Do you want to give your Trello boards an extra boost? The calendar power-up is helpful if you need to keep track of deadlines. It’s a free add-on for both regular and business level users. This post will showcase some of the best ways to use calendars, how to enable them and ways to maximize the feature.

When is a Calendar Helpful in Trello?

A calendar can be useful for many types of projects. Some of the things you might want to create a calendar for include:

  • Managing projects
  • Personal goals
  • Content marketing
  • Meal planning
  • Calls and meetings

While those are a few great ideas, the possibilities are endless. Most things you organize in Trello would benefit from having a calendar attached to them. It can help you keep track of any task, daily to yearly.

Enabling Calendar Power Up

So, how do you get started with this awesome Power Up? Open any Trello board and expand the sidebar, by clicking Show Menu on the right.

Enable Calendar Power-Up in Trello

Next, click on Power-Ups, search for Calendar and select Enable.

 

Trello Calendar linkOnce you’ve done that, a calendar link will show up on the top of your board. Now you can view your tasks in a brand new way!

Adding Due Dates

If you’ve already added due dates to your tasks, they will show up in your calendar. However, if you haven’t done this yet, you’ll have to add due dates to your cards before they will appear in calendar mode.

Here’s how you can add due dates to Trello cards:

  • Locate any trello card
  • Click to open the card
  • Select due date
  • Specify a date and time in the calendar window

Trello - see cards in Calendar view

Ready to make your calendar even better? Here are a few features you need to know about if you want to make the most of your Trello calendar.

Syncing Trello Calendar with Other Calendars

If you use a third-party calendar, you can import your iCalendar feed. To do this, find the Calendar Power Up and click the gear icon. Next, choose “enable sync.” That will generate a link to your personal iCalendar feed. You can use this link to add the address to the Trello calendar in your third-party app.

The method you use will depend on the application. For Google Calendar, go to “other calendars” on the left side of the screen and add the URL. For Outlook choose “open calendar” followed by “from internet” and add the URL.

Weekly and monthly view

The calendar will default to a monthly view. Do you need to see what’s coming up in the next few days? You can toggle between monthly and weekly view. Do this by clicking your preferred viewing option on the top right corner of the calendar.

Quickly change due dates

When this change, it can be a hassle to find the card you’re looking for and edit the due date. Using the calendar power-up makes this task much easier. Simply open your calendar, find the task and drag it to the new due date. This will automatically change both the calendar and the individual card.

Stay on track

It can be tough to keep track of many obligations at once, but the Trello Calendar has your back. By viewing your boards or clicking on any day on the calendar, you can see what’s coming up next. The badge on the card will turn yellow once the due date is 24 hours away and red once it has passed.

See everything

If you have a lot of cards on your Trello board, all the details you’ve attached can get lost in translation. The calendar helps you avoid that. In calendar view, you can the tags on all your cards at the same time. This allows you to see all the types of events you have going on in any week or month. Work smarter, not harder, right?

Posted by Alyssa Goulet

Alyssa Goulet is a freelance technology and marketing copywriter. Her past clients include Demoflick, Focus@Will, and Chegg. Find out more by visiting her website, copyoncue.com or say hi on Twitter: @alyssagwrites.

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