Asana Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Asana

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

4.4/5 (8,185 reviews)

Asana overview

What is Asana?

Asana is a work management solution that enables team collaboration and communication. Use Asana to manage initiatives, create projects, and then to create tasks within these projects. Assign tasks to your teammates, add them as task followers, share projects with them, or mention them in task comments to keep everyone in the loop.

Asana removes the need for spreadsheets and email in order to collaborate and communicate around projects. Share notes on task descriptions and upload attachment to tasks, follow and search public tasks, combine related tasks with one click, organize tasks by priority, establish your workflow, receive notifications on updates and task completions, and add due dates to tasks. You then receive notifications for all tasks you're assigned, work you care about, or projects you're a member of in your Asana Inbox.

Asana enables teams to plan, organize, and track the progress of each teammates tasks. The multiple workspaces give you a place to organize multiple teams, projects and tasks and to stay updated on progress without the need for back-and-forth email threads.

The Asana mobile app for iOS and Android provides access to Asana no matter where you are. You can also add and access data in Asana programmatically through a simple REST API.
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Pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and 6 other markets, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Asana screenshot: Check progress on all projects in one customizable view. Report on work happening within one project, between multiple projects, or across the company.Great Teams Get Great ResultsAsana screenshot: Create tasks with due dates, set reminders, and organize them into lists to prioritize and organize work. Organize tasks into shared lists or boards for initiatives, meetings, and programs.Asana screenshot: See any list of tasks on a calendar to get a clear view of when work is due. See all of each team’s work in one calendar to know exactly who’s doing what by when.Asana screenshot: Create customizable to-do lists to prioritize and organize work.Asana screenshot: Communicate company and department goals in a centralized project. Collaborate on everything from routine tasks to the team’s biggest goal yet — all from within Asana.Asana screenshot: Post status updates, share team-wide announcements, and collaborate on tasks — all in Asana.Asana screenshot: Track all your initiatives with project Portfolios. Portfolios show you the real-time status, priority, and progress of all your projects, so you have an accurate view of how you’re tracking toward your goals.Asana screenshot: Timeline shows you how each piece of your project fits together so you can start projects on the right foot and hit your deadlines.Asana screenshot: The Asana mobile app helps you track work and stay up to date on the go. Just like our web app, you can use it to create tasks and projects, have conversations about them, and get updates on their progress on and offline.Lay of the land | Asana tutorialOverview of product features: How Asana works

Asana reviews

Value for money
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Billy Heany

Asana is great both as a freeware option for task management and larger business tracking

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

Asana is an effective tool for any size organization from the solo entrepreneur to the 1000+ person team. I recommend it and have used it in multiple of my own projects

Pros
Asana has the ability to filter extremely granular from major projects all the way do to individual tasks done within the project. While it can't give 'status updates' for every portion of a major project you've worked on, you can track all of the things you've completed. This means when you have top-down organizations that want to be able to track everything that's going on a site, they have the ability to do so and drill into the current tasks being worked on

Cons
Asana has 2 major issues - 1st is the lack of export features to excel or other spreadsheet type formats. My company ended up having us do dual tracking because it would not allow this. 2nd, tasks put in a board that aren't used very much are extremely easy to forget about. This means without manual checks a lot of 'to-do' type items never saw the light of day again when surrounded by another large list of 20+ things.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ciera Holschuh

Best Platform for Project/Team Management

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Initially it was a bit overwhelming to set up and sort through all of the features and uses, but once you work with your team and figure out a system it is hands down the most useful and intuitive workspace / task management platform. There are always new features and integrations to be learned which is great to experiment and use as you grow with the platform.

Pros
The best part about Asana is how customizable it is in so many different facets, you can really tailor it to the needs of your specific team and project. The amount of functions that it has and its ability to integrate other apps and services within it makes it extremely versatile and intelligent once you customize it to all of your needs. I also enjoy that there is a mobile app version.

Cons
With all of its endless functionality tools - it can be a bit daunting in setting up the ideal layout and structure of use for your team. There are so many options and features that can make the software seem almost too sophisticated and complicated for everyday use. Not exactly user friendly up front, but once you figure it out and are patient in working out tailoring your workspace it is very useful and covers all bases.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Pretty much quite literally, my life is in Asana's hands.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Generally, having ALL of my upcoming tasks (and past tasks for historical purposes) along with the granular ways I can share tasks with others has been a pleasure. I will keep using Asana and hope they fix my main gripe at some point.

Pros
Over the years, with one exception (see below) Asana has proven to be able to evolve with the times and add features while sticking to its core purpose & values. I love the integrations that are available, all that is included in the free tier, the heavy emphasis on keyboard shortcuts and the mobile app. The key feature for me was its ability to manage multiple workspaces with ease.

Cons
Honestly, I love Asana. I have used it for keeping track of my life (personal and professional) for years but there's one thing that happened this year that is a rather large pain point for me and many of its users, judging by their community forums. Every time you switch to a new workspace, it opens in a new tab. This sounds small, but it's HUGE when you're always switching back and forth. I used to use it as a web app (without the browser chrome) so it behaved like a native desktop app. Now, as soon as I open a new workspace, it launches the browser and opens in a new tab. There's no option to disable this new "feature" and the community has spoken. Here we are almost a year later and no explanation or solution has been given (the last time I checked). Boo. That's why I docked ease of use. Also, it's starting to feel a bit heavy on my tablet. Desktop performance is still OK but does take a while to load.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Heidi Gerlach

The organizational tool to keep your life colorful and carefree

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-19
Review Source: Capterra

I'd recommend Asana to anyone who asked because I have not yet found a software that I like as much. It's colorful, inviting, and friendly. It makes you feel encouraged to look at your long list of things to do, rather than fill you with dread. In my job, I have many hats to juggle, and Asana helps to take care of it all. It's the sticky note of the internet, and I am a grateful user.

