Jira vs MeisterTask: 2024 Comparison

Jira and MeisterTask are two of the most popular project management tools available today.

But how do they stack up against each other?

Which one manages tasks better?
Which one helps you allocate resources more effectively?
Which one is more affordable?

Discover all the answers in our detailed comparison guide.

A. Project and Task Management

Get. Things. Done. 

You and every project manager likely live by those words.

It’s also the heart and soul of any project management software. 

This is why, before anything else, you must evaluate a tool’s ability to help you manage your tasks and projects.

Features to look out for:

  • Project structure: A simple, intuitive way to organize work and toggle through multiple projects, tasks, boards, etc. 
  • Views: Board, list, timeline, Gantt, and other types of views that let you visualize various types of information within each project.
  • Tasks & subtasks: Dedicated spaces offering the ability to drill down to the smallest level of actionable detail about each project item. 
  • Statuses: Effortless ways to communicate the exact progress of each task, board, project, etc.
  • Checklists: Quick to-do lists for each task so things don’t fall through the cracks 
  • Task templates: Easy-to-copy templates to create identical tasks at scale across multiple projects. 
  • Assignees: The ability to assign tasks, boards, or projects to individual team members, groups, or even teams. 
  • Priorities: A way to communicate the urgency level of each task, subtask, or project. 
  • Automations: Trigger-based (if X happens then do Y); ways to automate repetitive actions such as notifications, comments, status updates, etc.

1. Project Structure / Hierarchy

a. Jira

Based on your needs, you could choose between two of Jira’s primary project management offerings:

  • Jira Work Management for more broad-scale project management 
  • Jira Software for software development teams to manage issues
For Jira Work Management

Choose between:

  • Company-managed projects: Set up and controlled entirely by the Jira admin in your team. This utilizes a similar configuration across all projects. 
  • Team-managed projects: Set up and controlled entirely by a designated project admin. This setup is independent of other projects.

Projects > Boards > Issue Cards

  • Projects: A shared space to document, organize, and track your work.
  • Board: A Kanban-style board to visualize all issues in a customizable workflow. 
  • Issue Cards: Summary of individual issues you’re working on.

For Jira Software

Jira Software’s default hierarchy contains:

Epics > Stories/Tasks > Sub-tasks

  • Epics: High-level objects/priorities the team is working towards — comprising multiple Stories and Tasks. 
  • Stories/Tasks: Functional requirements that the team is developing. 
  • Sub-task: Actionable items that make up Stories. 

You can customize this hierarchy with marketplace apps and add Initiatives containing multiple Epics.

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can organize your workspace with the help of an easy-to-understand Hierarchy. 

Dashboard > Project > Section > Task > Subtask 

  • Dashboard: A personalized overview of all your Projects (unique for every user).
  • Project: Core workspace where you can organize and visualize your Projects.
  • Section: Divide Projects into sections to categorize Tasks and represent different workflow stages.
  • Tasks: Actionable deliverables that can be assigned to individuals or groups. 
  • Subtasks: Break down complex tasks into smaller manageable parts.

2. Views

a. Jira

Jira Software

Jira Software comes with the following preconfigured views:

  • Basic: A table format that shows issue details such as start and due dates, status, the hierarchy of issues, and timeframes. 
  • Sprint capacity management: A table format that zooms in on capacity across issues to help you optimize sprints and iterations. 
  • Top-level planning: A table format to give you a high-level overview of all issues and their relationship with each other. 
  • Dependency management: A table format to showcase only issues that have dependencies in the plan to spot which ones are blocking progress.

Jira Work Management

Jira Work Management offers the following views:

  • Board: A Kanban-style board to get a progress snapshot of work yet to be started, in progress, and completed. 
  • List: A single list to view all issues in the project for a quick scan. Get a quick glimpse of the issue type, summary, status, assignee, etc.  
  • Timeline: A Gantt chart view to visualize the timing and sequence of individual issues. 
  • Calendar: All project issues organized by start and due dates on a calendar format. 

