Kanban Tool vs. MeisterTask

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kanban Tool
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$6
per month per user
MeisterTask
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
MeisterTask is a task management and collaboration tool. It aims to let teams manage tasks in a beautifully designed and customizable environment, which is designed to be intuitive. The vendor says MeisterTask's project boards adapt to any team’s workflow, making it suitable for managing everything from software sprints to editorial calendars. According to the vendor, while other task management apps often only visualize work, MeisterTask takes it one step further by automating recurring…
$8.25
per month
Pricing
Kanban ToolMeisterTask
Editions & Modules
Kanban Tool Team
$6
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$11
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$720
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,320
per year per 10-user pack
MeisterTask Pro
$8.25
per user/per month
MeisterTask Business
$20.75
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kanban ToolMeisterTask
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for education and non-profit organisations.
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Community Pulse
Kanban ToolMeisterTask
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Kanban ToolMeisterTask
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
13% below category average
MeisterTask
7.8
20 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management9.911 Ratings8.619 Ratings
Resource Management6.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts1.03 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Scheduling7.09 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.79 Ratings7.218 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.311 Ratings8.219 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.810 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.39 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Mobile Access8.38 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.96 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.8
5 Ratings
8% below category average
MeisterTask
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kanban ToolMeisterTask
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(11 ratings)
7.6
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kanban ToolMeisterTask
Likelihood to Recommend
Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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MeisterLabs
The best part about Meistertask is how dead simple it is, while still absolutely nailing what it needs to really get right. Meistertask makes task management dead simple for me and keeps the detail out of the way unless I specifically need it.
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Pros
Shore Labs
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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MeisterLabs
  • The learning curve is really short compared to other software that is related to this.
  • It is very easy to manage several projects at the same time, thus saving time in the work process.
  • Managing the elements of the list is very comfortable since its interface allows everything to work in an orderly manner based on what I want to put as important for me.
  • It has versions that are adapted to any type of company or if you want to give a personal use because it also has an option based on what you want to do with MeisterTask.
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Cons
Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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MeisterLabs
  • Some detailed task definitions may be difficult to implement.
  • Those using traditional project tools may find MeisterTask a little bit superficial and scattered.
  • Often you may need additional tools to complete the inefficiencies of Kanban board (no analytics for team performance, lack of time planning, etc.).
  • Reports and analytics are limited.
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Likelihood to Renew
Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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MeisterLabs
No answers on this topic
Usability
Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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MeisterLabs
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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MeisterLabs
Meister task is a great project management app. However, I moved to a move extensive project management tool for our growing team
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Alternatives Considered
Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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MeisterLabs
Meistertask seems like it was made for work, and it doesn’t hide its features amid complicated menus. The Mobile experience is one of the best I have used in task management. It integrates with other tools more widely via Zapier and various built-in ecosystem connections within the Meisterlabs space. If you need to get started simplifying your digital life, this can help.
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Return on Investment
Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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MeisterLabs
  • MeisterTask saves me a lot of time in communicating about various tasks of a project. The activity chat feature lets me communicate with other members of my team without having to be in the same location as them, and increasing our productivity.
  • It has caused me to use some additional time though, and create a Gantt chart myself instead of being able to use a built-in feature.
  • MeisterTask is great for letting us organize and keep track of all aspects of a project and make sure each one gets done by its respective due date.
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.

MeisterTask Screenshots

Screenshot of MeisterTask DashboardScreenshot of MeisterTask Personal AgendaScreenshot of MeisterTask Project BoardScreenshot of Task boardScreenshot of MeisterTask TimelineScreenshot of MeisterTask Automations