How To Mark A Trello Card As Complete

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Trello’s simplicity and flexibility are just some of the reasons why it is beloved by many. Unlike other platforms, it does not have fixed task statuses or workflows, giving you the ability to tailor it to suit your individual requirements. However, this can cause confusion for new users. A commonly asked question is: “How can I indicate that a Trello card is finished?” In this guide, we will provide a step-by-step explanation.

Step 1: Add a “Done” List

Since Trello does not have a built-in way to mark a card as complete, a common practice is to create a separate list for completed tasks. This list is typically named “Done” or “Completed”. You can name it however you want, as long as it’s clear that this is where you will place your completed tasks.

Here’s how to add a new list:

  • Go to your Trello board.
  • On the right side, you will see a button that says “+ Add another list”. Click on it.
  • Enter the name of your list (e.g., “Done” or “Completed”) and press Enter.

Step 2: Move Your Completed Card to the “Done” List

Once you have your “Done” list set up, marking a card as complete is as simple as dragging it from its current list to the “Done” list.

  • Click on the card you want to mark as complete.
  • Drag it towards the “Done” list.
  • Release your mouse to drop the card in the list.

And there you have it! Your card is now marked as complete.

Alternative: Using Labels or Custom Fields

If you prefer not to move your completed cards to a different list, you can also use labels or custom fields to mark your cards as complete.

To add a label:

  • Click on the card you want to mark as complete.
  • On the right side of the card, click on the “Labels” button.
  • Click on “Create a new label”, name it “Done” or “Complete”, and choose a color.
  • Click on “Create”.

Similarly, you can create a custom field that indicates the status of the card. Note that this feature is only available in Trello’s Business Class.

In conclusion, while Trello does not have a built-in feature to mark cards as complete, its flexibility allows you to easily come up with a system that works for you. Whether you prefer using a “Done” list, labels, or custom fields, the choice is yours!