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MeisterTask mention · October 22, 2018

The Best Free Project Management Software

Projects can take on a life of their own, spiraling out of budget and taking far more time than planned. Free project management software can help you rein it in without dipping into the company wallet. From kanban apps to Gantt chart software, here are the 11 best free project...read 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 Zapier...read 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 jumpstart...read more
MeisterTask mention · April 27, 2018

The 40 Best To-Do List Apps in 2018

What was once the simple choice between a notebook, legal pad, or stack of Post-it notes to manage personal tasks is now a mind-numbing decision between dozens of to-do apps. Flashy apps that offer more features than you could ever use. Free apps that are so bare you wonder how...read 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 that...read more
MeisterTask mention · October 17, 2017

3 Ways to Boost Your Team's Productivity and Avoid Burnout

We’ve all read our fair share of articles claiming they have the one key secret to supercharged productivity. However, a bunch of these so-called productivity hacks have, in fact, been found to damage team efficiency in the long run. With a focus on short-term performance, rather than well-being...read 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 Ohno...read more
MeisterTask mention · April 13, 2017

Keep Your Content on Track with a Task Management Content System

Are there a lot of writers, editors, and managers involved in your content process? Or is your team small, perhaps burdened with other priorities besides content? In either case, a task management editorial calendar might be best for you. This approach to editorial calendars is slightly rarer, simply because there...read 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 are...read more
Matthew Guay
Reviewed by Matthew Guay
Last 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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