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About Asana

Asana allows teams to share, plan, organize, and track progress of the tasks that each member is working on. The multiple workspaces give you a place to organize all the teams in your life. You can find the tasks and priorities for anyone on your team with one click.

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Key Features

  • Real-time changes
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Activity feed
  • iPhone Support, HTML5 mobile site
  • Email bridge
  • Set priorities and due dates
  • Task and project creation
  • Set project permissions
  • Automatic updates to inbox/ email
  • Add hearts to tasks

Specifications

Supported languages
English
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
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API is available. Protocol / Formats : JSON, REST .
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Integrations
Asana integrates with Zendesk and more than 32 other solutions. View details
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  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Video Tutorials

Ratings Summary

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Domain Authority 78
#5
Alexa Rank 492
#6
Integration 83
#2
Support options 90
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Platforms 90
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  • Centralized administration
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How to Get Your Asana Free Trial

Asana was founded by Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz while both were employed at Facebook. They created the software as a tool to be used within the organization, enhancing coordination between departments and employees. Over time, they realized that they can help almost any business under the sun improve productivity and performance with their tool, which is when they decided to go independent and launch Asana as a service. If you are interested in using Asana to make managing projects easier, obtaining a free trial is a good idea. Here’s how you can go about it:

Step 1:

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Launch Asana's website in your browser. The website has a user-friendly, parallax scrolling design, which makes it simple to use. You can scroll down the home page to check the features of their dashboard and how it can help you streamline your business functions. You can also view the demo video and read testimonials. Once you have learned all you need to know about Asana, scroll back to the top of the page. In the white box that you can see in the above page, type in your company email ID and click on Get Started for FREE, which is the blue box right next to it.

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Asana Free Trial Step 2

Upon providing your email ID, you will be sent a verification email. Click on the link in the email and you will be directed to the above page. Watch the video and then click on Continue.

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Asana Free Trial Step 3

Fill in this form. Provide the necessary information, and then click on Continue. On the next page, you will be asked to provide the email IDs of other users who will be using your Asana account for work purposes. Once done, you can continue using Asana. As long as you have fewer than 15 users on your account, you can use the software for free. It means if you don’t plan on having more than 15 team members, you won’t have to pay to use Asana.

 

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Asana Integrations

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Asana integrates with Zendesk . Zendesk delivers the leading cloud-based customer service software. Loved by customers for its si...
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Zapier

Cloud Integration

Asana integrates with Zapier. Zapier lets you easily connect the web apps you use, making it easy to automate tedious tasks. Yo...
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Wordpress

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Critic Reviews

  • 81

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    Rating based on 399 Critic Reviews

    263 Favorable reviews
    82 %
    56 Mixed reviews
    17 %
    3 unfavorable reviews
    1 %
  • I use Asana to keep track of my tasks on the go. The mobile app has a home screen that lists all your tasks. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to scroll through all your tasks if there are many. This is alleviated by the search bar feature, so you can search for a specific task if you know what you're looking for. You can mark tasks as complete in the app, and it syncs with the app on other platforms as well, which is very handy.

    Pros : Simple design, easy to see and read

    Cons : Can be hard to see how all the tasks are organized. For example, when I am on my "home" screen, there is a giant list of tasks, but I am not sure - are they organized chronologically? In order of importance?

  • Asana Use Cases and Deployment ScopeAsana is being used across the whole organization to manage multiple projects and tasks. We use it to collaborate teams across many different projects. Of particular help is Asana's email reminders of tasks to be completed; this keeps critical tasks uppermost in our minds. The new project dashboard provides a visual representative of how a project is progressing.

    Pros : Asana supports the management of many detailed tasks and keeps those tasks uppermost in our minds by emailing reminders of which tasks are upcoming and which tasks are due.Asana simplifies team collaboration of complex projects. For example, within each task each team member can make comments, voice concerns, or ask questions. Then, each following that task receives an email update, and can respond. So within each task a running commentary and record is kept. Also, files can be added to each tas

    Cons : Asana has many functions that I wouldn't know anything about without accessing the "Help" guide. For example: I had no idea that I could turn an email that I received into a task. However, the "Help" guide is clear and detailed.Asana is not totally intuitive in using and accessing all of its functions.

  • With a generous free version policy (up to 15 people in a workspace), Asana is worth a try to see if it can help streamline your collaboration and interaction with co-workers, friends, or even family members.

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User Reviews


  • 15 In total

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  • User review from

    Emily Shaules

    I really like Asana and have used it with my team to keep track of assignments. It is sometimes easy to forget to go on though, unless it becomes habit. The urge to use email is so engrained.

    Pros :

    • Asana keeps track of assignments, who's working on them and projects they fit under.
    • It even allows you to post documents under a project or task so email really isn't necessary.

    Cons :

    • It's hard to get into the habit of using Asana instead of email since so many other people still use email.
    • But as my team grows and gets busier, I can see us using Asana even more.

    • June 22, 2016
  • User review from

    Sara Luisa Hincapie

    I've used Asana in the past, and I must say that's a very good tool for personal project management. I know the software is intended for more of a company or enterprise solution but with projects like Basecamp or Trello, the platform is one that lacks behind. I like that the platform has several workspaces, you can have one for many instances of your daily life, one for personal finances, another one for the house like tasks, I even use one for grocery shopping where I check the refrigerator and make my shopping list on Asana. You cannot run out of workspaces, you can manage 100% of your life through this platform, and that is what makes it unique. andnbsp;

    Another core functionality of the product is the projects. Any workspaces can have as many projects as you'd like. For example, if you have a workspace that is used for getting healthier, then you can have one diet project and one exercise projects. Each project consists of tasks (another important backbone of Asana's functionality) Tasks are very easy to create and to check once you are done. Other functionalities that I can point out, are that you can use tags for each project and even task, you can assign a project, to anyone within an organization (Core functionalities of the business project and product management) People can even assign tasks to you, and those will appear in your inbox. It means that your inbox will be a reminder of the due dates of the tasks that have the most recent expiration date to complete. andnbsp;

    Overall, I cannot pinpoint what makes this less desirable as say, Wunderlist, and Trello. Is a very difficult platform to stick in. I almost always go to one of those mentioned above. But I really cannot find any fault to it. Maybe is not sticky enough.

    Pros :

    • Easy to use .
    • Convenient.
    • Inbox .

    Cons :

    • Not very well designed for organization. Best for personal management.
    • Difficult to stick in .

    • June 6, 2016
  • User review from

    Andrea Pucillo

    I currently use Asana in my role at a tech startup company in New York City. I use this program to communicate with our team in India. I assign them projects through Asana and am able to attach documents and provide instructions. We then chat back and fourth through the program as well with any questions either team might have. Asana makes it easy mostly because everything is tracked there for you and it is better than having to look through multiple emails on Outlook, which can be a pain.

    Another reason I like it is so my other team members can track projects and see what everyone is working on. For example, if I send the team a very large project, they can predict there might be a delay in other projects just by logging onto Asana and checking it out. It is very helpful.

    I don't actually have bad things to say about Asana. I think the interface is also great, easy to read and understandable. I am never confused about anything on this platform at all. I probably use Asana about 10-15 times a day. I also like how it can connect to your email so you are always aware of what is going on and it is very hard to miss anything. I only have 1 "team" on Asana so it would be hard for me to comment on what it is like to juggle multiple teams on the program. I'm a very organized person and I think Asana compliments my organization very well. I would recommend it to my other coworkers who do not currently use it for sure, its great and very helpful!

    I would actually really like to incorporate Asana into other areas of my work. It is simple, easy and very straightforward

    Pros :

    • Easy to use.
    • Great looking interface.
    • Makes it easy to communicate with different time zones/teams.

    Cons :

    • None!

    • May 23, 2016
  • User review from

    Enmanuel Durán Salas

    When I first enter Asana's web page, I instantly understood that they give much more importance to UX/UI concepts than others platforms of this kind, and this was the main thing that makes me give it a try. I used Asana to manage project's and tasks with a couple of friends, and this was great, it make us improve our efficiency and even make us enjoy the interface, after a while we decided to move to Trello but it was because we needed more a scrum model than a management like Asana... but believe me I'm still in love with it and the interface.

    Pros :

    Asana has a lot of great things to fall in love with, the main things that I like are:

    • User Experience and User Interface: This is by far the best interface I've seen on a platform, and I've used a couple of them including Planbox and Trello (it's important to emphazise that Trello is not in the same category, but it has kind of the same end). After using it for a while me and my partners start loving the colors and interface, it was a great experience to us.
    • It's free: We knew about Asana because we were tired to use Planbox, cause it wasn't exactly free and we wanted something similar with a better and less boring design.


    Cons :

    Even tho I'd like Asana to be perfect, it has some things that we didn't really like:

    • Limitations on tasks are one of the things that I doesn't like about Asana, Tasks and subtasks system could definetly be a little bit better and also you can not assign two people to the same tasks (At least not directly), you can do it by using subtaks but it's not as easy as other platforms to make.
    • Sometimes (almost never) when you have a while using it, it crashes on chrome for some reason.


