Should I Use Trello's Table View or a Unito Master Board?

Trello's table view can help you gain visibility into cards located on multiple boards, but only Unito allows you to interact with them.

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

Trello's Table View is designed to provide visibility into cards across multiple boards. With Unito, you can create a Trello board that collects cards from each board to gain both visibility and the opportunity to engage with your collaborators on those cards directly.

Trello Table View

Table View allows you to pull cards from different boards into a spreadsheet-style format. You pick the boards you want to review and all cards are pulled in. Then you can filter and sort by four fields:

  • Lists

  • Labels

  • Members

  • Due dates

These fields can also be edited from Table View.

Why Sync Trello Cards with Unito?

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

Creating a Unito master board allows you to edit fields (including the ever-popular custom fields) within those cards, offer comments and feedback, and communicate 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 your team’s workload, or even source ideas from multiple places.

If your goal is to boost collaboration, Unito offers a much higher level of functionality. Not only are you looking at cards from a single view, you’re also engaging with them and making active changes that will be instantly reflected across your cards in real-time. Essentially, Unito’s Trello master board provides an automated work hub from which you can manage projects, delegate work more easily, share feedback, source approvals, and generally collaborate better with your colleagues — all without leaving your preferred board.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to sync Trello cards from multiple boards with Unito.

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?

Learn more about Trello master boards.
Learn how to create Unito flows from within our Trello Power-Ups.
Learn how to connect Trello and Google Sheets
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