How To Search On Trello

If you are a project manager, team member, or simply a casual user, Trello is a highly effective tool for arranging and monitoring your progress. Its strong search function is among its most helpful features. Yet, some users may not be familiar with how to efficiently use the Trello search. This blog post will guide you through the steps of searching on Trello, enabling you to quickly locate the information you need.

Basic Search

The most basic way to search Trello is by using the search bar at the top of the Trello interface. You just need to type in your query and hit enter.

Click on the search bar > Type your query > Press Enter

Using Filters

Trello’s search functionality goes beyond basic text search. It allows you to also filter your results. To use filters, you click on the search bar, then on “Filters” in the dropdown that appears.

Click on the search bar > Click on ‘Filters’ > Choose your filter

Advanced Search

For more complex searches, Trello offers an array of advanced search operators that you can use to narrow down your search results. These include operators for finding cards based on who created them, when they were created, what list they’re in, and more.

For example, if you want to find all cards created by a specific user, you can use the ‘createdBy’ operator. The search query would look something like this:


Replace ‘username’ with the actual username of the person whose cards you want to find.

Using Wildcards

In addition to operators, you can also use wildcards in your Trello search queries. A wildcard is a special character that stands in for other characters. In Trello, you can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard. For instance, if you want to search for cards containing either ‘task’ or ‘tasks’, you can use the following query:


This will return all cards containing words that start with ‘task’.


Trello’s search functionality is a powerful tool that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for in less time. By understanding how to use basic and advanced search features, you can make your Trello experience more efficient and productive. Happy searching!