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MeisterTask is a powerful and simple task management and collaboration software. It gives businesses a comprehensive view of everything from planning to execution, allowing teams to track projects, meet deadlines, and digitize their workflows.

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  • Verified User in AccountingSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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    4.5

    A great dynamic interface, a fresh and different light blue logo, a collaborative function of grouped contents, independent follow-up management, creation of analytical planning tools, coordinated attention of remote teams, simplifications of synchronization of accesses of data import, conditioning of requests of entry of codes determined by the user, maximization of resources of assisted collaboration of presentations, are focused in an automatic graphic way of independent workflows. In the exercise of receiving time registration of data incorporation, certain wrong details occur in the management of meeting control lists, manipulation of user information, planning of complete collaborative activities, disproportionate automated searches, which represents a disproportionate protection of fields of action of intelligent commerce, diminishing the profitability of the use of this programming as the main source of compliance with specialized technical tasks. Meistertask can increase your speed of task formation, the operability of your campaign presentation, the built-in order of automatic marketing, adaptation of business content schemes, real-time message sharing, linking of specified strategic business data according to the type of task required, multiple project management, by means of a fast and impressive interface, followed by centralized dispatches of analytical document load verification, design of operational backup flow arrangements in the cloud, active personalized notification services, combined with direct user accounts, contribute to the guarantee of differential production of traceable information. In meistertask are used the tools of its adjusted panel of communications, since its intelligent arrangement of kanban sequences are grouped for an easy use of its interface, making schemes arrangements of tasks of production of assets, equipment of web approaches of simple navigation, disposition of effective bubbles of chat, creation of supports of presentation, marks of qualified data processing, improvement of complete lines of contents, enabling of productivity with reference of complete data, mobile access with variations of compatibility, are used with this indicator of solutions of electronic commerce.

  • William O.Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.5

    impressionante, pois uma das ferramentas de gerenciamento de tarefas mais intuitivas da Web, sendo um dos softwares mais usados por diferentes empresas. Adoro o Meistertask devido aos painis de projeto flexveis que o tornam adaptvel De uma maneira eficaz para o fluxo de trabalho da equipe, muito fcil gerenciar vrios projetos ao mesmo tempo, o que faz com que o processo de fluxo de trabalho economize mais tempo devido velocidade do seu sistema operacional ao executar sua funo projetada. Possui preos diferentes devido s vrias verses do software, cada uma obtendo caractersticas funcionais diferentes, tornando-o mais caro que o outro, dependendo das atualizaes mais avanadas que cada um adquire, neste caso, algumas definies detalhadas de tarefas eles podem ser difceis de implementar na plataforma; em outras particularidades, peculiar, pois no possui um gerenciamento de tarefas pendente para executar, o que requer uma atualizao para integrar ferramentas mais intuitivas. Se voc est procurando um gerenciador de tarefas e documentos de desenvolvimento no nvel de negcios, incluindo novos contedos para a visualizao de projetos criados pelo software, a fim de ter uma base de idias principais, para no ser opes escassas para futuras teses de possvel crescimento em desenvolvimento. Algum sistema, o Meistertask o mais recomendado e adaptado s suas necessidades, independentemente da categoria de tamanho da sua empresa, pois mantm importantes funcionalidades para o crescimento progressivo da sua organizao. realmente usado na minha empresa por suas virtudes digitais que este software contm, mencionando as ferramentas que nos ajudam a obter um desenvolvedor melhor em termos de gerenciamento de tarefas foradas, o que nos ajuda a gerenciar projetos e atribuies em toda a organizao, destacando sua capacidade de criar implementaes inovadoras e compartilh-las e, em seguida, execut-las, trazendo benefcios econmicos, tudo devido ao Meistertask que melhorou nossa organizao devido sua variedade de funcionalidades.

