Asana

Asana

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

4.4/5 (7757 reviews)

Asana Overview

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.

Pricing

Starting from
US$10,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany and 5 others, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Asana Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
89% positive reviews
4226
Excellent
2689
Very good
656
Average
104
Poor
82
Terrible
Connor D.

Cliche Warning: Asana Changed My Life

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/18
Review Source: Capterra

I was introduced to Asana when I started as a new coach for an established executive coaching firm. At the time, I considered myself wildly-unorganized. I'd tried various task-, time-, and priority-management tools in the past and none of them really stuck.

Asana was the game-changer for me. I don't know how to explain to beyond the fact that the workflow and systems seem "natural" to me. The overall flow seems to match the way my brain best operates, and their features have made tracking everything on my plate (which seems to increase every day) seem almost effortless.

I'll be leaving that executive coaching firm shortly as I launch my own business, but I'll definitely be taking my experience with Asana with me. I can't imagine trying to run any aspect of my life, let alone my business, without it.

Pros

At the risk of sounding like a super-fan (and honestly, maybe I am), I love almost everything about Asana. But I'd say my all-time favorite feature is the Today, Upcoming, and Later sections.

That might sound minor, but that super-simple approach to task, time, and priority-management has been a game-changer for me and my clients. It's allowed me to stay focused on what matters most in-the-moment without losing sight of longer-term vision.

Beyond that, the collaboration features are second-to-none. I run every aspect of my business through Asana: Blog posts, client workflows, meetings, presentations, and so on ... Literally everything gets tracked in Asana. And because of that, it makes it very easy to outsource projects and collaborate with others.

Finally, another important feature for me has been their Advanced Search feature. Unfortunately they recently removed this from the "Free" plan, but it looks like I've been grandfathered in. Honestly, this feature alone is probably worth paying for if you use the tool as extensively as I do.

I have literally hundreds of tasks in Asana, split up among various teams, projects, and sections. Managing a database that large without an intuitive search feature would be a nightmare (and, honestly, probably a deal-breaker). Thankfully Asana's Advanced Search functionality doesn't disappoint (and their "Saved Search" feature makes it easy to quickly access common searches).

Cons

Two things come to mind: I'm really not a fan of Asana's "Home" or "Inbox" tabs. Honestly, I don't understand the point of them and find it a little frustrating that the default view is "Home" rather than "My tasks."

Their Home view is a cluttered mess that doesn't give you an insightful or helpful look into your day or your priorities. I ended up creating a custom bookmark straight to the My Tasks view to avoid it.

Same goes for Inbox: It's not that I've had a bad experience with their inbox tab, it's just that I don't really understand the point of it. I've never found a viable use case for the Inbox tab after coaching dozens of entrepreneurs through the program.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Carlos T.

Asana project management software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/06
Review Source: Capterra

More than saying it is an intelligible, fast and modern way. Useful in free version. It is multifunctional The timeline view facilitates the management of dependencies. This tool helps you prioritize projects and pending tasks. It gives you the ease of seeing what you have worked on and accomplished before to assess progress. This software is truly useful for teams, facilitating the ways for projects to be completed on time. In my experience, Asana solved several problems where I worked as a team, we worked comfortable to give the company full growth. Asana as a project management program gives the function of monitoring dependencies. Be comfortable with larger or larger projects in which the relationships between tasks are more complicated. In my opinion it is a suitable tool for companies to grow larger.

Pros

Pro:
It is ideal to organize your work, Asana allows you to plan and structure the work in a comfortable way for you and your work team, in this way help you meet the deadlines, the platform offers you the creation of visual project plans to see how each step is assigned over time
. As well as providing you with setting priorities and deadlines, sharing details and assigning tasks, all in a single tool, it is super practical, to progress with your commitments, with it it is much easier to identify risks and eliminate recommended obstacles using custom fields to track the information that is most important for your team or company Even when the plans change, it gives you the opportunity to advance projects and tasks at each stage of the project by giving a report on how your work is going. Share the results with your team and see how the work progresses to see what is on track and what needs attention. You know how the work evolves and can be aligned with everyone and the goals, also use the timeline to create a plan that shows you how your entire project fits and helps you keep the job in the best way as things change
. It allows you to manage time viewing the work in a calendar as well as easily locate gaps and overlays in your schedule and make adjustments quickly. Turn common processes into templates that guide your entire team and you can use
. It gives you the handling information with the right people. Make teams and projects private to create a safe space for sensiti

