My Daily Productivity Tool
June 30, 2021
My Daily Productivity Tool
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Asana
I use Asana daily! I am a solopreneur, and it is my To Do List. I use it both in-browser and via the app. I have tasks set up to get done immediately and also months and months out. I love it and have recommended it to many other peers. I keep it in the list view and it really allows me to see everything I need to get done, makes it easy to move deadlines and dates, and assign projects to different categories. It's very easy to get started, but I also know I don't use all of the features available. However, I'm happy with it as a To Do List, and it works great.
- Easy to get started - I was up and running in just a couple of minutes.
- Easy to use both in browser and via the app - I mostly the browser but on the go, it's nice to have the app.
- List view - I just need a quick run-down of everything I need to get done and this has it.
- Easy to assign tasks to others - I'm a solopreneur, but I have used this software with interns and it works great.
- Easy sorting - Sometimes I like to sift by project type versus deadline, and you can do that with just a click.
- Repeating tasks - This is one of the best features. So wonderful to be able to set a task to recur daily, weekly, monthly, or other periods of time.
- Check things off the list! There's nothing like the feeling of being able to hit that check mark and see your task finished!
- Expensive - The free plan has always worked well for me, but when you upgrade, it can be quite pricy, especially for a team.
- Templates - I like the idea of these, but when I've looked at them before, they were a bit complicated and would take too much time to customize for my needs.
- On-boarding - It's easy enough to get started with a task, but when I read the on-boarding emails, it seems more complicated and not to my preferences.
- Repeating tasks - This is one of the things I love most because I don't want to have to continue creating tasks that appear regularly. (weekly, monthly, every few months)
- List view - I think it's cool to have the calendar and board views, but I like a good, old-fashioned list view. It's clean and simple.
- Easy to set and change deadlines - I wish I got everything done on time, but that doesn't always happen. So, when I need to change or push back deadlines, it's incredibly simple.
- 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.
It's been several years ago that I used it, but I didn't like Trello. I see why people like the visual layout, but I prefer the list view of Asana. Additionally, as a writer, I like being able to bold/italics/underline/bullet the formatting within tasks. In Trello, I couldn't do that, and for whatever reason, I felt like I was always commenting in the wrong place/project for Trello. It also didn't have the repeating tasks. And it wasn't as streamlined to create tasks and add them to projects. Overall, I just really didn't care for Trello, and even if that was the only option, I probably wouldn't use it. But I love Asana and have recommended it many times to peers.
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Asana is pretty great, and works well for my needs of keeping track of my To Do List. I have used it as a solo entrepreneur for over four years, and plan to continue doing so. And though I typically work alone, I have utilized interns in the past, and it was very easy to assign tasks to them and communicate about projects within the app. My own tasks also were kept private from the interns, which is good because I also have some personal tasks on there. I think teams could work well with it, too. It's great to assign items to various people. But I'm also aware there are a number of features I don't use, so it might get kind of complicated.