  • Susan S.Developer
    Review
    4.5

    Meistertask emphasizes me a lot since it contains a short learning curve, to learn to manipulate the software in an appropriate way, being quite simple and easy when implementing the system on any platform, as it is very versatile, in the same way I love it because it is extremely feasible when it is required to manage several projects at the same time, thus saving time in the work process, this tool helps a lot in performance, guaranteeing a better flow in different ways. It contains several intermittent aspects, which can be annoying when carrying out the work process, after loading a file in a task it cannot be downloaded immediately, congesting delays, especially when it comes to business level, this happens since Meistertask it is not fully optimized, as it has to process the order very slowly within the cloud storage with little capacity it has, highlighting that an update for a mobile application integration makes day-to-day development immensely easier. This software is undoubtedly the best and most intuitive task tool that exists on the web, the project panels are flexible and adapt to the areas of any company that decides to practice Meistertask on its platform and the flow of teamwork of a successful way, because it is fantastic to keep digital resources well organized and make them available to all members of said business establishment, highlighting that it is totally recommended due to how easy and simple it is, when referring to the administration of assignments. Meistertask was implemented in the platform of our organization to support project management and team collaboration, all our staff use it, since it covers our needs with most of its multifunctional tools that it gets designed in its programming, offering us Likewise, a fantastic productivity, since on the other hand of its use in the company, it allows us to write several tasks that we need to do, in order to assign them correctly to the powerful and most loyal clients of the system.

Negative Comments
  • Pratite E.Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    It has become an excellent ally for us when helping us organize our projects in a much more agile way, the fact that it has a 100% customizable main board is perfect for me to evaluate and place everything in a very orderly way and simple, in such a way that all the members of the work team can be informed about the development of the activities, the fact that its interface has a fairly "user friendly" design is perfect for navigating throughout the entire application without presenting no kind of setback, the fact that I can configure my boards as private seems very practical, especially when there are several boards and I do not require that all users have access to all the boards, its ease of use is also something that plays a lot in its favor, since it allows us all to use it without any inconvenience, in fact learning to use the application is something or quite simple and straightforward. None, I have no complaints about this application, everything worked perfectly for us, which seemed a complete surprise to us since we have had bad experiences with similar applications where they promised us many good things, but in the end everything turned out to be great lie, on the other hand with Meister Task it is not the case since it has really fulfilled everything it has promised. It has been very helpful to us to organize our projects in a much more practical and simple way, by allowing us to have an interface that allows us to organize, manage, plan and monitor the activities of our project in a very simpler, simpler and more efficient, in such a way that we can respond appropriately to any problem or concern that may arise during the execution of our activities, giving us the opportunity to accommodate everything in a much more efficient way.

  • Boris C.Talent Acquisition Lead
    Review
    4.0

    UX/UI is great, easy to understand. You can easily use it for project/team management. It gives you clear insight on how tasks are being managed, by whom. Section for comments can help you to be on track of every task, without the necessity to ping team members and ask for explanations. Drag and drop option is neet and helps you to transfer tasks from tab to tab pretty fast. Frontpage is amazing with its UX, you can easily navigate through multiple projects, can see a live feed of notification at the same screen as well. It would be good to have an option to separate specific columns into sub-columns. It will help to diversify tasks inside same big task. When you check the completed area, you can only archive the task, and it's not clear how can you extract it back if you need it again. Regarding timer - it could be better organized in terms of being available all the time since the atm of speaking timer is reset once you change tab. This feature can increase visibility of how long one of the tasks is being in the same state, and it can help teams figure out bottlenecks, and investigate further on how to resolve those bottlenecks. A notification system when someone is tagged in comments can be better organized. I don't think that MT needs to be implemented only in IT-related questions. I am using it with my team in Recruitment and it can help, a lot, especially if you have ATS which can be rather confusing. Recruitment pipeline metrics. When you have a high amount of candidates and a distributed team its easy to follow in which state are current candidates are atm. The comment section is helping you to be on top of the game and reduce time spent in clarifying candidates with team members in person.