Besides this, you can access Overviews that offer a high-level, aggregated view of work across multiple projects.

b. MeisterTask

MeisterTask allows you to see your work with these eight views:

  • Dashboard View: Get a personalized overview of all your Projects, Notifications, and Widgets with customizable backgrounds and drag-and-drop reordering. 
  • Project Boards: Organize and visualize Tasks related to a specific Project in your workspace with a color-coded column view. 
  • Kanban Boards: Visually track your team’s progress in vertical columns with the flexibility to drag and drop Tasks from one column to the next when their Status changes.
  • Static Board: View sections of your Project organized by type instead of progress in a grid-style view.
  • Timeline View: Monitor Projects and Tasks in a calendar view to identify bottlenecks and ensure deadlines are met — similar to a Gantt chart.
  • Agenda View: Personal board unique to each user that lets you pin and organize your most essential Tasks from any Project in one place.
  • Filter View: View only those Tasks relevant to your needs and avoid cluttering your Project boards by filtering your view by Assignees, Tags, Due date, Status, etc.
  • Activity Stream: Stay up to date with all Project activities on the Activity stream. View all changes made to Tasks and Projects in real time.

3. Tasks & Subtasks

a. Jira

For Jira Work Management

Track tasks of a larger workflow as issues in Jira Work Management. 

An issue can have:

  • Subtasks to split an issue into smaller to-dos
  • Assignees to complete the work
  • Reporters to monitor the work
  • Descriptions
  • Labels
  • Time tracking
  • Status
  • Attachments

Note: Subtasks can be assigned to the person assigned the parent issue or to other people involved in the project.

For Jira Software

Break work into smaller chunks or tasks with issues.

An issue allows you to add other relevant information, such as:

  • Assignees who’ll work on the task
  • Reporter whom the assignee must report to
  • Child issues or subtasks to complete within the issue
  • Priority
  • Start date and end date
  • Labels
  • Status
  • Attachment

Subtasks can be linked to issues to create a task dependency.

b. MeisterTask

You can create a New Task in MeisterTask and add a range of details to make your Task informative and easy to execute. This can include:

  • Descriptions
  • Assignees and Watchers
  • Tags 
  • Due dates 
  • Checklists
  • Subtasks
  • Attachments
  • Comments 
  • Custom Fields 
  • Task Relationships

You also have the option to divide the Parent Task into smaller, more manageable Subtasks. A Subtask can include:

  • Assignees
  • Due date
  • Option to ‘Mark as Complete’ 

4. Statuses

a. Jira

In both Jira Software and Jira Work Management, use the default ‘To do,’ ‘In progress,’ and ‘Done’ statuses to indicate progress. Each status has a dedicated column on the Board. You can customize the statuses to suit your workflow.

 

b. MeisterTask

The Task Status feature in MeisterTask lets you track and manage Task progress. Its default Statuses include: 

  • Completed
  • Open
  • Trashed
  • Archived

However, you can create custom Statuses depending on your project’s needs and workflows. This can include common Statuses like:

  • Open
  • In Progress
  • Review
  • Done

5. Checklists

a. Jira

Jira doesn’t offer native functionality to add checklists to your tasks. 

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can add Checklists to your Tasks to manage multiple to-do or action items within each Task.

You can create a new Checklist or use predefined Templates to save time and ensure consistency across Tasks. 

You can also share Checklist items with Project members, using ‘@mentions’ to ensure effective communication and collaboration.

6. Task Templates

a. Jira

Jira doesn’t have a native capability of creating issue templates. However, it does allow you to auto-populate an issue’s fields based on pre-set values in team-managed projects.

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can create and use pre-set Templates for your Recurring Tasks. 

Once the Template is created, it can be set to repeat Weekly, Monthly, or Annually, with the option to select a Start date.

You can customize Task details within this Template by adding:

  • Task Name
  • Assignees
  • Description
  • Checklist Items
  • Attachments
  • Tags
  • Due date 
  • Watchers

7. Assignees

a. Jira

To assign an issue to a team in Jira Software, go to the Fields menu and add the Team column to your Board. This will let you assign any issue to a whole team.

