Asana vs. Notion

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
Notion
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Notion aims to present users with an all-in-one workspace — for notes, tasks, wikis, and databases, from Notion Labs in San Francisco.
$5
per month per user
Pricing
AsanaNotion
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Personal Pro
$48
per year per user
Team
$96
per year per user
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaNotion
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AsanaNotion
Considered Both Products
Asana

No answer on this topic

Notion
Chose Notion
Notion was more robust than Asana and allowed for greater flexibility. It feels like Notion also makes up product updates more frequently and adds new features on a consistent basis to help the product continually improve. It Notion works better and allows for more in-depth …
Chose Notion
Notion is all things to many people, but I prefer to move some of my intense project planning out of Notion into Jira. Jira's automations and APIs are much more robust and the data tracking Jira provides is better for spring planning. Notion is extremely flexible, though, and …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaNotion
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
7% above category average
Notion
8.2
22 Ratings
5% above category average
Task Management9.2163 Ratings9.120 Ratings
Resource Management7.7137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings9.113 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings7.514 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings6.412 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.5138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings9.118 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.521 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
9% below category average
Notion
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Notion
8.4
20 Ratings
5% above category average
Chat00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings7.816 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings9.617 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Notion
8.4
21 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.812 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.615 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.311 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.521 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.518 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings7.913 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings9.113 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaNotion
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
9.2
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaNotion
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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Notion Labs, Inc
Notion is good for a plethora of use cases. The templates that it offers give just a few established pages for common uses but these are some of my favorites:
  • Kanban board: we use it a lot in my company to manage tasks and meetings
  • Note taking: whether in a professional or academic environment, Notion is well suited to take notes of everything regardless.
  • Software documentation: the "code" component to insert code snippets is perfect for creating tutorials and documentation for software development.
  • Finance control: I use the "my finances" template to have a proper following of my monthly transactions, which allowed me to be more responsible with my money.
  • Inventory management: Since I own multiple peripherals and general equipment, being able to have a portable inventory of all of it that includes their original value, warranty length and current state has been perfect to know when clean, maintain or straight up replace everything.
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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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Notion Labs, Inc
  • Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams.
  • Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text.
  • Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
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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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Notion Labs, Inc
  • The increase in integrations with third parties will always promote the adoption of the platform in companies.
  • Personalization with logos and corporate colors sometimes makes the difference when selecting a tool in a corporation.
  • Having multiple functionalities for working in manufacturing companies and with devices developed by third parties encourages other companies to select Notion as their flagship tool to offer implementation packages under alliances that favor its use.
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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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
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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Notion Labs, Inc
Trello only has the Kanban board feature and is great for task management, while Notion has a vast array of features, is easier to use, and has a more visually-appealing interface. I choose to use Notion over Trello due to its increased versatility and greater customization capabilities.
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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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Notion Labs, Inc
No answers on this topic
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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Notion Labs, Inc
  • In just a short amount of time, the majority of my course draft has been transferred into an interactive online course, always live
  • Sufficient control over page structure gives a clean look, with sufficient means to add some personal touches
  • After a learning period, I could concentrate on the content rather than the tech
  • A huge motivational drive to learn more about no-code platforms (enthusiastic learner!)
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