Meistertask is a similar product to Trello that provides project management software with Kanban-style boards. Both of them gives a simple way to organize project tasks using drag and drop feature. Also, the two offer a free plan which has no limitations of the number of users and projects. However, the free version of both of them only provides basic features for managing projects and tasks.
Trello was released earlier than Meistertask. Founded by Fog Creek founder Joel Spolsky, Trello was released at a TechCrunch event in 2011. Meanwhile, Meistertask was released in 2015 by Meister which is founded by Michael Hollauf and Till Vollmer. Until now, whether Trello or Meistertask, both of them are one of the popular applications in the world.
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Although Meistertask is a product similar to Trello, Meistertask is more feature-rich compared to Trello, especially its reporting feature. However, Trello offers an integration feature named “Power-Ups” to add extra functionality to your boards. Below is a comparison table of feature availability at Meistertask and Trello.
|Project Planning & Scheduling|
|Setting priorities and deadlines||√||√|
|Resources & Workload Management||√|
|Support Agile Methodologies||√||√|
|Attach files to the task||√||√|
|Progress Tracking / Status||√||√|
As mentioned in the comparison table above, there are some differences between Meistertask and Trello. One of the fundamental differences, in Trello, users can assign Task to more than one project members, while in MeisterTask users can’t do that. Furthermore, Trello lets users add groups to the teams, while MeisterTask doesn’t allow it in their free plan.
In conclusion, basically, the functionality offered by Meistertask is better than Trello. However, as mentioned above, users can use Power-Ups to add extra functionality to Trello. Although the Power-Ups for Trello are may require additional purchase.
One unique feature of Trello is its Power-Ups. Power-Ups turn each board which connects Trello to services like Google Drive, Evernote, GitHub, SalesForce, 3T time tracking software, Planyway Calendar (with Gantt chart), and many more.
Meanwhile, MeisterTask integrates with your favorite online apps to automate workflows and ensure smooth, productive workdays. You are able to integrate Meistertask with communication platforms, email platforms, online cloud storages, and many more.
Ease of Use
If we compare Meistertask vs Trello based on ease of use, Trello is little easier to use than Meistertask. For example, in my experience using Meistertask for the first time, I was confused after making a new section. That’s because the new section that has been made is not visible on the screen. While there was no scrollbar to slide the screen. Apparently, scrollbars only visible when the mouse is over the bottom of the screen.
Overall, whether Meistertask or Trello, both of them are the easiest project management software that we have ever tried. With the drag-and-drop interface and visual way of organizing the projects, working on group projects as easy as using sticky notes on a whiteboard.
Trello has three pricing options — Free, Business Class, and Enterprise. Prices range between $0 and $9.99 per month (per user) on annual billing. The main differences between the plans include the size of file attachments allowed, the number of integrations available, and onboarding assistance. Considering the prices that are offered by Trello, this platform is suitable for small business.
Meanwhile, MeisterTask offers a free option and three paid plans, including Pro ($8.25/user/month), Business ($20.75/user/month), and Enterprise (customized). The main differences between the plans include the provided functionality, security restrictions, custom security view, and customer support services. See here for more details.
Pros and Cons
|Pros||In Trello, everything is already installed and set up. There is has no limitations of users, projects, and tasks even in their free version. Another good thing about Trello is the user interface that very visual and easy-to-use, and its support for various platforms. Furthermore, Trello can be integrated with various applications, but only limited to 1 integration in the free version.||Like Trello, it is one of the easiest project management software in the market. Also, its functionality is flexible enough for customization. Most importantly, the platform offers a free plan without the limitation of users and projects. However, the free plan only provides basic features for managing projects.|
|Cons||Light on features. No real reporting tools. No Gantt charts, and time-tracking features. However, with Power-Ups, you can integrate Trello to other Gantt chart or Time Tracking Software.||There is no Gantt chart view or table view to display tasks. Also, unlike Trello, MeisterTask doesn’t allow users to assign tasks to more than one project members.|
Trello and Meistertask is the most intuitive project management software available on the market. It’s suitable for you who are looking for simple project management software which is easy to use even for first-time users and lets you organize your team easily.
We also recommended both of them for you who are looking for Kanban solutions. For software developer teams, Meistertask and Trello can be integrated with code repositories such as GitHub and Bitbucket. And the last good thing about the two is their free version has no limitations of the number of users and projects.
However, as mentioned above, if you need reporting features such as project statuses and resources reports, we recommended you to choose Meistertask.