Trello Tips & Tricks

Trello Tips & Tricks

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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.

Add 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](


Trello Trick #3 – Markdown in general

Trello accepts a certain amount of markdown. You can see a full list of examples here:


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. 

Some Trello Chrome extensions worthy of note:

  • Kanban WIP – Changes colour based on the WIP limit you have set. 
  • Card Numbers – Easily search and identify cards by it’s unique hash number.
  • Card Counter – Tells you how many cards are in a column.
  • Links For Cards – Allows you to add inks to the front of cards.

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