Meet Cards - a new way to add information to the board. Unlike sticky notes, cards provide you with a structured way to add more details and make things like planning or story mapping easier. Cards are simply containers for the information, which can be used for different purposes: text, task, etc.
To start using the tool, find the Card icon in the Apps and drag it to the toolbar.
Adding Card icon to the toolbar
There are four simple ways to add a Card to the board:
1. Drag the Card icon from the sidebar and drop it anywhere on the board.
2. Select the Card icon and click on the board.
3. Use D hotkey.
4. Convert any sticker or shape into a card.
Convert stickies and shapes into cards and vice versa
Cards are blue and empty by default, but you can choose a color from the palette and fill card background, change card's length and height, add up to 8 tags to each card, assign tasks to board participants, add links or dates. All the changes can be made both in closed and in expanded cards, except links (only in closed).
The text of the heading is visible, whereas the description is hidden if the Card is not expanded. To expand the Card click on the Expand icon either on the top right corner of the card or on the pop-up menu.
Expand the Card to add a description
💡 The description also becomes partly visible with a triple board zoom. We recommend adding cards with 100% zoom and so if you press "+" in the bottom right corner three times, the card description appears, as you zoom in.
To format the text of the description field use the shortcuts:
- Cmd/Ctrl + B = Bold;
- Cmd/Ctrl + U = Underline;
- Cmd/Ctrl + I = Italic;
- “-“ + space at the beginning of a line for a bulleted list
- “1.” at the beginning of a line for a numbered list.
✏️ You cannot format text in the heading of the card.
✏️ You can input up to 6,000 symbols in the card description. The limit is applied to card headings as well.
In the bottom collaboration bar, you will find Cards panel and If there are any Cards assigned to you, the blue dot over that icon appears. To look through those Cards, click the Cards icon at the bottom bar, then click @, and mark them as read by clicking Read all if needed.
The list of cards on a Miro board