Asana

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

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Asana Overview

What is Asana?

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Asana has more than 89,000 paying customers and millions of free organizations across 190 countries. Global customers such as Allbirds, Sephora, Sky, Spotify, Viessmann and Woolworths rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns.

Asana is a work management solution that enables team collaboration and communication. Use Asana to manage initiatives, create projects, and then to create tasks within these projects. Assign tasks to your teammates, add them as task followers, share projects with them, or mention them in task comments to keep everyone in the loop.

Asana removes the need for spreadsheets and email in order to collaborate and communicate around projects. Share notes on task descriptions and upload attachment to tasks, follow and search public tasks, combine related tasks with one click, organize tasks by priority, establish your workflow, receive notifications on updates and task completions, and add due dates to tasks. You then receive notifications for all tasks you're assigned, work you care about, or projects you're a member of in your Asana Inbox.

Asana enables teams to plan, organize, and track the progress of each teammates tasks. The multiple workspaces give you a place to organize multiple teams, projects and tasks and to stay updated on progress without the need for back-and-forth email threads.

The Asana mobile app for iOS and Android provides access to Asana no matter where you are. You can also add and access data in Asana programmatically through a simple REST API.

Asana Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$10.99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Asana Basic:
Free

Asana Premium:
$10.99 per user, per month

Asana Business:
$24.99 per user, per month

Asana Enterprise:
Contact Asana for pricing information.


Asana Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

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Create tasks with due dates, set reminders, and organize them into lists to prioritize and organize work across your team. You can visualize lists your way too. View lists as boards, gantt charts or in calendar form.
Create customizable to-do lists to prioritize and organize work in your My Tasks.
Drag and drop tasks from start to finish in the kanban board view. Any task list can be viewed as a board.
Timeline shows you how each piece of your project fits together so you can start projects on the right foot and hit your deadlines.
See any list of tasks on a calendar to get a clear view of when work is due. See all of each team’s work in one calendar to know exactly who’s doing what by when.
Post status updates, share team-wide announcements, and collaborate on tasks — all in Asana.
Track all your initiatives with project Portfolios. Portfolios show you the real-time status, priority, and progress of all your projects, so you have an accurate view of how you’re tracking toward your goals.
Make sure team members aren’t overwhelmed or underworked and projects are properly staffed with Workload.
Asana video Asana video Asana screenshot: Create tasks with due dates, set reminders, and organize them into lists to prioritize and organize work across your team. You can visualize lists your way too. View lists as boards, gantt charts or in calendar form. Asana screenshot: Create customizable to-do lists to prioritize and organize work in your My Tasks. Asana screenshot: Drag and drop tasks from start to finish in the kanban board view. Any task list can be viewed as a board. Asana screenshot: Timeline shows you how each piece of your project fits together so you can start projects on the right foot and hit your deadlines. Asana screenshot: See any list of tasks on a calendar to get a clear view of when work is due. See all of each team’s work in one calendar to know exactly who’s doing what by when. Asana screenshot: Post status updates, share team-wide announcements, and collaborate on tasks — all in Asana. Asana screenshot: Track all your initiatives with project Portfolios. Portfolios show you the real-time status, priority, and progress of all your projects, so you have an accurate view of how you’re tracking toward your goals. Asana screenshot: Make sure team members aren’t overwhelmed or underworked and projects are properly staffed with Workload.

Asana Reviews

Asana Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
5217

Very good
3181

Average
751

Poor
109

Terrible
85

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.3
90% recommended this app
Faibrey D.

Simplified teamwork with improved transparency

We have seen an improvement in reporting standards since we started using Asana. Team members are transparent and it is very easy to see everything and help those that are having challenges completing projects.


Hugo C.

Free version is already great, it is even better when you upgrade

I have been using Asana for many years, when I need to refer to a good and useful tool for managing project, I always say Asana. Moreover the free version offers all the needed basic features, it is impressive.


