Overall Satisfaction with Asana
We started using Asana with one of our Salesforce consultants (they use it to keep track of our questions, tasks assigned to them). We were introduced to it this way, and from there, I started to use it on an individual basis. Once I understood the ability Asana has to allow for team collaboration, I started to introduce it to the rest of my team, particularly for projects where there were a lot of moving pieces.
- The variety of project templates is really helpful, and is easy to choose from
- The ability to tag a task's priority as high, medium or low (gives team members an idea of what to start with)
- Ability to assign a due date to a task (or designate for later to get it off your main priorities for the day)
- For my own tasks, I'd love the ability to color code, write notes in without looking cluttered
- Evernote operates like a notebook, while Asana (at least how I've used it) is primarily a checklist function
- It's challenging to get a team to adopt yet another tool (even an easy to use one like Asana)
- Transparency into our roles/responsibilities
- More streamlined approach for team projects
- Easy to use tool (even not tech savvy people can get the hang of it relatively quickly)
I think Evernote has been helpful for my individual task-tracking. For example, my day-to-day to dos but also a place to keep my notes! I take a lot of notes, organize them, etc., for future reference. For Asana, it allows the added capability of bringing on the entire team to work together and collaborate, which is something Evernote does not. In the past, the team has used Google Sheets and Docs to track team assignments, etc. While it works, it's not that well developed and it's hard to assign "progress" or "priority" the way Asana does.
For tracking your daily tasks, I'd say Asana is helpful, but honestly, you could use anything to track your tasks. Where it is really helpful is on small, team collaborative projects where you're trying to meet specific goals and deadlines and you want everyone to be able to look and see where the project is landing, who is responsible for what, what needs the highest priority. That is where Asana really has shined for me.