Automations

This feature is available to Pro and Business users

Every project has boring, repetitive busywork. Use MeisterTask to automate repetitive actions in your workflow, saving you time and allowing you and your team to focus on what matters

 


 

In this Article:


 

What Are Automations?

 

 

Automations are actions triggered automatically whenever a task is created or moved into a project section. As such, they work best for workflows with recurring steps and processes.

 

Adding an Automation to a section of your project allows MeisterTask to perform repetitive actions in your workflow for you, saving time and enabling your team to work more efficiently.

 

Example

Let's say that in your workflow, each task must be reviewed by an editor. Instead of manually assigning every single task to your editor, you can add the "Assign Task" Automation to the "Review" section of your project. Now, whenever a task is moved to the "Review" section, it will be automatically assigned to your editor.

Remember:

Automations are applied to entire project sections and affect all tasks within the section.


 

Add Automations to Your Project

Automations apply to entire sections of your project and can be added directly from the project dashboard.

 

  1. Hold your mouse over a section header and click the white arrow which appears.
  2. Select Automations from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select + Add Automation.
  4. Select the Automation you'd like to add!

ezgif.com-gif-maker__10_.gif


 

What Automations Are Available in MeisterTask?

MeisterTask currently offers 11 different Automations which can be added to any section of your project. Once an Automation has been added to a section, it will be immediately triggered whenever a task is moved into or created in that section.

 

Automation Function
mceclip0.png Automatically assign a task to a team member.
mceclip1.png

Automatically change the status of a Task to Open, Completed or Archived.

mceclip2.png

Automatically move a task to another project.

mceclip3.png

Automatically update a task's due date.

mceclip4.png

Automatically start or stop time tracking for a task.

mceclip5.png

Automatically add or remove tags from a task.

mceclip6.png

Automatically add a predefined checklist to a task.

mceclip7.png

This Automation works a bit differently than the other Automations in MeisterTask. Visit our dedicated article here to learn how to automate a recurring task!

mceclip8.png

Automatically send an email to project members,  the task assignee or any other recipient.

mceclip9.png Automatically send messages to any Slack channel.
mceclip10.png Automatically alert your Office365 team of a new task.

 


 

Edit or Delete Automations

You can easily edit or delete Automations in the Automations tab of the Project Properties window.

 

  1. Click the (i) at the top of your project board, then select Project Properties.
  2. Navigate to the Automations tab.
  3. Select the pen icon to edit an Automation or click the to delete it.

 

ezgif.com-gif-maker__33_.gif


 

Automate Recurring Tasks

The Recurring Tasks Automation works a bit differently than other Automations in MeisterTask. Visit our dedicated article here to learn how to automate a recurring task!

 


 

Still having trouble?

 

Reach out to MeisterTask Support for help!