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can delegate Tasks to your team members and collaborators by adding Assignees. 

You can assign Tasks to any collaborator, either from the Task window or directly from the Project Board view.

8. Priorities

a. Jira

Jira Software

Suppose you’re using Jira Software’s Agile project management features and have enabled ranking in the project’s settings. You can rank an issue by dragging and dropping it to the relevant position in the Scrum or Kanban backlog. 

You can also set priorities using custom fields in the issue’s settings. This now lets you add custom priority levels to each issue. 

Jira Work Management

Create a new field with various priority levels and save it to add custom priority levels to each issue. 

b. MeisterTask

Set customizable Priority levels for each Task by adding color-coded Tags and Labels to your Tasks.

You can create and assign Tags to each Task in MeisterTask to specify custom Task priority levels and use colors to represent priority levels – High, Low, or Medium.

9. Automations

a. Jira

Both Jira Software and Jira Work Management offer an extensive library of automations. Create automation rules by setting triggers, conditions (refining criteria), and actions.

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, Automation applies to the entire Project Section and affects all the Tasks in that Section.

You can add multiple Automations to a Section and decide their execution order.

MeisterTask offers 11 different Automations, which include:

  • Assigning Tasks 
  • Changing the Task Status
  • Moving Tasks to another Project
  • Updating a Due date
  • Starting or stopping Time tracking for a Task
  • Adding or removing Tags from a Task
  • Adding a predefined Checklist
  • Automating Recurring Tasks
  • Sending Emails to Project members, Assignees, or others
  • Sending messages to Slack channels
  • Alerting your Office365 team about a New Task.

B. Time Management

Time is money for a reason. 

The right software can be the difference between pinching pennies and raking in the big bucks.

Effective project management software offers effortless time management features to help you befriend the clock. 

With the right one, expect to keep all your tasks running as scheduled and meet your deadlines with ease. 

Features to look out for include:

  • Due dates: Communicate expected delivery dates.  
  • Time estimates: Make capacity decisions based on how much time each task or project is expected to take. 
  • Time tracking: Measure productivity with accurate time consumption data for each team member. 

1. Due Dates

a. Jira

Jira Software

You can schedule a deadline by adding a due date while creating or editing an issue. However, you need Schedule Issues permission from an administrator. 

Jira Work Management

You can add due dates for issues in Jira Work Management by adding a Custom Field.

Alternatively, you can schedule due dates for items in your business projects by dragging them to the specific date on your calendar.

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can set the Start and End dates to assign Due dates to your Tasks directly from your In-task Calendar. 

These Due dates are visible on your Project Board, and when a Task is due, it’s highlighted in orange with a “Due Today” Label.

2. Time Estimates

a. Jira

You can add time estimates to the time tracking feature to show assignees how much time they have left to complete an issue. The timer counts down based on how much time they track while working on the issue.

It works for both Jira Work Management and Jira Software. 

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can assign a specific time frame to each Task and Project on the Timeline to specify how long each Task will or should take.

During the planning phase, you can modify the Start and End dates or remove them from the Timeline if the deadlines are tight or priorities change.

3. Time Tracking

a. Jira

The native time tracking feature in Jira Work Management and Jira Software enables users to record the time they spend working on issues. 

b. MeisterTask

You can use MeisterTask’s native time tracker, displayed as a Time-tracking Widget on your Dashboard, to track the time you and your team members spend on a Task.

With MeisterTask’s Time Tracker, you can:

  • Enable and Disable time tracking for specific Projects 
  • Easily start and stop the Time tracker for individual Tasks 
  • View time-tracking information in the background via Line graphs or Tables 
  • View each team member’s Time Slips as time is recorded transparently
  • Manually add/ edit your recorded time
  • Export time tracking data in CSV or Excel format

C. Reporting

What you can’t measure, you can’t improve. 

Reporting and analytics features can help you track real-time progress, monitor key metrics, and sniff out bottlenecks like a detective.  

Armed with these insights, your team can stay ahead of the curve no matter the situation. 

