Asana vs. Google Drive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Asana is a web and mobile project management app. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when, enabling workload balancing. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more.
$50
per month
Google Drive
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.
$6
per month
Pricing
AsanaGoogle Drive
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Basic
$6.00
per month
Business
$12.00
per month
Enterprise
Contact Vendor for Quote
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaGoogle Drive
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.
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Community Pulse
AsanaGoogle Drive
Considered Both Products
Asana
Chose Asana
Asana felt more fluent.
Chose Asana
Some features are better; some are too much. Not huge differences.
Chose Asana
Asana is a good and easy to use task management tool. There are better tools that provide similar functionality but the decision depends on your needs. If you are a small business , Asana might be a good solution, if you are an enterprise, I'm not sure. Asana's free service is …
Chose Asana
Trello's look and feel could be more attractive for the creatives but Asana provides a more "logical" approach which is appealing to the technical types. It feels like Trello provides more degrees of freedom of use which could make collaboration a bit less structured and could …
Chose Asana
Asana is the best for task management, it’s easy to use and streamlined for team members to use with minimal intervention. It’s a lot nicer to use compared to similar products like Projectplace although there is some difference in features. It has much better features in terms …
Chose Asana
Asana generally takes less time to set up, so for my small team that has limited experience working with project management tools, Asana is great. We didn't need anything with lots of bells and whistles so Asana works well. ClickUp takes much more time to set up initially, but …
Chose Asana
Asana hit our sweet spot of easy to try, appropriate pricing for our mid size non-profit team, flexibility, and features. Lots of other platforms have very similar features organized in other ways, but Asana made sense and was fun to work with right off the bat. there were …
Chose Asana
A few of our other teams at the office use these other programs and they work great for them! However, as a team that is trying to integrate two parallel services, it's incredibly important for us to have visibility into what the others are doing at a high level. This helps …
Chose Asana
Trello has an interface so confusing that we ended up tracking our tasks in Excel or Google Sheets. The project management was poor, I think it's designed for companies that are not involved with so many clients like mine, and that don't need to track a lot of projects at the …
Chose Asana
Keyboard control. The ability to view and change the task without opening a new page.
Chose Asana
We switched to Smartsheet for one year and we liked it mostly because of the Gannt Chart feature. However, leadership changed and the funding to continue to use it dried up. However, with all the upgrades to Asana over the past two years Smartsheet doesn't have as many …
Chose Asana
Asana lets you view things in tasks. Trello is more geared toward projects with their board layout. I find Asana to have the best user interface of all project management softwares. It may be missing some functionality (like budgeting and time tracking -- which you can add on …
Chose Asana
Basecamp and Podio can be too ridged for some departments/teams. With Asana, the tools is meant to be flexible so if you find another way to accomplish a task or process it is easy to adjust/refine. More administration is required with Basecamp and Podio. With Asana, …
Chose Asana
Asana was developed with a very specific function in mind. Assigning and tracking tasks and projects. It does this very very well and doesn't really do a whole lot yes, which is perfectly fine. The only alternatives I could think of would be some sort of Dropbox or Google Drive …
Google Drive
Chose Google Drive
I think compared to Asana, Google Drive allows different parties to make edits on the document itself, which is very unique and helps greatly with efficiency. If different people are planning to collaborate on a project, utilizing Google Docs is extremely helpful because it …
Chose Google Drive
All paid project management tools are great but you need to invest both in time, resources, and money. Google Drive is well known enough, free, and does not require much training.
Chose Google Drive
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 …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaGoogle Drive
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.4
164 Ratings
12% above category average
Google Drive
-
Ratings
Task Management9.2164 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.2138 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.949 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.6149 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.9119 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.2163 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.9139 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.3131 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.7136 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
7.0
40 Ratings
5% below category average
Google Drive
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.639 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Google Drive
8.7
205 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.6181 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.1174 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.2168 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.2202 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.0200 Ratings
File search00 Ratings9.0204 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.1191 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Google Drive
8.4
199 Ratings
4% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings8.4188 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings8.0198 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.799 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Google Drive
8.8
199 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance00 Ratings8.6197 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.2199 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.587 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaGoogle Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(194 ratings)
8.8
(206 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
8.8
(36 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
7.9
(48 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaGoogle Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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Google
It is possible to share files and folders with up to 200 email addresses, as well as with persons outside the company.Use the drop-down arrow to select who may see, comment on, or change the file or folder before sending out an invitation.I am very much impressed with this feature
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Pros
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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Google
  • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
  • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
  • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
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Cons
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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Google
  • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
  • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
  • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
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Likelihood to Renew
Asana
  • Mobile + Desktop capabilities - Able to use it anywhere, anytime.
  • Task management - Easy to view projects and their progress.
  • Time management - Easy to see what elements require time / how they interrelate and manage the project on an overall basis.
  • Company management - Be able to see from a master dashboard perspective where each project is in its stages of completion.
  • Clear communication - It's visually documented who is doing what at what time so that the whole project gets done.
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Google
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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Usability
Asana
It is very user-friendly. Takes a new employee an hour to start figuring out how the system works. That's an important factor. You don't want to encounter the issue where employees need a week to understand how the system works. For example, JIRA, I tried using it for a week and I still don't understand the complicated layout. Asana has a simple interface. Once you see it, you get it type of program.
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Google
It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Google
Always available
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Performance
Asana
No answers on this topic
Google
The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
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Support Rating
Asana
I haven't had to use their support so I can't rate it. The fact that I haven't needed them reflects the ease of use of the product. I would recommend that any new users schedule a complete demo of the product to ensure that they are using it to it's fullest (there's a lot of useful features).
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Google
It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
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In-Person Training
Asana
No answers on this topic
Google
The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
Google
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
Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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Google
In short, Google Drive is better for independent users who store a normal amount of stuff. OneDrive makes more sense for businesses and teams that are doing heavy-duty storage or large-scale syncing. Realistically, though, most users will fall somewhere in between the two, where either platform would meet their needs.
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Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Google
I have always been able to access
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Return on Investment
Asana
  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
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Google
  • It has given our operation remote capabilities
  • Easier to access and understand client's need through collaborative enviroment
  • availability to digital resources fast and easy
  • saved our operation hundreds of dollars in physical storage (both investment and maintenance)
  • our operation became easier for new staff to get onboard: small learning curve to use it
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

Screenshot of Product HomepageScreenshot of Team ConversationsScreenshot of Project CalendarsScreenshot of InboxScreenshot of List ProjectScreenshot of Portfolios

Google Drive Screenshots

Screenshot of Google Drive PriorityScreenshot of Comment on Microsoft Files in Google DriveScreenshot of Shared drives