Amazing Fields PowerUp


Status


๐ŸŽ–๏ธ Awarded #1 New Trello PowerUp of 2021!!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Add extra data, styling, custom formats, and formula calculations with the Trello free and paid plans.

๐Ÿ”Ž Want a substitute for the old Custom Fields powerup on the free plan, this is it.


All the options you always wanted for extra card data but didnโ€™t know to ask

As a long time users of Trello, I wanted to break out of the limits of the standard cards and limited data options. I wanted all the features I have grown to expect from other tools like formulas, customized formatting, conditional styling, selectable icons, easy exports, and even progress bars. I built this powerup to meet my needs and yours as well.


Join 1000’s of happy users

I can’t believe there aren’t more apps that offer these features – so well done and thank you so much for developing this!!” - Cathi B

“This is one of the best powerups on Trello I have found in my last 10+ years of using Trello boards. Simply Amazing!!!” - Yogesh B


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It includes everything you could want:

  • Text fields - collect key information that you need for each card.
  • Numbers - track metrics like story points, counts, or any other numbers
  • Checkbox - support tracking any on/off style values
  • Dates - collect key dates and times to show on the cards
  • Dropdown - create a list of preset values and let users choose one or multiple
  • Formulas - calculate the value of fields from other field values
  • Card References - allow cards reference cards on other boards
  • Per card visibility - choose which fields are shown per card
  • Number formatting - currency, scientific, percents, accounting and more
  • Date formatting - choose everything about how you want to show the date
  • Progress bars - use multiple styles to track progress
  • Multi-select dropdowns - select multiple items from a dropdown
  • Checkbox styles - select from several types of checkboxes
  • Field display options - show on front or back with optional labels
  • Conditional coloring - change the badge color based upon field values
  • Reorder fields - easily reorder fields live for full control
  • Permissions - restrict view and edit by user type
  • Constraints - constrain input to specific format templates
  • Board Exporting - export all your board and field data to load in a spreadsheet
  • Text Constraints - require text fields to match patterns (email, URL, custom…)
  • Advanced editors - go beyond the basic field editors
  • Custom Fields - ability to integrate with Trello custom fields for automation
  • Board Backups - automatically create backups of boards and data
  • And moreโ€ฆ - send new ideas

If there is anything you want and donโ€™t see, contact us to suggest something new.


Details

Calculated Fields ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

Create formulas just like you do in a spreadsheet to calculate field values from each other. Supports 100+ of the most common spreadsheet functions.

Choose Fields to Show Per Card

Make every card just the way you want it by choosing which fields to show. When you copy a card or use a card template, it keeps track of the fields you want to show.

Field Filter Example

Progress Bars ๐Ÿ“Š

Have you ever wanted to see progress towards a goal on your cards? Well now you can with progress bars. Configure the style, width, range and more. There is support for custom progress bars so you can create anything you imagine.

Progress Bars Example

You can even setup a progress bar to “link” to the checklists on your card to show a styled progress bar as you make progress on your tasks.

Checklist Progress Bars

Date Formatting ๐Ÿ“…

Choose exactly how you want dates to show on cards. Dates and times are show in internationalized formats with over 40 variations supported. Let me know if there is another option that you need.

Date Formatting Example

Number Formatting ๐Ÿงฎ

Select from any combination of number formatting. All numbers are displayed in the correct international format, and you can change the number of decimal places in the number.

Number Formatting Example

Currency Support ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Choose to use any of 150+ currency types from around the world.

Accounting Format ๐Ÿงพ

Supports styling in accounting format to display negative numbers clearly for accountants on your team.

Customized Checkboxes โ˜‘๏ธ

No more being restricted to a single boring check style. Select from a wide range of options. Every aspect of how you show it is up to you to choose. Let me know if there are more styles or options I can add to support your use case.

Checkboxes Example

Create a dropdown to choose from a list of choices along with colors to use to decorate the choices. Very useful for things like card tags, workflow stages, categories, ratings, etc. You can select one item or multiple items.

List Example

Field Display Options ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ

You can choose where and how you want your fields to be displayed. Choose if they should show on the front, the back, or both. Also choose if the field should be labeled or stand alone.

Display Options Example

Tabbed Sections and Headers

Organize fields using section headers and tabs.

Tabs and Sections Example

Rule Based Coloring ๐ŸŽจ

You don’t have to use the same boring colors for your fields on a card. Use conditional formatting rules to change the color based upon the field values. This lets you do amazing things like color progress bars based upon percentage completed, highlight text fields based upon content, monitor key dates, and highlight key checkbox values. Let me know if you need a new rule and I will add it for you.

Rule Coloring

Text Template Constraints

Setup templates to restrict text input to specific formats (eg. email, phone numbers, URLs, time durations, etc). Amazing Fields comes with preset options and lets you define your own as needed. Maybe you have a part number or ticket number format that you want to lock in through a template.

If you have an idea for a new preset, let me know.

Card References

Card references let you connect cards across boards. For example have your project cards reference customer cards or project team members. This lets you build up your boards as databases of cards that can connect in any way you need.

Card References

Custom Editors

No more basic ugly editors. Now even the editors are Amazing. Immediately see any conditional formatting and visually distinguish all the fields. When you change a value on a progress bar you can see it immediately. If you click on a checkbox you see the custom styled icons. Everything should just work the way you expect and look just right.

You can even adjust the layout of editors so they look exactly like you want. Set how wide the editors should be and change the way they are labeled.

Custom Editors

Customize Permissions Per Field

Want to hide some fields from non-administrators or restrict who can edit or view a field? I built on top of the existing Trello permissions model to let you determine who view/edit each field. You can require a specific user type or user. This enables a whole new class of advanced workflows for sharing data across your boards.

