I use Trello at work a lot and I love to see nicely written cards with formatted text, images, attachments and links. Some of it is quite obvious how to use, but a lot of people do not know how to do some of what I think are the simplest of things. In order to ensure everyone has the same knowledge I have (which is forever expanding as will this post), I have decided to add this post with some of the obvious and not so obvious different ways of making your trello cards look awesome.
Trello Trick #1 – Adding a local folder link
Adding a folder file link can be a pain if you cannot click the actual link. You have to edit the comment or item and then select the link text and copy it. Not anymore. Okay, so there will still be a copy option, but it is a lot simpler.
file:// to the front of your folder link ensuring that any spaces you may have in the url are filled with
%20, otherwise you won’t get the full link! Of course, ensuring your files don’t have spaces in the first place, means you won’t have to supplement blank spaces with the %20.
Trello Trick #2 – Adding a http link
Adding a normal url requires you to sandwich the text you want clickable between the square brackets [ ] and immediately after the last bracket, you need to put the url between normal brackets ( ).
Example: [This is the text I want clickable](http://ThisIsTheURL.co.uk)
Trello Trick #3 – Markdown in general
Trello accepts a certain amount of markdown. You can see a full list of examples here: http://help.trello.com/article/821-using-markdown-in-trello
Trello Trick #4 – Adding icon images
Within trello you can add various icons by simply starting & ending with a colon followed by text. So for example, to get:
You simply write :one:
Trello Trick #5 – Adding attachments
You don’t always have to click on the attachments button to add files to your ticket. You can drag and drop them or, you can copy and paste them, as I often do with images.