Add Tags (Labels) to Your Tasks

This feature is available to all users

Add Tags to label your tasks and bring more structure to your project boards. Tags are prominently displayed on each task tile and offer an additional way to organize, filter, and visualize your project.


Internal Note: 
Scenario: User reports that tags have "disappeared" from their project view.
Solution: The user may have accidentally pressed the keyboard shortcut ";" (semicolon), which toggles tag appearance on/off. This can also be changed under preferences -> appearance.


In this Article:


What Are Tags?

Tags are color-coded labels which can be used to categorize and organize tasks within your project.


Once you've added tags to your project, you can organize and sort tasks based on your tags:


  • Filter your project to only show certain tags
  • Generate a Report on specific tags
  • Search for certain tags


Tags are completely customizable and can be tailor-made to suit your organizational needs. Create tags to designate priorities, topics, project phases, teams or any other variable. Be sure to choose a color appropriate to your tag. Don't be afraid to get creative!


Check out these tag examples - each line represents a combination of tags that could be used for a project:

High priority - Low priority - Pipeline

Feature - Bug - Design

Approved - For review - On hold

Research - Writing - Lab - Exam preparation


Create Tags in Your Project

Before you can add tags to a task, you'll need to create tags for your project.


  1. Click on any task to open the task window. 
  2. Click the Tags widget on the right side of the task window.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. Click + Add Tag and enter a name for your new tag.

  5. Hover your mouse over added tags and select a color from the options which appear. Click to delete a tag.


You can also manage your Tags from the Project Properties Menu. Simply click the (i) at the top of your project board, select Project Properties and then navigate to the Tags tab.


Add Tags to Your Tasks

You can add and remove tags by clicking the tags-widget in the task window:


  1. Open the task to which you'd like to add a tag.
  2. Click the Tags widget on the right side of the task window.
  3. Select the Tags you'd like to add from the drop-down menu. A check mark will appear next the tags you've added.
  4. Click an added tag a second time to remove the tag.

Tags not appearing on task tiles

You can adjust whether tags are displayed on individual task tiles from the preferences page. Click your user avatar in the top-right corner of MeisterTask and select Preferences -> Appearance


Still having trouble?


Reach out to MeisterTask Support for help!