Three years ago, I created Echo For Trello to scratch an itch. I love using Trello, and I wanted to have a way to have repeatable cards created on my account. Since it was useful for me, I released it for others to use as well in hopes that it was also helpful for someone else. In those three years, over 4,400 Trello accounts connected to Echo For Trello, creating almost half a million Trello cards. Considering that I did not promote this tool, that's an incredible amount.
A few months after launching, Trello created a channel on the online service IFTTT, which includes functionality to generate recurring cards that mirrors Echo For Trello. I kept Echo For Trello running because I had plans to continue to expand the service to make it much more useful for Trello fans like myself.
Unfortunately, that never came to be. Time constraints were a big reason for that, as I have a full-time job and want to spend as much time as possible with my wife. But if I can be honest, I was also a bit unmotivated to continue development because there didn't seem to be a lot of demand to use or expand a service like this.
Since there are tools that do the same as this site, I decided to shut down Echo For Trello. As of January 12, 2018, Echo For Trello will discontinue all automatic card generation. Users who previously logged in to Echo For Trello before this date will be able to log in to view the cards that they set up using the service until January 31, 2018. You can then use IFTTT to schedule daily or weekly recurring Trello cards as Echo For Trello did.
The source code for Echo For Trello has always been available on GitHub and will remain there in case anyone wishes to continue running the service on their own.
If there are any questions, concerns or comments regarding Echo For Trello's shutdown, please reach out to me on Twitter.
I sincerely hope that Echo For Trello was useful for others as it was to me.
- Dennis Martinez