  • Marilla R.Sales Manager
    Review
    4.0

    What I like most about MeisterTask is that if offers me a fully customizable panel, where I can organize all the sections and order them as I like best, I can move the sections of Completed Tasks, pending, planned and delayed. Also, another thing that I like about MeisterTask is that it offers me a section where I can work as a team, I can post the task that is in progress and several of my colleagues can participate in the elaboration of the planned task. The teamwork section is surprising beacuse it allows us to complete tasks much faster and with mutual support. The notification system that MeisterTask offers me for my mobile device is a bit slow to send notifications at the right time. On several occasions, I have viewed too late when new tasks have been placed for me or for my workgroup, because it takes a while for MeisterTask to send the notification to my cell phone or computer. I think that MeisterTask should improve the notification system, to be able to be notified at the exact moment and to be able to complete the tasks at the right time. Currently, we use MeisterTask to be able to manage all the tasks within our work zone. I'm totally satisfied with the results that MeisterTask has given me in the administration of my tasks, because it has helped me to be able to visualize all the pending tasks and to be able to keep an order in all the tasks that remain to be completed. In addition, with MeisterTask I can also keep an order of the completed tasks and the due dates of each task. MeisterTask is fascinating to use, it keeps me organized with my entire work area.

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  • Amy Beth ByrdGraphic Artist
    Review
    5.0

    More customization, easier learning curve, gorgeous interface, more user-friendly, just the right amount of features without offering so many that you practically have to set up the entire app yourself before you can use it, the most integrations with other services, lets you do simple tasks with fewer steps than some other apps, image thumbnail previews, mobile app version also, allows for separation of different contexts but also ties them together cohesively, the right balance between simplicity and complexity, provides automation capability
    MeisterTask is great for any situation where there are multiple projects with lots of details, complication, multiple people working on a project, and different contexts to work with. It's probably less appropriate for a simple situation where there is less to keep up with, for instance, individual, personal use where someone just needs a simple to-do list.
    One of the best features is the main dashboard. From there, you have your list of projects, each of which take you to their own separate pages. You can subdivide your projects into groups. Tasks can be added from within a project's own separate page, but you also have the option to add tasks from the main dashboard, with a drop-down box to choose which project it belongs to. Any task from any project can be starred for importance, and the starred tasks will be visible in a prominent place on the dashboard, so that's one way the dashboard ties the boards together. The projects are similar to Trello's boards, but Trello falls short because there's no main dashboard to tie them all together into one big picture. There are tabs for the notifications and time tracking. The dashboard has a gorgeous interface, and the buttons are nicely spaced out. In the settings, it gives you the option to choose a compact interface if you prefer. MeisterTask has an attractive and user-friendly interface. For example, some other apps that offer some of the same features, such as Todoist, require more tedious steps to access those features. One example is, if you save a web link as a task, you can click on that web link from the task's description without having to actually open up that task into its own separate window first, and it will open up the webpage right from there, saving you an extra step, whereas with Todoist, Toodledo, and several others like it, you had to go through several extra clicks and drop-down boxes to accomplish a lot of simple tasks like tagging or accessing saved web links, or else hunt around for tiny buttons with the mouse, because everything was crammed together too tightly. It also gives you a lot more options to customize the colors and appearance than most apps out there. If you save a photo as an attachment, it shows a preview of the photo, instead of just a paperclip icon, which makes it easier to tell at a glance what the attachment actually is. MeisterTask has the right balance of complexity and simplicity. Every other solution I've tried is either so complicated that it adds more work or doesn't offer enough features to manage much complication. Integrations. MeisterTask offers more integrations than any other solution I've seen so far. GitHub, Zendesk, Dropbox, Box, etc., not to mention their own MindMeister. Even more are possible through the use of Zapier and IFTTT. Easy learning curve. You can get started using MeisterTask in five minutes. Many other solutions with comparable features require watching video tutorials just to get started.
    I'd like to see a Chrome extension where you can save a webpage as a task with one click. I wish you could edit the names of lists within projects once they're created, as opposed to having to create a new list and migrate the tasks to the new one and delete the old. I wish the dashboard had the option to show only the starred tasks in the task list, as opposed to only having them go to the top of the list of all tasks. My list of tasks from different projects is so long that there's no need to list them all in one place, as the list becomes too overwhelming, so I have no use for that feature.

