List view vs Board view

Most ClickUp users prefer to spend their time in either List or Board views, so it's a good idea to be aware of the different features they provide to increase productivity!

List view

In this view, users are presented with a list of their tasks under a specified Space, Folder, or List. This provides an overview of which tasks need to be completed within each level of the Hierarchy structure.

Within each list, tasks are organized by their statuses, allowing people to see exactly where each task resides within their workflows.

Additional benefits of List view

  • Task Sorting: Arrange your tasks according to due date, priority, assignee, and more. 

  • View Everything: Get a high-level perspective of every task within your Workspace, and then use filters to see exactly what you need.

  • Make changes in bulk: With the Bulk Action Toolbar, you can quickly select multiple tasks to assign them, change their status, delete them, and more!

Board view

This is the ideal view for agile teams due to its powerful drag-and-drop interface. 

From the Group by menu in the upper-right, tasks in Board view are arranged vertically according to status, assignee, tags, due date, or priority.

From the Group by menu, you can also enable Swimlanes. This feature allows you to add rows alongside the columns on a Board view. For example, project managers can organize by status and priority to create a high-level overview of their team's most important tasks!

Screenshot of the Group by menu

As in List view, you have the option to view all tasks within a Space, or even view everything within your Workspace. 

You can even drag and drop tasks between columns to make quick changes!

Additional benefits of Board view

  • Quick-create Tasks: Click the + symbol at the top of a column to quickly add a new task.

  • Add a Cover Image: Pin an attached image within a task so it will be displayed when seeing the task in Board view.

  • Make changes in bulk: You can also use the Bulk Action Toolbar in Board view to make quick changes to groups of tasks!

Viewing Folders in List and Board views

List view 

List view breaks down Folders by their individual lists in a vertical manner, making sure you can correlate tasks to specific objectives within a List.

Board view 

Board view places all tasks in vertical columns based on the grouping you apply. 

Be sure to check out Team view for great insight into what each member of your Workspace is working on!

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