Work shouldn’t slow down because you need to jump from one tool to another. Constantly breaking your focus leads to context switching, lost productivity, and tons of distractions.

When you go to create a Trello card, you can easily drop a link from any other tools and a unique linked card will display key information about that work as a card front. When you click that link, it will take you over to your work in another tool.

In Trello, you have the ability to use link cards to edit Confluence documents without ever leaving your Trello board. Your work can be done without ever leaving a link card preview, and your documents can be edited from there as well!

We’ve also improved the connection with other tools so you can get to work much faster without having to flip between tabs and different applications.

On a Confluence smart card, simply click the “Full Screen View” in the bottom right corner, and your Confluence page will pop up while in Trello. From there you can view and edit the page directly, while staying on your Trello board.

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You can also use smart links in the card description, and choose to display these links in 4 different ways: as a URL, as the inline name of the link, as a banner card, or as a full embedded preview.

Companies are losing productivity because of context switching. 68% of enterprises have more than 130 apps deployed within their organization, causing communication and collaboration to break frequently. By bringing all your work into Trello and accessing it from one place, you can interact with it in an environment that you are already familiar with.

Confluence is a collaborative workspace that can be used to document workflows, processes, and provide deeper knowledge of a project. The permissions are open by default, so it is the best way to convey longform content across your entire organization.

Using Trello and Confluence together can help you streamline processes, save time, and reduce frustration. They work seamlessly together—and soon your team will, too.

How to use Trello and Confluence together:

  • Provide designers, product managers, and product marketing managers with access to content design glossaries and writing guidelines right from your team Trello boards.
  • Prior to the next brainstorm session in Trello, share important research insights and takeaways with the team.
  • While you’re working on the next blog post from your Trello content editorial calendar, draw inspiration from the fully developed content strategy.
  • Before you contact your next sales prospect, get a refresher on the offerings and strategies from other companies in your competitive analysis. 
  • Take notes in Confluence while transferring to-dos and next steps to Trello.

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For example, this Trello Board for launching a product has many moving parts. All longform content, such as the full strategy breakdown, is managed on Confluence documents that are easily accessible via link cards. All coworkers and collaborators on the team should have access to the strategy.

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All you have to do is paste the link from Confluence in your Trello board.

As the project progresses, the strategy will need to be updated on Confluence. It might be necessary to tweak minor details or make major pivots based on the situation.

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Click the link card to open the Confluence page.

You can still just preview the Confluence documents, but now you also have the ability to edit and make changes without leaving the link card.

The endless advantages of using two complementary tools that are seamlessly integrated means you can save time, and also never lose information. Please enjoy the next chapter of seamless collaboration with link cards. There is a lot more to come, so stay tuned!

Trello and Confluence: the perfect teamwork combo