Viewing Trello label titles on cards

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Trello.

I use Trello pretty much exclusively on Google Chrome, as there are plenty of plugins written to extend its capabilities; far more than for Firefox, which surprises me a little.

One of my favourites is Scrum for Trello, which allows me to add Agile story points very simply. My new favourite is this: Card Color Titles for Trello.

Default labels

In Trello you may set an unlimited number of labels. Originally, there were only six, organised in the order of the original Apple logo.

Here are the labels that Trello themselves use for their development board.

Trello label names
Trello label names

When applied to cards, the labels appear as coloured bars at the top of each card.

Trello development board with standard labels.
Trello development board with standard labels.

The problem is, and particularly now with unlimited labels, it can be difficult to remember what each colour means—especially if you use different labels on different boards.

Card color titles for Trello

That’s where the Card Color Titles for Trello plugin comes in: it adds the name of the label to the label.

Labels, colours, titles—it all makes sense now
Labels, colours, titles—it all makes sense now

I’ve been using this for the last week and it has been so useful, particularly at work where we have labels for MoSCoW prioritisation. It has made re-ordering cards so much easier and quicker.

It’s definitely an extension to add if you use Trello on Chrome: Card Color Titles for Trello on Chrome web store.

8 thoughts on “Viewing Trello label titles on cards”

  1. Just wanted to share a quick thanks after finding your blog post on a Google search for how to enhance usability of my team’s Trello board! Thanks 🙂

  2. A big thanks for this tip.
    This was the feature for which I was hating trello.
    Dont know why doesnt Trello has this as default feature.

  3. This is now a core part of Trello, just click on any label and all the label names appear, click again and they all disappear.

    I turned labels on by accident and found this post trying to work out how I did it. Give it a try!

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