Trello today rolled out a “once in a decade update” of the project management software, adding new visualization options and smarter maps to the platform. There are four new Trello card viewing modes: timeline, calendar, table and dashboard. These are available by clicking on the “Board” tab, which now opens a drop-down menu with the various options.
The timeline makes it easier to visualize projects that span several days or phases, and shows more than two weeks at a time.
Calendar mode is exactly as it sounds – a traditional month-long calendar with cards on the current dates. Moving a card to a new day in the calendar automatically updates the due date.
Table view allows users to organize more than one board on a single page, laid out in a simple list of information including icons, labels, members and due dates.
Finally, the dashboard provides bird’s eye views that break down your Trello situation into pie and bar charts.
“In the near future, you will be able to pull together cards from all the team’s boards that you can with Table, but also with Calendar, Timeline and Dashboard,” reads a Trello blog post. “Stored filters allow you to instantly retrieve the information you need in the view you want, whether it’s a calendar for your work, a company project timeline, or an overview of current workloads.”
Trello has also made the cards smarter. There are three new card types: link, blackboard and mirror. Link cards allow users to drop a URL to the card’s title and have it fill in relevant information, including previews from YouTube, Google Drive, Instagram, Dropbox and other applications. Board cards allow users to drop a link to another Trello board in the title area, creating a direct link to that room. Mirror cards will be available in the coming months, so users can clone a card for multiple boards.
The Trello logo, illustrations and standard sidebars have also been given a sharp shine. The sidebar is now organized by the workspace. So get to work, guys.