Smart Search, New Section Actions and More!

This post was updated on July 13, 2017.

Introducing Smart Search for MeisterTask, new Section Actions and more, in our latest version of MeisterTask. Read on for details!

Smart Search, New Section Actions and More!

Refine your search criteria and find tasks faster than ever: MeisterTask now offers smart search suggestions for assignees, tags and sections, as well as scoping queries to your current project. Whether you’re using the search field on your dashboard or within a project board, no task will be able to elude you now.

MeisterTask Smart Search

Video Thumbnails & Previews

Just like images, videos attached to tasks are now displayed as pretty little thumbnails in your project boards, making sure you can spot them all at a glance. Of course, you can always turn off Inline Thumbnails in your Appearance Settings if you want to save space or if your boards are just getting a little too colorful.

Video Thumbnails in MeisterTask

By the way, you’re looking at a thumbnail of a MeisterTask video inside a MeisterTask task tile. #MeisterCeption

Most video formats can also be previewed directly in MeisterTask, so you don’t need to download the file in order to watch it. 

Smart search with MeisterTask

Dashboard Tabs

We weren’t completely happy with the old dashboard widgets “My Tasks” and “Focus“, and many of you agreed that there should be a better way to quickly get an overview of your to-dos. Enter dashboard tabs, a concept our iOS app is already using with great success. Using the tabs you quickly switch between your notifications, your tracked time and a list of all your active tasks. The list shows due and overdue tasks at the top, followed by tasks you manually starred, followed by the rest.

Quickly switch between notifications, tasks and time tracking

Section Actions 

As if you needed another reason to become a Pro user—We just added three fantastic new Section Actions to MeisterTask that’ll automate some common steps in your workflow, thus saving you a little time with every task.

ICYMI: Section Actions are performed automatically whenever a new task is created in or moved into a specific section in your project. You can configure multiple actions for each section.

Auto Due Date

Set or remove the due date of a task with this Section Action. You can choose between using today’s date or configuring a time in the future (e.g. 10 days after the task is inserted in the section).

MeisterTask's Section Action

Auto Time Tracking

Pretty straightforward, this action either starts or stops the timer on your task—a great automation for your ‘In Progress’, ‘On Hold’ and ‘Done’ sections. Be sure to activate the time tracking feature in your project settings first!

MeisterTask's Section Action

Auto Tags

Select which tags you’d like to add to or remove from tasks, or simply remove them all.

This is a great action for people working with multiple projects. For instance, your backlog project might be set up with sections like “Design”, “iOS” and “Server” whereas your sprint project might use a Kanban-style workflow with “Open”, “In Progress” and “Done”. The auto tag action then lets you assign the section titles as tags to tasks in your backlog, and those tags remain attached to the task when you move them to the sprint project.

For this to work, be sure to add the respective tags in the project settings of both your initial and target project!

MeisterTask's Section Action

By the way, a couple of weeks ago we added another cool Section Action that Microsoft users shouldn’t miss: The action automatically notifies your entire Office 365 Group about new tasks. Check it out!

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