Trello Markdown Export

October 07, 2014
Updated on: October 10, 2014 at 16:44

Trello Markdown Export → via @_patrickwelker

More Macros! Yesterday I posted »Trello this with Keyboard Maestro« and I submitted a ticket on Brett’s GitHub site asking if it was possible to add a proper multi-line description.

Turns out this already ought to work. Brett fixed it and now it works.

This is brillant since now we can generate Markdown reports from Trello. The possibilities are endless. One can create reports of just one list, of selected lists across different boards, a whole board or your complete Trello account in a flat folder structure with Markdown files.

A next step could be to automatically email these reports to team members or your boss at the end of the week.

However, to get you started I have setup a simple one which creates a Markdown formatted report and saves the file on your Desktop as “name-of-your-list.txt” with the following syntax:

## 1st Card Title
Description text here
## 2nd Card Title
Description text here

Optionally opens the report in (enable the corresponding action in the bottom).

This is the macro in action:


In addition, yesterdays macro which generates a numbered list from all card titles in a specific list is now updated to work with Version 0.2.0 of Brett’s Ruby Gem.

UPDATE: I wasn’t exactly crystal clear and some of you guys seem to run into trouble. Here’s the thing. The two macro’s here are “extensions” which depend on the macro’s from the last post. I updated the download package below – everything you need is in there, but make sure to read the instructions from the last post to set it up properly, c.f. without running 00) Trello: Setup Trello API key one time these won’t work. Here’s the new link:


If you need help with any of this or your own Keyboard Maestro workflow just leave a comment or contact me via email.

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