  • Mihly GerstmajerDB developer
    Review
    5.0

    Asana: while MeisterTask is card-based, this one is list-based. This one is entirely matter of preference. I prefer cards. Trello: I used Trello for a long time and liked it. And though it lacked certain features, there were plenty of developers trying to create add-ons to browsers that patched the holes. But that brought together different styles and different ways of thinking. The solution MeisterTask provides seem much more cohesive to me. Kanbanflow: I used this one for a very long time, too. It has some features (analytics & reporting) that are not implemented in MeisterTask (yet). Where it lacks is the same MeisterTask is short: a quick overview of the project itself. Summary: There are many other similar products, some of them offering more features in their no-cost subscriptions, or plainly, more features. But then again, it's not about the number of features, but how fluid and intuitive their use is. They also suffer from the same drawbacks MeisterTask does when it is used on its own. But MeisterTask can be connected to MindMeister, and I cannot imagine a better tool for planning than a good old mind map. And MindMeister is good at that.
    Sure, as there's no such thing as "one size fits all" there's not a single tool that is good at everything. It feels insufficient for project management on a higher level, where gazing at lists and cards is simply not enough, making calculations on the fly quickly escalate to 'impossible'. Putting the tasks on a Gantt diagram would be a great help. And this is where the lack of time requirement becomes a blocker.
    Kanban-like approach. The lists, cards and checklists are great when it comes to micro-management of tasks and their details. Time tracking. This one is a must and it is done well. Task relations. It's good to be able to put some connections between the tasks, regardless of the nature of the relation (simply being related, marking blocks or duplicates). Comments and attachments are the base of task-focused communication between team members. Alas, no benefit from that for me right now. I'm only making notes to myself. Calendar integration. Due date should be visible on a calendar. And they are. Pro version enables workflow management by adding actions to lists. Nothing too complicated. But in turn, that makes it efficient. Using together with MindMeister (a bit limited) project-wide overview is possible. Support. Its quick to respond and it does a terrific job at answering questions, regarding both speed and detail.
    Exporting data about time tracked. It'd be awesome if its detail level could be user-configured. Then again, I need that for importing the data into another system, hence it might not be that important for others. Due dates are there. Estimates for time requirements are missing, therefore nothing Gantt-like either. And I miss those dearly. Quick access to some features could be achieved using context menu items or clicking deails without having to open the actual task (setting priority, tags, due dates, etc.)

  • Bernie J MitchellBlogger & Instigator
    Review
    3.5

    From my perspective, MeisterTask's unique value comes from its deep connection with MindMeister (mind mapping tool) starting with this and then being able instantly to sync the map into a Kanban/scrum type board. I am a very heavy Trello user and most of my work is held in Trello - both tools are exceptional. Trello has the edge because more people use it, MeisterTask has the edge because of the mind mapping thing. Personally, I find it hard to 'think' or 'brainstorm' in Trello - it works better for me keeping focused. I used stories on board to 'think' before sending it to Trello and this worked for me too - however I found myself coming back to the mind mapping thing when I needed to grind on a stream of creative consciousness. Collecting assets or information on a card for a post or email is best in Airboard and then linking to the Meister Task or Trello card. Trello does have a slight edge here with the pro version as Mailchimp, Publicate and Twitter link directly to each card with the power up feature.
    This tool REALLY works for me because of how it is connected to the mind mapping tool and this SAVES hours (and paper) when thinking through the project and then turning the thought into a timeline in a tool. It is one thing to have a planner/roadmap but the luxury of feeding in that tool from a mind map can not be underestimated!
    Both the iOS and Android app were GREAT from the beginning. Also you can easily open a mind map in the iOS app from the task app. AND it works off line - so far I have not had an issue with re-syncing. Built in time tracking. I only use this for myself, not for tracking how other people work - it gives me a concrete idea of my own productivity. (Mobile and Online sync in real time.) It is really fun to use! I know this sounds simple, but the bright and colourful design of this app makes it fun and positive to use! It is at the opposite end of the path to some 'dark corporate' UXs.
    It only "talks to" to Slack and MS 365 - Of course there is a Zapier connector - but I'd like to be able to easily move tasks out of here to other programs like trello that I use with other teams. A full view calendar would be very welcome!

