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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Overall, despite its drawbacks, Asana works really well for our team. I think this is an appropriate [tool] for a mid-sized digital marketing firm, like ourselves. A software development team is going to want something more robust, like JIRA. However, if you're just shopping for an easy-to-learn tool that will help you manage responsibilities without relying on email? Asana is perfect. Its flexibility also makes it a great fit for most work-flows in almost any industry. Asana is simple out-of-the-box, but it does have robust functionalities that will allow your team to ramp up if desired.
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Google Drive

I think Google Drive is used to the maximum in companies that have several locations nationwide and with a large number of employees. The possibility of communicating and working in the cloud regardless of distances is an important advance from the technological point of view. Honestly, I do not see space where you can not enjoy the service offered by this software. It is ideal for large and small work teams.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Google Drive
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Google Drive
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Google Drive
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Google Drive
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Google Drive
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Google Drive
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
Google Drive
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Google Drive
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Google Drive
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Google Drive
Email integration
Asana
7.2
Google Drive
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Google Drive
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Google Drive
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Google Drive
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
Google Drive

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Google Drive
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Google Drive
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Google Drive

File Sharing & Management

Asana
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
Asana
Google Drive
8.3
Video files
Asana
Google Drive
8.2
Audio files
Asana
Google Drive
8.6
Document collaboration
Asana
Google Drive
9.5
Access control
Asana
Google Drive
8.7
File search
Asana
Google Drive
8.7
Device sync
Asana
Google Drive
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Asana
Google Drive
8.4
User and role management
Asana
Google Drive
8.6
File organization
Asana
Google Drive
8.1
Device management
Asana
Google Drive
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Asana
Google Drive
8.9
Performance
Asana
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Asana
Google Drive
9.1
Storage Reports
Asana
Google Drive
8.4

Pros

  • Asana allows you to organize your task through a list or through boards.
  • Asana has a great user interface so it's easy for you to locate the projects and the pieces of tasks under each project.
  • Asana's "My Tasks" feature allows you to see all the tasks assigned to you and you can re-arrange them according to priority level.
  • Asana allows me to attach files to each task which allows us to see the progress of the project. It allows you to comment on the current files and the owner of the task can revise it then according to your instructions.
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  • The possibility of sharing any kind of file is one of the best features of this tool. You can share image, text, docs, music, and videos without restrictions. This is a great option for people who work with files that are being constantly modified.
  • Another great feature it is that you do not have any restriction in the file size, you can send and share a file with as many megas as you want, no matter whether it is a video, a music file o a big set of data, you can share a file no matter the size in a secure way.
  • The option of selecting who can edit files and who cannot it is one of my favorite features, because it allows me to show my partners only what I want them to see and what I want them to modify, facilitating our daily tasks and making sure that everyone gets their opinions heard on any specific issue.
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Cons

  • The layout of Asana is a little intense and could be cleaned up a bit to provide a cleaner, more focused look.
  • Can't drag and drop all tasks from one subtask to another.
  • Would be nice if one subtask could live in two tasks (similarly that one task can live in multiple projects).
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  • I used to have trouble with pasting from other sources and the format getting messed up until I learned Ctrl + Shift + V to paste without formatting. This has made a big difference knowing this.
  • Google Drive desktop app seems to lose connectivity or even close itself frequently without notifying me. I find myself often closing and reopening it to continue sync.
  • Sometimes files fail to sync but do not provide a reason why. Sometimes they seem to never sync but other times sync when trying again so the reason remain unknown.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I just can't see us getting it off of Asana any time soon, despite the many headaches it has caused us. We have too much data in there, too much time & training invested into it, too much at stake to move. If we were just starting out today, fresh, I don't know for certain that I would absolutely go the same direction, but I *think* I still would. I just haven't seen anything better yet. Maybe if Podio's support staff hadn't treated me like a worthless nuisance to them, I might feel differently, but the fact is that their task management is simply inferior to Asana's. That can't be denied, and in fact Podio said it themselves: "Tasks are a simple function. They cannot be customized. Tasks in Podio can be used for quick to-do's for you and your team members." In our operation, however, prompt task completion is a big deal; one task can't be completed until another one is done first, and closing the gaps between those tasks is critical in meeting deadlines and servicing our customers. Asana gets us there, the others don't.
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Google Drive9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's the cheapest, most effective platform we've found to store files in the cloud.
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Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
This is the best task management App for teams I have used
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Google Drive9.5
Based on 6 answers
While I might feel like the phone is too small to use to create content, they have done a great job in creating a UI / UX that doesn't prohibit you from creating that content on your phone. On a full blown desktop they have done a great job in creating a suite of office tools that can compete with Microsofts' Office suite. While saying that I do think it's fair to point out that Excel will still knock the socks off of a Google Sheet, due to the fact that it's running in a browser.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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No answers yet
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Support

Asana8.3
Based on 2 answers
They don't fix everything, but they have certainly gone the extra mile for us. When we were frustrated with a recent change that altered our default view of every project, changing it from all projects being visible to just incomplete projects being visible, they wrote a custom script to change all of our default views back for us, so we didn't have to manually click 3,000 times (we have over a thousand projects).
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Google Drive7.6
Based on 5 answers
I give it this rating because I have never had to use Google Drive customer support - which means that I really never run into issues with Google Drive
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Google Drive8.5
Based on 3 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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Alternatives Considered

We loved the fun design hacks (e.g., flying celebratory unicorns when you complete a task, Tab+B puts tabby cats on your screen temporarily; themed backgrounds). We're marketers–can you blame us?! But in all seriousness, we chose Asana over other similar products because of the detail that Asana could go into when tasking out subtasks to individuals with separate deadlines. Managers are also able to view the tasks that team members are working on to manage workload. It's also helped increase visibility of task details amongst team members to provide background on projects they might be looped into in the future.
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I use both Google Drive and Dropbox. I prefer Google Drive over Dropbox when it comes to documents, organization and easier access (since I always have my Gmail up). When it comes to photos or videos, I prefer Dropbox. Much like Google Drive, Dropbox's free space is limited. In the work space, I use Dropbox Business and am able to share/access a ton of photos and videos
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Scalability

Asana8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • Productivity was greatly improved; the average person was able to manage and communicate their workload extremely quickly.
  • Average response time from product management to our account management team went went from an average of 3 hours to an average of 35 minutes (team was better managing it's workload).
  • Average response time for customer inquiries went from 2 hours to 15 minutes (team was better managing it's workload).
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  • Google Drive has positively impacted sharing efforts among clients.
  • Google Drive has positively impacted sharing efforts among employees.
  • Google Drive has positively impacted easy access to important documents.
  • Google Drive has positively impacted organization of documents.
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Pricing Details

Asana

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
8.33*
1.  per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Google Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details