Verified Reviewer

The Ultimate Efficiency Accelerator

Altogether, I couldn't picture my work environment without the presence of Asana. The percentage increase in efficiency our team has noticed since integrating the software is substantially high. Personally, I love the large amount of unknown tools/features that I discover on a regular basis, and understanding how I can incorporate them into my workflow is always exciting!


Verified Reviewer

Easy to use and quite straightforward

The first thing I find it very useful is that it helps a lot to manage my time and set priorities for different tasks. Because of its ability to be in different projects features, it will be quite handy for the ones who involve in different teams of a company like HR, Project Management.


Vanessa A.

Asana helps me stay organized and on track, it's not always perfect but it's always improving

I use Asana a daily basis in my work and personal life. I get my thoughts laid out and am sure to enter all of the tasks I need to keep on my radar so they are out of my head and I can sleep at night! I love how I can also
I love the basic set up of Asana. I had been using it for years in my jobs, my business, and even my personal life. I love how well it helped me keep track of my tasks and projects. It helps me see what I need from different views but also keep items on my radar in my own projects while keeping them on the radar on my teammates projects.
I love all of the features it has and keeps adding. And most of all I really appreciate that even though it is not a perfect tool it is constantly improving. Their Rules (automations) seem like a great start as it is a new feature, I'm already making use of it. It's very helpful that tasks can live in multiple projects and that you can switch from different views (previously you had to pick one and could not change it).
The custom fields come in handy all of the time!


Faibrey D.
Industry: Farming
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

Simplified teamwork with improved transparency

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 30/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We have seen an improvement in reporting standards since we started using Asana. Team members are transparent and it is very easy to see everything and help those that are having challenges completing projects.

Pros

We started using it on free trial and we realized the first week that this is the software we wanted. One of the best factors is that it is updated regularly to add new features without an additional fee on us. With our team we are able to set goals and divide them into smaller goals that are distributed among team members in the software and we are able to track easily progress on each goal based on deadlines. We are able to track workloads and monitor portfolios on a single dashboard with a few clicks which makes it very user friendly. When we rolled it out we did not need special training as it is very easy to use. We automated all routine tasks in the software to save time and reduce errors. In addition, another feature I enjoy is the use of forms that are user friendly to submit work requests. They are very easy to fill.

Cons

Although it gives the option to secure documents and data from editing by enabling the comment-only feature, it does not restrict viewing of the data of which it is a feature they can add to make sure there is selection on who can view data among the team members.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Hugo C.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Free version is already great, it is even better when you upgrade

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Asana for many years, when I need to refer to a good and useful tool for managing project, I always say Asana. Moreover the free version offers all the needed basic features, it is impressive.

Pros

The clean UI, the board and custom fields.

Cons

Subtasks management (mostly in the board view) because too much click to reach them and no overall view (no nice hierarchical view with parents and child tasks).

Response from Asana

Thanks for the awesome review, Hugo! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

We've some exciting updates coming up, so make sure to keep an eye on our release notes (https://asa.na/releasenotes) and product announcements in our community forum (https://asa.na/702)!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The Ultimate Efficiency Accelerator

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 06/01/2021
Review Source: Capterra

Altogether, I couldn't picture my work environment without the presence of Asana. The percentage increase in efficiency our team has noticed since integrating the software is substantially high. Personally, I love the large amount of unknown tools/features that I discover on a regular basis, and understanding how I can incorporate them into my workflow is always exciting!

Pros

Asana is a core platform for our business and team-cooperation associated with task management. Organizing assignments and ensuring deadlines are met has never been easier with amazing features such as time allocating & due dates, @mentioning teammates, colour-coding tasks based on their urgency and countless other additions. I found the product easily adaptable and very effective after initial setup, and the vibrant display as well as small animations on completing tasks are truly up-lifting.