Negative Comments
  • Amy Beth ByrdGraphic Artist
    Review
    5.0

    More customization, easier learning curve, gorgeous interface, more user-friendly, just the right amount of features without offering so many that you practically have to set up the entire app yourself before you can use it, the most integrations with other services, lets you do simple tasks with fewer steps than some other apps, image thumbnail previews, mobile app version also, allows for separation of different contexts but also ties them together cohesively, the right balance between simplicity and complexity, provides automation capability
    MeisterTask is great for any situation where there are multiple projects with lots of details, complication, multiple people working on a project, and different contexts to work with. It's probably less appropriate for a simple situation where there is less to keep up with, for instance, individual, personal use where someone just needs a simple to-do list.
    One of the best features is the main dashboard. From there, you have your list of projects, each of which take you to their own separate pages. You can subdivide your projects into groups. Tasks can be added from within a project's own separate page, but you also have the option to add tasks from the main dashboard, with a drop-down box to choose which project it belongs to. Any task from any project can be starred for importance, and the starred tasks will be visible in a prominent place on the dashboard, so that's one way the dashboard ties the boards together. The projects are similar to Trello's boards, but Trello falls short because there's no main dashboard to tie them all together into one big picture. There are tabs for the notifications and time tracking. The dashboard has a gorgeous interface, and the buttons are nicely spaced out. In the settings, it gives you the option to choose a compact interface if you prefer. MeisterTask has an attractive and user-friendly interface. For example, some other apps that offer some of the same features, such as Todoist, require more tedious steps to access those features. One example is, if you save a web link as a task, you can click on that web link from the task's description without having to actually open up that task into its own separate window first, and it will open up the webpage right from there, saving you an extra step, whereas with Todoist, Toodledo, and several others like it, you had to go through several extra clicks and drop-down boxes to accomplish a lot of simple tasks like tagging or accessing saved web links, or else hunt around for tiny buttons with the mouse, because everything was crammed together too tightly. It also gives you a lot more options to customize the colors and appearance than most apps out there. If you save a photo as an attachment, it shows a preview of the photo, instead of just a paperclip icon, which makes it easier to tell at a glance what the attachment actually is. MeisterTask has the right balance of complexity and simplicity. Every other solution I've tried is either so complicated that it adds more work or doesn't offer enough features to manage much complication. Integrations. MeisterTask offers more integrations than any other solution I've seen so far. GitHub, Zendesk, Dropbox, Box, etc., not to mention their own MindMeister. Even more are possible through the use of Zapier and IFTTT. Easy learning curve. You can get started using MeisterTask in five minutes. Many other solutions with comparable features require watching video tutorials just to get started.
    I'd like to see a Chrome extension where you can save a webpage as a task with one click. I wish you could edit the names of lists within projects once they're created, as opposed to having to create a new list and migrate the tasks to the new one and delete the old. I wish the dashboard had the option to show only the starred tasks in the task list, as opposed to only having them go to the top of the list of all tasks. My list of tasks from different projects is so long that there's no need to list them all in one place, as the list becomes too overwhelming, so I have no use for that feature.

  • Mihly GerstmajerDB developer
    Review
    5.0

    Asana: while MeisterTask is card-based, this one is list-based. This one is entirely matter of preference. I prefer cards. Trello: I used Trello for a long time and liked it. And though it lacked certain features, there were plenty of developers trying to create add-ons to browsers that patched the holes. But that brought together different styles and different ways of thinking. The solution MeisterTask provides seem much more cohesive to me. Kanbanflow: I used this one for a very long time, too. It has some features (analytics & reporting) that are not implemented in MeisterTask (yet). Where it lacks is the same MeisterTask is short: a quick overview of the project itself. Summary: There are many other similar products, some of them offering more features in their no-cost subscriptions, or plainly, more features. But then again, it's not about the number of features, but how fluid and intuitive their use is. They also suffer from the same drawbacks MeisterTask does when it is used on its own. But MeisterTask can be connected to MindMeister, and I cannot imagine a better tool for planning than a good old mind map. And MindMeister is good at that.
    Sure, as there's no such thing as "one size fits all" there's not a single tool that is good at everything. It feels insufficient for project management on a higher level, where gazing at lists and cards is simply not enough, making calculations on the fly quickly escalate to 'impossible'. Putting the tasks on a Gantt diagram would be a great help. And this is where the lack of time requirement becomes a blocker.
    Kanban-like approach. The lists, cards and checklists are great when it comes to micro-management of tasks and their details. Time tracking. This one is a must and it is done well. Task relations. It's good to be able to put some connections between the tasks, regardless of the nature of the relation (simply being related, marking blocks or duplicates). Comments and attachments are the base of task-focused communication between team members. Alas, no benefit from that for me right now. I'm only making notes to myself. Calendar integration. Due date should be visible on a calendar. And they are. Pro version enables workflow management by adding actions to lists. Nothing too complicated. But in turn, that makes it efficient. Using together with MindMeister (a bit limited) project-wide overview is possible. Support. Its quick to respond and it does a terrific job at answering questions, regarding both speed and detail.
    Exporting data about time tracked. It'd be awesome if its detail level could be user-configured. Then again, I need that for importing the data into another system, hence it might not be that important for others. Due dates are there. Estimates for time requirements are missing, therefore nothing Gantt-like either. And I miss those dearly. Quick access to some features could be achieved using context menu items or clicking deails without having to open the actual task (setting priority, tags, due dates, etc.)

