I'd like to add someone else to my Trello tasks, for my own info, without actually having to create an account for them.

Essentially, I want to be able to give, say 'Fred' a picture, and be able to add Fred to a card, without having to:

  1. get them to pass on their email details to Trello (and have yet another password to track)
  2. get them to set up a Gravatar

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I suppose a workaround with pictorial representation would be to:

  1. invent a new email address, via an email address alias such as [email protected]...
  2. create a Gravatar for that email alias address.

No, there is not a way to do this. A workaround would be to do something with card name whereby you say "FRED: fix leaky faucet".

  • Thanks. It's really the easy-to-interpret pictorial representation that I'm after. Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 22:26

Another workaround, that gives a visual representation, is to use the Label facility. This draws a narrow coloured line along the top of the Card.

Edit your Board's Preferences, and in the Labels section, click on a label name (e.g. "Red (default)" and type in the new name, e.g. Fred - and the Save.

Then, when hovering over a Card, hit the letter L, and click on the chosen Label (e.g. Fred) to assign it to a card.

At the least this gives a visual reminder of the meaning of each colour, when you show the available labels.

(It doesn't, however, allow you to hit the letter Q, to filter and show only your labels.)

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