MeisterTask Updates

MeisterTask mention · April 18, 2019

The Best Project Management Software for Small Businesses and Individuals in 2019

Managing projects in a small business setting can be even more challenging than doing so within a larger company. A big business might have a project manager for marketing, another for sales, another for product development. The small business project manager, on the other hand, oversees multiple departments and more
MeisterTask mention · April 5, 2019

The 11 Best To Do List Apps in 2019

To do lists don't need to be complicated—plenty of people use a pen and paper for the job without any problem. And yet a new to do list app seems to come out every day. Why? Because keeping track of your tasks is an intensely personal thing, more
MeisterTask mention · February 28, 2019

The Best Free Project Management Software

Learning how to manage your projects efficiently can mean the difference between profit and loss for your revenue. In fact, it's estimated that 9.9% of every dollar is currently wasted due to poor project performance. That's a sobering stat, especially if your startup or freelance business more
MeisterTask update · July 23, 2018

New for MeisterTask: Access Zapier and Customize Your Dashboard in Meistertask 2.0

MeisterTask, the Kanban-style task management tool from the team behind online mind mapping app, MindMeister, has launched its biggest update yet: MeisterTask 2.0. The MeisterTask team have boosted the Zapier integration, enabling users to set up integrations directly via the Account area of MeisterTask. This means that via more
MeisterTask mention · June 19, 2018

Jumpstart New Projects with Mind Maps

Most projects start with a goal: Build a new website, create a roadmap, or write an employee handbook. Goals are easy to define. Figuring out how to reach the goal—that's the hard part. Mind maps make it easier to break down big goals into actionable tasks. They more
MeisterTask mention · October 31, 2017

Intercom Saves Their Teams Four Hours Every Week with Automation

Great customer support teams are backed by a robust and well-maintained knowledge base. Sometimes the upkeep of product documentation falls to the support team itself. In the best-case scenario, the knowledge base has a team dedicated to writing new documents and updating older ones. Intercom, a customer messaging platform more
MeisterTask mention · October 2, 2017

The 11 Best Kanban Apps to Build Your Own Productivity Workflow

If you're starting the next SpaceX, a to-do list with tasks like "Design rocket" and "Start Mars colony" won't take you there. Checklists are too simple, focused on the next step and not the bigger picture. Great new products require that fuller vision. Which is why Taiichi more
MeisterTask mention · January 24, 2017

How 5 Teams Use MeisterTask and Zapier to Boost Productivity

Teams all over the world have quickly adopted MeisterTask, a Kanban-style project management tool that launched in 2015. (In fact, it was named as one of Zapier's fastest-growing new integrations in 2016). At its core, MeisterTask gives teams an easy way to create and assign small tasks that more
MeisterTask update · November 28, 2016

Updates for MeisterTask: Trigger Zaps When Tasks Are Completed

Eliminate confusing back-and-forth on your team around what tasks have been finished. Set up Zaps that send out notifications whenever tasks are completed in MeisterTask or log the completed tasks in spreadsheets and other tools. That way, your teammates know exactly what's been accomplished so far and can more
Matthew Guay
Written by Matthew GuayLast updated April 27, 2018

MeisterTask brings a fresh face to Kanban boards, with a bright and friendly look that seems at first glance to be a simpler way to manage tasks. And yet, dig deeper with MeisterTask and you'll find it includes extra features and functionality that can make it a practical solution for managing fairly complicated projects.

MeisterTask is the productivity sidekick of popular mindmapping tool MindMeister. With MindMeister, you can brainstorm your ideas and sketch out relationships among the ideas. What makes MeisterTask and MindMeister unique is how they work together. Once you finish a brainstorming session in the mind mapping app, you can import the information to the kanban board app to layout the same ideas in a more structured fashion.

Just like other kanban board apps, MeisterTask starts out with boards and lists for your tasks, which you customize for each project. You add cards to the board and label them as your tasks. To each card, you can add a list of subtasks, as well as tags, comments, due dates, and attachments. Then you can drag and drop your cards into the appropriate columns as you move through different phases of work. MeisterTask is collaborative, too, so you can invite people to join your projects and assign them tasks as needed.

The MeisterTask dashboard is the first thing you see when you open the app. It gives you an overview of all your tasks that require your attention today, along with a list of starred or assigned tasks that may need your attention.

Cards in MeisterTask have a few features that you don't typically see in kanban board apps, such as a Complete Task button on the top of each card that, once clicked, shows the amount of time the card has been on the board. In other words, how long did it take from the time you wrote the task to when it was marked done? Additionally, you can enable a timer in your projects to record actual time spent on task, which can then be compiled into a graph.

MeisterTask also supports task relationships, the same thing that other project management apps typically call task dependencies. If one task is dependent on another task, it means you cannot complete the dependent task unless the other task is completed first.

Other helpful features include the ability to copy a list of sub-tasks and reuse it on different cards, and a Slack integration that lets you receive notifications of changes that happen on your boards. Because TaskMeister is supported by Zapier, you can create other automations between TaskMeister and hundreds of other apps, too.

Behind MeisterTask's cheery interface is a feature set that make it a professional and highly capable kanban board tool. If you need a collaboration app that can turn your brainstorming sessions into a project to-do list, and help you track all the work related to the project from start to finish, MeisterTask is a wonderful option.

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