Expect better resource management, superior deadline compliance, and a more focused and decisive team.

Features to look out for include:

  • Goals and milestones: Record targets for the whole team to see and work towards.
  • Dashboards: Visualize data from all corners of the team into a user-friendly, interactive interface.
  • Gantt charts: Keep your plans flexible with Gantt charts that allow you to adjust timelines based on changing resource availability and task completion ratio. 

1. Goals & Milestones

a. Jira

Jira Software lets you combine issues from boards, projects, and filters to map your goals with Jira plans. Other capabilities include:

  • Establish and view dependencies that can affect your plan.
  • Experiment with plans without impacting issues.
  • Set due dates, sprint dates, release dates, etc.

b. MeisterTask

MeisterTask has no native goals and milestone tracking feature.  

2. Dashboards

a. Jira

Jira Software and Jira Work Management dashboards both offer an initial view upon login to create multiple personalized displays for diverse project overviews.

You can customize the dashboard with gadgets that summarize issue data. Available gadgets include:

  • Charts
  • Labels
  • Issue calendar
  • Assigned to me
  • Quick links
  • Roadmaps

Select a layout preference for your dashboards, star favorites, and share dashboards with others. You can also find shared dashboards by filtering per owner, group, or project.

b. MeisterTask

The MeisterTask Dashboard is the central hub for managing your Tasks and Projects. 

The Sidebar, positioned on the left of the Dashboard, lists all your current Projects (excluding Guest projects) and lets you:

  • View your Active Projects 
  • Filter Projects
  • Create New Projects
  • Organize your Project list into Groups
  • Import Projects
  • Access your Agenda
  • Generate Reports 
  • Open MeisterNote

You can also customize your Dashboard by changing the background and reordering the arrangement of your Projects on the Dashboard.

3. Gantt Charts

a. Jira

Jira Software

Jira Software allows you to create Gantt charts in two ways — Roadmaps (timeline view) and advanced roadmaps.

Basic roadmaps are great for planning dates, dependencies, and deliverables for a single team and project.

Meanwhile, advanced roadmaps offer the following additional features:

  • Plan and track work across teams, visualize data, and plan for future progress or obstacles.
  • Select issue sources from boards, projects, or filters to gather data for plan creation.
  • Expand issue hierarchies above the epic level to track larger goals.
  • Allocate work, manage team capacity, and evaluate risks.
  • Explore alternative paths through scenarios and plan for different outcomes.
  • Define milestones, manage shippable chunks of work, and align dates across multiple projects with single-project or cross-project releases.
Jira Work Management

Jira Work Management doesn’t offer roadmaps, but the Timeline view can function as a Gantt chart.

It allows you to adjust start and due dates, and reorder, link, and filter issues.

b. MeisterTask

MeisterTask offers a feature called Timeline, which works like a Gantt chart.

Using the Timeline feature, you can:

  • Visualize Projects and Tasks in a calendar-based format
  • Add/edit Task Start and End dates
  • Assign Tasks to your team members
  • Monitor your Task and Project Status in the workflow

D. User Management

Software, features, and other tech things aside, the real heroes of any project are your team members. So make sure to pick the kind of project management software that puts them front and center!

How do you do this?

Look for software that knows what different team members need and helps you deliver the right experience. 

Features to look out for include:

  • User groups: Create internal teams representing various departments, functions, or projects. 
  • Permission levels: Grant different access levels depending on the users’ information requirements and the company’s security concerns. 
  • Guest users: Invite team members from other companies/teams to collaborate with your team without compromising on confidential data. 

1. User Groups

a. Jira

Create groups of people who share similar responsibilities and require similar access to issues. Grant each group a different permission level on each project. 

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, admins can create User Groups within their teams. 

If you have a large team, you can create User Groups to share Projects and Notes with specific departments, regional offices, leader groups, teams, or sub-teams within your organization. 

You can also send messages to multiple users in a group by using ‘@-mentions’ to tag a User Group.

2. Permission Levels

a. Jira

Jira Software

Jira Software lets you choose between whether people are Administrators, Members, or Viewers on a team-managed project. Create more custom roles for each project to share the most relevant projects, tasks, and conversations with each team member. 

