Beta Features
These are experimental features - we are still working on these, but please try these in your Early Access boards and let us know your feedback.

Stopwatch

Place a stopwatch anywhere on the board.
  1. 1.
    Open up the Command Palette with Ctrl + Space
  2. 2.
    Search for 'Create: Stopwatch and select it
  3. 3.
    Set your time and start the clock. Wait for the countdown...!
  4. 4.
    BONUS - you can copy/paste the timer to create more.
Ctrl + Space to open the Command Palette

Task Cards

Task cards are useful for roadmaps & story mapping. They have a title, body, and a color.
Think of Task Cards as the lovechild of a sticky note and an index card.
The Task card tool displayed in the toolbar, once enabled.
Task card colors
You need to enable Task cards on each board you want to use them. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open up the Command Palette with Ctrl + Space
  2. 2.
    Search for 'Create: Task card' and select it.
  3. 3.
    Task cards are now available to create for anyone on the board.

Slapping

To slap someone, hold the space bar and fling your cursor through their avatar to send them flying (with bonus sound effects). If you find slaps annoying, disable them in the user settings.

Command Palette

We built Metro Retro so that all actions on a board can be programmatically executed with commands.
This means that in the future you could script an automated workshop. We're not quite there yet, but for now you can browse examples of the commands that will be available for keyboard ninjas.
Press the Ctrl + Space keys to bring up the Command Palette.
Ctrl + Space to bring up the command palette
From here you can scroll through the commands, or type to find a command.
This is in very early stages, so we don't recommend doing anything with it beyond browsing the commands. You'd need to know the correct parameters to type for most of the operations.
Sending all participants an alert.
The command palette is in very early stages, so we don't recommend doing much browsing the commands. You'd need to know the correct parameters to type for some of the operations.