Reviews (1-25 of 75)
- The best tools of Asana are found once we start a project, since the calendar that is integrated into our mail is super easy to use and we use it as a small agenda.
- The management of projects is incredible, the monitoring provided is one of the best in its category, since it facilitates group work.
- The creation and assignment of tasks, notifications and that each person can enter to work no matter where it is since it has a good mobile and web interface.
- There are not many disadvantages in Asana since its great team has been in charge of improving it constantly, in previous versions it could only be used in English, but now we have several languages to choose from.
- A point against Asana is that at first it was quite difficult for everyone to adapt to it, it was a long learning process.
- Cross-team communication is always a challenge, but Asana helps make information transparent and accessible to all members of the team.
- It's easy to share with individuals outside of the organization and still control the flow of information.
- Being able to link in other design resources like InVision prototypes is a huge time saver.
- Integrating with Slack makes much of our necessary communication automatic.
- Asana does a lot, so it can sometimes be hard to find the right place to be to find the tools you need.
- Organization is only as good as you make it and just because a system makes sense to the person that creates it does not mean it will make sense to anyone else.
- It can be challenging to find the information you need via search.
We used to manage projects on paper and other less adequate options and eventually moved to Basecamp. Basecamp treated us well but we outgrew it. We were particularly looking for software that would allow us to have dependent tasks. Considering my team is remote, this feature became fundamental fast enough.
Asana ended up being our choice and we couldn't be happier. We are more effective, work faster and in a far more organized way. I can't recommend it enough!
We then found Asana and it has been a breeze since. My team was far happier and ready to use it and my clients started interacting with it again. It is simple to use, yet very powerful.
- Asana is an amazing tool for deadline and tasks scheduling. Being able to assign team members tasks, setting due dates and being able to manage all communications in one place is a game changer.
- The biggest area for improvement would be the "task" home page views. Right now, there is no way to change the default view setting for tasks. I prefer to have everything in due-date order, but the moment you switch out of the screen, that view is lost.
- Organize and schedule tasks.
- Project and program management.
- Keeps track of deadlines.
- Attaches links and comments to tasks.
- Project collaboration.
- Reminders are too frequent, but when you turn them off our staff doesn't use the tool.
- Allows project managers to delete and remove tasks without approval from a supervisor.
- Duplication tool works well, but still has some functionality that could be improved.
- Easy task additions from email to specific projects.
- Chain of custody for tasks is easy to keep track of.
- Multiple team members can easily contribute to a specific task without negatively impacting workflow and efficiency.
- Sort tasks by creation date; tasks are automatically sorted with newest on top and oldest on the bottom. Giving the option to inverse this would be a welcome QOL update.
- Allow tasks added by email integration to be assigned to specific project sections to minimize admin clean up.
- Easy to set-up “out of the box.”
- Ease of use to people with varying levels of technology proficiency.
- Clean and simple user interface.
- Controlling who can add/delete tasks isn’t available. Someone can delete tasks with permission and it isn’t auditable.
- User interface is clunky at times, especially when working on multiple items. Sometimes things just disappear or don’t save.
- Customer service isn’t stellar. They are email only and often aren’t clear in their response.
- Very easy to receive comments or updates from the team.
- Helps create workflows and prioritize tasks.
- Analytics can be pulled across various projects and team members.
- Ability to search by task content would be beneficial.
- Ability to see completed and incomplete tasks at the same time would be nice as an option.
- We can see the due date but would be nice to have a timer, such as 6 days left.
- Fast: Unlike other PM platforms I've used, Asana is very fast. In fact, it's so fast that when you leave a comment on a task, anyone else looking at that task at the same time will actually see updates as you type. You can easily move tasks into different projects by dragging and dropping. There is no lag time between opening new projects and tasks. Everything seems to load instantaneously.
- Intuitive: Asana doesn't have a steep learning curve. The default view is list-based. Your team will have no problem learning how to add new tasks, use the WYSIWYG editor, or assign tasks. Use familiar commands like "@" to tag a follower on a task.
- Keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts are incredibly helpful. Simply press enter to enter a new task, tab+backspace to delete, use familiar copy/paste and undo commands, and much more. PMs with a lot to juggle will appreciate the shortcuts.
- My Tasks: The "my tasks" view provides a single, centralized location for you to see everything on your plate. Use section headings and drag and drop tasks to re-order. I use this to prioritize my week. It helps me focus on what's really important.
- Searchability: The search in Asana is intuitive. Our task backlog dates back three years, and I can still almost always find what I'm looking for via a simple keyword search. Projects are archived, not deleted, so I always feel like my historical information is safe.
- Flexibility: Projects can be set up as a waterfall/list view or as kanban. This product should work well for teams with different styles.
- Integrations: Asana integrates with everything. There's a great Slack integration, but my favorite is the Instagantt integration. Using Instagantt in tandem with asana is a super easy way to create attractive digital project calendars.
- Emails: Asana can lead to inbox-overload. By default, you are subscribed to updates on any task that you create or follow. Updates include someone marking a task complete, leaving a comment on a task, or adding a file to a task. This means that if your coworker adds a file, makes a comment, then assigns the task back to you, then marks the task complete, you're looking at 4 emails in 10 seconds. You can always unsubscribe from emails or write rules to categorize them in your inbox, but the default setting will leave you inundated.
- Assigning responsibility to multiple team members: It is possible to assign a task to multiple members of your team, but I don't like the way asana handles this. Rather than assigning the one task to multiple people, asana creates DUPLICATES of the original task. This can be frustrating because it creates redundancy.
- Dependencies: Assigning dependencies is a new feature for asana. While it's great that this is now possible, it's pretty clear that it's not a focus for the software. The dependencies don't show up clearly in the list view, though they are obvious within the task view.
- Overwhelming: This is probably more of a governance issue for my team specifically, but our Asana has gotten overwhelming. I count the flexibility of Asana as a pro, but it does come with risk. The lack of rules and controls leads to a "wild west" situation where anyone can organize tasks, projects, templates, etc. anyway they want. We have some team members organizing all their tasks by team function, others organizing tasks by project, others using entirely separate Asana workspaces, etc.
- 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.
- It's not that easy to change or update the name of the title. You need to click the arrow down button beside the title to edit. I believe it should be easier like just click on the current title and change it.
- I would like Asana to put a feature like Facebook and LinkedIn where you know who's online and who's not online. Because if the person-in-charge is online you can communicate with him real time rather than waiting for him to respond later on.
- I would be glad too if they add a voice call or video call feature so that if you have concerns and the person you would like to talk to is online you can speak with him right away. Some comments or revisions just needs to be explained through a call to eliminate misunderstandings.
- Asana is great at keeping a slightly larger group organized and on task. It is a great "to do" list, I love checking item off when completed. And call me a millennial, but I love that you can turn on those cute animations as a reward for each task you check off.
- Asana is great for keeping files in order and sharing files amongst our team in addition to tracking our tasks
- Right now we're migrating from Asana to Monday. In comparison, Asana seems like it is MUCH more basic than Monday. I'd say, it would benefit Asana to implement some of the capabilities which Monday offers.
- Ability to integrate bitbucket.
- Commits on one place can reflect here.
- Ability to let the whole team know what page other developers are on.
- Letting the management know how the deadline is approached, and what are the areas where things got stuck, the reasons, and rectification for next release
- Pricing for smaller businessess
- The starting package can have more number of minimum users.
- Integration with UI tools like Zeplin, sketch, and terminal can be added.
- Well suited - For smaller products, while designing an MVP.
- Less appropriate - Bigger product with too many members.
- Multiple users can access the program at once without stepping on each other's toes or having to wait until someone is out a project to add something. It is definitely a group friendly program.
- We like how visually pleasing it is. It is not at all intimidating to first-time users as it is very user-friendly. You can quickly find what you need and become comfortable with its features and functions.
- I personally like being able to assign different tasks to different employees and be able to receive feedback and progress directly from that assigned person as well as view it myself.
- I personally have not found anything that I would recommend at this time. However, I have noticed that the older generation of employees struggle with its style where the computer savvy and younger generation thrive. I have no idea how Asana could overcome that obstacle.