Pros
I am a sticky note person. I have sticky notes everywhere, but the problem is that sticky notes can't remind you of your tasks, notify you if you've missed a deadline, or post comments to your coworkers to find out if they've completed their portion of the task. Asana does all of that. I can organize my work life down to the millisecond if I wanted to, but that's a little overkill. Everything in Asana is clearly displayed and labeled. Our staff uses the system together, so I can keep track of what my coworkers have on their plate. It helps me to know if/when I can interrupt them or ask to assist on a task. The deadlines are helpful as well and intuitive. If you miss a task, it goes red. Check off a task, and the funniest thing happens. A unicorn shows up to congratulate you. I appreciate the humor of the software developers. It reminds me that we are all human and just want to laugh sometimes. If you have a task that needs to get done, but a coworker is the person who has to do it, no problem! Simply assign a task to them, and they will get a notification. No more tracking down staff in the office just to ask them to do something. It's a very efficient tool, and I am very happy.

Cons
There is no messaging component that allows for live chat conversations. That is the only downside. If I want to have a conversation with a coworker on a project, I have to create a comment and tag them in it- real Facebook style. If I could have a chat button to work in real time with my coworkers, I'd get rid of Slack in a heartbeat. Also, sometimes categorizing the section entitled "My Tasks" can be tricky. There are so many settings that you have to be very specific, like assigning a date and a person to the task (like yourself). If you accidentally write a task, but don't assign a date or person, that task could disappear somewhere into your growing list of things to do. It can be easy to lose a task if you're not careful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Carlos Torres

Collaborative software for project and task management.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

I recommend this software responsibly because it is one of the best solutions that work teams have to manage tasks and work projects. With Asana you will be able to develop different types of collaborative activities quickly and efficiently, improving the product of your work and adding to your work dynamics a lot of productivity. Acquire this software and improve your work dynamics.

Pros
Asana is a software designed to facilitate the management of projects and tasks in the working environment. The most important features of this software are the following. -It is a software that strengthens teamwork thanks to its shared workspaces, which are divided into projects and tasks. You can manage large projects, as well as you can manage small operational tasks in your work and assign obligations to other co-workers. -A well explanatory central panel, which mentions each of the details of the project or task you are carrying out and the tools applicable to your projects. -Receive instant updates on the progress of your project or tasks, plus notify you when a member of the team made changes to the project. -You can schedule meetings and pending tasks. -All the projects and tasks you are managing are stored in the Asana cloud. -It has a multiplatform application, so you can access the software from your smartphone.

Cons
Asana has one of the best project management platforms I have ever known. For more than three years I have used this software for work purposes, and both its collaborative workspace tool and the option to develop projects, tasks and store them in the cloud, work excepcionalmemte. Asana developers have done a great job developing this software for businesses. It is a very complete and efficient software for me.

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Asana pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Asana Basic:
Free

Asana Premium:
$9.99 per user, per month (billed annually)
$11.99 per user, per month (billed monthly)

Asana Business:
$19.99 per user, per month (billed annually)
$23.99 per user, per month (billed monthly)

Asana Enterprise:
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Asana features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Customizable Branding (133 other apps)
SSL Security (119 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Asana

Key features of Asana

  • Activity feed
  • Task attachments
  • Subtasks
  • Due date tracking
  • Task conversations
  • Email bridge
  • Task assignment
  • Automatic updates to inbox/ email
  • Task reminders and notifications
  • Calendar management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom views and calendars
  • File management
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Project permissions
  • Progress tracking
  • Project planning
  • Project Sections and Search Views
  • Project workflow
  • Real-time changes
  • Search functionality
  • SSO
  • Status reporting
  • Task commenting
  • Task and project creation
  • Focus Mode and My Tasks list
  • Template management
  • Third party integrations
  • Activity dashboard
  • Task prioritizing
  • Goal & milestone tracking
  • Project conversations
  • Custom fields
  • Dashboard creation
  • Assignment tracking
  • Completion tracking
  • User access controls
  • Bug tracking
  • Task management
  • Inbox management
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Benefits

- Organize your work into shared projects as lists or kanban boards for your initiatives, meetings, and programs.

- Use Timeline, a Gantt-style view, to see how each piece of your project fits together so you can start projects on the right foot and hit your deadlines.

- Keep the same task in multiple projects to show work in different contexts without duplicating efforts.

- Prevent accidental changes to your projects or templates by allowing certain project members to make only task comments, while still giving them access to information in the project.

- Comment directly on a task, to clarify exactly what needs to be done, and mention teammates or other work in Asana so everyone and everything stay connected. Quickly acknowledge tasks with pre-populated quick responses.

- Share the current state of the project with stakeholders and populate Portfolios with this information.

- Use My Tasks to plan your day with a prioritized to-do list.

- Track all your initiatives with project Portfolios. Portfolios show you the real-time status, priority, and progress of all your projects, so you have an accurate view of how you’re tracking toward your goals.

- See any list of tasks on a Calendar to get a clear view of when work is due.

- Create teams to organize your projects and connect teammates with a shared calendar and conversations. You can also control team privacy settings.

- Limit access to any project, create hidden teams for sensitive work, or make public teams and projects for access by your entire organization.

- Designate Organization admins who can add, remove, and manage members and their settings, and enforce password complexity. Asana Enterprise customers have additional controls with SAML and our Admin API.

- Integrate with other tools your team already uses, like G Suite, Slack, Microsoft, Chrome, Github, and more.

- Asana's mobile app helps you track work and stay up to date on the go. Just like the web app, you can use it to create tasks and projects, have conversations about them, and get updates on their progress on and offline.