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Trello Redesigning its Project Management Platform

Productivity app Trello announced a major redesign today as well as new features to help companies manage third-party integrations.

The platform is getting a visual overhaul, both to its logo and the illustrations it deploys across its website and apps. It’s also getting multiple new ways to both customize cards and view your workload beyond the core whiteboard column view.

According to Michael Pryor, Trello Co-Founder, “During the pandemic, Trello became many people’s new offices in a remote-first world. The overnight shift to distributed work coupled with the frantic adoption of digital tools led to an exponential increase in digital work artifacts scattered across apps, some of which now resembles a graveyard of ‘tried-and-tossed’ tools.”

“Today, we are unveiling the beginning of a whole new Trello, built specifically to support teams as they usher in a new era of work. These features, along with our plans for the future, will give users a central vantage point from which to view, plan and tackle their work,” he added.

The new cards include both mirror cards and link cards, which the company hopes will make it easier to manage apps and other services from within Trello. Link cards, for example, can now show previews if they contain a link to a third-party service like Dropbox, Google Docs, and YouTube.

Another new card type, mirror cards, will allow you to pair the cards together across multiple boards so that changes made to one are reflected in all the other cards. Trello says this should help reduce confusion and unnecessary updates between offices because more basic information about project status will be available automatically rather than having to call in manually.

They also introduce the five new Panel views that deviate from the standard column layout the platform helped popularize. This includes a Team Schedule view to converting the multiple Trello Boards into something closer to a spreadsheet for easy viewing; Show schedule for organizing a complex project by upcoming deadlines; Calendar display to keep track of projects and even individual to-do list items on a monthly basis; Map display to organize projects that include information (such as real estate); A dashboard view of data visualizations and other project information in a bar, line, and pie charts.