I use Trello to manage all of my client projects. Which is why I was a little disappointed when I heard that they’re changing how Team Boards work. Basically, if you’re a free “Team”, you can only have 10 open boards.
Now, I don’t have a “Team”, per say, but I used the Teams to break my boards up into categories. I had 22 boards in my Overlock Design Co. “team”. Now, I’m already paying for Trello Gold, I don’t want to pay another $10 monthly just to keep my boards in categories.
So I decided to convert them to Personal Boards. The organizer in me weeps, but it’ll keep my costs down. Best of all, I don’t lose any data or functionality by turning a Team Board into a Personal Board.
It’s a pretty simple process. Just go to the board you want to change and click Show Menu at the top:
Then, go to More:
Next, go to Settings:
Finally, click Change Team and select Personal Boards from the dropdown. Super easy!
If you want to see it in action, here’s a quick How-To Video:
What about Collaborative Trello Boards?
All of your lists, cards, members, and settings stay the same when you convert a board from a Team to a Personal Board, so you don’t have to worry about losing information or a client not being able to access a board you both work on.
You can invite users to boards individually. This is great if you (like me!) mostly work alone or with small groups of people. I have Personal Boards with 5+ members, but they only have access to the board they’re invited to. No need to add people to a Team!
What do I do with my empty teams?
If you’ve emptied a “Team” out by converting all its boards to Personal Boards, feel free to delete the team. It’ll keep your Boards page a little cleaner.
I hope this was helpful! If you have any other Trello tips, feel free to leave them in the comments!