Asana Software


 

Founded in 2009, Asana is a cloud-based project and task management solution that enables companies to manage and organize tasks and projects, communicate and collaborate. It is helpful for teams and companies that handle multiple projects at one time, and it can serve companies of any size.

Features include task management, reporting, automatic notifications, a customer portal, collaboration tools, dashboards, a mobile application, document management and task assigning. Asana also includes an Inbox feature that captures all updates generated automatically by the software.

Asana can be accessed through mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. It can also be accessed on both Android and iOS smartphones. The software is free for up to 15 users. Beyond that, the price band is based on the number of users a company has.

Asana can be integrated with various applications such as DropBox, Sunrise, HipChat, Slack, Box and Google Drive. It has an 100MB limit per individual attachment.

 

Asana - Dashboard
 
  • Asana - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Asana - Editorial calendar
    Editorial calendar
  • Asana - Project conversations
    Project conversations
  • Asana - Multiple devices
    Multiple devices
  • Asana - Android tasks
    Android tasks
  • Asana - iPhone tasks
    iPhone tasks
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

69 Reviews of Asana

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from Utah Digital Services
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

New Look and Feel, Still a bit confusing

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I've used ASANA several times over the years. The way it works, at it's very core has always been confusing to me. It's possible I've just never gotten great training on it, and just flown by the seat of my pants using a tool that I don't use that often as others are much more connected to it.

I can say I like the new look and feel, some of the new features are great. Sadly, that did make things a little more confusing.

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Clean Crisp Design

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It's confusing in the way it works and is setup

Advice to Others

Make sure you get adequate training on how to use the product

 
 

from Riskalyze
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Asana Review: Nick Harding

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I like the flexibility of creating projects, commenting, and collaborating with multiple teams.

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Some of the reporting and setting up 'priority tracking' is not as robust or flexible as I would like to see. I like to prioritize 'day', and then hand-pick the priorities for the day. The problem is that I have more tasks than I am able to get done, and when I fall behind it takes more effort to prioritize.

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Having a good understanding of your own project management process is key. I have used several project management software packages in the past, and knowing what you hope to accomplish, or what you already do for process will help you see (1) how good of a fit Asana is, and (2) allow you to learn from Asana's available workflow what could be possible in the future.

 
 

from Janez Kranjski s.p.
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Powerfull app, but you need some time to get used to it

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It is quite popular among my clients. Modern UX, nice design, a lot of ajax is used, so you don't need to reload site after every click. It has anything I need for my project management (task, sub-task, due date, task assignment,...)

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You need some time to get used to this web app. On the begging you will lost some time searching for it's functions. It is quite "heavy" site and need some time to load in your browser.

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You should try it and give it some to get used to it, because on the begging is quite difficult for use, compared to other similar project management apps.

 
 

from SPARK Advertising
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Liked the ease of use, integration & mobile platform.

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Liked the ease of use, integration & mobile platform. The collaboration with teams worked really well. Time track was good.

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Customer service was more challenging to get ahold of people who can help you.

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I think you get what service you pay for. Overall we were really happy with the product except training and customer service.

 
 

from COVEO Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

It is so simple anyone can use it

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Can create infinite nested subtasks.
You can assign the tasks
You can comment and tags
Play with dude dates
The UI is simple, clean, and good looking

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At the end of the day, it's a task management platform. If you like working with tasks, it's fine!

I manage my project in a more legacy/classical ways.

It is NOT MS Project !!

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Try it! Love it! Share it! This is designed for collaboration. If you only want a task list for yourself, maybe it is too powerful.

 
 

from Riskalyze
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Best task management product I've tried

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Asana is one of the most powerful and flexible task management products that I've tried. It goes way beyond the basics with features such as infinitely nested subtasks, the ability to comment, assign, add tags, due dates, etc. on a completely granular level, and of course my favorite feature - task completion celebrations! I feel like I've only scratched the surface in terms of how I use Asana... I'm aware of but have yet to use features like status updates, conversations, calendar view, and so on. However, the great thing about Asana is that it's flexible in how it can be used. If I just want to use it for basic task tracking, it can do that -- but if I want to use it to manage projects and collaborate with teammates, I can totally do that too!

