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Create a Card

LeanKit's step-by-step guide on how to add new cards to your LeanKit board. 


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:

  • Create a card using "Quick Create"
  • Create a card in a specific lane
  • Create a card by e-mail
  • Create a Card using API


Create a Card using Quick Add

LeanKit's "Quick Create" feature lets you quickly add multiple cards to a board at once. Simply click the Create Card Icon on the top bar.


Then type a name for your card in the field and select a card type if desired using the dropdown menu in the top-right corner of the Create a Card window to specify the card type.


You can also select another board to add your new card to, if you have access to other boards in the account. Simply use the boards dropdown beneath the card title field to select which board you'd like your new card to appear on. 


You can keep adding new cards by pressing the Shift key and the Enter key on your keyboard at the same time.

You can save your card and stop creating new cards by clicking the Save button or simply pressing the Enter key on your keyboard. You can edit more card details for a newly created card by clicking Edit Details

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


Create a Card in a Specific Lane

To quickly create cards in a specific lane in your board:

  1. Right click within the lane that you’d like to populate.
  2. From there, click Create Card.
  3. Select Quick Create to quickly create a card and edit the details later or select a card type from the list that appears to create a card for a specific type of work item. 



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.


Create a Card Using LeanKit's 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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