Field Permissions

Exporting Card Data ๐Ÿ“‹

Amazing Fields allows you to export all the cards on the board including their field data to a CSV file. This can be loaded in Excel, Google Sheets, or other spreadsheet software for further processing and analysis of your data. You can use this to export both Amazing Fields data or simply to export your normal card data.

Board Backup

Configure automated backups for your board and all data. Keep everything safe and secure within your Trello account for easy disaster recovery and archival.

Custom Field Integration ๐Ÿค–

As you use fields more, you may want to integrate them into core Trello capabilities like automations, filtering, reporting, and the Trello mobile ap. Powerups can’t directly interface with these capabilities so Amazing Fields lets you link a field to a custom field. Anytime you change the Amazing Field content it updates the custom field and similarly when you change the value of the custom field it updates the Amazing Field. This all happens automatically for you behind the scenes.

This capability also forms the basis of integrations with other tools like Zapier or powerups that do reporting from custom fields. You can also install the browser extensions provided to hide the linked custom fields and keep your UI amazingly clean.


Supporters

Amazing Fields is freely available for use by as many users, boards, and workspaces as you need. There are no limits on it’s use. Once fields are configured and setup they can be used by as many people as you would like on as many boards and workspaces as you need.

I ask that users who feel they are getting value out of Amazing Fields consider becoming a supporter to help me cover the cost of maintenance and hosting the powerup. Most users do not become supporters, but I greatly appreciate the ones that are. For ~$4/month it helps me ensure the quality of this powerup.

As a way to thank supporters, there are a small set of power user capabilities that require a supporter to configure. The features are still completely free for use by any number of users, boards, and workspaces.

For more details, see this support article: Amazing Fields Supporters

If you become a supporter and don’t find the additional capabilities useful, just email support@amazingpowerups.com for a no-questions-asked refund. I want users to enjoy Amazing Fields. If it isn’t working well for you just let me know.


Limitations

I hope Amazing Fields does everything you need, but I know there are some use cases where you may need a different tool.

The primary limitation people ask about is that some advanced capabilities like automations and third-party integrations require the use of a paid Trello account. Trello charges for those features and Amazing Fields does not try to circumvent that. Instead you need to get a Trello paid plan and link your Amazing Fields to a custom field.


Alternatives

I am glad that you found Amazing Fields, but I know there are other powerups you may be considering for adding data to your cards.

Trello Custom Fields: Trello paid plans have support for adding Custom Fields. These allow you to add basic data to your cards and support automations. In comparison, Amazing Fields is more focused on advanced features like formulas, formatting, presentation, and customizing fields.

Smart Fields: The Smart Fields power up allows adding fields to cards. It’s primary focus on on calculations. In comparison, Amazing Fields not only supports formulas, but also improved data entry, customization, and presentation of field data.


Getting Started

There are a few short steps to get started using the Amazing Fields PowerUp.

See the Amazing Fields docs site for a full walk-thru:

Templates / Examples

Take a look at these templates to see what is possible with Amazing Fields. Click on “Create board from template” after you open the links and then click on the “Fields” board button to see the Amazing Fields settings.

Contact

To get help or suggest a new features, please contact me directly at support@amazingpowerups.com. I love feedback and will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Links

Release History

  • 12.0: add card reference fields
  • 11.6: bug fixes
  • 11.5: improve network reliability
  • 11.4: per user permission support
  • 11.3: date calculations
  • 11.2: automated board backups
  • 11.1: config migration fixes, calc editor improvements
  • 11.0: calculated field visibility
  • 10.6: fix save delay, ux improvements, formula self references
  • 10.5: dropdown default color, number step size, checklist filters
  • 10.4: onboarding improvements
  • 10.3: tab and section support
  • 10.2: supporter improvements
  • 10.1: new checkmark style
  • 10.0: formula support
  • 9.3: inline help and knowledge base searching
  • 9.2: settings window resizing support
  • 9.1: resolve issues with boards with hundreds of cards
  • 9.0: ability to link to Trello custom fields for Butler/integration
  • 8.1: improve server connection refresh with Trello
  • 8.0: performance improvements, multiline edit fixes
  • 7.8: up/down arrows checkbox styles, fix export bugs
  • 7.7: alpha support for CSV import of cards
  • 7.6: emoji picker for field text options
  • 7.5: bug fixes
  • 7.4: allow linking checklists to a progress bar
  • 7.3: search filter for dropdown options
  • 7.2: fix public boards with fields defined
  • 7.1: expand international currencies
  • 7.0: dropdown multi-selection and list styling
  • 6.0: text templates, number formatting as percentages
  • 5.3: increase card data storage 5-10x
  • 5.2: per field permissions, notifications about storage exceeded
  • 5.1: drag and drop reordering of list items/rules
  • 5.0: more complex comparison rules using time offsets
  • 4.7: improved user onboarding
  • 4.6: multiline text fields
  • 4.5: unified number fields and progress bars
  • 4.4: expand currencies, tabbing through fields, editing styling
  • 4.3: export board data to CSV
  • 4.2: setting field section name, admin filtering
  • 4.1: handle empty checkboxes
  • 4.0: editor width/layout, hide default, copy board config
  • 3.2: fix empty text coloring
  • 3.1: expand currencies
  • 3.0: custom editors/styling, URL text fields
  • 2.3: clearing dropdowns, empty value handling
  • 2.2: bug fixes
  • 2.1: detect bad browser settings
  • 2.0: customize fields shown per card, custom prog bards, dropdowns
  • 1.2: conditional coloring
  • 1.1: first public release