Currently Board is the main separator, which means nothing can be linked in the Board -> Board level. Also you can’t have Overview of the multiple Boards/Workspaces.
Folders are linked and you can:
- Get an Overview of the all Items in a Board. ( by clicking on Board Overview above the Folders )
- Re-use Custom Fields from other Folders in the same Board. ( in Sidebar under ‘Existing custom fields’ )
This is the logic:
Overview has to stop somewhere That’s what boards are for. You shouldn’t mix type of data that is not relevant into the same Board. For example you shouldn’t have: Tasks and Gallery in the same board, because you will not be able to get good Overview. You should have one board for Tasks and one board for Gallery.
To be honest, we’re still thinking about this a lot. We want to learn a little bit about different use cases and understand if we should change something in the future ( like making Workspace Overview or make another level of hierarchy in the Board like ‘Super Folders’ that will have their own Overviews and not share attributes with other ‘Super Folders’ ), or educate members to use it this way and learn until we understand it well.
There will be however the option in the close future to Link a Reference like Item from one Board into another Board with a new ‘Reference’ custom field.
Let us know what you think about this, and maybe include some use cases to brainstorm how they can be structured?