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Going Beyond The Board: A Whole New Trello Is Here

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After a decade of growing the most ubiquitous visual framework for productivity and project management, we are evolving Trello’s boards, lists, and cards model to bring context to content and help teams tear down silos across projects and tools. 

We are building for an entirely new era of teamwork—where people live in different locations, but work stays connected. This is the beginning of a whole new Trello.

We’re rolling out new ways to visualize your data on a Trello board: as a dashboard, a timeline, a table, and more. With these new views, you can better visualize the work to be done, who needs to do it, and which tasks are at risk. You’ll gain insight to manage both the project at large and the tasks at hand. 

We’re also launching new card capabilities that connect between boards, and across apps, to turn Trello into your team’s single source of truth. Plus, we’ll be rolling out a new sidebar that makes it easier to navigate all of the boards and views within your team. 

But wait there’s even more—we’re capping off this evolution of Trello with a once-in-a-decade refresh for Trello’s logo and brand. Join us in celebration of the productivity levels, projects, and milestones achieved  by you and your teams every day. 

Let’s take a tour of the new Trello...

Give Work A New Look With Trello Views


Just as the Trello board revolutionized team collaboration by making it visual, simple, and fun for anyone, Trello’s new views are taking teamwork to places never seen before. For every point in a project, from ideation to planning to execution, we are building views that will take you from the high-level project status down to the day-to-day tasks that keep moving work forward. 

With views, your team can quickly get the perspective they need to make better decisions and get more done. Access views from the view switcher button in the top left corner of your board and see your boards in a whole new way.

Let’s take a look at Trello’s new views: 

  • Timeline 
  • Table
  • Dashboard
  • Calendar

Trello views switcher

Trello’s new views are available to Premium and Enterprise customers. Want to try views with your team? Start a free trial today!

Timeline View

screenshot of Trello Timeline view

Stay on top of every sprint and see how all of the moving parts fit together over time with Timeline. Visualize your team’s pipeline and make sure there are no gaps that could take a project off track. Make start and due date adjustments on the fly as priorities shift and needs change, but never lose sight of critical tasks as projects move across the finish line. 

gif of Timeline components being moved

With Timeline it’s easy to group cards in lanes by list, label, or member to bring clarity to workloads and dependencies. Say goodbye to managing projects with spreadsheets that too quickly become outdated, and say hello to Timeline. 

Take a Timeline deep dive.

Table View


When work spans across teams or boards that simply get too big, that’s when Trello’s Table view comes into play. Table pulls in cards from selected boards across your team into a convenient spreadsheet styled list that can be sorted and filtered to drill down to exactly the cards you need to see. 

Keep track of key projects and company goals across initiatives, pull together team meeting agendas and organize all of your work within Table. 

Set up a Table for success.

Dashboard View

Trello Dashboard view

Communicate your team’s progress in a more meaningful way. Dashboard view brings insights into how teams are functioning so you can keep stakeholders aligned on the big picture and confidence running high. 

Dashboard brings a bird’s-eye view to projects and visualizes key metrics like due dates, assigned cards, and cards per list so you can prevent bottlenecks before they begin. 

It’s easy to generate tailored and unique reports for each need. Use charts and graphs for your project or processes’ most important data points, like making sure team members aren’t overloaded with work or identifying inefficiencies that need to be addressed. On the roadmap to project perfection, Dashboard is an important piece of the pie (chart).

Dig into your new Dashboard.

Calendar View

Trello Calendar view screenshot

Start each day on the right foot and see what lies ahead with the Calendar view. Whether managing a monthly marketing calendar, or staying on top of today’s to-dos, Calendar displays start dates, due dates, and advanced checklist items that have due dates in one convenient place. Need to update a due date? No problem! Simply drag and drop the card to a new date and Trello will automatically update the card for you.

Make a date with Calendar.

Get A Front Row View Of The Future

This is just the beginning of where we are going with views. In the near future you will be able to pull cards together from across all of your team’s boards like you can with Table, but with Calendar, Timeline, and Dashboard as well. Saved filters will let you instantly pull up the information you need in the view you want whether that is a Calendar of your work, a Timeline of company projects, or a Dashboard of current company workloads.

We will also be opening Trello’s views platform to third-party developers so they can build even more views for the apps and services your team relies on. We are so excited to be rolling out these additional features in the oncoming months, so stay tuned.

Cards Can Now Be So Much More

Trello Card Types

Today we live in a world full of choices when it comes to picking the perfect app for any type of job that needs to be done. But having software with the right features at your fingertips also means that teams rely on a lot of apps and information across different tools within an organization.

This is why we are making cards smarter to bring in data both from across Trello and the apps your team relies on so you can connect all of the dots and turn Trello boards into your work management hub, no matter where the data lives. 

Available to all users, we're excited to announce all-new card types that will turn Trello into your team’s single source of truth:

  • Link cards: With the simple paste of a URL as a card’s title, Trello cards can now take the form of 30 external tools, displaying previews from YouTube, Instagram, Dropbox, Stripe, Salesforce, InVision, Google Drive, and more within Trello.
  • Board cards: Just like Link cards, simply paste the URL of a board as a card’s title and it will automatically render a direct visual link to that board, connecting projects and cross-functional teams across Trello.

Learn more about Trello’s new card types.

A New Sidebar With Better Navigation

In addition to exciting new ways to view your work comes a different way to organize it. On the left, you’ll soon notice a brand new Trello sidebar that helps you structure your work in a method that makes sense for you.


The new sidebar is organized by workspace. Within each workspace, you will find its boards. From there, you can see your starred boards, team level views, and all your boards within that workspace. 

We have begun to roll out the new sidebar, so you may see it already. If not, it’s coming soon! 

New Decade, New Look

To mark the occasion, we’ve wrapped this new evolution of Trello in a refresh of our brand, with updates to our logo, illustrations, and messaging. It’s a visual reminder of our commitment to help you achieve (and celebrate!) your goals and enjoy the day-to-day teamwork along the way. P.S. Taco is still here to help! 

Trello Logo Blog Animation V3

We are carrying through all the best of the fun, flexibility, and perspective in Trello as we welcome new ways to support and empower your team. Plus, we’re excited to have a modernized and more inclusive brand system to help communicate and reflect the global productivity journeys of our users. Team spirit is an attitude, and an energy, that enables people to work together in the best way possible, and it’s the impact we want the Trello brand to reflect.

Trello isn’t just boards, only a project management tool, or simply a place to organize to-do lists; it’s your hub to manage everything happening across your entire team. Work doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and seeing how it all connects across your team is the ethos of the future of work.

Thank you for achieving amazing things with Trello for ten whole years—we’re honored to be here to celebrate with you every step of the way. 

P.S. Do you want to help build the next decade of Trello? Trello is hiring! Come join our team


Good or bad, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Find us on Twitter (@trello)!

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