Boards & Cards

Boards & Cards

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Child Cards

Keyboard Shortcuts & Navigation



List View

Card States


At the heart of Superthread is a powerful, flexible kanban 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 column to the next depending on their status.

Note: in Superthread, we call these 'Cards' but you might know them by a number of different terms such as 'Issues', 'Tasks', 'Bugs', 'Items' and others, depending on the nature of your work and what software you've previously used for project management.

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 are tasks and can be displayed in a Board view or a List view (more on that later).

Creating a new Card

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

About Cards

A Card can have;

  1. A Title
  2. A Description field
  3. A Status (eg. 'To Do', 'Done')
  4. An Owner (singular)
  5. Assignees (multiple)
  6. A Creator
  7. A due date
  8. Tags (one or several)

In addition, you can;

  1. Add attachments
  2. Create checklists
  3. Add Child Cards

Each Card has a hyperlink 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.


  1. Use the keyboard shortcut C to quickly create a card from anywhere and save them to your Private Space.
  2. 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 an 'Epic'.

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:

  1. As part of the Marketing Team, one of my jobs is to create video tutorials of new features; for example, for our Zapier integration.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Cursor keys to highlight a Card or move to a different Card.

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

You can also use the keyboard shortcuts of;

  1. A to assign the Card
  2. R to change the Card's Title
  3. Enter to open the Card in full.
  4. Esc to close the Board.


Your Cards can optionally have one or many custom tags associated with them.

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.

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

However, you can also create universal tags in the Settings area of your Workspace.

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 'States'

Let's take a moment to explore how Card 'States' work in Superthread.

We'll take it from the top;

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

  1. Backlog
  2. To do
  3. Doing
  4. Done
  5. Cancelled

However, these Statuses are completely configurable to meet the requirements of your teams' own workflows.

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

  1. To do
  2. In Progress
  3. Code Review
  4. Deployed to Staging
  5. Passed QA
  6. Deployed to Production

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

  1. Idea
  2. Writing
  3. Being Reviewed
  4. Approved
  5. Published
  6. Shared on Social

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

Ok, got it, great.

However, Superthread also allows you to assign a specific, pre-defined State to your custom Status.

One key benefit of assigning a specific 'State' (eg. 'Done') to a custom 'Status' (eg. 'Deployed to Production') is that it describes where a task is within a particular workflow, without the viewer needing detailed knowledge of that particular team's workflow.

Superthread starts with the assumption that there are five States which are broadly common to any teams' workflow - Backlog, Not Started, In Progress, Done and Cancelled - and allows you to build your custom workflows from there.

It's still early days for this feature in Superthread, but this is an extremely powerful concept in enabling coherent cross-team collaboration.

Let's say we want to build a holistic view of the overall status of a project involving many different teams; for example, a new company website.

As we've seen, each of those teams working on tasks involved in the project will have their own custom workflows and their own Statuses which represent a task being completed (eg. 'Deployed to Production' vs 'Published')

But, thanks to the use of common States within Superthread, you'll be able to build powerful Views that show you, for example;

All Cards with Tag 'New Website' where Stage = 'In Progress'  

And that will give you all the Cards you want to see, across all the disparate teams.

To give a different example, you could choose to exclude all Cards with a Status of 'Done' from your search, which again will return the results you want, even though different teams have different Statuses for what constitutes a completed task.

Hmmmm..... that's pretty neat 😊

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