Asana vs. OmniFocus

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
OmniFocus
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
OmniFocus is a project management platform for iOS: Mac, iPad, and iPhone. It has features such as task management, Siri capture, and workflow automation.
$4.99
per month
Pricing
AsanaOmniFocus
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Web Add-On Subscription
$4.99
per month
Cross-Platform Subscription
$9.99
per month
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (Mac only)
$49.99
per month
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (iPhone only)
$49.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaOmniFocus
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AsanaOmniFocus
Considered Both Products
Asana

No answer on this topic

OmniFocus
Chose OmniFocus
While Asana and others are more conducive to groups, OmniFocus is the best stand-alone task manager in almost all aspects. The visual appearance, flexibility, ability to script, predefined views, reporting, and performance.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaOmniFocus
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
OmniFocus
7.9
12 Ratings
5% above category average
Task Management9.1163 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings9.910 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Document Management8.7138 Ratings4.05 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.265 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
8% below category average
OmniFocus
2.7
2 Ratings
93% below category average
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaOmniFocus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(193 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaOmniFocus
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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The Omni Group
1) Great for managing your work and personal activities. 2) One of the best implementations of the Getting Things Done method. 3) Not really suited for collaborative work management; OmniFocus is managed on a per-user basis so you can't share/assign tasks.
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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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The Omni Group
  • Ease of viewing your projects at a high-level.
  • Ease of viewing what tasks need to be done at the present moment and the sorting of those tasks by availability, due date, start date, needed resources, and project.
  • The visual interface is really nice to work with, the UX/UI is intelligent and intuitive.
  • It's the most extensible software I've used. There is a community of people that publish compatible scripts for Omnifocus at no charge.
  • The code is robust and I've almost never had a bug or a glitch that resulted in issues.
  • The software syncs in the cloud between MacOS and iOS seamlessly and faster than other To-Do software. The sync aspect is available free of charge.
  • The development team at Omnifocus is on top of bugs and they have been adding releases regularly to increase functionality and performance.
  • While OmniFocus adheres to the GTD (Getting things done) principles, it can be used in almost any manner and you aren't stuck with just that methodology.
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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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The Omni Group
  • I would really like to see graphic presentations of how I allocate my time, what categories of tasks don't get accomplished, etc.
  • I would like to see OmniFocus include Gantt chart functionality, such as allowing me to see how long it took me to accomplish a task from start to finish. Allowing me to actually input time spent, and seeing it on a Gantt chart, would be icing on the cake.
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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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The Omni Group
Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
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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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The Omni Group
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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The Omni Group
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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The Omni Group
OmniFocus has excellent user forums. They're active as well as mature, since the product has been around for years. I've never needed to actually contact customer support because OmniFocus is popular enough that I've always been able to find an answer in the forums, or in an article, or in a YouTube video.
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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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The Omni Group
OmniFocus is built for the user with a lot going on - consequently, it does a great job at organizing lots of things in a manageable workload. It's perfect for taking a project and breaking it down into small tasks for yourself or teams. Once you get past the learning curve, it's quick at adding new tasks. Overall, it's an excellent product.
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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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The Omni Group
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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The Omni Group
  • OmniFocus keeps our tasks moving forward. Using a free script you can search all your current projects for projects that have no next step assigned to it to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • When we serve our clients, the attention to detail we are able to give them comes from accurate tracking of what we need to deliver.
  • We complete projects 25% faster than before and we can see where the bottlenecks are immediate. We have also been forced to document tasks in a more concrete manner which allows for better execution.
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

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