Break Your Data Out of Trello With the Export & Sync Power-Up

Break Your Data Out of Trello With the Export & Sync Power-Up

Trello is a great platform for managing projects, tracking tasks, and keeping an eye on everyone’s work. But few teams work exclusively within Trello, meaning you’ll often need to find some way to get data out of your boards and into some other tool — often a spreadsheet. That process involves a ton of manual work and leaves you dealing with outdated data.

With Export & Sync, Unito’s latest Trello Power-Up, you can now export Trello to Google Sheets in a snap and keep everything up to date.

What is Export & Sync?

Export & Sync is the latest Trello Power-Up from Unito and the fastest way to get Trello cards into Google Sheets — and keep everything up to date in both tools.

With a simple interface and a quick setup, Export & Sync is the easiest way to populate a Google Sheets spreadsheet with data from Trello and make sure it always has the latest data. That’s because Export & Sync isn’t just another export tool: it also keeps your board and spreadsheet updated in real-time.

That means you never have to worry about your data becoming outdated again. It means eliminating manual work for everyone involved in your reporting workflow and never figuring out an export schedule again.

You can try Export & Sync for 14 days, absolutely free, by getting it from the Trello marketplace. And if you’re already a Unito user, you get the Power-Up as part of your plan — so there’s no excuse not to try it out.

When should you use Export & Sync?

One of the best things about Export & Sync? As a Power-Up, it slots right into your Trello boards, and it’s easy to set up and use. You just might start using it for everything.

Building reports

While Trello is a great platform for project management, it’s not everyone’s favorite way to report on a project. Spreadsheets are a lot more common, and stakeholders often depend on them. With Export & Sync, you can easily export Trello data to a spreadsheet that’s always kept up to date.

Working with external collaborators

When working with freelancers and partners, you won’t always want to give them access to your Trello boards. And if they work in a different tool, it can be tough to make sure everyone’s aligned. By exporting your Trello data to a spreadsheet — and keeping it in sync — you’ll have a platform everyone can use.

Giving visibility on crucial projects

Think of the most important project you have going on in Trello right now. Who needs to know what’s happening? And how many of them actually have access to Trello? If you need a simple way to give stakeholders an up-to-date view of what’s going on in a Trello project, you can use Export & Sync to get crucial data out of Trello and put it in Google Sheets, where everyone can see what’s going on.

Export & Sync in action

Export & Sync vs. other export Power-Ups

The Trello marketplace is full of Power-Ups built for exporting data out of Trello. So should you just go for one of them? Or should you be using Export & Sync? Here are a few reasons why Export & Sync is the better choice.

Most export Power-Ups are manual

The average export Power-Up for Trello essentially just gives you more options for something that’s already built into Trello: manual exporting. Trello already gives you the ability to export a whole board as JSON code or a CSV — as long as you have a paid plan. But that’s not enough. Reports are often updated weekly, meaning manual exports can barely keep up, and they have to be constantly updated.

But you know what they don’t do? Automatically export your board and update that data every time a new card is added. Only Export & Sync can do that.

Other Power-Ups don’t sync your data

With other export Power-Ups, you’re on your own the moment your data leaves Trello. That’s because your data becomes outdated as soon as a new card is added to your Trello board. This is how you get stakeholders constantly asking where the latest data is.

That’s where Export & Sync shines. It doesn’t just export your data; it keeps it in sync too. Because it’s built with the same real-time, two-way syncing functionality as Unito’s 30+ integrations, it’s more powerful than your standard Trello Power-Up. 

When you export your Trello cards to Google Sheets with Export & Sync, the Power-Up automatically keeps everything in sync. That means any updates on the Trello or the Google Sheets side get carried over to the other tool. This turns static, one-time reports into dynamic dashboards anyone can get value from, no matter how long it’s been since your last export.

Trello Power-Ups only work with Trello

It seems obvious, but have you thought about what this limitation means? Even if you have a team of only a few people, it’s doubtful that Trello is the only tool you’re using. It’s a great project management tool, but a software company likely won’t use it for version control, just like a sales team might not use it to manage their deals pipeline. So if you’re going to pay for a Trello Power-Up that can export data from Trello, why not get one that gives you access to more?

When you get Export & Sync, you get access to Unito’s full suite of 30+ integrations. That means you can sync Trello cards with more spreadsheet tools, project management tools like Asana and ClickUp, software development tools like Jira and GitHub, and a whole lot more. That means you’re getting way more bang for your buck.

Don't just export Trello data. Sync it.

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