  • Bernie J MitchellBlogger & Instigator
    Review
    3.5

    From my perspective, MeisterTask's unique value comes from its deep connection with MindMeister (mind mapping tool) starting with this and then being able instantly to sync the map into a Kanban/scrum type board. I am a very heavy Trello user and most of my work is held in Trello - both tools are exceptional. Trello has the edge because more people use it, MeisterTask has the edge because of the mind mapping thing. Personally, I find it hard to 'think' or 'brainstorm' in Trello - it works better for me keeping focused. I used stories on board to 'think' before sending it to Trello and this worked for me too - however I found myself coming back to the mind mapping thing when I needed to grind on a stream of creative consciousness. Collecting assets or information on a card for a post or email is best in Airboard and then linking to the Meister Task or Trello card. Trello does have a slight edge here with the pro version as Mailchimp, Publicate and Twitter link directly to each card with the power up feature.
    This tool REALLY works for me because of how it is connected to the mind mapping tool and this SAVES hours (and paper) when thinking through the project and then turning the thought into a timeline in a tool. It is one thing to have a planner/roadmap but the luxury of feeding in that tool from a mind map can not be underestimated!
    Both the iOS and Android app were GREAT from the beginning. Also you can easily open a mind map in the iOS app from the task app. AND it works off line - so far I have not had an issue with re-syncing. Built in time tracking. I only use this for myself, not for tracking how other people work - it gives me a concrete idea of my own productivity. (Mobile and Online sync in real time.) It is really fun to use! I know this sounds simple, but the bright and colourful design of this app makes it fun and positive to use! It is at the opposite end of the path to some 'dark corporate' UXs.
    It only "talks to" to Slack and MS 365 - Of course there is a Zapier connector - but I'd like to be able to easily move tasks out of here to other programs like trello that I use with other teams. A full view calendar would be very welcome!

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  • Kathy J.Owner
    Review
    5.0

    MeisterTask is amazing and I really can't believe what they offer with the Basic version, for free. I finally have all the organizational tools I need, in one place, without having to have a to do list at one place, a calendar at another place, etc. I can't speak to their customer service, as I've never needed it for anything.
    I'm not exaggerating when I say I've tried almost every online task management software in existence. They're all either just not quite right or too expensive. MeisterTask offers a Basic (free) subscription, with several paid levels (Pro & Business) you can upgrade to as needed. Many similar products have free versions, but they are greatly limited in comparison to the paid counterparts (and what you get with each is not always transparent.) MeisterTask Basic is everything I need and it's not just a short-term trial that's going to run out as soon as you're hooked on it! Like most of entrepreneurs these days, I have multiple projects I'm juggling on a daily basis and it is so overwhelming dealing with software that forces me to lump everything in one place. MeisterTask helps me keep them all sorted out ... and separate, like a virtual filing cabinet/planner/to do list. I've created a board for each project and with MeisterTask, I view each one, by itself, as needed. The boards are made up of drag and drop columns to keep each and every task need and tidy. Plus it's colorful, which I love! When visiting the site, you're first greeted by your Dashboard, where you can see tasks with approaching due dates from across your Projects. I like how they sort this for you. They've recently added a helpful standalone checklist where you can add quick to dos on the fly and have them there at a glance, without being attached to any particular project.
    The only thing I would change about MeisterTask is that each task needs to be specifically assigned to a "team member" or it's automatically marked as "unassigned". For those of us who are using MeisterTask as individuals, it might be nice to be able to state that somewhere in settings, so all tasks automatically default to us, just to save that extra step. This is just a very minor inconvenience, however, and I had to nitpick to come up with it. It is also important to note that the free version doesn't support recurring tasks, but if you need that, the Pro price is very, very reasonable for the additional features it has.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    4.0