Cons

Working alongside a smaller team, Asana didn't seem as the best option due to its slightly greater cost relative to its competitors, though as our business expanded we were content that we remained with the platform.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Mining & Metals
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Easy to use and quite straightforward

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 13/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The first thing I find it very useful is that it helps a lot to manage my time and set priorities for different tasks. Because of its ability to be in different projects features, it will be quite handy for the ones who involve in different teams of a company like HR, Project Management.

Pros

It's quite easy to use and it has helped me a lot to keep track of my daily tasks. I find it very satisfying to complete the tasks right after i finish them. It is also handy for the management team to review everyone's tasks and how they're doing at the end of the day. It has already got essential features for task management even in free version, but I'd love to go premium later.

Cons

I hope it could provide more features like insights and trends in free version. But it is still okay to see the general insights of your work.

Response from Asana

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. We're grateful for your honest feedback and we're glad you feel we're on the right track!

If you've any follow-up questions, please let us know via our support team (asana.com/support) or community forum (forum.asana.com), we'll be more than happy to help!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Vanessa A.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Asana helps me stay organized and on track, it's not always perfect but it's always improving

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I use Asana a daily basis in my work and personal life. I get my thoughts laid out and am sure to enter all of the tasks I need to keep on my radar so they are out of my head and I can sleep at night! I love how I can also
I love the basic set up of Asana. I had been using it for years in my jobs, my business, and even my personal life. I love how well it helped me keep track of my tasks and projects. It helps me see what I need from different views but also keep items on my radar in my own projects while keeping them on the radar on my teammates projects.
I love all of the features it has and keeps adding. And most of all I really appreciate that even though it is not a perfect tool it is constantly improving. Their Rules (automations) seem like a great start as it is a new feature, I'm already making use of it. It's very helpful that tasks can live in multiple projects and that you can switch from different views (previously you had to pick one and could not change it).
The custom fields come in handy all of the time!

Pros

I love the basic set up and that you can switch between different views (when previously you had to choose one).
Portfolios are great for keeping an eye on multiple projects.
Having the ability to add tasks to multiple projects is a big plus and very helpful so that tasks can be seen from various perspectives. It's helpful also having the tag feature to group related tasks from various projects.
It's great that I can add emails straight to the projects as tasks and it's clickable so if I need to get more info or reply to the email its easy to find and open.
Custom fields are incredibly helpful so we can get the customized information that we need.
Forms I a great feature as well though I haven't been able to get much use of them as they are right now.

Cons

There are minor items that I'm not satisfied with. Automations/rules are very limited & it seems unnecessary to limit the # per project. The triggers & actions are also pretty limited but I understand this is a newer feature. I wish they'd incorporate tags into the automations.
It also seems that the Gmail extension has not been updated in a long time. I wish some of the features were incorporated. For instance, I'd like to note what section of a project a task goes in while saving it. It's not very helpful if I need to go & find it in Asana to edit it.
I wish there were a better way to work with templates, I don't like that templates look like regular projects in your list. It'd also be great if we could have templates for tasks as well.
I wish there was a way to organize your favorites, perhaps by having sections. It'd be helpful if milestones could have a start & end date.
The inbox is a bit overwhelming, it seems to capture everything & while you can just focus on the important items (like mentions) it still feels cluttered when you're on the main view & see every little update.
Reporting could be improved on. It's a bit glitchy whenever you make a change to the report, you have to resave & also the only format that is helpful to me is the CSV but I wish it would produce a Google sheet & I wish we could control what fields get exported.
I wish forms had more conditional logic as I can't really use them well as is.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 9,343 user ratings
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Asana Pricing

Asana Pricing

Starting from
$10.99/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Asana Basic:
Free

Asana Premium:
$10.99 per user, per month

Asana Business:
$24.99 per user, per month

Asana Enterprise:
Contact Asana for pricing information.

