What this article covers:

  • Differences between the Mirror Power-Up for Trello and Unito's other Power-Ups
  • Mirror use cases
  • Unito use cases
  • The difference between Trello's Mirror cards and Unito's Mirror Power-Up

We've launched an evolution of our product, so some of the terminology and guidance in this article might be a bit out of date, and we're working hard to update it. You can learn more about our new workflow offering here, brush up on the new terminology here, and find out how to build your first workflow here.

The Mirror Power-Up for Trello vs. Unito's other Power-Ups

Essentially, the Mirror Power-Up is for individual Trello cards while Unito is for your entire workflow. Mirror allows a card to live on multiple boards, and is implemented manually card by card. Unito's other Power-Ups allows you to build automated workflows that span lists, boards, teams, and tools. You can sync different lists and boards together, or sync a Trello board to a Jira or Asana project.

Mirror use cases

The Mirror Power-Up adds a button to the back of your Trello cards that enables you to Mirror any individual card with another board. Attributes within the card, such as due dates, labels and comments are synchronized bi-directionally between both cards.

Some common Mirror use-cases:

  • Delegate a task to a team member
  • Share information between different team members
  • Mirror a card to a centralized project
  • Share certain cards to a client board

Unito use cases

Unito's other Power-Ups lets you sync all cards within a board (or a subset that you determine with rules) to other boards or even other tools. One difference that Unito provides is the option to sync lists, so that whenever cards move between lists on one board, we can sync that movement across to other boards, too!

Being able to sync boards together opens up some powerful productivity possibilities! You’re able to synchronize one board to another, but the most interesting feature is the ability to sync multiple boards together.

Beyond that, you can sync different tools with each other, such as Asana, Jira, Wrike Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, and more! You can browse through some of our most common tool combos right here.

Some common use-cases:

  • Curate a central backlog and distribute to the right product, block of work or team
  • Build a master plan or campaign, dispatch work, and track progress
  • Create a live dashboard of key activities that span teams, blocks and tools
  • Create a personal to-do list by aggregating work items from many projects
  • Allow teams using different tools to collaborate seamlessly

The difference between Trello's Mirror cards and Unito's Mirror Power-Up

In February of 2021, Trello announced the release of Mirror cards. While this new feature shares a name with Unito’s Mirror Power-Up, there's one key difference between the two. Trello's Mirror cards create one-way relationships; only changes made in the original card will be carried over to its duplicates. With Unito's Mirror Power-Up, changes made in either card will update the other.

For more information about how the two compare, check out this article.

What's next?

Learn more about Mirror here.
Learn more about syncing Trello boards.
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