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Asana Reviews

Asana

Shared task list for project management & collaboration

4.32/5 (1,810 reviews)
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Asana is a task and project management solution that facilitates team collaboration and communication. Use Asana to create projects, and then to create tasks within these projects. Add your teammates to tasks and projects, 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 email in order to 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, add due dates to tasks, add followers to tasks, add hearts to tasks to show your gratitude.

Your Asana inbox is used to receive notifications on all task and project related activity such as when a task is assigned to you, if a task is due today, if someone has added you as a follower, if a task is updated or completed, if a due date us changed on one of your tasks, if someone adds a comment or if an attachment is added to one of the tasks your following.

Asana allows teams to share, plan, organize, and track the progress of the tasks that each member is working on. The multiple workspaces give you a place to organize multiple teams, projects and tasks and to stay abreast of progress without the need for back-and-forth email threads.

See, organize and manage the tasks and priorities for all your team members from one place. Keep updated on changes to tasks and task completions, leave comments, give feedback, upload attachments and set due dates. Delegate, prioritize and follow tasks and team members in a simple and clean way.

The Asana Mobile app for the iPhone provides native application access to a growing portion of Asana features. You can also add and access data in Asana programmatically through a simple REST API.
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Asana Overview

Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)
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Asana screenshot: Create new projects with AsanaAsana screenshot: The Asana user's dashboardAsana screenshot: Invite other members and guests to a Workspace in AsanaAsana screenshot: Create a workspace to collaborate with other people in AsanaAsana screenshot: Enable task row numbers in AsanaAsana screenshot: The Asana Android widgetAsana screenshot: The Asana iOS widget pulls down from your home screen to reveal your tasks for the day

Asana Reviews (1,810)

Most positive review

 Great piece of software

This package is very easy to use. We have 6 teams with 50 employees, and can have one large project, and can make sure that all subtasks are handled by the people they need to go to. Its very good.

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Reviewed 28th of April, 2016 by Tom Edleston

Most critical review

 Little Useful, otherwise a complex app to use

I didn't like this app too much. It's very complex to understand. I am getting notifications for the tasks for which I am not assigned. I won't prefer to use in future, even won't recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 24th of February by Digital Marketing

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Asana Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Asana Basic:
Free

Asana Premium (billed annually):
$21/month, 5 members
$42/month, 10 members
$84/month, 15 members
$125/month, 20 members
$209/month, 30 members
$334/month, 40 members
$417/month, 50 members
And scaling.

Key Features of Asana

  • Real-time changes
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Activity feed
  • iPhone Support, HTML5 mobile site
  • Email bridge
  • Set priorities and due dates
  • Task and project creation
  • Set project permissions
  • Automatic updates to inbox/ email
  • Add hearts to tasks
  • Get reminders and notifications
  • Set due dates and goals
  • Create custom views and calendars
  • Focus Mode and My Tasks list
  • Project Sections and Search Views
  • Follow tasks and add followers
  • Task commenting
  • Add assignees to tasks
  • Add attachments to tasks
  • Activity dashboard
  • Progress tracking
  • Custom fields
  • SSO
  • Completion tracking
  • Status reporting
  • Project workflow
  • Third party integration
  • Project planning
  • Task management
  • Inbox management
  • Bug tracking
  • Applicant tracking
  • Tracking features
  • Assignment tracking
  • Configurable workflow
  • Template management
  • Subtasks
  • Due date tracking
  • File management
  • Task conversations
  • Project conversations
  • Calendar management
  • Search functionality
  • User access controls
  • Access control
  • Dashboard creation

Asana Screenshots (7)

Asana screenshot: Create new projects with AsanaAsana screenshot: The Asana user's dashboardAsana screenshot: Invite other members and guests to a Workspace in AsanaAsana screenshot: Create a workspace to collaborate with other people in AsanaAsana screenshot: Enable task row numbers in AsanaAsana screenshot: The Asana Android widgetAsana screenshot: The Asana iOS widget pulls down from your home screen to reveal your tasks for the day

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Asana

Benefits

- Use the My Tasks list to prioritize your daily tasks. Use Focus Mode to increase your concentration.

- Use project sections and search views to monitor the progress of tasks.

- See a complete history of tasks and project related activities through the activity feed.

- Use the favorites feature to star projects, people and tags and store them in the side-pane for easy visualization.

- Set project permissions, assign project members and project followers.

- Group tasks into project titles such as category, goal or time-frame.

- Create subtasks as individual steps towards task completion.

- Integrate with Harvest for time tracking. Upload files and add attachments to any Asana task.

- Follow tasks and receive notifications to your Asana inbox or personal email when changes have been made or comments have been left.

- Use the tag feature to add additional context to tags or to group similar tasks.

Who is Asana For?

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#2 in Project Management

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#2 in Project Collaboration

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#2 in Task Management

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Security and privacy

Encryption

No
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Yes
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Valerio Piselli

Great tracking software

21/07/2017

For us it was a big change when we started using Asana, before that we just drove by mail. By switching to Asana our productivity improved noticeably. From there, it was easier to control the tasks, assign tasks and know the status of the projects.

