A few weeks back when Trello announced their unlimited labels update, I wrote a post about how it broke my usage pattern by significantly increasing keystrokes required to label cards.
Just discovered, by mistake, an even faster way to label than I’ve ever used before. Not sure if this is new, or I was just doing it the harder way all this time.
When hovering over a card, or with a card open, just press the number(s) of all the labels you want to toggle. No need to prepend it with ‘L’ at all!
Here’s how the keystroke count (from the earlier post) looks now.
Target: toggle labels 1 & 3.
My old usage pattern: 4 keystrokes (L + 1 + 3 + Enter)
Forced usage pattern after unlimited labels update: 6 keystrokes (L + 1 + Enter + L + 3 + Enter)
New usage pattern: 2 keystrokes (1 + 3)
Simply put, the number of keystrokes to toggle N labels has gone from N+2, to 3N to just N.
I’m not just pleased, I’m positively delighted! My love, respect, and addiction, for Trello just keeps on increasing!