Asana Basic:
Free

Asana Premium:
$10.99 per user, per month

Asana Business:
$24.99 per user, per month

Asana Enterprise:
Contact Asana for pricing information.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 9,343 user ratings
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Asana Features

Asana Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Asana

Additional information for Asana

Key features of Asana

  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity feed
  • Assignment tracking
  • Automatic updates to inbox/ email
  • Bug tracking
  • Calendar management
  • Completion tracking
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom fields
  • Custom views and calendars
  • Dashboard creation
  • Due date tracking
  • Email bridge
  • File management
  • Focus Mode and My Tasks list
  • Goal & milestone tracking
  • Inbox management
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Progress tracking
  • Project Sections and Search Views
  • Project conversations
  • Project permissions
  • Project planning
  • Project workflow
  • Real-time changes
  • SSO
  • Search functionality
  • Status reporting
  • Subtasks
  • Task and project creation
  • Task assignment
  • Task attachments
  • Task commenting
  • Task conversations
  • Task management
  • Task prioritizing
  • Task reminders and notifications
  • Template management
  • Third party integrations
  • User access controls

Benefits

• Organize your work into shared projects as lists or kanban boards for your initiatives, meetings, and programs.

• Use Timeline, a Gantt-style view, to see how each piece of your project fits together so you can start projects on the right foot and hit your deadlines.

• Keep the same task in multiple projects to show work in different contexts without duplicating efforts.

• Prevent accidental changes to your projects or templates by allowing certain project members to make only task comments, while still giving them access to information in the project.

• Comment directly on a task, to clarify exactly what needs to be done, and mention teammates or other work in Asana so everyone and everything stay connected. Quickly acknowledge tasks with pre-populated quick responses.

• Share the current state of the project with stakeholders and populate Portfolios with this information.

• Use My Tasks to plan your day with a prioritized to-do list.

• Track all your initiatives with project Portfolios. Portfolios show you the real-time status, priority, and progress of all your projects, so you have an accurate view of how you’re tracking toward your goals.

• See any list of tasks on a Calendar to get a clear view of when work is due.

• Create teams to organize your projects and connect teammates with a shared calendar and conversations. You can also control team privacy settings.

• Limit access to any project, create hidden teams for sensitive work, or make public teams and projects for access by your entire organization.

• Designate Organization admins who can add, remove, and manage members and their settings, and enforce password complexity. Asana Enterprise customers have additional controls with SAML and our Admin API.

• Integrate with other tools your team already uses, like G Suite, Slack, Microsoft, Chrome, Github, and more.

• Asana's mobile app helps you track work and stay up to date on the go. Just like the web app, you can use it to create tasks and projects, have conversations about them, and get updates on their progress on and offline.

Asana FAQs

Asana FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Asana.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Asana offer?

Asana offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $10.99/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Asana Basic: Free Asana Premium: $10.99 per user, per month Asana Business: $24.99 per user, per month Asana Enterprise: Contact Asana for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Asana?

Asana offers the following features:

  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity feed
  • Assignment tracking
  • Automatic updates to inbox/ email
  • Bug tracking
  • Calendar management
  • Completion tracking
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom fields
  • Custom views and calendars
  • Dashboard creation
  • Due date tracking
  • Email bridge
  • File management
  • Focus Mode and My Tasks list
  • Goal & milestone tracking
  • Inbox management
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Progress tracking
  • Project Sections and Search Views
  • Project conversations
  • Project permissions
  • Project planning
  • Project workflow
  • Real-time changes
  • SSO
  • Search functionality
  • Status reporting
  • Subtasks
  • Task and project creation
  • Task assignment
  • Task attachments
  • Task commenting
  • Task conversations
  • Task management
  • Task prioritizing
  • Task reminders and notifications
  • Template management
  • Third party integrations
  • User access controls

Q. Who are the typical users of Asana?

Asana has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Asana support?

Asana supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. Does Asana support mobile devices?

Asana supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Asana integrate with?

Asana integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Cronforce, DEEP Intranet, Dropbox Business, Glip, Hubstaff, SeamlessGov, Slack, Usersnap, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Asana offer?

Asana offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials