Trello overhauls platform to cater to remote working
The major update includes new boards and cards to help users visualise workflows and manage cross-department projects
The workflow management service is also getting a refreshed design, but it's the changes to its boards and cards that will be of most interest to enterprise customers.
"We are building for an entirely new era of teamwork - where people live in different locations, but work stays connected," Trello's head of product, Michael Pryor wrote in a blog post. "This is the beginning of a whole new Trello."
The cards within Trello have been tweaked to improve workflows and also increase integration with third-party services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Salesforce.
'Link' cards can now preview content from sites like YouTube, Dropbox and even Instagram with just a simple copy and paste of a URL. There are also new 'Board' cards which can render a direct visual link to another board to connect projects across Trello.
The company has also announced that 'Mirror' cards will be coming in the next few months, enabling users to clone one card to appear on a number of other boards. An update to one of those cards then updates on all its copies.
The wider platform has also been updated with 'Views' which adds more collaborative layers to the platform by providing a collection of new dashboards that show projects in a number of different forms. The first is 'Timeline', which as the name suggests, lets users see how different projects fit in a workflow. Similarly, 'Calendar view' will display start and due dates across a traditional calendar layout.
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If your workflow is too big and spans across multiple teams and boards, Trello's new 'Table view' offers a more simplistic visual. It pulls cards in from selected boards across your team and displays them in a spreadsheet-style list that can be sorted and filtered down to your exact workload.
For data-driven business, Trello's new 'Dashboard' transforms workloads and projects into tables and charts. It 'visualises' key metrics, such as due date, card assignments and cards-per-list to offer a different look at your operation.
All the updates have been ushered in with a refreshed logo and platform design with greater use of pastel colours.
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