MeisterTask

MeisterTask

Collaboration and task management tool

4.7/5 (715 reviews)

MeisterTask Overview

MeisterTask is an online project and team collaboration management tool which allows users to create project dashboards, collaborate team members and work together in real time. MeisterTask dashboard provides an overview of all the projects and notifications. Users can create an unlimited number of projects and invite others via email to work together. It also has customizable project dashboards which allow users to create project sections according to their needs.
MeisterTask allows users to get instant notifications of project status when a task gets completed and communicate with others members in real time. Users can access their to-do lists on the go via mobiles devices. MeisterTask is also compatible with Google Drive, Slack, GitHub and Zendesk.

Pricing

Starting from
US$8,30/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French and 7 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

MeisterTask Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
98% positive reviews
544
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Benjamin D.

A perfect balance between utility, useability and design

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/09/25
Review Source: Capterra

I am collecting the workflows of all of my different personal and professional projects into different boards and then into one intgrated dashboard. The ultimate friendship between power and simplicity. And then it also looks very beautiful! I really can't work with apps on a daily basis of they do not look nice, so I am very happy to have found this powerful, flexible, and intuitive software that also takes the cake when it comes to aesthetics!

Pros

MeisterTask strikes, for me, the perfect balance between the different aspects of a task system. It has all the functionalities that I have been looking for, for my project workflow system. I can create multiple kanban (Trello-like) boards for my different projects, yet see all of my due tasks from all of the different boards on one single dashboard. This way I can keep all of my different tasks and workflows organized, yet consult only one place to decide on my next activity. It also functions in a very intuitive way, and looks just beautiful. I especially love the option to have a daily changing photo on the home screen.

Cons

So far there is nothing at all I dislike about this software, which is a huge surprise for me. I have been looking for "the perfect" project workflow system for myself, and MeisterTask might be the one I have been looking for for so many months.

There is only one smal technical improvement that I would suggest to the creators, which is the option to automatically assign newly created tasks to myself, so that I don't need to perform that as a routine action.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Workflow Is Perfect for Us

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/09/08
Review Source: Capterra

After we set it up, it took a bit of learning (just a few hours) to fully realize all the aspects of it and to make it fit our company, but that's the case with any new software. We liked how when we asked "OK, we need to do this particular thing, can it do it?" and after reading the clear help files we found out right away either (a) how to do it, or (b) it couldn't do that particular thing. That second thing sounds like a negative, but it's not -- clarity is important because then we can alter our workflow and adjust without spending ages trying to kludge something. And this sounds silly, but we REALLY lke marking a task completed and then dragging it over to the green column!

Pros

It's very easy to use. We tried 6 project manager/todo apps over a 3-day period, and MeisterTask was a real oasis in that exploration. The mood in the office got immediately lighter when we realized how easy it was. Running a business is hard enough -- we don't want to struggle with the software, too.

Cons

We wish you could set up daily repeating tasks. Or tasks that repeat every few days. The shortest time interval is a week, which is too long for us.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
William C.

Great for Personal Use

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/16
Review Source: Capterra

I am currently using the free version for personal task management. I use it to manage my employed work, a couple of small side businesses, and my personal life. It's perfect for that and way better than standard to-do lists because the Kanban format helps you stay focused on whats really important.

I'm really happy with this software and would pay a small perpetual license for it, if I was forced to. However, I would not pay a monthly fee for it, because that licensing model for personal use would be too expensive over time vs. other 'free' solutions on the market.

Pros

Very handy, full-featured Kanban tool with built-in to do list. Easy to move projects to tasks, tasks to projects, tasks to different lists or even other boards. I find tags to be really helpful... I often tag items as 'Important' and/or 'Urgent'.

This software does what it's supposed to do very well, actually. Have not yet run into anything I would consider a bug, and seems to sync pretty well between my devices (Andriod phone, second laptop) at this point.

Cons

There are some features I would like to see added. In order of importance to me:

1a) Ability to re-order todo list items in the My Tasks View
1b) Ability to resize the project screen sizes and list widths. Overall, the application display is just too big and wide for my tastes. I prefer consolidated screen sizes to condense as much info as possible into a single view and for my tastes, there is a lot of white space which creates significant left-to-right scrolling when using my laptop.
2) Would like to be able to set a default user for assignments.

Those are the big near-term improvements for me, some other larger-scale features of interest would be....

