Drag and drop
Arrange your content
Cling provides various features making it easy for you to manage your content in such a way that ensures you always have a complete overview. A key Cling function is the movement of content via drag and drop. To move a card, click anywhere on the card and keep the mouse button pressed while moving it to the required position on the board at which point you release the button.
Your boards will become considerably clearer if you arrange your cards over several columns. To create a new column, drag a card in between two existing columns or to the very left / right side of a board. As an alternative to drag and drop use the Clipboard to cut and paste content.
Move a card to another board
Use the option "Send to board" if you like to relocate any content item. This feature is espacially helpful, if content relates to another board and you want to send it there. Open the card menu, click the ellipsis, select "Send to board" and pick a target. The card can then be found in the target board's inbox.
Move cards between boards
The clipboard can be accessed via the board menu ➊. Click on the board selector and select "Clipboard. The corresponding column will open and you can see all cards already located in the clipboard.
Use the cut icon from the card menu to move a card to the clipboard. You could also move a card via drag and drop to the clipboard column. Click the card, hold the mouse button, drag it over, release the mouse.
Remove nonrelevant stuff
If you do not need a card anymore, delete it. The card will be moved to the trashcan. Deleting cards via drag and drop is supported as well. Open the trashcan, like the clipboard, via the board selector located in the board menu.
In case you want to restore a card, open the trashcan. The trashcan column shows up and you can move (via clipboard or drag and drop) the card back to one of your boards.
You can empty the trashcan anytime. Once you empty your trashcan, the cards can no longer be restored.
Keep things without loosing track
Content which might become important at some later point of time can be archived to hide it in the meantime. To archive a card, click the archive icon from the card menu. Once you click it, the card disappeares.
Archived cards can be shown by selecting "Show archived cards" from the board menu. Then click the archive icon again and the card is no longer in the archive.
Always stay on top
Cling lets you manage your tasks just as easily as all other content. Effortlessly note down your to-dos while working on your projects. Create lists of your tasks, manage their status and prioritize quickly and easily.
With Cling you can turn any content item into a task. Simply click "Open task settings" from the card menu ➊.
Once the task is activated, all info details will be displayed ❷. You can assign this task to someone ❸ if you share the board, you can pick any board user as an assignee for this task. Deactivate the task if it is not needed anymore ❹ or confirm your edits by clicking "OK" ❺.
Task detail info can be opened by clicking on the task section of a card. Resolve a task by setting it to "Done". Resolved tasks have a corresponding text in the cards task section ❻.
If you finished a task and you don't need it anymore you can delete it. Sometimes you might want to keep it for referencing it later. In this case you should archive it ❼.
Tip: Use the archive button for frequently recurring tasks. Archived elements can be displayed again in the board menu. You can then easily retrieve the recurring task from the archive.
Simple todo-lists can be created by adding multiple cards on your home screen or a specific board. Activate relevant items as a task and indent all elements of a list as seen on the image below.
More complex tasks or checklists can be created by indenting content items ❽. Not every item needs to be an active task. This is especially useful for checklists. Activate the task for the parent item representing the list. If you are done with an item on the checklist, simply click the checkmark to mark it as done.
Tip: For managing projects you should create separate boards. Navigate to your home screen, create a new board card, name it after the project and put all related content on this board. The number of open tasks is displayed on the board card. Grouping cards is the way to go, if you need to create complex content containing text, images, links and files.
Create the best structure
If you keep creating more and more content on your boards, you might want to group cards for the same topic. An image, some web links and a text - all about the same thing.
With Cling you can group and organize your cards to reflect exactly this structure. Use increase indent to group cards. Grouped cards behave like one big card and we recommend to use a maximum of 5 levels.