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
  • Shipped
Release time frame
  • 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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  • Mass Delairi commented
    June 8, 2015 20:15

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

  • Ross Reynolds (External) commented
    June 26, 2015 18:19

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

  • David Straus commented
    August 18, 2015 16:55

    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

  • Allen Pollack commented
    September 22, 2015 19:13

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

  • Ville Kyytsönen commented
    October 21, 2015 10:54

    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.

  • Chris Turley commented
    January 5, 2016 16:23

    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.  

  • Guest commented
    March 9, 2016 17:06

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

  • Joseph Rincione commented
    March 21, 2016 13:11

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

  • Guest commented
    April 6, 2016 21:38

    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!

  • Jonathon Leeke commented
    April 7, 2016 14:28

    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.

  • Jonathon Leeke commented
    April 7, 2016 14:39

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

  • Admin
    Chris Waters commented
    April 7, 2016 16:09

    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: