Asana

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

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Asana Overview

What is Asana?

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
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Screenshots

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 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
4870

Very good
3020

Average
721

Poor
110

Terrible
84

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

Asana review

Asana is the best way to organize my work and share project status with clients
Easy to use on desktop and mobile


Verified Reviewer

Only one issue....

Overall I have had a great experience. I rarely need support so not really sure what to say there. The one thing I did ask for (working with Google Aliases) they refused to do, so I guess if you are good with their program as is, you will be fine. Just don't expect them to go above and beyond to work with you.


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.


Verified Reviewer

Asana is a great team tool, but could use some tweaks.

Overall, it is great to have a one-stop shop for all active projects, but it can often allow for tasks and updates to get lost in the ether, amongst its many many levels of 'tasks' and subtasks, etc.


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.


Filipe F.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

Asana review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/31/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Asana is the best way to organize my work and share project status with clients
Easy to use on desktop and mobile

Pros

Asana is a great application to organize my tasks
I can organize it by projet or client or software version, .... we can define tags to organize task and projects
With Asana I can have a overview of my projects where I want, work great of mobile as too
Asana can share task with others, to great overview of project
Asana is easy to use for all people

Cons

At moment Asana have a lot of functionalities that is enough for organize my work
I use it every day with out any problem

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Only one issue....

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/24/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I have had a great experience. I rarely need support so not really sure what to say there. The one thing I did ask for (working with Google Aliases) they refused to do, so I guess if you are good with their program as is, you will be fine. Just don't expect them to go above and beyond to work with you.

Pros

I have been using Asana since 2013 and have taken it with me to each job I have had since. I love the adaptability of the program. I'm able to use it as a daily task list and can use it to manage a team and a project. They have a lot of ready-made templates that you can use, or you can create your own to use repeatedly like for a board meeting or other projects that have the same tasks each time. I constantly am recommending it to other Executive Assistants as it tends to play well with most programs.

Cons

The main complaint I have is that it does not work with Google Aliases. So if your company has a main address, but uses aliases for different departments it will not recognize the alias which means you can't email the project or tasks in Asana.
It's not a deal-breaker, but it is a hassle. I've seen many complaints about this but Asana is deaf to them and refuses to correct this. That leads to the arrogance that tends to come through for items like this and attitudes towards religious non-profits, I find it rather sad as it is a really good program, but they are comfortable with it and not willing to help...

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Mining & Metals
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Easy to use and quite straightforward

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/13/2020
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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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Asana is a great team tool, but could use some tweaks.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 3/19/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it is great to have a one-stop shop for all active projects, but it can often allow for tasks and updates to get lost in the ether, amongst its many many levels of 'tasks' and subtasks, etc.

Pros

Overall, Asana is a very robust and well-rounded project management tool for teams, allowing for near complete customization depending on your need. It can be used as a very high level/overview approach to projects and tasks, down to a very granular and detailed level of project management.

Cons

While the software is incredibly robust and able to be manipulated to your individual or team need, the lack of structure can be a bit daunting. Our small design studio has fairly replicable and common design 'tasks', yet despite my endless searching and researching, there seemed to be little in the way of 'templates' for client/branding-driven graphic design studios, to get started. Rather, it feels very geared toward web and developer design tasks. Also, while I do often work with clients transparently throughout the design process (allowing them into Asana to help accomplish tasks), as well as contractors, Asana is not particularly friendly for studios as small as mine. Rather, it is more geared towards larger studios with many internal 'teams.' And, clients can get lost commenting and checking and responding and sharing within the platform, as the Inbox feature feels cluttered and sometimes lacking visual hierarchy. For example, a comment can end up attached to a specific sub-task, where it will not be seen easily in the overall project task–and getting missed altogether sometimes. Lastly, while Asana is very customizable, some of the ways they treat teams vs. projects vs. tasks can feel a bit backwards, leaving you to 'jerry-rig' the layout and items to work in a best-case project flow for you or your team.

Response from Asana

Hi there, thanks so much for sharing your experience with Asana!

We're in the process of launching a new version of our Inbox which should help you get better visibility on information related to your work; you can learn more about this update in the following announcement (https://asa.na/70d) as well as in our guide article dedicated to Inbox (https://asa.na/707).

And if you'd like to pop by our community forum (forum.asana.com) to share more insights about your set up, we'd love to share some tips and advice tailored to your workflow!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

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 5/5/2020
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)!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 8,805 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 8,805 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
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
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:

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

Q. What languages does Asana support?

Asana supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Asana offer?

Asana has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

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