    • May 14, 2016
  • User review from

    Gabriela Barcun

    I use Asana to manage my marketing projects and also my sales leads. My colleagues use it also for recording tickets or for following development tasks. It’s easy to use and to follow tasks while keeping everyone up to date with the evolution of that lead/task. Plus, I can add attachments to my tasks, select who is notified, even export some reports concerning the activity. The calendar is most useful because it helps you see your current tasks. It’s online, which makes it accessible from anywhere. The interface is clean and friendly, keeping everyone connected.

    Pros :

    • There are no costs involved – is a free software that includes many features of other similar but paid solutions.
    • The features are complex enough to provide a good management of your team and projects, keeping track of all changes/notes.
    • It’s easy to use, including calendar and email notifications.
    • Asana can also be accessed on the smartphone.
    • The new version has new search functionalities and filtering items.
    • Friendly and modern interface.
    • Allows to set main tasks that include other tasks

    Cons :

    • For larger teams (more than 20 people) the platform might be hard to work with.
    • Doesn’t have many options concerning security - who sees what.
    • You don’t have a project status, but rather comments and notes. However, you can use tags to solve that.
    • You might find yourself receiving too many emails from asana per day, it can be solved just by organizing your tasks. However, for a larger number of projects the solution will be difficult to use.
    • Reporting can use additional features for an easier management of tasks.

    • February 5, 2016
  • User review from

    Marc Herschberger

    I've been using Asana for project management within my marketing agency for the last two years, and we've been nothing but excited about how the platform has improved over the years and continues to move in the right direction while maintaining its roots. The platform is free for groups of up to about 20 users I believe (which is plenty for most teams) and provides many tools and functions to help create, organize, manage and track different projects and tasks associated with each one. Solid notification settings allow projects to stay on pace while new and different integrations continue to be created to connect your project management with the different areas of the project and campaign with which it is connected.

    Pros :

    • It's free! There are so many other project management platforms out there that provide similar or fewer features for paid subscriptions, and it's beyond me why!
    • Aside from that, the interface is well laid out (newly redesigned) going from left to right with projects, tasks, and notes/subtasks.
    • Everything is easily organized, can be cloned/recreated and is easily searchable.

    Cons :

    • As you build out Asana with multiple projects, the platform can get a little cluttered, making it hard to find specific tasks at some times.
    • Also, the layout is very "checklist" oriented and not as visually appealing and "at a glance" when compared to other competitors like Trello.
    • Finally, it can be hard to see project or task status sometimes. Instead, Asana tends to focus more on a "done" or "not done" mentality instead of "in progress" or updates like other platforms.

    • December 1, 2015
  • User review from

    Ana Paulina Valencia Rubio

    Asana is a strong task manager, and a good tool to work with teams, especially if you're looking for something free and very easy to use. Although it's not perfect, it's very useful and a good way to start getting the hang of similar apps in case you need to move onto more sophisticated ones. The interface (especially since the last update) is very clean and makes it easy to keep focused. You have the option of customizing it with a different "skin", but the one it comes with works just fine. Adding tasks and marking them as completed works the same way than most task managers, but what sets asana apart is the ease with which you can follow-up on how the other team members are doing, with no complicated setting up or going through a maze of menus to get there. The fact that it has integration with several other platforms (Chrome for adding tasks and sharing websites, Dropbox and Drive for attaching files, and even Mailchimp, Zendesk and Evernote) has the ability to make processes a lot more fluid –even if it does require installation for most of them to work, it's totally worth it. In the latest version, they added the ability for conversations, which come handy when there're a lot of people involved in a project, or when you're working with a long-distance team. It's saved me more than once from having to follow on endless mailing threads and getting caught up in bits of them that I'm not interested in or concerned with. The biggest setback for me, however, is the fact that I wish there was a desktop version of the app. Having my to-dos hidden in yet another browser tab is just not the most effective way of keeping track. However, I do recommend Asana, and I've found it to be a seamless way of handling team projects and keeping track on how everything's moving along. If you're into cute details, like the possibility of celebrating your team's accomplishments by adding a little heart to them, this is most definitely the platform for you.

    Pros :

    • Clean and user-friendly.
    • Free version available (all you need if you're a small business).
    • App integrations.
    • Conversations.

    Cons :

    • No desktop app.
    • Not the best for teams over 30 people.

