Asana

Asana

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

4.4/5 (8650 reviews)

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
US$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, Europe and 5 others, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Screenshots

Asana screenshot: Check progress on all projects in one customizable view. Report on work happening within one project, between multiple projects, or across the company.
Asana screenshot: Check progress on all projects in one customizable view. Report on work happening within one project, between multiple projects, or across the company. Asana screenshot: Create tasks with due dates, set reminders, and organize them into lists to prioritize and organize work. Organize tasks into shared lists or boards for initiatives, meetings, and programs. 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: Create customizable to-do lists to prioritize and organize work. Asana screenshot: Communicate company and department goals in a centralized project. Collaborate on everything from routine tasks to the team’s biggest goal yet — all from within Asana. 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: 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: The Asana mobile app helps you track work and stay up to date on the go. Just like our 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 Reviews

Asana Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
4774

Very good
2967

Average
716

Poor
109

Terrible
84

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.3
89% recommended this app
Ken I.

If I only had ONE tool, this would be it.

I use Asana every day, and it's the first thing I fire up in the morning. I can check it's inbox to see if there are any pressing issues or communications (if I hadn't already seen it in the app), and then run down my tasks which are displayed just as I've set them up.

My projects are listed in the order that makes sense to me, and tasks are scheduled, communications, files, etc., all available at a click. It even talks to Toggl, so I can track my time effortlessly. As a one-man agency, I've been able to take on much more work using Asana than if I'd tried to manage everything the old way.

Before I used Asana, I tried to manage projects, service and other communications via email, labels, etc., but there's just no comparison. If you make the transition to Asana, you'll be a better coordinator, project manager, business person, etc. You won't be able to help it. ;)


Sarah F.

Highly recommend Asana

Overall, I love my experience with Asana. The software is so simple to navigate, it makes my work life a lot easier control.


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.


Mackenzie J.

An Advanced Version of Trello

Overall, we have been very pleased with Asana. From a team project management standpoint and for keeping individual tasks organized and prioritized, Asana is a step up from Trello. I would recommend this for distributed teams working on various projects (with or without other business unites) who are looking to get and stay organized.


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.


Ken I.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

If I only had ONE tool, this would be it.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 29/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I use Asana every day, and it's the first thing I fire up in the morning. I can check it's inbox to see if there are any pressing issues or communications (if I hadn't already seen it in the app), and then run down my tasks which are displayed just as I've set them up.

My projects are listed in the order that makes sense to me, and tasks are scheduled, communications, files, etc., all available at a click. It even talks to Toggl, so I can track my time effortlessly. As a one-man agency, I've been able to take on much more work using Asana than if I'd tried to manage everything the old way.

Before I used Asana, I tried to manage projects, service and other communications via email, labels, etc., but there's just no comparison. If you make the transition to Asana, you'll be a better coordinator, project manager, business person, etc. You won't be able to help it. ;)

Pros

Asana is a very capable project coordination platform. It's very easily customized to fit my individual workflow, and extremely intuitive. I share access with some of my clients to allow them to create, edit and update tasks. I love the way this tool weans stakeholders from the jungle of email.

Cons

I wish there were a mid-level pricing tier for entrepreneurs to take advantage of some of the pro-level features, but not have to commit to the fairly pricy upgrade. Don't get me wrong, it's probably very worth it to upgrade, but I'd rather be able to choose the features that would benefit me at a reduced price rather than buy the upgrade for one or two I really want. Like when we had to buy an album just to get the 2 songs we really wanted, lol!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sarah F.
Industry: Design
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Highly recommend Asana

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 28/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I love my experience with Asana. The software is so simple to navigate, it makes my work life a lot easier control.

Pros

I love how easy this software is to navigate. Due to the clean and simplified design, I can "add/create a task" with the click of a button. It gives me the options to add a project title, project description, due date and even categorize the assignment. As a Graphic Designer, each design project falls in various categories, and it is extremely helpful to be able to label each one. I also love how easy it is to add people to your account, and not only be able to assign or pass projects along to them, but to be able to view their project lists as well. Lastly, it only took a few minutes to have someone explain to me how to navigate the software, which is not only wonderful, but time efficient.

Cons

I would love if there could be a feature where you can instant chat your friends. With that chat box, we could easily talk about project details, etc, instead of having to open up a separate browser to write out an email. I believe having a chat box would allow more direct and faster communication.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

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

Easy to use and quite straightforward

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Mackenzie J.
Industry: Sports
Company size: 201-500 Employees

An Advanced Version of Trello

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 6/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, we have been very pleased with Asana. From a team project management standpoint and for keeping individual tasks organized and prioritized, Asana is a step up from Trello. I would recommend this for distributed teams working on various projects (with or without other business unites) who are looking to get and stay organized.

Pros

Asana operates similarly to a Trello board, but has more features and functionality, making it a better investment for teams and individual contributors. Asana enables you to both track tasks along a customizable set of groups and track/prioritize tasks for individuals and teams. Not only that, Asana's interface makes it easy to have and store conversations pertaining to project success with real-time alerts when a new comment is added. It has made working with my team and other business units much easier!

Cons

Asana does have some limited functionality that can result in lengthy conversations within each project "card." Because you are unable to link text, you must paste the full URL, which can get messy when you are adding 5-10 URLs to outside pages/docs/etc. We also cannot add rich text features like tables, which would prevent us from creating a GoogleDoc with the table and adding the link to the text thread. Small inconveniences, but inconveniences nonetheless.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

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 5/05/2020
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).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 8,650 user ratings
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Asana Pricing

Asana Pricing

Starting from
US$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 8,650 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
Customisable 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: US$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, 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