Using the Card Repeater Power-Up

The Card Repeater Power-Up lets you copy a card every day, week, month or year, so you can get recurring tasks out of your head and onto your boards. For ideas about tasks to repeat, check out the Card Repeater blog post.

Enabling the Power-Up

To enable the Power-Up, open the board menu on the right side of the page, select the Power-Ups menu option, and then click the "enable" button next to the Card Repeater Power-Up.

Once the the Power-Up is enabled, “Repeat” will show up as an option on the back of cards.

Repeating a Card

Click the “Repeat” button on the back of any card to set it to repeat:

Cards can be repeated Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly. Every time the card ‘repeats’, it will be copied to the list you select. While cards can only be repeated once in a month or year, they can be repeated multiple times a week. To repeat a card daily, set it to repeat on all days in a week:

Once a card has repeating enabled, the “Next Repeat” date will show up on the card back. You can click the date to bring up the card repeater pop-up. An icon will also show up on the card front.

Comments and descriptions on a card will also be repeated.

Stopping a Repeat

Archiving the card will not stop it from repeating. Only deleting a card, moving it to another board, or canceling the repeat on the original card will stop it from repeating.

If you have a copied version of the original card, you can track down the original from the activity of the copied card. The card will be created as a “copied” event, and clicking the title of the “copied from” card will bring you to the original card.

Alternately, you can click on "Repeats" in the top right of your board which will allow you to directly open the repeating card.

Disabling the Power-Up

You can disable the Card Repeater on a board by opening the Power-Ups menu and selecting the Disable button.

While cards will no longer repeat with the Power-Up disabled, ‘repeats’ will be saved in case you re-enable the Power-Up.

Automatically Changing Due Dates with Butler

Card Repeater makes an exact copy of the original card, and cards with due dates are not updated automatically as a result. Adding a Butler rule to your workflow can help to automatically update your due dates when the card is repeated, removing the manual task of updating the due dates on each repeated card individually. 

In this example, we want to repeat a weekly meetup that happens each Friday and is copied to the list 'This Week' using Card Repeater.  

Using the trigger 'when a card is copied...' will instruct Butler to trigger only on cards that have been copied into that list using Card Repeater, or copied manually by you. This will prevent Butler from triggering the rule on cards with due dates that have been created normally in that list.

Read more about Butler features and quota here.

There are many ways to customize this workflow in Butler, so feel free to experiment and make it your own! Having some trouble making that Butler rule work? Reach out to us at https://trello.com/contact.