    • November 30, 2015
  • User review from

    José Abel López Gónzalez

    I learned a long time ago about Asana. I was amazed by one small trick that later got on Trello too… you paste a text list, and it becomes a task list! Thank simple thing made me think “so I can start even on a simple txt file and then bring it to asana and bum! I have a fully featured tasks list that I can organize, assign, set due dates and keep track of with conversations and subtasks inside. You can even use “:” to create sections inside your text list. Asana lets me group large amounts of tasks and milestones on projects. Inside them I really love this progress feature that shows the number of tasks, how many are remaining, how many are completed and creates a graph that helps you see the status very fast. Also, there is an option to indicate the project status with color coded circles. Asana has a business model that offers all its features for free up to 15 users in a group. So if your team is bigger than that, you will have to go for a premium account. And it’s very important to understand that what you upgrade is a team or an Organization, not the user account. Recently, they made a major facelift to their user interface making it clear and better for focus. I like it, and it lets me use backgrounds that help me delimitate the areas of work and simple UI. Finally for me exist tow very bad things in asana: One there is no way to change the calendar to show Monday as the first day of a 7 day week (this frustrates my organization process, and makes me choose wrong days all the time). Two, there is no way to see “all my tasks” list with all your assigned tasks from all of your workspaces. You have to keep switching from workspaces to see what you have to do there. For me, this is counterproductive. I’m one, no matter if I’m “at office” or “at home” when I see a list of things to do, I want to see that call for my kids birthday party along with the send email to customer 1, because both have to be done in work hours.

    Pros :

    • Very fast, you can bring a text list and in seconds have a full-featured task list.
    • Keeps the conversation flowing inside the task or project for a better organization.
    • You can use Toggl to track time!

    Cons :

    • Why in the earth you can’t customize the calendar to see Monday as the first day!
    • Doesn’t have a Gantt chart inside, you have to use integrations that don’t work in the best way.
    • You have to be online all the time.

    • November 30, 2015
  • User review from

    Marco Marcello Montes Skertchly

    It was the first product of this type that I met. The idea and the concept were so good, and also the fact to collaborate, share things, organize work as teams, ... But something was just not there... No click, nor chemical neither with my team nor with me... We just don´t use it and moved to other alternatives. We find a lot more usability in Glip for nontechnical projects and Jira for software development teams-projects.

    Pros :

    • The redesigned UI/UX is notable nice.

    Cons :

    • The inbox may be reviewed, probably to eMaily for nowadays.

    • November 4, 2015
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    In the industry of project management and productivity tools, there are a huge amount of apps and services which all claim to do the same thing. While Asana is more oriented towards project management, it can also be used for productivity management too. It is a cloud-based web application which allows users to add tasks and assign them to team members, essentially managing a team and project. Out of all the software which I have tried in this area, Asana is truly one of the best. First of all, unlike other cloud-based web applications which usually limit the functionality of their free versions, most of Asana's main features are available within the free version.

    The main limitation is in the amount of users, which is quite a generous amount. In fact, the free version does not impose a limit on the amount of tasks which can be added, unlike other productivity software. This makes Asana perfect for small companies or teams. On the same point, Asana has decent integration with Harvest, so that tasks are automatically timed and added to the respective user's Harvest account. This is also ideal for freelancers, since the amount of hours can be automatically included in Harvest invoices. In terms of functionality, it is very quick and easy to add a new task and assign to a team member, which allows users to spend more time focusing on project management, rather than the tool itself. It is also possible to upload attachments of various media types to a project, similar to how Evernote handles media within notes.

    Users have access to a dashboard which uses charts and visual aids to indicate the progress of certain tasks and projects. This is excellent for measuring productivity of different team members and provides valuable information for project management. Furthermore, when assigning a task to a team member, it is possible to specify a deadline and track their progress.

    While Asana has a huge amount of features, users must dedicate some time to getting used to its layout and functionality. It does not have a steep learning curve, however it takes time to understand which features are required and how to use them. Another disadvantage of Asana is that users must have internet access to manipulate and view tasks and projects, since Asana is a web-based service.

    Pros :

    • Unlike other cloud-based web applications which usually limit the functionality of their free versions, most of Asana's main features are available within the free version.
    • It is possible to upload media and other attachments to projects.
    • There is integration with Harvest so that tasks are automatically timed and added to the respective user's Harvest account.
    • It is very quick and easy to add a new task and assign to a team member.
    • The free version does not impose a limit on the amount of tasks which can be added, unlike other productivity software.
    • Users have access to a dashboard which uses charts and visual aids to indicate the progress of certain tasks and projects.

    Cons :

    • Asana does not have much offline functionality, so users are dependent on an Internet connection if they would like to view, amend and add tasks.
    • Due to Asana's large feature set, users must dedicate some time to getting used to it.

    • October 28, 2015
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