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Using Trello as a Zettel Note Archive

imageUsing Trello as a Zettel Note Archive

The Zettelkasten note-taking method has made book writing and writing scientific papers easy for hundreds of years already.

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  • Thank you so much Nick for your detailed article about using Trello to create a notes archive. I have been searching for a single app for note taking and task management.


  • @toolboxen Thanks for this! I'm not at all prepared to do a ZK in trello, but I must say I find your outlining of a text in trello compelling as something I might want to experiment with.

  • edited May 2021

    A few corrections:

    • Undo is possible with key Z for most of the operations
    • Ctrl+c/v can be use to duplicate the cards
    • arrow keys can be used to traverse through cards

    • filter is to search in the board and search in all the boards

    • We cannot search in description. I think it is one way good; we will have limited search results only.
    • I don't think we need to give #tag. Any word added in the tile work as a tag and we can filter on all of that keywords.
    • Also, if we paste the link of a card to another card they will make link. I use this for connection.

    I tried a few handwritten as zettels in trello and works fine. I can keep them with/out cover picture. I didn't use any numbering. Titles are kept with searchable tags.
    Sharing it here..

    My plan is to label all the notes from the same topic.
    So that I can expand..
    But if cards are >100, I don't how much feasible.

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