Tool to sync Taskwarrior projects with Trello boards

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Tool to sync Taskwarrior projects with Trello boards.


In Taskwarrior

First for all you need configure some UDAs in Taskwarrior to store some Trello data. This is very, very, very important. If you dont have the UDAs configured before run TrelloWarrior you'll destroy your Taskwarrior tasks data.

To set UDAs in Taskwarrior simply edit .taskrc and add the following lines.

# UDAs
uda.trelloid.label=Trello ID
uda.trellolistname.label=Trello List Name

The first UDA trelloid is used to store the Trello Card ID and establish an equivalence between Trello Cards and Taskwarrior Tasks. Note that you never, never, never, never, (period), should edit this field.

The second UDA trellolistname is used to determine the Trello List where the Card/Task is stored. You can edit this field without problems to move the task to another list.

For TrelloWarrior

Prepare the environment

For run TrelloWarrior you need to install tasklib and py-trello. TrelloWarrior uses these Python helpers to comunicate with Taskwarrior and Trello.

You can use your package system to install it, but the easy way is to use a Python 2.7 virtualenv:

virtualenv2 trw
. trw/bin/activate
pip install tasklib
pip install py-trello

Note that in several distributions the Virtualenv executable is called simply virtualenv instead virtualenv2.

Get the keys

TrelloWarrior access to Trello via API. You need generate an access token for it.

First go to: to get your API Key and API Secret.

In a bash compatible shell, run the following exports to config (configure with your data).

export TRELLO_API_KEY="your_api_key"
export TRELLO_API_SECRET="your_api_secret"
export TRELLO_NAME="TrelloWarrior"
export TRELLO_EXPIRATION="30days"

Note: You can set the TRELLO_EXPIRATION to 1hour, 1day, 30days, never. We recomend use 30days for tests and never for daily use.

Now run the Trello util script in the Virtualenv to get the token and token secret.

python trw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/trello/

This return some like this.

Request Token:
    - oauth_token        = 1c5ad394834dde42a7655437ab3e0060
    - oauth_token_secret = dffc3a62622ef450028f685406bceacc

Go to the following link in your browser:,write&expiration=30days&name=trellowarrior
Have you authorized me? (y/n)

You must visit the link to authorize the token. This gives you a pin like this.

You have granted access to your Trello information.

To complete the process, please give this verification code:


Respond yes, and insert the pin.

What is the PIN? 17894a35a2f745c3a184cf8e4bb5f1f9
Access Token:
    - oauth_token = 0469c6271416af6eae10123fdae0afc1135e9082bb0b5ba87b2f8a1db9d7f0b1
    - oauth_token_secret = a978b159692cfc315377790669ac99a0

You may now access protected resources using the access tokens above.

Finaly you have access tokens to put in TrelloWarrior config file.


The TrelloWarrior config is very easy. There is a trellowarrior.conf sample file that you can modify to set with your data.


In the DEFAULT section, it is mandatory to set your Trello API key and token and, at least, one sync project. The sync project corresponds to the following sections that define the Taskwarrior project and Trello board equivalence.

  • taskwarrior_taskrc_location Optional. Define where your taskrc file is located. Default: ~/.taskrc
  • taskwarrior_data_location Optional. Define where your task data dir is located. Default: ~/.task

  • trello_api_key MANDATORY. Your Trello Api Key.

  • trello_api_secret MANDATORY. Your Trello Api Secret.

  • trello_token MANDATORY. Your Trello Token.

  • trello_token_secret MANDATORY. Your Trello Token Secret.

  • sync_projects MANDATORY. Define what sections are loaded, separated by spaces.

Project/Board Sections

The Project/Board sections are called from sync_projects and define the equivalence between Taskwarrior and Trello.

  • tw_project_name MANDATORY. The name of project in Taskwarrior.
  • trello_board_name MANDATORY. The name of Trello Board.
  • trello_todo_list Optional. The name of Trello list where new pending tasks are stored. Default: To Do
  • trello_doing_list Optional. The name of Trello list for active tasks. Default: Doing
  • trello_done_list Optional. The name of Trello list for done taks. Default: Done


Taskwarrior Trello
UDA: trelloid Card ID
UDA: trellolistname List Name
Project Board Name
Description Card Name
Due Card Due Date

Known limitations

The main objective of TaskWarrior is to be simple so it doesn't manage collisions. The sync strategy is last modified wins, this means that if you do a modification in Trello and later a modification in Taskwarrior, TrelloWarrior does the sync and keeps the Taskwarrior data, because it is the last touched.

You can have infinite lists in your Trello, but all of them are considered as pending. You only can have one doing list and one done list, but these lists can be configured.

If you have several boards with same name, TrelloWarrior always picks the first one.

For now, only syncs Title/Description, Due dates and Status.