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An Effortless Way to Set Reminders With Trello

Saikat Basu 24-02-2017

When you forget your goals, you fail.


Trello is an incredibly easy tool for your own goal management system. They can be simple project goals or big picture intentions like your life. In an earlier article, I had used Trello to create a vision board How to Create a Vision Board and Meet Your Big Goals You can call them as big rocks or big, hairy, audacious goals. Some call it a bucket list. Emptying that bucket calls for action. This is where a visual tool like Trello proves useful. Read More for an entire bucket list of life dreams.

You too can use Trello cards with the right kind of visual cues for a vision board. And then use this Trello feature to remind yourself about the recurring steps you need to achieve them.

Remember Your Goals Using Reminders

A simple periodic reminder is always a powerful motivator. On Trello, you can set up periodic reminders with the Card Repeater.

It is a simple Power-Up that adds scheduled automation to the cards you recreate on a regular basis. Set up a card with a task or a message and it will be created at any specified time: daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. It is especially useful when you must do a series of recurring tasks and don’t want to create them again and again.

An Effortless Way to Set Reminders With Trello CardRepeaterScreenshot


With this Power-Up, get recurring tasks out of your head and on to a card. There’s a lot you can do with it. For instance:

  • Stay on top of your weekly and monthly routines.
  • Use a scheduled reminder to touch base with your social circle of friends.
  • Put different workout checklists on cards and have them repeat on specific days of the week.
  • Use a checklist on a card to defeat your fears and play it back on schedule every day or week.
  • Make healthy meal plans and automate them across the week.

Set the Trello Card Repeater

Switch on the Card Repeater from the Power-Up list that’s available on Trello. It is available on both the free and paid flavors of Trello.

Go to Show Menu > Power Ups > Card Repeater. Enable it. You can use it on any Trello board. It will be listed under the Power-Up options available for the card.

An Effortless Way to Set Reminders With Trello Power Up

Click on Repeat and then set it up with the schedule you want to follow. Trigger it at a particular time on specific days and make it recur for a finite number of weeks.

The Card Repeater Power-Up is board specific. If you move the card to another board, you must configure it again.

Trello suggests a dedicated list on your board for all your repeating cards.

Power Up Now

Trello is a collaborative project management tool, so this feature is just right for professionals. But with the right idea, you can do a lot on your own too.

And should you ever feel like you’re drowning in cards, here’s how to clean up Trello How to Clean and Declutter Your Trello Boards: 5 Simple Tips Decluttering your Trello boards makes it easier to navigate and faster to find cards. Start using these Trello organization tips. Read More :

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