Create buckets to sort your tasks

After adding tasks, you can sort them into buckets to help break things up into phases, types of work, departments, or whatever makes the most sense for your plan.

Set up buckets

To set up buckets for your plan’s tasks, on the Board, select Add new bucket, enter a name for the bucket.

Add a task to a bucket

Don't see Add new bucket? You might have the Board grouped by something else. Select Group by near the top right, and choose Buckets.

Change group by to bucket

Tip:  Want to change a bucket name? Select a bucket name to make changes. You can even rename the To Do bucket to something that you might find more useful!

Move tasks into buckets

Once you've created a bucket, you can drag tasks into the bucket to start getting organized.

Drag a task into a new bucket

You can also select the plus sign (+) below the bucket name to add a new task to that bucket. Enter the name of the task and choose Add task.

Add tasks

More ways to get organized

You can change the order of how buckets appear on the screen by dragging the title of a bucket to a new position.

If you need more ways to organize your work, you might find using colored labels helpful.

Task card with labels

You can flag tasks with multiple colored labels to help you see, at a glance, which tasks have certain things in common.

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