Trello is one of my favorite productivity tools, and I rely on it heavily to keep track of my tasks and projects. One feature that has been incredibly useful for me is the ability to connect Trello to my calendar. This integration allows me to see all my Trello cards and deadlines right alongside my other appointments and events. In this article, I will guide you through the process of connecting Trello to your calendar, step by step.
Step 1: Choose Your Calendar App
There are several calendar apps that you can use to connect with Trello, such as Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, and Apple Calendar. Choose the one that you are most comfortable with and that you use regularly.
Step 2: Enable the Trello Power-Up
Once you have selected your calendar app, you need to enable the Trello Power-Up. The Power-Up is an add-on that enhances Trello’s functionality. To enable it, open Trello and go to the board you want to connect to your calendar. Click on the “Show Menu” button on the right-hand side of the screen, then select “Power-Ups.” Scroll down or search for the calendar app you are using and click on “Enable.”
Step 3: Connect Your Calendar
After enabling the Trello Power-Up, you will need to connect your calendar to Trello. This process varies depending on the calendar app you are using:
- Google Calendar: Click on the “Calendar Settings” option in Trello, and then select “Integrations.” Under the Google Calendar section, click on “Connect Account” and follow the prompts to authenticate your Google account.
- Outlook Calendar: In Trello, go to “Calendar Settings” and select “Integrations.” Under the Outlook Calendar section, click on “Connect Account” and follow the instructions to sign in to your Outlook account.
- Apple Calendar: Unfortunately, Trello does not have a direct integration with Apple Calendar. However, you can use third-party apps like Cronofy to connect Trello and Apple Calendar. Simply follow the instructions provided by the third-party app to set up the integration.
Step 4: Sync Trello Boards
Now that you have connected your calendar, it’s time to sync your Trello boards. In Trello, go to “Calendar Settings” and select “Sync Calendar.” Choose the Trello boards that you want to sync with your calendar. You can select multiple boards if needed.
Step 5: Customize Calendar View
Once your Trello boards are synced with your calendar, you can customize how the cards are displayed. In Trello, go to “Calendar Settings” and select “Calendar Display.” Here, you can choose to show or hide card titles, due dates, descriptions, and attachments.
Step 6: Enjoy Your Integrated Calendar
With Trello successfully connected to your calendar, you can now enjoy a seamless view of your tasks and appointments in one place. Your Trello cards with due dates will appear as events in your calendar, making it easier to manage your time and stay organized.
Connecting Trello to your calendar is a game-changer when it comes to productivity and organization. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can integrate your Trello boards with your calendar app of choice and have a comprehensive view of your tasks and deadlines. Say goodbye to switching between apps and hello to a more streamlined workflow!