Pros

This software allows you to track your development team in an easy and efficient way. Its web interface is intuitive and simple. Ideal for work teams that do not require much customization of their project tracking software.

Cons

In our case, we needed to define complicated workflows for our development projects which we can not do with Asana. That was the main reason we stopped using it. However, in case you want to keep things simple, Asana is a great product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Elysha Spector

Not the worst option, but defineitly not the best.

21/07/2017

I'm a lot more a fan of Trello, it's more user friendly and easy to edit, move, duplicate, and learn. However, Asana might work better for certain organizations. Make sure to test both out first before deciding what is best for your company.

Pros

Ease of self-training (if you have the time to learn all the little ins and outs), group task assigning, flexibility on locating and naming projects and tasks. Ease to edit task description. Helpful new feature that makes project boards look a lot like Trello if you wish, otherwise it's more of a list.

Cons

Duplication of project limitations, not the best for visual navigation, limitations in email notifications, self-training means needing to have a lot of time to figure things out. Inability to edit a comment after being posted in a task is beyond annoying. Overall, it doesn't keep the team as organized as a software like this should, but at the same time, each person tried organizing their projects their own way, which made it confusing on other members. The only way Asana would work out for our team is if there were rules on layout and assigning tasks properly,.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kyla O'Neill

Great for Project Management!

20/07/2017

It's such a great visual way to track my workflow. I also love that I can take it on the go and check it anywhere!

Pros

Asana offers a clean and intuitive platform for managing projects. I use it for daily to dos and long-term projects. They recently introduced the board layout for projects and I LOVE it! Visually, it totally works for me when I'm launching my new projects. In this view, I can easily drag and drop tasks within columns and adjust due dates as necessary. It's also a great tool for creating a template for repeating projects. You can easily duplicate all of the tasks and then edit the details and due dates. I also love the unicorn celebrations when you mark a task done.

Cons

Just a few small things: Deleting tasks is a little clunky and I can never remember what the keyboard shortcut is. I also wish you could quickly mark a task done in the board layout without opening the task window.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lauren Vasu

We use Asana within our marketing team to create projects and tasks with owners and deadlines.

20/07/2017

Pros

Nice to use during our daily standups to keep us organized and on task. I like that you can comment within the tasks to ask for status updates

Cons

it is difficult to find projects and tasks sometimes, wish there was a more sophisticated tagging mechanism

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Lea Williams

Nice interface for project & team tracking

20/07/2017

Pros

Asana provides a nice interface and system for communicating, benchmarking and tracking projects/tasks.

Cons

There are a lot of functions so it will take time to fully get up to speed and be able to integrate all of the essential ones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Chris Cooper

Great project management tool

19/07/2017

Pros

One of the easiest and most intuitive project management tools to use. The ability to share tasks and projects with other people within an organisation is a great feature.

Cons

Does not offer the ability to convert a project list of tasks into a chart or other visual representation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ruth Cole

Super simple to use project management software that looks great

19/07/2017

Pros

Visually the UI is great, simple and clean. Easy to navigate around and requires very little training and setup. It's easy to create and assign tasks to the whole team and I can easily see where everyone is. Also really easy to attach files and documents to the tasks.

Cons

It lacks any kind of real progress reporting or tracking (e.g. Gantt charts) - you can see at a very top level how tasks are moving but nothing really beyond that.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Richard Pichardo

Intuitive, pretty-to-look-at team useful software

18/07/2017

Pros

- UI - Easy team collaboration and communication - Can use Trello style boards as well as traditional lists - Premium models. As a startup, this was really great! - I can attach documents to each project.

Cons

- Have to manually auto-assign tasks - As any other task management software it is hard to get the team onboard and to make sure they keep it updated. - Mobile app is lacking functionality

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kai Feketefoldi

Keeping track of your tasks has never been THIS easy!

18/07/2017

I can finally keep track of what is important for each day without forgetting or losing any notes, details, contact etc. I have everything right there when and wherever I want it.

Pros

Before Asana, I usually had to write down everything that I wanted to keep track of either on a sheet of paper or my forgetful, work saturated mind that would either be forgotten or thrown away. Now I can just write them down in a blink of an eye and have the program track my cases and notify me when they are due. I can now have absolute oversight on my entire department, team, and company. Being organized has never been so productive!

Cons

There are not that many cons when using Asana, but there still exist one or two to mention. One being that their Customer Support does not have direct and fast communication system that can definitively make you uneasy when in a rush. A few features and a bit hidden and could be forgotten how they are used by the user due to the complexity of the UI that can definitively be improved with a little tweaking and customer feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Aldrin Guzman

Not bad.

18/07/2017

Pros

It is very easy to organize and maintain a good administration of the tasks under such a friendly interface.

Cons

Is too dependent and needs to add more integrations that allow you to schedule tasks and be executed without user intervention.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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