Trello is a great piece of software for managing projects and teams. However, to get the most out of it I believe you must use plugins. Here are my picks for the 5 essential plugins for Trello.
Take a screenshot of any page in your browser, add coloured arrows and boxes to highlight parts of the screen. This plugin makes providing detailed contextual feedback to your team a breeze.
Add time estimates or story points to Trello cards. An essential plugin when planning sprints and monitoring a team’s progress. Simply add the points/hours to the start of the card title in round brackets and the consumed points/hours to the end in square brackets. E.g. (.5) Write Top 5 Trello plugins blog post [.25]
If you’re like me, you use a lot of custom labels on your Trello cards. Card Color Tiles for Trello (not a typo, it’s American) displays the card’s label text by default. No more trying to remember what each label colour means or clicking on individual cards just to read the label text.
This simple plugin adds a number to each card. It doesn’t seem like much of an add on but you’ll be surprised how handy it is when searching for cards and referring to cards with your team.
Quickly create a new card from the plugin icon in your browser and attach a link to the current website your viewing. Additionally, the plugin allows you to search for Trello boards via the search bar in your browser. Just type “t” followed by the first few letters of the board name, hit enter and voilà!