Our Power-Up is the award winning card mirroring Power-Up, used by thousands of teams to automate their workflows every day. Start your free trial today.


How does this benefit you?

Mirroring helps you to automatically mirror the status of your cards across boards. This will save time by not having to manually update information in two cards and avoids mistakes being made because people are looking at the wrong status.

Examples

Card mirroring will help you to synchronize the status between two boards. This helps when managing work between different teams.

For example:

  • Automatically track the status between a design/product backlog and the development/sprint board. When the development team finishes a task, the status is automatically updated on the design/product backlog as well.

  • Create a 'Client board' to highlight specific cards to your client while tracking the status on your main board. When the client finishes their tasks, they will get updated on the mainboard automatically.

  • Use meeting boards for more productive meetings where you mirror the cards from your main board to the agenda on the meeting board, if cards are completed they will be completed on the main board as well.

There are many more examples, we love to hear how you use card mirroring!

What is card mirroring?

Card mirroring means that we synchronize the status/progress attributes between the two cards. This includes both the status and the status dates (like the actual start and end date of the card).

As you can setup progress tracking in multiple ways, the impact of card mirroring is different for each setup.

The following attributes will always be mirrored:

  • The progress attribute will be the same between the two cards.

  • The progress dates will be the same between the two cards.

  • The planned dates will be the same between the tow cards.

Then, based on how the progress is tracked on the board, this will be updated as well:

  • For boards that track progress by list: The card will be moved to the correct list.

  • For boards that track progress by label: The label will be assigned to the card.

Set up card mirroring

You can set up card mirroring by opening multiple boards in the board views. Then you can simply drag and drop cards between boards to create a 'mirror' copy of the card.

It's also possible to mirror cards using the Trello 2-way card mirror by Placker power-up.

More mirroring features

There are more advanced features you can use, like mirror rules to automate the creation of card mirrors, set which specific attributes will be synced, mirror checklist items, etc.

For more information on this, check this detailed article: https://help.placker.com/en/articles/4034152-card-mirroring-in-placker-and-trello

Frequently asked questions

Why is there a synchronization delay?

The card synchronization is managed in the Placker backend, as the updates are distributed to your web client, there can be a few seconds delay between updating one card and receiving the updates on the mirrored card.

Please find here all information about card mirror, in order to get started with Placker.

Questions, issues and feedback

If the steps above weren't clear or if you followed them and couldn't get anything done, please reach out to us using the chat button at the lower right corner of this page.

Did this answer your question?