MeisterTask vs GanttPRO: 2024 Comparison

MeisterTask and GanttPRO 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. 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.

b. GanttPRO

Organize your workspace with the help of an easy-to-understand Hierarchy. 

Project portfolio > Project > Mileston > Task > Subtasks

  • Project portfolio: All projects are displayed on the same screen to give you a complete overview of all work in one glance.
  • Project: A sequence of tasks headed towards the same goal.
  • Milestone: Key, zero-duration events in a project’s lifecycle, showcased as diamonds.
  • Task: Specific to-dos that lead up to a milestone and comprise a project.
  • Subtask: Smaller to-dos that need to be completed in order to complete a task. 

2. Views

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

While a Gantt chart is its default view, GanttPRO lets you work with four more views. These are:

  • List: A table format displaying all tasks one after the other. 
  • Board: A Kanban-board-style representation of tasks categorized by their current statuses.
  • Portfolio: Make top-level changes across all projects in a single view. 
  • Dashboard: Add widgets to display key project metrics and other information. 
  • Gantt: A detailed timeline view containing all task details, such as deadlines, assignees, milestones, and more, to help you track project progress. 

3. Tasks & Subtasks

a. 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’ 

b. GanttPRO

Tasks in GanttPRO are steps to be completed as part of the whole project. You can set up the following four levels of tasks:

  • Summary tasks: A small group of tasks that forms a phase
  • Tasks: Stand-alone to-dos within the project
  • Subtasks: A smaller version of the task that leads to the completion of the summary task.
  • Milestones: A zero-duration task that marks a significant event in the project lifecycle.

But there’s more. You can break your tasks down into 16 levels. Each time you create a new level, the parent task turns into a summary task. GanttPRO automatically generates a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that indicates this hierarchy in appropriate bulleting. 

4. Statuses

a. 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

b. GanttPRO

You can assign project statuses to indicate their exact position. 

The default statuses in GanttPRO are No status (cannot be deleted), On track, At risk, and Off track. You can edit their names and colors and even create new statuses.

Additionally, you can set one of the following default statuses for tasks: 

  • Open
  • In Progress
  • Done
  • Closed

Moving the status changes the progress percentage in the Progress field of a task, too. 

Use the Custom fields functionality to add and edit these statuses. 

5. Checklists

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

GanttPRO doesn’t offer any native checklists.

6. Task Templates

a. 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

b. GanttPRO

In GanttPRO, you can create a project from scratch, add a bunch of tasks to it, add milestones and dependencies, and save it as a reusable template. The next time you use a self-created or GanttPRO’s default template, you can access the task template it contains too.

However, GanttPRO doesn’t let you create templates just for tasks.

7. Assignees

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

Once you add them to a project, you can assign tasks to people or virtual resources in GanttPRO. Virtual resources are either external teams, their members, or physical resources (for ex: materials) that can be added to your projects.

Here are ways you can assign tasks in GanttPRO:

  • Use the standard Assigned field in a task
  • Use task settings to Add assignee
  • Assign tasks in the My tasks tab
  • Draw the task bar and drop it to the required resource or person

8. Priorities

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

Choose between any of GanttPRO’s five default Priority levels for any task: Highest, High, Medium, Low, and Lowest. 

9. Automations

a. 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. GanttPRO

GanttPRO doesn’t offer any native automations.

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. 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.

b. GanttPRO

Set a date on any GanttPRO task by:

  • Picking a date on the calendar
  • Typing it in manually

2. Time Estimates

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

GanttPRO gives you the option to set the following for each task:

  • Estimation: The number of hours a task should be completed in 
  • Duration: The time span (number of days) that a task should be completed in

You may set one or both of these. Using this data, GanttPRO will automatically calculate by what date and time the assigned resource(s) should complete the task and set the due date accordingly. 

3. Time Tracking

a. 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

b. GanttPRO

Log time on GanttPRO using any one of the following three ways:

  • Manually enter time in a task’s time log
  • Start the automatic timer on each task window when you work on it
  • Add your time in My time log (containing a list of all your tasks) in the left sidebar

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. MeisterTask

MeisterTask has no native goals and milestone tracking feature.  

b. GanttPRO

GanttPRO offers no dedicated features to set and track project goals.

However, you can set milestones as important events on your project timeline. These milestones — displayed as diamonds — can easily be spotted on the Gantt chart.

2. Dashboards

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

Use GanttPRO’s Dashboard tab to get a quick overview of key project data, such as:

  • Performance against baselines
  • Risks and opportunities
  • Budgets
  • Schedules and delivery, etc.

