What’s the Difference Between Unito's Trello 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.

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The differences between Unito's Power-Ups

  • Mirror: This Power-Up enables you to quickly duplicate and share individual Trello cards from between boards within a single workspace. Any changes made in any mirrored cards will then be reflected in every other mirrored card. 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 between Trello boards across multiple workspaces without relying on individual mirrors for each card. Just connect your boards to Unito, pick rules to decide which cards to sync, and Unito's Board Sync Power-Up takes care of the rest.

  • Export & Sync:  Instantly populate Google Sheets with Trello card data in just a few clicks! Any changes you make to Trello cards will automatically update your synced Google Sheet . This means your Trello board and spreadsheet will always act as a united source of truth with access to the latest details in any project.

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

NOTE: You can use multiple Unito Power-Ups in Trello, but you won't be able to mirror cards in a board that's already syncing cards through Board Sync. If you do, you'll see this error message:

Mirror Error 1
You'll have to pick one Power-Up or the other in that case. 

Items in sync for Trello flows and card mirrors

As outlined on Unito's pricing page each synced card and checklist counts as an item in sync. There is a separate limit to the number of mirrors you can create, while each mirrored card also counts as an item in sync. Here are some examples for your reference:

  • 1 card synced in 2 boards = 2 items in sync
  • 1 card mirrored between 3 boards = 3 items in sync, 2 mirrors
  • 1 card + 1 checklist synced in 2 boards = 4 items in sync
  • 1 card + 1 checklist mirrored between 2 boards = 4 items in sync, 1 mirror

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 Board Sync 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 Board Sync 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.

Export & Sync

You can read all about the new Export & Sync Power-Up for Trello right here.