. You can also add a link by opening a card, clicking “Attachment” and pasting in the link, if that’s your thing.

You can add any ol’ link, but we dress up the links for select services by giving them a special icon and the name of the page instead of just the URL. Those special types of links include Trello cards, Trello boards, FogBugz cases, Kiln commits, Kiln code reviews, GitHub commits, GitHub issues, and GitHub pull requests. You’ll also notice that if you link one of these things in a comment or card description, it will nicely format it and give it a title and icon. Try it! It’s nice! We hope to add other services soon.

And for April Fools’s Day, those special links sparkle and bounce around and stuff…

No, not really.

Attachments are listed vertically and much clearer.

When we launched the new card back, we listed your attachments in a grid with big previews. It looked nice, but it had a lot of problems. One big problem was that it truncated attachment names. If you had a long title, the only way to get the full title was to hover and wait for the tooltip. Plus, you could only see actions (like make cover and delete) when you hovered, making them hard to find. To make it worse, those buttons showed up as icons, which might as well have been alien hieroglyphs since the icons didn’t mean the same thing to everyone. The view worked well if you had a large majority of image attachments, but a lot of the time it felt like cramming a square peg in a round hole.

Now we list the attachments vertically. This makes space for the full name of the attachment. No more cutting off names. Instead of alien hieroglyphs, we opted for clearly labeled text for the actions. They are also visible at all times so it’s obvious what you can do with an attachment. Finally, the “open in a new tab” link has been replaced with a download link. Opening in a new tab didn’t really make sense because you could just use the new attachment viewer to view it. There were two ways to view attachments and no way to download, which lots of people needed. I hope it works better. Thanks for all the feedback. We definitely heard you!

Card covers keep the aspect ratio.

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Have you ever added a tall image to a card and found the cropping for the cover to be… inadequate? Well now it keeps the aspect ratio of the original image. If you have a tall image, the cover will be tall, too. For most people and images, we think it’s a much better fit. You don’t have to worry about how it’s going to be cropped and get to see more of the image.


That’s all. I hope we added something you like! Be careful out there today. It’s a minefield of gags. As always, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to get the latest updates.

A New Card Back with an Attachment Viewer, Covers, and lots more.

We’ve been working on a redesigned card back and we’re happy to launch it to all Trello users today. You’ll notice lots of small refinements, but here are the three big additions.

You can view attachments inside Trello.

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You can attach everything from mock-ups, to screenshots, to PDFs, to Word documents, to Google Drive and Dropbox files to your cards. The old design wasn’t really doing attachments justice. Image attachments showed up as tiny previews with lots of info you didn’t really need to see. When you clicked on them, they opened up in another window which took you out of Trello and broke your workflow.

Your attachments deserve better. Image previews are now twice the size. And now when you click on attachments, you can see them inside Trello, without having to download anything. This lets you quickly review mock-ups, documents, or just about any other attachment. Fast and easy.

Covers and stickers now appear on the back of cards.

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You probably spend a lot of time considering your card covers and carefully placing your stickers. So much so that they really become part of the card. It was a shame that that they only showed up on the front of cards. But no more! Now they show up on the back of cards, too. It makes your card a little more personal and colorful.

There is more space for your stuff with a wider card.

We’ve streamlined the back of the card as much as possible to make more room for attachments, comments, checklists, and everything else. Members and labels are now in the main column of the card. We removed a lot of the heavy and redundant visual elements like badges to help you focus on stuff that matters.

We’ve also made the right sidebar slimmer. The copy card button is now in the sidebar instead of the out-of-the-way “More” menu. The copy menu now includes a way to copy a card to a different board or list so you don’t have to go hunting for the card and move it after copying it. You’ll also notice that as you scroll down the card, the sidebar will “stick” and remain visible so you can always get to important actions for the card.


There were a lot of things we liked about the original card back design. It was clear how to do almost everything on a card just by looking at it. When you created a new card, it didn’t overwhelm you with buttons, fields, and empty sections. We wanted to maintain that approachability while carefully adding some refinements and new features. We hope you like it!

As always, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to get the latest updates.

Trello for Kindle is here!

After releasing an all new Android app and a flat iOS app we had to keep going. Today we’re releasing our Trello for Kindle app.

Trello for Kindle in action

Trello for Kindle is based on our Android app, so it’s the full Trello experience tailored for your Kindle. It has everything you’d expect, from smooth drag and drop to push notifications.

Get it today and let us know what you think. If you’re not a Kindle user, check out our equally awesome Android and iOS apps.

Trello for Kindle requires at least a 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD tablet.