There are times you might want to see how many active Trello cards you have on a board. Perhaps you’re trying to measure your progress, or just comparing card counts with a coworker. Below I’ll show you a few different ways to see your total Trello card count without installing any extensions.
See Trello card count
The following steps work on the web version of Trello and in the Trello app. I also recommend this over Chrome extensions, as you don’t have to give out any permissions to third parties. Data privacy is something you should always be concerned with when it comes to project management software.
- How to see Trello card count with shortcut key
- How to see Trello card count with Dashcards
- How to see Trello card count Search Cards
How to see Trello card count with shortcut key
You can use a simple short key in Trello to quickly see total card counts. Just press the letter “Q” on your keyboard. This will minimize everything and show you the total number of cards in each column. It will not include archived cards. You can then press the key again to return to your normal view.
How to see Trello card count with Dashcards
You can use the Dashcards power-up to see and display the total number of cards in each column.
First, enable the Dashcards power-up.
Click the three little dots at the top right of the column you want to track. Then click “Track with Dashcard.”
It will add a new card with a cover that is pinned to the top to track the total card count in the column. You can also customize the image to be whatever you want.
How to see Trello card count Search Cards
Update: Unfortunately after a UI change, this trick no longer works.
In Trello, click “Show Menu” on the right. Then click “Search Cards.”
Type the following:
You will then see the total number of search results. This is the number of active Trello cards on your board. It also shows the number of active cards at the top of each list.
Hopefully, this little Trello card count trick helps! If you have any questions about it, drop them below in the comments.