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How to delete a card in Trello - plus 3 time-saving tips

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Jimi Abbabiyi
22nd March, 2022
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A headshot of Jimi Abbabiyi
Jimi Abbabiyi
22nd March, 2022

Deleting a card in Trello has never been easier. Discover how, and learn other ways to get more out of Trello, with our guide.

Trello is the go-to organisation tool for business and individuals all over the world. The company reached a 50 million user milestone in 2019 and boasts major customers like Google, UNICEF and eBay, making it one of the most prominent work management applications available. Yet despite - or perhaps because of - its popularity, many Trello users run into the same common problems.
We’ve picked some of the best tips to help overcome these issues and make your Trello experience more efficient than ever.

Tip 1: Learn how to quickly and easily delete a card in Trello

Deleting cards isn’t as straightforward as you might think. To do this, you first need to archive the card and then delete it. Trello says this two-step process is designed to add a layer of confirmation because deleted cards are unrecoverable.
However, it can be difficult for first-time Trello users to find this feature. Meanwhile, some experienced users find it annoying and time-consuming to have to archive and then delete cards.
If you’re looking for a workaround, add the Card Delete Power-Up to your board. Not only is it free, but it’s a Bonus Power-Up, which means it won’t count towards your board limits. It gives you a ‘Delete card’ option that doesn’t require archiving first, making it clearer and easier to delete cards.
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Save time and clicks with the Delete Card Power-Up

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Tip 2: Tame your Trello board and bring your cards and contributors in line

Organisation is especially important when you’re collaborating with different team members on the same project. If you’re finding yourself spending too long trying to organise and structure your Trello board (or boards!), there are several shortcuts that can help:
  • Help people to see what the next priorities for a team or project are with the Due Next Power-Up. This filters overdue and upcoming cards in one location.
  • Make sure every user knows to add themselves to cards they create so that they can quickly find them again (hover over a card and press space bar to add yourself).
  • Encourage the use of labels to clearly display what category each card falls under.
  • Utilise Butler to help automate board organisation tasks. Butler can update card due dates, add labels, remove team members from cards and much more.

Tip 3: Maximise the effectiveness of your board with Trello Power-Ups

Tired of the standard Trello set-up? Looking for new interactions and ways to improve productivity? Trello Power-Ups are customisation tools that can improve the ways your Trello boards and cards look and feel. Whether it’s integrating Trello with Jira, Confluence or Slack, creating calendars or simply making your board look nicer, there’s bound to be a Power-Up to suit.
Browse the whole Trello Power-Up selection to find what you’re looking for, or check out Kolekti's Power-Ups to improve your team’s productivity.
Notes about Power-Ups:
  • You can’t use all Power-Ups when using the Trello app on your phone or other mobile devices. Instead, you’ll need to open Trello in a browser to access your Power-Ups.
  • Whereas there used to be limits on Power-Ups across user tiers, now all users can have unlimited Power-Ups on their boards!

Tip 4: Make it easier to see your tasks and cards in Trello

Users who contribute to more than one Trello board will know the frustrations of juggling multiple tasks and projects. Cluttered boards and high volumes of activity can make it difficult to see what work is coming up, and what cards you’re assigned to.
Make life easier by ensuring you’re added as a member to all relevant cards you want oversight of. Then, simply press ‘q’ on your keyboard to be shown only the cards that you’re a member of.
If you’re struggling to keep up with multiple Trello boards, make use of the homepage to see all your upcoming tasks across boards. This will help you to prioritise tasks when working on different projects - and make sure you never miss a deadline!
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Visualise your upcoming tasks across all boards in the ‘home’ section of Trello

Get ready to maximise productivity with Trello

This is just a small selection of the many time-saving tips and keyboard shortcuts you can use to enhance your Trello experience.

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Jimi Abbabiyi
Senior Product Marketing Manager
With over 10 years in Product Marketing and the longest-serving member of Kolekti's marketing team, Jimi is a force to be reckoned with. Jimi excels at go-to-market planning, digital marketing, and line management across the full product life cycle.

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