Adding Screenshots to Trello Cards on Android
I’m collecting interesting One-Page-Tools on the web on a Trello board. To add a new card, I use a simple little script on my Android smartphone, I wrote about here: Add website to Trello card the better way.
On processing the page to store on a card, Trello scrapes the page and takes the
og:image out of the HTML to generate an image attachment and take it as cover for the card. This sometimes works, but most of the time it doesn’t, because website owners often don’t pay attention to reasonable
Because it is easier to find a card with visual support, I create my own screenshots for the cards in a manual, but streamlined, process, I want to show you here.
- Android 5 and above
- Open up Screenshot Touch and set under
Shaking and Delaythe option
Caption by shaking.
- Set the
Shake sensitivityoption to
- Set the
- Start the capture monitoring service .
- Open up Trello and got to the card, where you want to add an screenshot for use as an cover.
- Click on the URL attachment to open it in your browser .
- Shake you smartphone to capture the current website.
- Switch to Screenshot Touch and open the
- Open the
- Set the
1:1to get a squared image. It will be persisted in the apps settings for further use.
- Place the overlay to select you preferred part of the image .
- Save the image .
- Switch back to Trello and click to add a new attachment .
- Choose to add from file .
- In Androids file dialog, head up to
- Select the new image .
- In the context menu of the added attachment, select
Make Card Cover, if Trello has not done it yet.
Once you have done this two or three times, the process takes less than 30 seconds.
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