How To Check Trello Card Done Without Opening The Card

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Do you often catch yourself habitually opening Trello cards to ensure they have been completed? As a regular Trello user, I empathize with how time-consuming and laborious this can be. But do not worry! I am here to introduce you to a simple and effective method of checking the status of your Trello cards without actually opening them.

Before we dive into the details, let me tell you a bit about my personal experience with Trello. As a developer, I use Trello to manage my tasks and projects. It helps me stay organized, collaborate with my team, and keep track of my progress. However, constantly opening cards just to see if they are done became a hassle for me. That’s why I went on a quest to find a solution, and I’m excited to share it with you.

Step 1: Enable the “Card Aging Power-Up”

In order to check the status of a Trello card without opening it, you’ll need to enable the “Card Aging” Power-Up. The Card Aging Power-Up simulates the appearance of aging on your Trello cards, making it easier to see which cards are active and which ones are not.

To enable the Card Aging Power-Up, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Trello board.
  2. Click on the “Show Menu” button in the top-right corner.
  3. Select “Power-Ups” from the menu.
  4. In the Power-Ups menu, search for “Card Aging.”
  5. Click on “Enable” to enable the Card Aging Power-Up.
  6. Once enabled, you’ll see a new option in the board settings called “Card Aging.” Click on it to customize the aging settings.

Step 2: Customize the Card Aging Settings

After enabling the Card Aging Power-Up, you can customize the aging settings to fit your preferences. This allows you to control how long it takes for a card to appear aged.

To customize the Card Aging settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Trello board.
  2. Click on the “Show Menu” button in the top-right corner.
  3. Select “Board Settings” from the menu.
  4. In the board settings, scroll down to the “Power-Ups” section.
  5. Click on “Card Aging” to access the Card Aging settings.
  6. Adjust the aging settings according to your preference. You can set the aging time for cards in days, weeks, or months.
  7. Click on “Save Settings” to apply the changes.

Step 3: Using Card Aging to Check Card Status

Now that you have the Card Aging Power-Up enabled and customized, you can easily check the status of your Trello cards without opening them.

When you open your Trello board, you’ll notice that cards that are newer appear fresh and vibrant, while cards that haven’t been updated for a while start to fade and show signs of aging.

This visual cue allows you to quickly glance at your Trello board and identify which cards are still active and which ones have been completed or are no longer relevant.

By using the Card Aging Power-Up, you can save valuable time and effort by avoiding the need to continuously open Trello cards just to check their status. It’s a game-changer for productivity!


Checking the status of Trello cards without opening them is now possible thanks to the Card Aging Power-Up. By enabling this Power-Up and customizing the aging settings, you can easily identify completed cards and focus on the tasks that require your attention. Say goodbye to the hassle of constantly opening cards and hello to a more efficient workflow!