Jira Work Management

Add or remove people to projects based on your requirements. You can also assign them one or multiple roles on the project. 

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can assign different Roles and Permissions to collaborators on your Projects to decide which users can access certain privileges and restrict the others. 

There are five Roles with different Permission levels in MeisterTask:

  • Project Administrator: Has complete control over Tasks and Projects.
  • Project Member: Can change Task settings but not Project settings.
  • Guest: Has limited access and can only see Tasks assigned to them or Tasks they are mentioned in.
  • Commenter: Can view Projects and add Comments but can’t make changes.
  • Viewer/Read-only: Can only view Projects and read Comments without editing rights.

3. Guest Users

a. Jira

Jira Software and Jira Work Management don’t have guest users. But you can allow anonymous users to view, search, and create issues without logging in. 

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can collaborate with external users by assigning them a ‘Guest Role’. 

Guests have limited access and can only edit and view the Tasks that have been assigned to them or Tasks they are mentioned in. They can:

  • Update Task descriptions
  • Add Attachments
  • Create Checklists
  • Add Comments
  • Assign Tasks
  • Mark Tasks as Done

However, Guests can’t remove Task Watchers. Plus, all Project details are hidden from them to ensure external collaborators don’t get access to sensitive information.

E. Collaboration

In project management, collaboration and communication are like a ballroom dance — if everyone isn’t in sync, you’re just stepping on each other’s toes!

A project manager should encourage their team to be on the same page regarding everything happening on the project. This could involve regular meetings, periodic status updates, shared checklists, etc. 

But things can get tricky when you add different team structures (remote, hybrid, distributed, etc.). 

The trick is to balance ‘informing everyone’ with ‘over-communicating.’ 

The solution is to forge a shared space where the whole team can contribute without hampering individual productivity. Picking a suitable project management software is the first step toward achieving this goal. 

Features to look for include: 

  • Comments: Simple ways to send feedback or discuss a task or project. 
  • Threads: Keep all relevant comments in a single thread. 
  • Tagging/@mention: Mention a team member on a task, in comments, or in any shared space to notify them. 
  • Sharing tasks: Share tasks with relevant team members for efficient collaboration.
  • File management: Attach and store files, create and annotate documents, etc., for ready access to project documentation. 
  • Notifications: Customize how team members receive notifications.

1. Comments, Threads, & Tagging

a. Jira

Add comments, code snippets, images, tables, and more on issues for better communication. 

Mention teammates in the comments and react to comments with emojis.

Copy the link to each comment to share externally.

Vote on issues to indicate their importance to team members. 

b. MeisterTask

The Comments section in MeisterTask lets you communicate and share Task-related information with your team members. 

You can add Comments to exchange ideas, link attachments, and notify team members of important updates by mentioning them using the ‘@ key’.

You can also reply to Comments by other users in a thread, add an Emoji reaction, or Edit and Delete your Comments. 

2. File Management

a. Jira

Both Jira Software and Jira Work Management offer you the option to attach files to each issue to describe them better. You can also attach these files in comments or long text fields.

Just copy-paste the link to attach files from external services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

b. MeisterTask

MeisterTask allows you to attach files or notes to any Task by dragging and dropping them in the Task window. This makes it easy to share documents with collaborators.

You can also mark these attachments as ‘favorites’ or share them with other users to ensure everyone can access the necessary information.

You also have the option to rename, download, or delete your files. 

3. Notifications

a. Jira

Both Jira Software and Jira Work Management let you choose which team members are notified about issue-related changes. 

Watchers, assignees, users, reporters, or project leads can get notified of changes such as:

  • Comments
  • New issue logged
  • Issues deleted, etc. 

b. MeisterTask

In MeisterTask, you can receive In-app and Email Notifications to stay up to date on your Project or Task progress.