Cons

Cons: Some articles can be improved (but that's what the reviewers are for)
It is limiting for the organization of projects for the team calendar, but will progressively improve
. Now it is my pleasure in my work to assign two people to a task so that there is support for the work, when someone is absent, we are human and things can happen,
You can't combine calendars but I'm sure they will solve it
. It would be good if it is implemented more easily with Outlook or Gmail. It would be great to facilitate sending email tasks to Asana
. As well as, the creation of new section headings for tasks and lists can be improved. In addition to improving more aspects of the interface and make them customizable.
It does not allow the personalization of funds but they are banalities, it is not important

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tammie B.

helps me run my business

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/01
Review Source: Capterra

asana is keeping me totally organized. i have a very specific list of what needs to get done each day. at a glance, i can see what i have next for every single project and i can see what i have planned for the day and the week. (i love the calendar view for my tasks!) it's SUCH a great feeling to check off all the items you have on tap for the day! and it's not just mindless checking off tasks, it's getting me closer to my big goals.

Pros

keeps me super organized because i'm a one-woman show and i can't keep it all straight without asana! i love that you can view things on a calendar and sync to your ical or google calendar. i love that you can create different projects and can create subtasks. i don't have a team, but it has tons of great features to assign and keep track of tasks for teams. i check in on my tasks multiple times a day on asana to keep me focused and it has helped me accomplish more than i thought possible. i also love that you have the option to create kanban boards. you can create recurring tasks which is super helpful. i have all of my projects color coordinated and have due dates set so it keeps me super organized. and it's free!!

Cons

i wish you could switch from list view to kanban view, but you have to select one or the other when setting up a new project. also, since i am a single user, i wish it would automatically assign all tasks to me, but i have to enter it every time. (if you don't assign a task to yourself, it won't show up in "my tasks") i check in multiple times a day to my tasks, so i have to make sure i have assigned all the tasks to myself so they show up and don't slip through the cracks. i also wish that when i completed a task, it would be removed from my inbox. (instead, i just manually archive all items in my inbox every couple days)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Simon B.

An essential tool for our business

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

As a small business that has both internal staff and contractors Asana helps us break projects into tasks and keep track of where we are. It’s easy to set up and use which means everybody uses it.

Pros

Asana makes both managing projects and product development simple. Dare I say it? Perhaps even a pleasure. A pleasure because of some of the funky features it has - unicorns fly when you complete a task, friendly monsters peek at you over cards. But it’s certainly not frivolous. Projects are easy to set up and track. Team members can build a clear view of their work. Admins can report on progress.

Cons

It’s a shame you can’t assign tasks to two people. And that, in calendar view, you can’t rearrange tasks into the order you wish to do them.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Dilanka H.

Good and very simple tool to manage your Team and Tasks

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

Asana helped me and my organization in resolving daily issues when assigning and managing tasks over Projects and Teams. We are an IT Service/Development company where the tasks and resource tracking is the base of billing. Asana helped us in tracking tasks in a very good capacity. However it is seen that the lack of customization ability was given a burning problem increased over days with growing requirements.

Pros

Implementation easiness saved a lot of time. User provision and giving them the access to play with Asana was a great advantage when it came to a full-stacked IT Development Company like us. Simple and elegant design was another plus mark.

Cons

When it came to the day to day functionalities in use users found it little difficult to take the full potential of the assigned tasks because of lack of details captured. Asana should focus on least functionalities to allow end-users (administrators) to customize data/information capturing fields. If the feasibility is there to add some more data driven fields it could have been a great advantage.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Asana Pricing

Starting from
US$10,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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:
Contact Asana for pricing information.

Asana Features

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

  • Customizable Branding
  • SSL Security

Additional information for Asana

Key features of Asana

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

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.

Asana FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Asana.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Asana offer?

Asana offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$10,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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:
Contact Asana for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Asana?

Asana offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of Asana?

Asana has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Asana support?

Asana supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Asana offer?

Asana has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Asana support mobile devices?

Asana supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Asana integrate with?

Asana integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Cronforce, DEEP Intranet, Dropbox, Glip, Hubstaff, SeamlessGov, Slack, Usersnap, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Asana offer?

Asana offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials