Card Statuses

Card status is a feature which tells you about the progress of card realization. 

Card statuses are one of the very first thing you see in KanBo. After creating a new board you begin with the default Kanban view and empty status lists. Learn how to adjust it to better suit your project.

After creating a new Board, three statuses lists will appear to your eyes: “To Do“, “Doing” and “Done“. 

These lists are ready to be filled with cards. When you decide to add a new card right from this view by pressing a round + button, you can choose its initial status.

Every card can be assigned to only one status at a time.

Changing the status of a card

There are several ways to make a status change.

Board view

  1. Change it by dragging a card and dropping it at different status list.

Card view

Other method is changing the card status directly on a card view. 

  1. Enter a card.
  2. Find the card progress line on card details section.
  3. Select the desired status and simply click on it.

Quick Actions

Another way to change the card status:

  1. Press card status icon on a Board view.
  2. Select an option from the drop-down menu.

Changing the order of statuses

There are two places where you can change the order of statuses.

1. Changing the order of statuses by dragging and dropping at the board view

This is the easiest way. Just grab a list and move it at a new position.

2. Changing the order of statuses at the Board menu

This way is comfortable when there are many status lists.

  1. Press more button (three dots) at the top Board bar.
  2. Select  Card statuses position.
  1. To change the order of card statuses, simply drag and drop your status to the desired place.

Linearity of card statuses

Role of the statuses is to show progress of every card realization. The progress line can consist of as many steps as needed to finally complete the task.

As you see, a role for status might appear many times or even none. You can choose multiple statuses to share the same role. In this example, you can see that there is one status with role Not started, 4 statuses with role In Progress and one statuses with role Completed. There is also one Informational status. 

There are some special cases regarding status of role Information. This status might be used for cards which have an informational role. As it does not represent the progress of completing a card, this status is not visualized in the progress line.


Card status is a feature in KanBo that shows the progress of a card realization.

Every card front has a circle around the status icon, which shows the work calculation progress.

No, a card can only be assigned to just one status at a time.

The Information status is used for cards that contain important information but are not executable. It does not represent the progress of completing a card. Cards with Information status are not taken into account in the work progress calculation.

Yes, you can customize the initial status lists by adding, removing, or renaming them.

You can change the status of a card by dragging and dropping it to a different status list, or by selecting a new status at the card details section or by using Quick Actions menu.

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