You’ll receive an In-app Notification when:

  • You’ve been invited to collaborate on a Project
  • You’ve been assigned a New Task
  • You’ve been Tagged on a Comment or Checklist item by another user 
  • A Task you’re watching has been modified
  • A Checklist item has been added to your assigned Task
  • Another user leaves a Comment on a Task you were assigned to or are monitoring.

F. Customer Support

Individual users in smaller teams often face a steep learning curve with most project management software. 

In their case, having access to responsive support executives and a wealth of helpful resources can make a significant difference, turning a frustrating experience into a positive one.

However, customer support is just as crucial for larger teams. 

Even if these teams initially received thorough onboarding and training, their needs and use cases tend to evolve over time. Continuous and adaptable customer support becomes essential to address these changing needs effectively.

With adequate customer support, you can:

  • Derive maximum value from the app with the help of professional guidance whenever required
  • Ensure your team is making full use of all the features you’re paying for
  • Learn from case studies of other teams using the same software
  • Expand your use cases with time
  • Learn about the features your team uses the most and avoid spending on those you don’t need
  • Solve minor issues on your end by going through help resources
  • Get hands-on support when you get stuck
  • Keep a record of all your complaints and feedback for the platform to aid future buying decisions
  • Send feedback to the app’s developers so they can design the features you most desire

Features to look for include: 

  • Detailed knowledge bases and documentation to aid DIY solutions to common issues
  • Case studies, templates, guides, and other resources
  • Easy access to resources for all types of users — free or paid
  • Async support executives to cover for the time difference
  • Live agents who can respond via chat or phone 
  • Screenshots and recordings to display how the tool works
  • Translations to resources in other languages, if needed

Jira

  • Atlassian University: Product training and certifications for Jira, Confluence, Trello, and more
  • Atlassian Playbook: Free workshop resources to address common team challenges 
  • Atlassian Documentation: Help to administer Atlassian products
  • Atlassian Community: Ask questions to product experts and fellow users
  • Atlassian Support: Resources for users and administrators
  • Migration Program: Cloud migration support for all teams
  • Enterprise Services: Support for enterprise teams
  • Customer Support: Email/Help Desk, Chat, 24/7 Live rep, Phone

MeisterTask

  • MeisterTask Academy: Informative courses and videos to improve productivity
  • Tutorial Videos: Quick YouTube tutorial videos on the basics of how MeisterTask works
  • Communities: An interactive community of 5000+ MeisterTask users
  • Help center: Find answers and get details about all tool features
  • Customer support: Contact the support team via email or phone, ask questions in the Meister community, and get expert consultations

G. Platforms Supported

Distributed and field teams might not always be armed with laptops or computers. 

But that doesn’t mean productivity has to stop.

With a mobile-friendly project management tool, the workflow keeps humming along, turning those smartphones into mighty workflow tools.

More reason to look into this?

If your company follows a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach, your team members need the freedom to switch between various devices. 

With support for all types of apps, you can:

  • Ensure uniform access irrespective of device type
  • Save on the cost of buying the same types of devices for the whole team
  • Give all team members a chance to log work from anywhere, anytime

Features to look for include: 

  • App support for the latest Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android versions.
  • Maximum coverage for all key features across devices

Jira

  • Browser: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari for desktops, Safari and Chrome for mobile devices
  • On-Premise: Windows, Linux
  • Desktop: Windows, Linux
  • Mobile: iOS, Android

MeisterTask

  • Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge
  • Desktop: MacOS (10.9 Mavericks+), Windows (7+)
  • Mobile: iOS (15+), Android (8.1+)

H. Pricing

Whether you have deep pockets or shoestring budgets, there’s project management software out there for every kind of organization. 

But the confusing combination of features and numbers on pricing pages can make it difficult to choose. 

Here are some easy tips for starters.

If you plan on buying the software subscription for just yourself or a small team that’s not likely to grow rapidly anytime soon — stick to the free plan as long as possible. Or pick the cheapest monthly subscription possible. These should cover most of your feature requirements comfortably in most cases. 

However, if you expect to hire rapidly and grow to a sizable number, go for a plan that grows with you — ideally with a per-user rate that doesn’t add up exponentially. 

