We’re proud to introduce MeisterTask for Gmail, a free add-on that turns your emails into tasks at the click of a button. Move important to-dos straight into your task management system and reach inbox zero in a jiffy!
MeisterTask for Gmail is a free add-on that connects your inbox with your MeisterTask account. Once you’ve installed and authorized the add-on, it appears in Gmail’s sidebar whenever you open an email.
To use the add-on, simply click on the MeisterTask icon. Choose which project and section the email should be added to, then click ‘Create Task’.
The subject line of the email will be turned into the task title, while the body of the email will be added to the task in the form of notes. You can modify both right inside the add-on if you like.
Your email instantly appears as a task in the project board you’ve chosen. To visit MeisterTask and edit the task further, click on ‘View Task’. This opens the task dialog, where you can add an assignee, due date, checklist items, tags and much more.
Click on the X in the top-right corner to close the dialog and view the task inside your project board. In the board, you can move the task from one section to the next to indicate its current status. How many sections your project has is completely up to you. In a growth experiment board such as the one pictured below, the task might move through four different stages until it’s completed.
Tip: Using a section action, you can automatically keep stakeholders in the loop about your task’s progress. For instance, you could notify the person that sent you the original email as soon as your task is moved into the last section in your project, marking its completion.
How to Install MeisterTask for Gmail
The MeisterTask add-on is available for free in the G Suite Marketplace.
In the Marketplace, click on the Install button and then follow the installation wizard to authorize the add-on.
After you’ve authorized the add-on, go to your inbox and open an email you’d like to send to MeisterTask. The MeisterTask icon will appear on the right side of your inbox. Click on the icon to open the add-on and login to MeisterTask (you only have to do this once).
That’s it – you’re ready to use the add-on! Take a look at this short demo video to see how it works:
Get MeisterTask for Gmail now to turn important emails into tasks and ensure that important to-dos don’t get lost in endless email threads!
11 thoughts on “New: MeisterTask for Gmail Turns Emails into Tasks!”
Good afternoon Meister Team! I have only been working with MeisterTask for a shortwhile but I love it so far. The interface is beautiful and easy to use. My question to you is whether or not there is a capability to automatically create a task for every incoming email into my inbox. More often than not, emails become tasks. It would be easier for me to delete tasks that are extraneously added than to create one every time. Thanks so much!
Hi Pearline, awesome to hear that you’re enjoying MeisterTask! A third-party app such as Zapier could be a good solution to your problem. Here’s a link to a Zap you could use to automatically turn incoming emails into tasks: https://zapier.com/apps/email/integrations/meistertask/9895/forward-an-email-to-create-tasks-in-meistertask
Hope this helps!
Can I also sent the attachenend files from the email to my created task and set tags?
Hi Ivo, this is currently not possible, but we’re happy to add your suggestions to our feature request list and see what we can do!
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