What’s the Difference Between the Mirror Power-Up for Trello and Unito's other Power-Ups?

Mirror operates at the card level, whereas Unito's other Power-Ups sync changes at the board level. Here's what else you need to know.

UPDATE: Trello has shelved the development of their announced Mirror feature for the time being. Visit the Unito Mirror Power-Up to take advantage of our two-way card mirroring functionality.

The differences between Unito's Power-Ups

Unito has a whole suite of Power-Ups on the Trello Marketplace. They all fall under one of three categories: Mirror, Board Sync, and Tool Sync.

  • Mirror: With Mirror, you can copy individual Trello cards from one board to another. Any changes made in the original card will be replicated in the copy and vice-versa. You can use this Power-Up to delegate a small number of tasks, mirror individual cards to a to-do list, and more. Learn more about how Mirror works here.

  • Board Sync: The first step up from Mirror, Board Sync integrates Trello boards together at the board level. That means you don't need to create individual mirrors for each Trello card. Just connect your boards, build rules to determine which cards you want to sync, and Unito's Board Sync Power-Up takes care of the rest.

  • Tool Sync: This suite of Power-Ups gives you similar functionality to Board Sync, only with other tools. You could use Unito's Airtable + Trello Two-Way Sync Power-Up to integrate Trello boards with Airtable bases, or the GitHub + Trello Two-Way Sync Power-Up to turn GitHub issues into Trello cards. Unito has Power-Ups for some of the most popular work management tools on the market, like Asana, Wrike, and Jira.

When you sign up for Unito, you get access to all our Power-Ups. That means a single plan can give you access to individual mirrors, Board Sync, and integrations with other tools.

Mirror use cases

The Mirror Power-Up adds a button to the back of your Trello cards that can mirror any individual card to 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!

Note: If you're using Mirror, you can still do this by going through Unito's standalone app and mapping Trello lists to one another. You can reach the standalone app through one of Unito's Board Sync Power-Ups or through the main website.

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.