Another aspect I like about Asana is its design and feel. There are subtle touches that make it fun to use, such as the loading messages, color schemes, and celebration animations. Even their error messages are friendly and help alleviate any frustration I would otherwise feel.

Their mobile app is well executed, clean and polished. If I wrote an app, I'd want it to work as well as Asana's app does.

The last thing I'd like to mention is Asana's awesome documentation. They have a beautiful "Asana Guide" with very polished and helpful videos, articles and guides. As someone who has written Knowledge Base articles, I'm envious of their Guide and how well they present their content.

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Asana has a bit of a learning curve. Due to its power and complexity, it can take some time to get familiar with all of its capabilities and how to navigate it. Thankfully, the Asana Guide does an awesome job of guiding new users through the basics and advanced features.

Beyond that, some of the UI is a little more complicated than it needs to be... but that's a minor complaint at best.

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It's hard to beat Asana in terms of flexibility and features. I'd recommend reading a bit of the Asana Guide and see if Asana's style of task management fits you and your team. There are other great solutions out there too that have less features, but are easier to use - so if you don't think you need all of the features that Asana has to offer, then keep looking!

 
 

from Riskalyze
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Use it every. single day

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It's terrific for teams. It's absolutely powerful for tracking deliverables and assigning out priorities. Computer, iPad, iPhone. Syncs across everything which is absolutely necessary.

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It's not quick. It's not terribly slow, but sometimes you sit waiting either because there are too many to do items or Chrome is simply a memory hog (Mac Air, 2013 model).

But their Customer Service is pretty good, very helpful.

Their billing is weird, too. The rates go *up* as you add users, rather than economies of scale. That makes it difficult to add users.

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If you need a way to track team deliverables, this should definitely be toward the top of the list for you.

 
 

from Van Andel Institute
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Great way to get our team on the same page

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Asana is easy to use by offering a great way to organize projects, tasks and team members who need to know what's happening. Our team really likes the email reminders because we have some people who don't like to log into Asana itself, but with the emails they stay on top of tasks that are due. We also like the functionality where you can reply to an email and it saves it in the project on Asana, which makes conversations easy to use but also saves them. We love being able to upload files so everything is right there for everyone on the project to see at any time. The calendar view is nice so you can see what is coming up. We like the ability to add guests so outside vendors or other people can also be part of the projects. Overall our team has become much more efficient and we communicate better because of Asana.

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I can't think of anything that I don't like at this time. It is just a great product that has really helped our team.

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We had tried Basecamp before going to Asana, and we found Asana to be much better for what we were looking for. It was easier to track projects and collaborate in Asana.

 
 

from BGW Architects
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Good Product - Easy to use

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Easy and practical - I like that I did not have to think much to get going successfully.

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For what it is, there's nothing missing I can think of.

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Just be honest in your review and if you don't know something, explain that you don't know it.

 
 

from BGW
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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I like it cuz it keeps track of dates for projects. Helps me keep track of items per project

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The email reminders on going. I know it can be changed.

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I would make it easyier for items to follow and be able to task multiple users to one item.

 
 

from BGW Services
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Helps with the day, helps keep me organized.

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Subtasks really help, they make it easier to ordganize the day

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e-mail notifications, it would be cool if there was another way of notifying you, some calender system.

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Nothing really, just maybe a calender system with notifications of what you need to do that day.

 
 

from BGW Architects II, PC
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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The cost of the software is relatively inexpensive. Asana is great for interoffice communication on projects. The ability to create templates within the project for that are multiple people to complete makes tracking the tasks and knowing the status very easy. Keeps are projects organized and on track we have setup Asana to work for our project needs.

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The notification setup could be improved so that you can customize what notification you receive or even incorporating a pop-up notification so, your email doesn't get bombarded with Asana notifications.

In order, to notify an individual that a task is complete and they need to begin their portion of the task you have to send the notification as a subtask assigned directly to that person in order to confirm that they have reviewed the completed task.

