Can I email a note to Trello - like I do in Backpack? I am just trying to make projects in Trello and the thing that works well, to get a thought out of my head and into a project, is to email that note/thought to Backpack.

Each page in Backpack has it's own unique email so I have to go to Backpack first to grab that unique email address.

I'm thinking there might be a similar action in Trello...maybe?

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An easy way to do this would be to use Zapier to Create a New Trello Card from a GMail Message.

Disclaimer: I'm a Zapier employee, but I actually use this to get ideas dumped into trello to follow up on later.


Apparently, they're working on a Google Apps integration. In addition, the feature to create cards through email is "known" by Trello, no details as to when they can implement.

  • Implemented in August 2013. Aug 28, 2013 at 8:45

You can send emails straight to Trello now with Emello. (http://www.emelloapp.com) It allows you to send any email to Trello. You can also pick out and customize email addresses for specific boards and lists. Works from any email client (mobile of desktop)

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    – Alex
    Oct 12, 2012 at 15:41
  • Per FAQ please disclose your affiliation with the named service. Oct 14, 2012 at 23:13

This capability has now been added to Trello. http://blog.trello.com/create-cards-via-email/

Basically, you can go to board e-mail settings, copy an address and you're done. You send the notes from your account e-mail.

Note: I'm in no way affiliated with Trello.

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