    As explained above, I used it to manage the tasks on different projects with the team of eight people in total and complement a board task manager with mind maps to make the project planning and tracking more visual. It allowed me as a manager to keep track on the things that were going on although I was often on the road for days and since it has a really great visual interface it was easy to spot potential problems (over-allocation to some person, possible delays etc.) before they actually happen and act proactivelly
    Activity bar (explained above), great filter by person, tag, due date, etc. integration with mind maps...
    The best thing about this software is that interconnects with MindMeister mind mapping software perfectly, out of the box. This means that you can define your project in a mind map (which is in itself really useful and visually clear) and then just make an item a task with deadline, priority, person assigned and it automatically appears in Trello-like interface with buckets so you can move from one collumn to the others (Open, Next, In progress, Completed, etc.). In comparison to similar apps, the feature that I really appreciate is the activity log that you can see with one click on the right side which gives you log of what happened recently as it happened - for example your colleague completed a task or created a new one, commented on a task, etc. which is great if you are a manager of a team and want to quickly see what has been going on . Another highly appreciated feature is that by clicking on the team member's avatar you instantly filter only the tasks assigned to that person, so you really have a quick, visual way to track progress of different projects. Finally, each task allows you to track time, so you can do it from the app itself, without needing a separate app for time tracking.
    Personally, I really enjoyed using the app, but two colleagues on my team did not like it since they felt that some of the features are too much (and that as a manager I could track more things than they would normally want) and preferred a simplicity of Trello that we used before this. That said, if you use paid version, you have a lot of options that you can utilize, which can be distracting for some people on your team, while if you use the free basic version, options such as agenda, seting the duration of tasks etc. will be missed.

  • Janosch F.Human Resources Consultant
    Review
    4.0

    I was happy of having something available quickly, the whole team could work with cooperatively with almost zero effort. Then I got troubled by all the things that were meant to be done a lot differently from how I wanted them to be and was used to. In the end I had to quit using Meistertask because the differences in what I wanted and how it wanted me to use ist were too big. I whish many other tools would take an example und MeisteTtasks strengths in setting up your team an getting things done with your team on the run. I would love MeisterTask to learn a way to bemore flexible and less demanding in how to work with it.
    Meistertask is simple. There is fun in using it and te developers thought about some good things (such as little gags and light gameification elements) to engage users. Also it is great on cross platform functionality. Keeping things up to date and synchronized while working on mobile or desktop both works fine. Also, there is structure for different types of tasks and attributes as well as priorities and a lot of different options for tasks. In case you have a bunch of things to do and a team eager to get going but no time or mind for setting up workflow based cooperation on your own, grab MeisterTask and get going it'll most probably do the Job for you.
    MeisterTask is set up in a way, that requires you to stick with the idea it has about organizing your work. If you try to do it differently you will most certainly encounter issues. I was not able to setup *my* workflow with MeisterTask and after trying and trying I landed in a spot where I build workarounds around workarounds. The greatest Boon of MeisterTask is at the same time its curse: Structure is provided. If you are flexible enough to go with this and cooperate as a team, this ist perfect. Otherwise not so much. Also, Meistertasks Interface is rather... buttons ae big, so are labels, colors are bright edges are rounded. It makes up for a great own Style, it just might not be everyones cup of candysyrup. Also the pictures of cute animals for finished lists of tasks were a little to much for my personal liking.

