Sorting Trello Cards By Priority Across Multiple Boards

I use trello.com in my business, and I find it a great tool for organising information and assigning tasks to team members.

The only thing we find is that when managing multiple boards (projects) at once, there isn’t a way of seeing the most important tasks across all projects on one screen.

Fortunately… my business is software development, and one of our guys whipped together a cool little script that will reorganize anyone’s personal cards page by “Labels”, meaning that we can now see the highest priority tasks across multiple projects.

Would you like to use this cool little script?

Drag this link to your bookmarks bar -> Sort Trello Cards by Priority

To use this script you will need to navigate to your personal cards page – i.e https://trello.com/{yourusername}/cards – replace {yourusername} with your actual Trello username (or click the “Cards” link in the menu)

*Nice little bonus – This script will also remove the “Done” tasks so you are only seeing the tasks that are yet to be completed.

Here’s how we typically setup our Trello Boards:

organising-trello-cards

We create 5 “Lists” – To Do, Doing, Review, Done, Notes

My process is to create new cards/tasks in the ‘To Do’ column and assign it to a team member. That team member will then drag the task to the ‘Doing’ column when they start working on it. They will move the card to the ‘Review’ column when they have completed it. I’ll then review the tasks, add notes and either put it back on the ‘Doing’ column or move it to the ‘Done’ column. We store FTP logins, and any other important info in the ‘Notes’ column for easy access.

To use the script above, just add a label to your tasks (You don’t need to name them in trello. The top label corresponds to top priority) – It’s a hassle naming labels across multiple boards (they don’t save from one to the next) so don’t worry about naming them unless you really want to.

Then navigate to your ‘Cards’ page and click the ‘Sort Trello Cards by Priority’ bookmark link.

Your page will reorganize to something like this (I have removed the actual cards to protect my clients privacy… but you get the idea):
sorted-trello-cards

If you like this handy script, please leave your comment below and let me know?

Thanks
Mike

4 replies
  1. wes_ward
    wes_ward says:

    Mike, you’re a man amongst men.  
    Have given your script a work out today and like it well done.
    Now can you make two more things :)?  
    a. some sort of overview app so we can see what is going on across all Trello boards.  Thats one thing I did like about base camp
    b. mindnode integration with trello so I can move all mindmap tentacles over to Trello cards
    Stay classy!  cheers Wes

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  2. wes_ward
    wes_ward says:

    Mike, you’re a man amongst men.  
    Have given your script a work out today and like it well done.
    Now can you make two more things :)?  
    a. some sort of overview app so we can see what is going on across all Trello boards.  Thats one thing I did like about base camp
    b. mindnode integration with trello so I can move all mindmap tentacles over to Trello cards
    Stay classy!  cheers Wes

    Reply
  3. LarsMikkel
    LarsMikkel says:

    Hi Mike,
    I really like this idea, since I’m looking for a tool,
    where I can see a list of cards from all board sorted by priority.
    But it doesn’t seem to work.
    Do you still use it to day, or is there a new way to
    get a list across all boards?
    Best regards
    Lars

    Reply
  4. LarsMikkel
    LarsMikkel says:

    Hi Mike,
    I really like this idea, since I’m looking for a tool,
    where I can see a list of cards from all board sorted by priority.
    But it doesn’t seem to work.
    Do you still use it to day, or is there a new way to
    get a list across all boards?
    Best regards
    Lars

    Reply

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