By default, the Dashboard tab contains the following widgets:

  • Project info & description 
  • A bar chart with Time spent on tasks
  • A bar chart and a table with Milestones
  • A bar chart with a Schedule
  • A bar chart with Costs
  • A pie chart with Task status

3. Gantt Charts

a. 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

b. GanttPRO

As one of its central features, GanttPRO offers immense customizability in its Gantt charts.

For instance, you can:

  • Add a Today marker line on the chart to indicate the current date when planning
  • Customize how the chart looks using the Skin mode
  • Format the chart to add indents and outdents and improve visibility
  • Show people’s Avatar on the chart to easily spot assigned tasks

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. 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.

b. GanttPRO

The People tab in GanttPRO lets you see all the people invited to be members of a particular project. The Project Owner can then add or delete team members as needed and even edit their permissions. 

2. Permission Levels

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

All GanttPRO plans let you set up the following default types of account types:

  • Account Owner: Can manage the subscription and other key account-level functionality
  • Account Admin: Have project-specific permissions that don’t extend to adding/deleting users or to other projects they’re not in charge of
  • Account Member: Have limited access to the projects they’re invited to — as set up by Account Ownder and Admin

Besides these, an Account Owner using an Enterprise plan can create a Custom role with a completely unique set of permissions. 

3. Guest Users

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

GanttPRO doesn’t offer a dedicated feature for onboarding guest users.

However, one can use one of the two following methods to invite guest users:

  • Create Account Member seats with limited project access
  • Enterprise plan customers can create Custom user roles

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. 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. 

b. GanttPRO

You can access task comments using one of the following methods:

  • The comment icon on a task
  • An Activity feed that shows a timeline of all project activities
  • Your personal Communication hub

GanttPRO’s Communication hub shows you people’s comments from across all their projects, mentioned under respective tasks. This saves you the time of having to browse every project space for the latest updates. 

Moreover, GanttPRO organizes comments into read and unread stacks.

Users can tag each other and send important project updates via these comments.  

2. File Management

a. 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. 

b. GanttPRO

Drag and drop or upload files directly onto tasks on GanttPRO with ease. You can keep track of all task attachments in a single space below the comments section.  

3. Notifications

a. 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.

b. GanttPRO

To stay on top of all project updates, GanttPRO users can receive:

  • Activity feed notifications (in-app) that are by default sorted by date. These cannot be deactivated.
  • Email notifications
  • Push notifications that must be activated for the app and browser.

You can customize how you receive email and push notifications in your settings.

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

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

GanttPRO

  • Learning center: Help portal with detailed documentation on all GanttPRO features
  • Video tutorials: A YouTube channel with walkthrough videos on how the platform works
  • Customer Stories: Case studies from GanttPRO customers to demonstrate the software’s successful deployment
  • Blog: Writings on project management, productivity, remote work, and more
  • Customer support: Live chat, email

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

MeisterTask

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

GanttPRO

  • Browser: Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, or Firefox (recommended)
  • Desktop: Windows
  • Mobile: iOS, Android

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. 

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.

GanttPRO Pricing

GanttPRO offers a 14-day full-feature free trial plan, after which you can choose from any of the following pricing plans for a team of five and above:

  • Basic ($7.99 per user/month): All core feature such as Gantt charts, project calendar, auto scheduling, and virtual resources.
  • Pro (12.99 per user/month): Core features + advanced planning tools such as overdue tasks, custom fields and filters, calendar exceptions, and custom project templates. 
  • Business ($19.99 user/month): Everything in Pro + workload management, portfolios and reports, budget planning, and time tracking.
  • Enterprise (price on request): Everything in Business + SAML Single sign-on, custom roles and rights, enterprise onboarding assistance, and priority support

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.

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.

GanttPRO Verdict

GanttPRO makes a solid case for Gantt chart-focused project management. 

Its comprehensive project management core features nearly cover all bases for a team with basic requirements. This includes a feature-rich Gantt chart view with every kind of customization imaginable and automatic timeline calculation. 

Then there’s the detailed ask planning that lets you split your work breakdown structure (WBS) into 16 levels!

Moreover, you can plan for not just human but also virtual resources such as material and external labor. Such diverse functionality makes GanttPRO a PM tool of choice for all kinds of teams — from software developers to construction companies. 

The flip side?

A lack of a free plan (with paid plans starting at $7.99 per user/month) makes GanttPRO inaccessible to many. And even with a Pro subscription, you will not have access to project management staples, such as:

  • Time tracking
  • Custom project templates
  • Overdue tasks
  • Custom user roles

Finally, GanttPRO gives you a minimal — yet capable — mobile app for Android and iOS, but skips adding a Mac desktop app to the bag.

All in all, this project management tool has some ground to cover before it becomes a top-tier PM tool. But if you’re willing to pay and sure about what you need, GanttPRO might just be what you’re looking for.