Card Grouping like Leanit would be a great feature to have in a future release. Another feature I would like to see in the future would be integrated Gantt chart capabilities. I have this fantasy dream about a personal productivity software tool that integrates Kanban with card grouping, To-do lists, Gantt, MindMapping, and a lightweight financial projection module over time... all integrated together. I'm sure that would be a Herculean development effort, but one can dream!!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Scott F.

Get Stuff Done!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/04
Review Source: Capterra

I was really bad at managing my own time and tasks. I'm a small business owner AND a subcontractor not only for several companies directly, but also am available for hire as an IT consultant, so I have TONS of ways that tasks can come at me, and from many different people. I needed a way to organize this all, in one place, plus makes notes and attach files to tasks, and make things "more" than just a list. I played with several different platforms out there, but MeisterTask's layout, multiple application platforms and abilities spoke to me the loudest. At this point I am on-point AND on-task, and no longer forget to do things. In-fact, I often get compliments on how attentive I am to client needs! This is all thanks to MeisterTask.

Pros

It's free, obviously that has to be the first HUGE pro. Sure, the free version has limits, and paid versions expand that, but for MOST people the free version works flawlessly. Another huge pro for me is that they have APPS for every system, not just mobile devices, or widgets for web browsers, but they have an actual program for Windows and for Mac too. So rather than tie up another browser window, I can have an actual program that I can have open and tracking my activities. I love the team collaboration features, which comes in REALLY handy for me connecting employers as a subcontractor. Another HUGE plus for me is integration with other apps, like GMail for one, allowing me to create tasks from emails and more.

Cons

There is a fairly large gap in pricing and abilities between their different versions and plateaus, which is annoying to me. I also find the fact that they limit checklists in tasks as part of their free/paid features pretty petty.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Adam C.

Great, Affordable Project Board for Teams

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/19
Review Source: Capterra

It's an easy-to-use tool for your entire team. The horizontal layout makes it easy to click and drag projects/tasks from one development stage to another (one board to another), trigger email alerts, and create checklists. That makes task organization easy for a team. We have around a dozen staff using MeisterTask, and they all love it.

Pros

It's an incredible value for the features. We only need to pay monthly for our administrator account, and all our staff users are free. They don't get to create projects or add/change actions, but their day-to-day use of MeisterTask is free (e.g., creating and completing tasks/tickets, moving tasks around, adding checklists, etc.). I also love the integrations with other services like Zapier, which we use to allow creation of tasks via sending emails, and the MeisterTask plugin for Gmail, which lets you create tasks directly from your Inbox. This adds tons of value for our staff, who again are free users.

Cons

I personally don't like task management that is laid out horizontally on boards (e.g., Trello). The board layout lacks a visual hierarchy that I prefer and see in other free/cheap task management products like ClickUp. Also, while you can upload and attach files to each task, you can't immediately download from the task. You have to wait while MeisterTask fetches them from wherever they are stored in the cloud. There's a short delay, and you need to refresh your browser page to see the notification that contains your download link. That's a slight annoyance.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

MeisterTask Pricing

Starting from
US$8,30/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: Free
Pro: $9/user/month
Business: $20.75/user/month

MeisterTask Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Multiple Projects
  • Prioritizing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

  • Gantt Charts
  • Progress Tracking
  • Timesheets

Additional information for MeisterTask

Key features of MeisterTask

  • Activity dashboard
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Mind maps
  • Project planning
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real-time notifications
  • Real-time reporting
  • Status tracking
  • Tags & keywords
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • Workflow management

Benefits

Users can create unlimited number of projects.
It allows user to invite others to collaborate via email.
Uers can do real time communication across the devices
MeisterTask supports agile workflows such as software sprints, Kanban boards etc.
Allows users to upload attachments directly from Dropbox, Camera, Photo Library or iCloud
Users can add task via email

MeisterTask FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MeisterTask.

Q. What type of pricing plans does MeisterTask offer?

MeisterTask offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$8,30/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Basic: Free
Pro: $9/user/month
Business: $20.75/user/month

Q. What are the main features of MeisterTask?

MeisterTask offers the following features:

  • Activity dashboard
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Mind maps
  • Project planning
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real-time notifications
  • Real-time reporting
  • Status tracking
  • Tags & keywords
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • Workflow management

Q. Who are the typical users of MeisterTask?

MeisterTask has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does MeisterTask support?

MeisterTask supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does MeisterTask offer?

MeisterTask has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does MeisterTask support mobile devices?

MeisterTask supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does MeisterTask integrate with?

MeisterTask integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, Buffer, Bugsnag, Gmail, Harvest, HipChat, HoneyBook, Integromat, Slack, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does MeisterTask offer?

MeisterTask offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials