Topic: Recorder6 Ideas board (Trello)

Following the recent announcement about the new licence fee (see https://forums.nbn.org.uk/viewtopic.php?id=7472) we are also launching a new Recorder6 ideas board on Trello. Although Recorder 6 has been around for many years and has been continuously developed and enhanced since it was first released, there are undoubtedly still many features that users would like to see developed to improve Recorder 6, to fix existing bugs, or to just make their life easier. In an attempt to make Recorder 6 maintenance and development more responsive to users’ requirements we are launching a new 'Trello' ideas board at


This board will track any ideas and bug fixes that have been suggested for new versions of Recorder 6 and allows you to comment and up-vote them to participate in the process.

How it works:

1. Report any bugs as usual on the NBN Forum "Recorder Troubleshooting and Bug Reports" page at


These will then be reviewed and, if possible, a fix will be identified. Once a fix has been identified it will be posted on the Trello board so that users can keep an eye on progress.

2. Post any ideas for new features as usual on the NBN Forum "Feature Requests" page at


These will then be picked up and added to the Recorder6 Ideas board. This is publicly accessible so anyone can see all of the ideas proposed.

3. Once you are registered on Trello you can comment on any of the bug fixes and ideas, up-vote them and watch them to keep track of their progress. It's free to register so there's no reason not to.  To register on Trello either Google "Register Trello" or using this link


4. The steering group will keep a close eye on the Trello board and take into account any comments and the number of up-votes when it comes to making decisions about support and development priorities and allocating funding.

5. As bug fixes and ideas are addressed they will be moved into new "swim-lanes", denoting their progress towards release.

6. If an idea is particularly important to one or more users, and they are willing to provide additional funding towards its development, it will be moved into the 'Sponsored Ideas' swim-lane. Sponsored ideas will be given priority so long as the steering group and development team feel they fit the overall vision for the direction of Recorder 6.

If you have any questions about the Trello board please reply to this post.

Andy Foy, Ecologist & IT consultant
Andy Foy Consulting

2 (edited by Lindsay_FifeNature 01-11-2019 15:29:19)

Re: Recorder6 Ideas board (Trello)

Hi Andy,

Trello isn't compatible with Internet Explorer and it seems that it might be a browser that some organisations insist upon.  Someone I've been in touch with who this affects is going to contact their IT department to see if it is possible to access any other browsers, but if not, is there any workaround you know of that would still allow the user access to the Trello board?

Thanks very much,

Lindsay Bamforth
Fife Nature Records Centre,
Information Officer


Re: Recorder6 Ideas board (Trello)

Not that I know of Linds, except there is a Trello app for phones/iPads that works well (although obviously with a smaller screen). Microsoft Edge is supported (as well as Chrome, FireFox and Safari) so hopefully IT departments can make at least one of those available.  There are other applications like Trello but not many are as good as Trello, or free, and some of these might have problems with Internet Explorer too.

Andy Foy, Ecologist & IT consultant
Andy Foy Consulting