Epics for Trello

Epics by Screenful is a free Power-up that allows you to group your cards into larger bodies of work, epics. As cards are completed, the progress of the work is shown in your epic card. 

Since epics are shared across all of your boards, you can finally organise and track your work easily across multiple boards!

1 Add the Epics by Screenful power‑up to your board

You can activate the epic from the Power‑ups section in the Trello menu. Just go to the IT & Project Management category, scroll down to Epics by Screenful and add it to your board by clicking the Add button.

2 Select lists

Select the lists that you want to keep your epics in. Whenever a card is added to that list, it becomes an epic. Select the epic done list. This is the list where epics are moved once they are completed.

You also have to select the list where individual cards are moved when they're done.

3 Create some epics

Creating an epic is as easy as creating or moving a card to a list in your Trello board. Every card that sits on an epic list is automatically made an epic, and other cards can be assigned to it.

If you move an epic card away from the epic list, it is no longer an epic. If you move it back, it becomes an epic again and no data is lost.

4 Assign tasks to epics

Every card that is not an epic has a menu that allows assigning it to an epic. The list contains the names of the cards in your epic lists. To assign a card to an epic, simply select the epic from the menu.

Once an epic is selected, the card gets a status badge showing which epic it is assigned to.

5 Track the progress of your epics

Inside the epic card, you'll see a list of tasks assigned to that epic. Clicking the name of the task brings you to the task card. You can get back to the list by clicking the epic name in the task card. This is a great way to connect your various boards together through epics!

Whenever a card is moved to the done list, it is shown in strikethrough font in the task list. The progress bar shows the percentage of completed tasks in your epic.


Common questions

What is Epics by Screenful?

Epics by Screenful is a free Power-up for Trello that allows you to assign cards into larger bodies of work, epics. Think of an epic as a container of tasks. You can assign tasks to epics and you'll see a list of assigned tasks within your epic card so that you can track it's progress.

If you've ever wondered how to best track your projects or milestones with Trello, this is the power-up that helps you do it!

How do I create an epic?

You can create an epic by adding a card into a list of your Trello board. Your epic cards sit on a specified list and all the cards added to that list becomes epics. 

To start working with epics in your Trello board, install the Epics by Screenful first. 

How do I add a task to an epic?

You can add any of the cards in your Trello board to an epic by clicking the Add to epic link on the top of the card. The menu contains the names of the cards that have been added to the epics list

How do I complete an epic?

You can complete an epic by moving the epic card to the list that is select to be the epic done list. Once an epic is completed, individual cards can no longer be assigned to it. 

If you complete all the tasks assigned to the epic, the front badge turns green. You can still assigns cards to it in case you want to add more work to the epic. Once you feel you’ve completed the epic, move it to the epic done list. 

Does it work across multiple Trello boards?

Yes, epics are shared across each Trello board within the team that has the Power-up activated. That means that you can add a card to an epic that sits on another board. When you move a cards from one board to another, the epic association remains. 


Does everyone in my team need to install this Power-up?

No. When anyone within your team installs this Power-up, it becomes available to everyone who has access to that board. 

Epics are shared objects so anyone can add tasks to epics or create new epics. 

I added a user to my board but he/she cannot use the Power-up

Any person who wants to use this power-up must be a member of the Trello team where the board exists. It's not enough add user to your Trello board, you need to add that person to your team as well. 

If I'm in Trello Gold and add a non-Gold member to the board, will she/he have access to all the Power-ups on my board?

Yes, as long as you are the one to add the power-ups to the board, everyone on the board can use them. Power-ups are all or nothing - meaning, either everyone can use them or nobody can.

Is it really free? 

We aim to keep this Power-up free for the foreseeable future. After all, it's just a single feature so we think it should be free.

if you're interested in more detailed analytics and charting of your Trello data, we also have a paid product, which you can try out for free.

How can I get help?

You can look at these resources:

Screenful for Trello Online Guide
Screenful for Trello FAQ
Screenful pricing FAQ

Or you can always send email to support@screenful.com. We'll answer promptly.