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.

The differences between Unito's Power-Ups

  • Mirror: This Power-Up enables you to share individual Trello cards from one board to another with the push of a button in Trello. Any changes made in the original will be replicated in the copy and vice-versa. You can use Mirror to delegate tasks, sync a to-do list, and more. Learn more about how Mirror works here.

  • Board Sync: Sync multiple cards from Trello boards together without relying on individual mirrors for each card. Just connect your boards, set rules to determine which cards you want to sync, and Unito's Board Sync Power-Up takes care of the rest.

    Our other tool-focused Power-Ups operate the exact same way as Board Sync, but with a variety of other work apps, including: Airtable, GitHub, Jira, Asana, Wrike, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, Microsoft Excel, monday.com, Notion, Zendesk and more.

When you sign up for Unito, you'll have access to all our Power-Ups. So you can mirror individual cards, or sync Trello cards to other boards or tools in your stack. 

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

Board Sync and the other Power-Ups let you sync multiple Trello cards from one board (or a subset that you determine with rules) to other boards, or even projects in 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. 

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

Being able to sync boards together opens up some powerful productivity possibilities! You can browse through some of our most common tool combos right here.