How To Add Ticks To Cards In Trello

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As an avid user of Trello, I have always found it useful to add ticks to cards to track progress and completion. In this article, I will guide you through the process of adding ticks to cards in Trello, along with some personal touches and commentary along the way.

Why Add Ticks to Cards?

Adding ticks to cards in Trello allows you to visually see the progress and completion status of your tasks. It provides a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment as you work through your to-do list. Not only does it help you stay organized, but it also helps you prioritize your tasks effectively.

Step 1: Create a Checklist

To add ticks to cards in Trello, we first need to create a checklist. A checklist is a set of tasks that need to be completed within a card. To create a checklist, open the card you want to add ticks to and click on the “Checklist” button on the right-hand side of the card.

Step 2: Add Items to the Checklist

Once you have created the checklist, you can start adding items to it. Each item represents a task that you need to complete. To add an item, simply type it in the input field and press “Enter” on your keyboard. Repeat this process for all the tasks you want to add to the checklist.

Step 3: Mark Items as Complete

Now that you have added items to your checklist, you can start marking them as complete. To do this, click on the checkbox next to the item you want to mark as complete. A tick will appear inside the checkbox, indicating that the task has been completed. Repeat this process for all the tasks you complete.

Step 4: Track Progress

As you mark items as complete, you will notice the progress bar at the top of the checklist updating accordingly. This progress bar gives you a visual representation of how many tasks you have completed out of the total number of tasks in the checklist. It’s a great way to track your progress and motivate yourself to keep going.

Personal Touch: Adding Labels

In addition to adding ticks to cards, I like to use labels in Trello to add a personal touch to my tasks. Labels allow you to categorize your cards and add color-coded tags to them. For example, you can use labels to indicate the priority level of a task or assign a specific category to it. To add a label, open the card and click on the “Labels” button on the right-hand side. Choose a color and name for your label, and it will be added to the card.


Adding ticks to cards in Trello is a simple yet powerful way to track your progress and stay organized. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily add ticks to your cards and enjoy the sense of accomplishment as you complete your tasks. Don’t forget to personalize your cards with labels to make them uniquely yours. Happy ticking!