  • Sacha H.CEO
    Review
    5.0

    I downloaded MeisterTask because I was unsatisfied, for a reason or another, with the task managers I was using. I've been through todoist, asana, trello It was a total surprise: UI absolutely clean, nice and effective; workflow intuitive and super useful, logic super linear. Everything seemed to me to be, for the first time since I use task managers and gtds (I started a loooong time ago), in the perfect place. I started using it and, after 10 minutes working with it, my decision was simple: approved, and adopted. Now MeisterTasks the daily companion for me and the people I work with, for any project we have. It's not only a matter of effectiveness: MeisterTasks has a great design and lets me feel in a beautiful palce, while I organise my working life: this is a great thing, because it makes mehappy to use it, which is a motivating thing, as well. Final thoughts: easy to use and add/modify/track/share tasks/projects. Beautifully crafted. Minor things that can only be improved. My personal rating? 5 stars and a thank you.
    I was really unsatisfied with effectiveness.
    Ease of use, workflow, simplicity, intuitiveness, tools, logic, learning curve: practically, almost everything. I have been using all kinds of task managers, gtds: none of them can rival the "zero curve" it took me to approach and use effectively this wonderful app. It's so well crafted that it took me really no time to decide to use it. Now, is the daily companion for me and the people I work with. Priceless.
    In the webpage version I can't find how to start the timer on a task (I have to do that on the smartphone) and I have to reload the webpage, sometimes, cause it seems not to be perfectly updated. In the smartphone versions, I'd like to see all messages in a specific task organised differently: they are at the bottom, mixed with all activities, and therefore they are not so effective as they could. But is a minor thing.

  • Michael A.Student
    Review
    5.0

    It helps me organize my daily tasks and not forget about tasks which I do not have a scheduled date for yet.
    What I like most about MeisterTask is its Graphical User Interface which is very appealing. It makes using the program very easy and enjoyable. Also, it is not clogged up with information so you always have a good idea at first glance regarding what you need to do and what you have already done.
    There are 3 things that I whish MeisterTask had: 1. Enhanced notification settings: The only thing that I found a bit frustrating when using Meistertask in a group project is that notifications are limited to the people asigned to a project or watching it. What would be helpful if there was an option where you could set notifications in a way that the entire group gets informed about all the activity. For example, we used one board as a notification board. So when there was information that the team leader wanted to give out to the entire group (so noone specifically) than he/she would post it there. Problem was, nobody was notified by meistertask about. That was one of the reasons why people in my group stopped using meistertask. So I strongly recommend that you enhance the notification settings. So that there are options where you can opt to be informed about everything that is happening on meister task. 2. Calendar: It would be great if there was a calendar which shows when you have scheduled your tasks. So if you set a deadline for a task that calendar should display it. That would just help with visualizing when certain tasks are due. Because now Im using another app as a calendar. Would be great if I could use meistertask for both. 3. Gantt Chart: Along with the point abovde a gantt chart would be nice too. So if there was an option to not only set a deadline but also a duration for a task. That can then be displayed in a gantt chart. That would be awesome.

  • Sheena T.Self
    Review
    5.0

    I use Meistertask for personal uses. To be honest it is a great over all life tool not just for work. If my work place had Meistertask, I would use it often to track projects, tasks, and milestones. But since I use the free version in my personal life, it is such a good tool to manage personal habits and ensure I can get things done when I plan to and how often. I check my inconsistencies and work on them the following month. Make quick notes and add personal comments to each task, which I use as tracking specific categories. Then each subtask within a major task I use as a checkoff list. So far, it has been so useful. I share items with my husband and it's easy for him to pick up and learn.
    I think the features are very easy to figure out when you first access the product. They seem quite straight forward. Easy to set up tasks, organize them, add users/stakeholders, add subtasks, etc. Even without any guidance or training the application is easy to pick up. I actually use the free version for personal use and it works so well managing trips, personal tasks, and building personal habits. Sharing is so easy and adding users to your projects is simple and easy. Others can simply create a Meistertask account and start collaborating.
    What I wish there was is an easy accessable legend for icons or a "hover to discover" feature where a description of icons and tools would just pop-up so you don't have to guess and wonder what they do. It would be a nice feature to have a calendar option where my tasks and checklist items appeared on a calendar instead of having to place them in columns. I use a free version so I may just lack access.