MeisterTask Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

MeisterTask

Collaboration and task management tool

4.73/5 (935 reviews)

MeisterTask overview

What is MeisterTask?

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
$8.25/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and 7 other languages, French, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian
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MeisterTask user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
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Mutegeki R.

Improved project planning and management

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Before Meister Task, having a centralized Project management system that allowed us to keep track of projects, assign tasks and reporting on progress was a nightmare. We find it a lot easier these days because of MT.

Pros
The software platforms are seamlessly integrated and I have access to my tasks on the go.

Cons
I haven't yet found any issues with this software but as soon as I do, I'll definitely bring them up to the dev team. However, providing for the ability to add project level resources (files and attachments) would be nice. Absence of email updates on pending tasks (not calender based) could also be useful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Adam C.

Great, Affordable Project Board for Teams

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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revel a.

Serves my purposes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

I use Meistertask in two different jobs. One, with a team, to move individual participation in a larger project through a specific process. The other is to keep tickets on tasks with complex and repetitive "do lists" in order to move those tickets through a larger process involving registration and licensing of machinery. In both cases I am generally satisfied with the flexibility of Meistertask towards my needs and project management style.

Pros
It's not got a heady learning curve. It's pleasant to look at. New team members catch on at once.

Cons
Comments should be dated rather than "two days ago" for accuracy. Data export needs to be more agile. Task timing needs a label feature (identification of each time frame timed)

Response from Meister


Hi Revel,
Thank you for your review!

When you hover over comments in the Activity and Comment section, the date and time when they were posted will be displayed. Point taken though, we may want to display it right away instead of "x days ago" - i'll forward your suggestion to our developers, as well as your further ideas. We appreciate the feedback :)

Best,
Your MeisterTeam

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Alexandra M.

Wish they ironed out the bugs

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-13
Review Source: Capterra

Started with this software a few years ago and really need to spend some time looking for other software. Run accounting firm and use this software to manage the monthly entry for all clients. As all my workers are remote, I need something dependable to assign tasks and manage timekeeping for each client. Unfortunately Meistertask fails hard on dependability. The backgrounds are pretty and the aesthetic is the best thing about this software. The worst is that every other month I have issues pulling time tracking or some kind of glitch happening. For the last 2 weeks i've been unable to bill clients or access accurate reports for the time period I am trying to bill even though the hours show perfectly fine in the software, what is being downloaded is last month's time tracking which is not the search parameter I put in. Every time I contact Meister it takes a while for them to get back to me and has taken upwards of a week to fix issues with no explanation for why they keep happening. Currently I pay $70+ per month for what? I don't really care that the tasking software is pretty if the software in general stops working and I have to keep asking to fix. This is the 2nd time I've had an issue with the software in the last 3 months either not properly displaying time or not properly downloading. Don't use this if you need accurate and timely time keeping!!!!

Pros
-Can track time by task -Can assign multiple team members -Team members can view time -Can set up multiple projects or clients -Can get notifications when tasks completed

Cons
-Would be great if all workers couldn't view everyone's time -Need feature to pull time for a date range -Time Tracking glitches every other month -Customer service takes forever to fix issues

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Ken S.

Preferred alternative to Trello

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

I use MT mostly for managing to-do lists, mapping out project plans, and scheduling tasks.

Pros
MeisterTask suits me better because it is more visual - other products in this category value function over form, but that leaves them harder for me to use. MT has a better UI experience - colors works better, functions are in the right place, and actions are more intuitive. The Dashboard view is the best part, makes all the difference for me.

Cons
I still find myself choosing the wrong buttons - like completing a task vs just closing a window, but these are trivial.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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MeisterTask pricing

Starting from
$8.25/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Basic: Free
Pro: $8.25/user/month
Business: $20.75/user/month

MeisterTask features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
File Sharing
Gantt/Timeline View
Milestone Tracking
Prioritization
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Resource Management
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Time & Expense Tracking

Percent-Complete Tracking (232 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

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
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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