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Create a Card

Work items are visually represented on your LeanKit board using cards. Cards are moved to the appropriate lane on the board to represent the current status, making it easy for your team to quickly understand progress and priority of work items.

How to Create a Card in LeanKit

There are many ways to create cards on a LeanKit board, including:

  • Quick Add
  • Add a card to a specific lane
  • Add a card by e-mail
  • Add a card using mobile Apps
  • API

Creating a Card with Quick Add

LeanKit's "Quick Add" feature lets you quickly add multiple cards to a board at once.

Simply click the Add Card Icon on the top bar.

Then type a name for your card in the field.

You can keep adding new cards by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard or clicking Save and Add More. Use the dropdown menu in the top-right corner of the Add a Card window to specify the card type.  

Note: You can leave the Add a Card window by either clicking outside the window or clicking the Escape key on your keyboard.

Create and Add Cards to a Specific Lane

To quickly add cards to a specific lane in your board:

  1. Right click within the lane that you’d like to populate.
  2. Click the Menu option.
  3. From there, click Add Card.

You’ll notice a list with your card types, which easily lets you select the type of work which you’d like to add.

Create a Card by Email

You can also add new cards via email using your board's email address. To find the email address click on the default drop lane icon located in the top-right corner of your default drop lane. The email address is included in the context menu that appears.


To read more about creating cards via email, visit this article.

Mobile Apps

LeanKit offers both Android and iOS mobile apps. These apps let you easily add cards to any board that you have access to. Any cards added from your mobile device are instantly visible to the entire team.

API (Application Programming Interface)

You can also automatically add cards to LeanKit from other systems via our flexible integration framework and open API. Integrations with web applications are also available through Zapier (

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    Johan Bergens

    When using a drill-through borad I cannot set the parent card to something else than the card that drills-through. I would like to create feature cards and then task cards where the parent for each task card would be a feature card. 

    Is this possible? Should I use some other feature of LeanKit?