- I can keep track of everything that's happening with my project in a very simple way.
- It is simple to use, great looking dashboard. Asana has the right amount of features for people looking to add to their regular to-do apps.
- The Android application contain all the basic functions. However, it's much more convenient to work from the desktop.
- Reporting is quick weak.
- Great for keeping track of projects and tasks.
- Dependencies are really useful as well. You can mark certain tasks as being dependent on other tasks.
- You can also create project timelines which are great for visualizing the lifetime of a project.
- There's a lot of stuff that gets lost in Asana. Sometimes you really need to be able to keep files in a universal place and not have them get lost in a task or subtask of a task. In that regard things can get confusing sometimes.
It helped with:
- Task management.
- Team project and Workflow maintenance.
- Activity tracking of employees.
- Project management and workflow
- Create customized lists of tasks and reminders.
- Employee activity tracking
- One-time solution for project tracking
- Little complex UX for beginners
- Site is a little heavy to load
- Project management with a large team.
- Manage proper workflow.
- Managing very big projects.
- Activity tracking for employees.
- It's very easy to learn how to use its basic feature and start working with it straight away.
- It could be used for company, as well as private projects.
- Different teams can create individual channels and invite any team member to their respecting team.
- Adding the option for a chat on the platform would be great.
- It's very complex and in order to use all specific features, everyone needs to watch all tutorials, which is time-consuming.
- Most of the time I find it difficult to find what I am looking for just because there are sections, subsections, project names, etc.
- Allows you to assign projects to other teammates
- Manage up by assigning superiors tasks to review, as opposed to bothering via email
- Nice daily view that lets you see your most pressing tasks, and hides more long-term goals from view to avoid clutter
- Great visual timeline feature to see project progress and deadlines
- Really hard to force behavior on this platform - when I use it, I like it, but we are not consistent enough across our team to truly utilize it
- Steep learning curve - it is not possible to really master this platform without the videos and tutorials, even for young tech-savvy employees
- Hate having to add a specific date for each deliverable, but if you don't add a specific one, it clutters up the top of your task list
- Allows for uploads of attachments so all relevant back up is available.
- Timeline and meeting scheduling and reminders all in one place.
- You can clearly see what tasks have been completed and what is still outstanding.
- Different options for project views
- The ability to remove a member from a project even if you didn't start the project if an employee leaves the company.
- Different snooze notification options.
- Excellent iOS app (beware of the product for Android)
- Free of charge, if you do not need to run a large team into the project.
- Smart, intuitive interface
- Configurable task repetition settings.
- Supports hot keys
- There is no Russian language version
- No push to the browser
- No project templates - this is a big bummer :-(
- Not the best visual layout; something like DropTask
- Keeps an organized list of what needs to get done.
- Great tool for project managers to use to consolidate things into one interface.
- Aesthetically pleasing interface.
- It would be nice to have a list of the past tasks that I have completed, just so I can review the information that was in the description of the task, and gain access to whatever I turned in or attached to that task
- Some of the features seem unnecessary, like the conversation one seems redundant, and the calendar, it's said in the task itself when it is due, no need to have calendar.
- No need for an inbox when are tasked things, and they show up in your "my tasks".
- Organise multiple projects simultaneously - for a startup this is so important because everyone has to pitch into a lot of different areas.
- Headings within tasks helps a lot! Keeps a complex project organised.
- We tried integrating a time keeping app to ASANA. It was fine but the truth is we didn't remember to start or stop the timer. What we really need is an easy method to estimate how long a task took right there in ASANA -- nothing too elaborate.
- We would need to be able to download the projects and see how much time was spent on the whole project added up from the tasks within it -- the individual task times don't matter so much as time spent on a project by all working on it within a week or month.
Asana Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
Asana is a web and mobile project management app that according to the vendor, goes beyond typical PM software by enabling teams to track everything they're working on. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when in order to help companies get results. Asana can be used for meetings, launches, or campaigns. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more. Asana is available on the web, iOS, and Android devices.
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.
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