Finally, most software offers flexible enterprise plans that let you cherry-pick your favorite features into a custom package. If you’re part of such a team, it’s best to contact the sales team and get the best deal possible. 

Jira Pricing

Jira Software has the following pricing options:

  • Free: Up to 10 users, 2GB storage
  • Standard ($8.15/user/month): Everything from Free plus up to 35,000 seats, user roles and permissions, 250GB of storage
  • Premium ($16/user/month): Everything from Standard plus AI features, Advanced roadmaps, and premium support
  • Enterprise (Contact sales for pricing): Everything from Premium plus multiples site, enterprise support, and centralized security controls

Jira Work Management has these plans:

  • Free: Up to 10 users, 2GB storage
  • Standard ($5/user/month): Everything from Free plus up to 35,000 seats, project roles, 250GB or storage
  • Premium ($10/user/month): Everything in Standard plus Atlassian Intelligence, premium support, and unlimited support

MeisterTask Pricing

MeisterTask has the following pricing plans:

  • Basic (free forever): Basic task management features for one user, lets you add unlimited team members, access customizable Project Boards, etc.
  • Pro ($8/per user/month): Everything in Basic plus External sharing, unlimited Projects and Notes, Agenda, unlimited Integrations, Automations, Private Projects, etc.
  • Business ($14.50/per user/month): Everything in Pro plus Subtasks, Timelines, Roles and Permissions, Custom Fields, Priority email/phone support, and Security restrictions.
  • Enterprise (Contact sales for pricing): Everything in Business plus Tailored pricing options, dedicated Account Manager, personalized Onboarding Assistance, etc.

I. Best Suited To

Picking the right project management tool is like finding the perfect pair of shoes. They must be a snug fit but also leave you some wiggle room to get comfortable! 

In other words, the tool you pick must fit all your current needs and grow alongside your future requirements, too. 

So make sure you’ve covered all bases in your research when picking project management software for your team. 

One way to do this is to check what types of teams your choice serves best. 

For instance, what works for a small software development team might not suit a large marketing agency. 

When hunting for a PM solution, it’s vital to match the tool’s features and use cases with your team’s workflow. Tailor your search to find a tool with all the necessary features to manage your tasks and boost productivity.

Jira Verdict

In particular, Jira is expertly designed for:

  • Software development teams
  • DevOps teams
  • Product management teams
  • Agile teams

It’s perfect for managing complex projects with many moving parts, granular tasks, and dependencies. Additionally, it’s well set up to handle work requests for things like bug fixing or IT support tickets.

Jira takes visualizing work to a whole new level so that you can spot all the intricacies and interconnectedness of your issues and projects.

However, all this functionality means it’s far too complicated for most standard project management teams. 

Jira can be a game changer for technical teams that use its agile and issue management features.  

However, teams with simpler needs may find that Jira has a lot of features that just won’t be useful for their work.

MeisterTask Verdict

MeisterTask is a Task and Project management tool known for its intuitive interface and flexible task organization system.

Its strength also lies in its user-friendly interface, extensive Integrations, Automations, and task management features like Kanban Boards, Checklists, Priorities, etc.

However, while MeisterTask excels in these areas, it does have its limitations.

MeisterTask may not be the best choice for complex projects as it lacks a native goal and milestone tracking feature, making it difficult to track project goals and task milestones. Additionally, it limits collaboration since you can only assign one user per task, restricting teamwork across users or teams.

The most commonly reported shortcoming of this tool is that most of its advanced features aren’t available for users who don’t use Business and Enterprise subscription plans. 

Some of these features include:

  • Subtasks 
  • User Groups 
  • Timelines
  • Roles and permissions
  • Templates
  • Exporting time data in CSV and Excel format 
  • Customer support (via phone and email) 

This restricts user’s functionality and isn’t a budget-friendly choice for smaller teams or individuals with limited budgets. 

So, before deciding on MeisterTask, consider your project needs and budget to see if it’s a good match for your team.

That said, even with its limitations, MeisterTask stands out as a user-friendly and comprehensive project management solution, making it a strong contender in the project management space.