What this article covers:

  • What is Trello's Table view
  • How does it differ from a Unito master board
  • Which one you should use for your use case

In February of 2021, Trello announced a new feature called Table view. It provides one means of getting more visibility into cards that exist in multiple boards. With Unito, you can create a Trello board that collects cards from multiple boards, offering visibility and the opportunity to interact and engage with those cards and your collaborators.

Trello's Table view

Trello’s table view allows you to pull cards from different boards into a spreadsheet-style format. You pick the boards you want to populate the table with and all cards are pulled in. Then you can filter and sort by four fields:

  • Lists
  • Labels
  • Members
  • And due dates

These fields can also be edited from within the view.

A Unito Trello master board

With a Unito master board, you can also pull cards from different boards into a single view. But the value goes beyond visibility.

A Unito master board allows you to edit all fields (including the ever-popular custom fields) within those cards, offer comments and feedback, and communicate back and forth with other card members. Basically, instead of offering a one-way view into a group of cards, it enables two-way collaboration on all the cards of your choosing. You set the rules so only the cards you're interested in appear in your master board — meaning filtering happens before the cards arrive, instead of after.

Which one should I use?

What are you trying to achieve by collecting cards from multiple boards into a single view?

If your goal is to just gain visibility, Trello’s Table view is a good fit. You can provide managers with oversight on big projects, keep track of you or your team’s workload, or even source ideas from multiple places.

If your goal is better collaboration, Unito offers that higher level of functionality. Not only are you looking at cards from a single view, you’re engaging with them. Essentially, Unito’s Trello master boards build a work hub from which you can manage projects, delegate work, provide feedback, source approvals, and generally collaborate better with your colleagues — all without leaving your preferred board.

With Trello's Table view you'll also only see cards from boards you're a member of. Unito lets you sync cards across teams and workspaces, even from different organizations, while also controlling access as you see fit.

What's next?

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