Habitica & Trello

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Combining Trello & Habitica!

I´ve already introduced Habitica and Trello in former posts. Today I want to share how I combine those tools and how I use the Today-List in Habitica.

Habitica´s ToDo-List

Habitica is cool for planning my day but it doesn´t provide features for planning projects or more complex tasks. So I need to do this somewhere else. As I really love kanban boards I use Trello for this. I tried 3 different approaches for combining Habitica and Trello.

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1_circle_c Today @Habitica

First I plan my epics/deliverables in Trello and then add the stories/tasks for today to Habitica (short explanation of epics & stories).

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I plann my sprint goals in Trello …

... break tasks down into pomodoro-like chunks ...

… break tasks down into pomodoro-like chunks pimped with emojis

… and then I put my tasks and subtasks in Habitica …

... if needed subtasks can then be added as a checklist. That´s it!

… if needed subtasks can then be added as a checklist. That´s it!


2_circle_cPomodoros @Habitica

Somethimes this is not working for me. Especially when I change my plan for the day this produces time consuming overhead. It definitely can happen when learning that I plan and start to work on a deliverable for subject DBG and when I get stuck I decide to switch to subject OOM to get things done. For this I need a tool that supports that flexibility. In Habitica this would lead to time consuming adaptation of my today list.

So I tryed to only have pomodoro placeholders for time planning and reward.

I plan how many pomodoros / cards I want to do today and then only create generic ToDo´s in Habitica ...

I plan how many pomodoros / cards I want to do today and then only create generic ToDo´s in Habitica …

... and have the cards with my tasks in trello. When something is done i will check it in Habitica to get my points.

… and have the cards with my tasks in trello. When something is done i will check it in Habitica to get my points.


3_circle_cSprint @Habitica

This is mainly the same as 1 but instead of only adding today´s tasks I add the whole sprint to Habiticas ToDo List. The disadvantage is that a lot of todos will get orange over the sprint. The advantage is that I can just pick an item where I can do some progress and check it without having to adapt the List. As I have very short sprints (< 1 week) this works fine for me and this is my current way of doing.


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If you want to know more about these tools you can check other postings about Habitica or Trello.


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