Customizable cards on features board

Being able to quickly identify cards is really important, especially as the feature list gets really long. Being able to add:

- Custom fields

- Customized display (I can't keep track of the initiative colors -- would be much easier to choose an icon or display a text)

- Visual indicators (a preview of the attachment, or a picture/mockup) 

Would make it much easier to identify cards.  I think Trello has a great example of this -- customizable icons and attachment previews draw attention to exactly the card you want to see. 


Allow cards to be customized on the Feature Board and Feature Workflow board.


  • Liora Simozar
  • Nov 5 2014
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  • Apr 6, 2016

    Admin response

    We just released a new tool which allows you to customize your feature cards. In a single glance, you can now easily identify key feature information on your feature cards including assignee, goal and initiative names, due dates and even custom fields.

    This is available through the Customize feature card icon on the feature boar, which allows you to personalize your own view. You can also standardize your default card views across products and product lines via Settings -> Product -> Configure.

    Learn more about it here: http://blog.aha.io/index.php/customize-feature-cards/ 

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    Chris Waters commented
    7 Apr, 2016 04:09pm

    This idea is interesting. It would be cool if there was a separator item that you could drag in that created a horizontal line like:

  • Jonathon Leeke commented
    7 Apr, 2016 02:39pm

    Oh, and having line separators for certain rows would also help to break up some of the text!

  • Jonathon Leeke commented
    7 Apr, 2016 02:28pm

    This is a great improvement overall - thanks!  A few suggestions on the new functionality...

    - I'd like the option to make a row either single-column or two-column format.  For long text, it's wrapping in the middle at the column break, and I'd rather it be on a full-width row.

    - I'd like to add custom text to be able to add labels or separators (" - ") to some fields.

  • Guest commented
    6 Apr, 2016 09:38pm

    Awesome - looks good guys!  Great approach to the customizable cards.   (the assigned-to chip is a little hard to read with the circle outline, but still an awesome improvement!

  • Joseph Rincione commented
    21 Mar, 2016 01:11pm

    I'd like the Features board to clearly show statuses, like highlighting all BLOCKED stories in red.

  • Guest commented
    9 Mar, 2016 05:06pm

    Assigned-To icon would be my first pick for both collapsed and big view, similar to Trello, TeamPulse, TargetProcess, etc.

  • Chris Turley commented
    5 Jan, 2016 04:23pm

    For us, being able to show the Release on the Card while in the Feature Workflow board is critical.  This could be like on the Pivot report where each card for a release is color coded.  

  • Ville Kyytsönen commented
    21 Oct, 2015 10:54am

    This is one of the first features I'd like to see added. As pointed out, having custom fields (think of estimate) visible would help to quickly analyse how realistic some releases are. Also, being able to color cards based on some selection, like status, estimate or any custom field would be useful.

  • Allen Pollack commented
    22 Sep, 2015 07:13pm

    In order to plan and provide the correct visual the card data points would need to be customized.

  • David Straus commented
    18 Aug, 2015 04:55pm

    Agree.  We are trying to actually use Aha in a non-traditional way.  Something we use Trello for today.  But we need to see 'owner' on the card versus having to drill in to each card.  It would be very helpful in the detailed view to be able to put whatever fields we want associated with the Feature on the feature card

  • Ross Reynolds (External) commented
    26 Jun, 2015 06:19pm

    More icons, colors, and chiclets could solve this problem very simply... We could definitely use it.

  • Mass Delairi commented
    8 Jun, 2015 08:15pm

    Custom fields are not very useful if we cannot show them on the board.

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