How To Search In Trello

Successfully navigating through your tasks and staying on top of things is made simple with Trello. However, as your boards, lists, and cards continue to expand, locating specific items can become quite overwhelming. This is where Trello’s robust search function steps in to save the day. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive tutorial on how to efficiently utilize Trello’s search feature.

Accessing Trello’s Search Feature

First things first, let’s talk about how to access the search feature on Trello. It’s actually quite simple. All you need to do is locate the search bar at the top of your Trello board. It’s represented by a magnifying glass icon.

Basic Searching

For basic searches, simply type your keyword into the search bar and press Enter. Trello will show you a list of all boards, lists, and cards that contain your keyword. For example, if you’re looking for a card related to a project named ‘Alpha’, you would simply type ‘Alpha’ in the search bar.

Advanced Searching

For a more refined search, Trello offers advanced search operators. You can use these search operators to narrow down your search based on various criteria like board, member, due date, label, etc.

Here are some examples of how you might use these search operators:

  • To search for a card assigned to a specific member, you would use the ‘@’ operator followed by the member’s username. For example, @john would return all cards assigned to John.
  • To search for cards within a specific board, use the ‘board:’ operator followed by the board’s name. For example, board:Alpha would return all cards within the Alpha board.
  • To search for cards with a specific label, use the ‘#’ operator followed by the label’s name. For example, #urgent would return all cards labeled urgent.

Using Search Filters

Trello also provides search filters for even more refined searches. For example, to find all cards that are due within the next week, you would use the ‘due:’ operator followed by the ‘week’ filter. Here’s how you would do it: due:week.

Saving Searches

If you find yourself performing the same search over and over again, Trello allows you to save that search for quick access in the future. Just perform the search, then click on the ‘Save this search’ option at the bottom of the search results.

There’s so much more you can do with Trello’s search feature. It’s a powerful tool that can help you stay organized and increase your productivity. Happy searching!