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Identify exactly what you need the software to accomplish and get familiar with setting up templates to copy for each new task or project you create. Once you spend the time to really make the software work for your project needs it will save time and keep your team on track.

 
 

from 1ShopAuto
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

I love using Asana to gather and organize my tasks.

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The software is easy to get started with and integrates to email, mobile app, calendar and exports to other programs.

Likes Least

Even though I found the software easy to use others in my organization did not and they have still not implemented the full use of Asana.

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I would recommend doing a company-wide training so that everyone can be on-board and understand the entire process.

 
 

from Jobvite
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Great for the Creative Side, Slight Hassle for the Management Side

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It keeps all of our creative needs organized, allows commenting through email, easy attachment of assets. Being able to assign due dates easily, assign to different people.

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While this is situational for different organizations, having to submit something through Asana is just another step/task in an already busy day. In the end it helps with organization, but it can be kind of a hassle to ensure everything is submitted through Asana.

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Great choice if you have multiple creative managers, and multiple people requesting items. Make sure employees are appropriately trained on Asana, as everyone uses it slightly different.

 
 

from 7G Technologies
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

It helped us get organized!

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Asana has really helped me get and stay organized. Whatever I need to get done, I create the task, assign it to myself and give it a due date.

Likes Least

As a team, we had a hard time getting on board with Asana all at the same time.

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Watch the tutorial videos and just get in there use it! The blog is helpful too.

 
 

from EFG Ochsenfurt
Specialty: Graphic Design
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

It was just satisfying to work with it.It simply helped organise tasks

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I liked most, that its easy and intuitive but still i have a big variety of possibilities. Creating Subtasks for tasks and so on. It all worked just great.

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Actually its not Asanas fault but my biggest trouble with all that Software, is that there are so many different. So i have to use many different solutions for different clients or in private organisation.

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It worked for my needs, and it may work for yours. Just see what it has to offer and hopefully you like it as much as we did.

 
 

from Jacolyn C Wheatley CPA LLC
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Easy to use Project Management App

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The phone app and the web application work very much the same. I love the recurring task feature and the I can track

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Comment section does not re-populate with the recurring task so you can leave notes about where you left off and have it appear the next month.

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Make sure you know what you want to track and in what detail prior to setting up your database.

 
 

from Jobvite
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

File sharing, feedback, and project management all in one!

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Asana is by far the best way to communicate feedback on assets with our contract and remote employees who are often writers and designers. Our marketing team uses the product as a drive to host our creative assets, where is easily searchable to find the newest version along with comments. If an edit needs to be made to a banner ad or data sheet we can comment on past projects (even as old as a year ago) to create the update. It's great to have a historical record of all creative assets and to see the conversation with other members of the team in the past.

Likes Least

With sub tasks to sub tasks, sometimes the projects can get very convoluted.

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Make sure all members of your team are using it the same way and figure out one process before implementing.

 
 

from DZAP
Specialty: Web Design / Development
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Quick Collaboration Tool

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The product enabled quick collaboration with a team of individuals I had never worked with. The product was fairly simple to use.

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Though the product was simple to use, the flow made it awkward for what we were using it for. It was mostly in how bug writing worked and how it was dealt with after submittal. It worked though, just not what I was used to.

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It worked for our needs at the time, and it may work for yours. Just see what it has to offer and hopefully you like it as much as we did.

 
 

from WebPT
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Asana: The task management tool of your dreams

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I love the ability to assign a task with date to myself, but assign that task's subtasks to other colleagues. The ability to collaborate in this way has cut down on the back and forth emails to others, and allows me the ability to see progress made on various tasks and projects I have in motion at all times.

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It was difficult to get our team on board with yet another software tool. Asana is so robust compared to other task management tools, that it can be rough to get everyone up to speed quickly. We had a team member do a 30 minute training session, but there were many other questions that team members had before we were all using it effectively.

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Subscribe to the Asana blog and watch their tutorial videos. Also, play around with your personal settings (Hint: you can change background images, turn on flying unicorns when tasks are completed, and lots of other fun surprises. Who said it has to be all work and no play?).

 
 
 
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