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Boards, cards, and statuses

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At the heart of Superthread is a powerful, flexible Board system to allow you to organise your tasks however best suits your own working patterns.

Boards contain Cards which can be moved from one status to another.

If you’ve used a similar tool you might know cards as “issues”, “tasks”, “tickets”, etc.

Superthread Spaces can each have multiple Boards to enable smooth workflows and task prioritisation.

For example, when using Superthread internally, our Frontend Development team's space has multiple Boards, allowing them to easily pull a reported Bug onto their Active Development Board.


Cards live in a board and represent tasks that you need to tracked.

Creating a new Card

Create a new card by simply clicking the 'Add card' button in a board.

Quick card creation

Just press C from anywhere in the app to bring up the card creation modal.

Cards fields

A Card can have:

  • Title

  • Description field

  • Status (eg. 'To Do', 'Done')

  • Owner (singular)

  • Assignees (multiple)

  • Creator (set automatically be the person that creates the card)

  • Start date (set manually, or automatically when a card moves to an ‘In progress’ status)

  • Due date

  • Tags

  • Estimate

In addition, you can;

  • Add attachments

  • Create checklists

  • Add Child Cards

  • Comments

Each Card has a link directly to it, as well as a link to the Git branch name for the Card (if you're using Superthread's Github integration) and also has its own Activity Log.


  • Use the keyboard shortcut C to quickly create a card from anywhere and save them to your Private Space.

  • Drag and Drop file attachments onto Cards

Child Cards

You can break larger tasks into smaller tasks by adding Child Cards to them.

Once a Card has one or more Child Cards attached, it becomes a parent card.

Because Superthread is designed to be used by multiple, cross-functional teams, Child Cards don't need to belong to the same Board or Space as their Parent card, they can belong to any (open) Boards throughout the Workspace.

Let's give an example:

As part of the Marketing Team, one of my jobs is to create video tutorials of new features; for example, for our Zapier integration.

  • Before I can begin, I'm reliant on the engineering team delivering that feature, but I don't live in the engineering team's Board and follow everything that happens there, I just want to know if the feature is delivered so I can start my work.

  • Being able to view the status of the relevant Child Card(s) makes it easy for me to get the visibility I need.

Keyboard shortcuts and navigation

Superthread includes some nifty keyboard shortcuts and navigation to help you work quickly within the Boards view.


When on the Boards view, you can use your keyboard arrows to select a Card.

If you then hold the Alt (Win) or Option (Mac) key, you can use keyboard arrows to move the Card to a different column, or higher or lower in its current column.

You can also use the keyboard shortcuts of:

  • ⬆⬇⬅➡ keyboard arrows to select a card.

  • Enter to open the selected card.

  • Esc to close the card (or board).

  • R to rename the selected card.

  • A to assign the selected card to somebody.

  • T to add tags.

  • D to set a due date.

  • F to access the filtering options when viewing a board.


Tags (sometimes known as labels) can be added to cards to help categorise them and keep things organised. You can then filter cards by ‘Tag’.

You can use existing tags or create new ones.

When you create a new tag, by default that tag is saved on a per Space basis.

For example, if I create a tag 'Blog Post' in our Marketing Space, that tag will only be available within that Space.

Workspace tags

If you want to create a common tag that all spaces can use (e.g. ‘bug’), then universal tags for the whole workspace can be created here Settings > Workspace > Tags.

Tags that are created here will be available to all Spaces within your Workspace.


Powerful, easy to configure filters allow you to view just the Cards that are relevant to you.

List view

For those who prefer a more spreadsheet-style way of working with tasks , Superthread also has a List view.

Card status

Let's take a moment to explore how card status works in Superthread.

When you create a new Board in Superthread, by default we set up columns with the following Statuses:

  • Backlog

  • To do

  • Doing

  • Done

  • Cancelled

However, you can configure these Statuses to suit however you work.

For example, the engineering team's workflow might look something like this;

  • To do

  • In Progress

  • Code Review

  • Deployed to Staging

  • Passed QA

  • Deployed to Production

Whereas for the marketing team, the workflow for writing and publishing Blog Posts might look something like this;

  • Idea

  • Writing

  • Being Reviewed

  • Approved

  • Published

  • Shared on Social

So, different teams' workflows have different statuses associated with them, and you're free to configure them how you like.

However, each status in Superthread also has a “status type” associated with it.

This means you can still know the progress on a card, even if it has a custom status.

The status types are:

  1. Backlog

  2. Not started

  3. In progress

  4. Done

  5. Cancelled

Every status you create in a Superthread board will have one of these “types” associated with it. This is used to show progress on tasks (e.g. “5 out of 10 of the child cards are finished”). It also lets you set up views which contain all cards with a status of a certain type, regardless of what the status is named.

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